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This special event was about how we can manifest our great ideas

ChangeMakers 3.0 was a 2-part event designed to instill a creative, entrepreneurial mindset and inspire students to manifest their great ideas.
Presented by Maharishi University of Management (MUM) & David Lynch Foundation (DLF).

Were you not able to attend the ChangeMakers event in June? Well, now you can view the full event videos, followed by event highlights featuring individual talks of our various speakers.

Full event videos

Morning Event – Becoming a Transformative Entrepreneur

Three cutting-edge speakers — a business entrepreneur, an artist entrepreneur, and a social entrepreneur — explore the keys to transforming a great idea into entrepreneurial success. Video 1:35:00


Afternoon Event – Becoming A Big Fish: A Shark Tank-like Event

Modeled after the popular TV show “Shark Tank”, five student finalists pitch their best creative ideas to a panel of expert entrepreneurial judges, competing for cash prizes, scholarships, and top business feedback. Video 1:24:00


Individual talks

Rock Star Whisperer Speaks | Kathryn Frazier

Video 18:44

Dubbed ‘The Rockstar Whisperer’ in an article by The Guardian, Kathryn Frazier relates her personal story of how she came from scrappy roots to build one of the most successful PR businesses in the music industry, representing such stars as Justin Bieber, Daft Punk, Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, and the Weeknd. While her job has long been to help artists achieve fame, her latest passion is helping her clients figure out how to deal with their sometimes overwhelming success. Confronted with the depression, anxiety, and addiction that many of her stars were experiencing, she became a life coach, counseling her clients on how to keep an even keel in the midst of fame. Frazier explores how she navigated her way through personal and professional growth while interweaving her PR and coaching businesses to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse.

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Put a Shark in Your Tank | Kevin Harrington

Video 19:42

As one of the original “sharks” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington has been one of the most visible business figures in the field of entrepreneurship. During his 40-year career, he is credited as the inventor of the Infomercial format, pioneered the “As Seen On TV” brand, and has developed over 500 products yielding $5 billion in global sales. The best-selling author of books on the entrepreneurial mindset – Act Now and Put a Shark in Your Tank –his current passion is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to greatness. Distilling the essence of his entrepreneurial success, his presentation explores his shift into digital marketing, serving as a call to action for viewers.


Your Money AND Your Life | Mar Michelle Häusler

Video 17:54
Mar Häusler’s talk offers deep insights into the field of social entrepreneurship, especially in the area of our personal relationship with money. A former London financial trader, Ms. Häusler left the finance world on a quest to explore deeper, more humanitarian forms of economics and money. After completing her Master’s in Economics at Schumacher College in the UK, she relates how she journeyed to the jungles of Brazil, where she worked with local communities to develop INKIRI$, a currency that changed the way locals collaborate. This has evolved into her latest project – the Give & Take Lab – a gamified experience for students that uses Social Currency to empower individuals to tackle world sustainability issues. Her talk inspires us to envision how we can also become a “social consciousness transformer”.

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High Concepts Down-to-Earth | Concept to Market Panel

Video 13:27

The Concept to Market program (CTMI) is MUM’s signature program for rising entrepreneurs who want to manifest greater business success or make a difference in the world with their projects. CTMI director Cliff Rose is joined by two student graduates of the program, along with legendary copywriter/program mentor Joe Sugarman, for this panel discussion exploring how students learn the ropes on becoming successful entrepreneurs in this 4-month certificate program. Moderated by MUM alumnus Tal Ron.

Becoming a Transformative Entrepreneur: Learn From the Best

Speaker Bios

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington (via Skype)

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington has been one of the most visible business figures in the field of entrepreneurship, as one of the original “sharks” on the hit TV show Shark Tank. He is credited as the inventor of the Infomercial format, pioneered the “As Seen On TV” brand, and has developed over 500 products yielding $5 billion in global sales. With his books Act Now and Put a Shark in Your Tank, he is committed to empowering the next generation to greatness. In his presentation, he will distill the essence of entrepreneurial success from his varied experiences, serving as a call to action for participants.

Kathryn Frazier

Kathryn Frazier

Kathryn Frazier

Known as the “rock star whisperer”, Kathryn Frazier came to LA from her roots in Chicago and Michigan, building one of the most successful PR businesses in the music industry representing such luminary artists as Justin Bieber, Daft Punk, Lauren Hill, and The Weeknd. Confronted with the “lifestyle challenges” that many of her top artists were experiencing--struggles with depression, anxiety, and addiction—she became a life coach, counseling her clients on how to stay on an even keel in the midst of fame. She will explore how she interwove her PR and coaching businesses to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse.

Mar Michelle Häusler

Mar Michelle Häusler

Mar Michelle Häusler

A former London financial trader, Mar Häusler left the finance world on a quest for a deeper understanding of new ways of economics and money. After completing her Master's in Economics at Schumacher College in the U.K., she journeyed to the jungles of Brazil, where she worked with local communities to develop INKIRI$, a community currency that changed the way locals collaborate. Building on this experience, she created the Give & Take Lab—a gamified experience for students that uses Social Currency to teach about the UN Sustainable Development Goals while empowering individuals to tackle world sustainability issues. Häusler will offer her deep insights into the field of social entrepreneurship.

Judges for the Big Fish Competition

Legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman, Peter Janssen, and Dennis Roland served as judges along with speakers Kevin Harrington, Kathryn Frazier, Mar Häusler.

Joe Sugarman

Special Guest — Joe Sugarman

Joe Sugarman

Entrepreneur emeritus Joe Sugarman is a legend in copywriting and direct marketing. Recognized for his innovative print advertising approach and as the first person to introduce the use of toll-free numbers, he was also a pioneer in the introduction of several product concepts such as the pocket calculator, the digital watch and other innovative space-age products for their time. His ads appeared in just about every in-flight airline magazine for several years under his JS& A banner and he was a regular on QVC for 20 years, selling over 20 million pairs of his popular BluBlocker sunglasses. He will be on a morning panel and then deliver the keynote address at the afternoon Big Fish event.

Peter Janssen

Peter Janssen

Peter Janssen

Peter Janssen is a venture capitalist with a 40-year track record of funding breakthrough technologies for the betterment of mankind. At age 33 he was featured on the cover of Success Magazine as one of the up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the world. His most recent venture, AnchorFree, the world's largest private virtual network (VPN) with over 1 billion users, was recently sold to Jeffrey Katzenberg, former CEO of Disney and DreamWorks.

Dennis Roland

Dennis Roland

Dennis Roland

Dennis Roland served 20 years as a senior manager with a large financial services company. During his tenure, he maintained bottom line accountability for the performance of investments under his control while providing investment, underwriting, and financial management services to international clients. Mr. Roland also served as the Chief Operating Officer to multiple publicly traded investment companies, the Managing Director of a NY-based consulting company and business strategist to multiple start-ups.

Maharishi University of Management (MUM), a private university in Fairfield, Iowa, features a “Consciousness-Based Education” system that includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Its key features include the total study immersion of the one-course-at time block system, self-discovery and self-development as core principles, and a progressive and inclusive campus culture. The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers degree programs in art, business, education, communications, mathematical science, literature, physiology & health, Vedic Science and sustainable living.

The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a global charitable organization with offices in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Fairfield, Iowa. It was founded by film director and Transcendental Meditation (TM) practitioner David Lynch in 2005 to develop and implement scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities for at-risk populations, including inner city students, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, American Indians, the homeless and incarcerated adults. The DLF also funds research to assess the effects of the program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.

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