Dr. Rick Stevenson is leading the practice of guided verbal journaling to unlock self-discovery, emotional intelligence, and personal narrative empowerment. Dedicated to raising emotional intelligence, he has filmed over 5,500 in-depth interviews with kids and teens from 12 countries as part of a longitudinal project, "The 5000 Days Project: Personal Story Mentoring for Kids", which follows children throughout their schooling years. Dr. Stevenson is also a creative and passionate combination of award-winning filmmaker and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University. He has directed, produced, and/or written twelve feature films and 100 hours of television, working with artists such as Robert Redford, Hugh Grant, Christopher Plummer, Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan, and Patrick Dempsey. He’s an author, public speaker, husband, and a father of four who splits his time between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, British Columbia.

During this conversation, we will discuss the value of owning and investing in our personal story. We will also touch upon his latest book, 21 Things You Forgot About Being a Kid, a guide exploring how to be a better parent and better version of ourselves through seeing the world once again through a child's eyes.