Filmmaker, Philosopher, Listener

Dr. Rick Stevenson

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< $25,000

At a glance:

Through The 5000 Days Project and the StoryQ Method of inquiry, he is on a mission to help create a generation of self-empowered game-changers who realize that the choices they make every moment of every day can help them become exactly who they wish to be.

Rick Stevenson is leading the practice of guided verbal journaling to unlock self-discovery, emotional intelligence and personal narrative empowerment.

He has filmed over 5500 in-depth interviews with kids and teens from 12 countries as part of a longitudinal project using his StoryQ method of inquiry dedicated to raising emotional intelligence. He is 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, a public speaker, a husband, and a father of four who splits his time between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Your Emotional Immune System

    Rick believes that 4 out of 5 of us don’t need to be a drain on vital mental health services because most of us have within ourselves everything we need to achieve wellness the natural way.

    He calls it our Emotional Immune System and it appears to work just like our biological one—when you get a cut, all of the forces in your body go to heal it. The difference is that this Emotional Immune System is activated by one thing and one thing alone:

    It is activated by emotional intelligence. It is the key to innovative thinking, authentic leadership, meeting complex challenges, increasing productivity, sparking transformation and creating general wellness.
  • The Infinite Knowledge of Harold & the Purple Crayon

    When Rick was a child, he mysteriously lost his hearing for a year. During that year of silence, it was this illustrated book that gave him hope. In the book, Harold, confined to his room, decides to draw his own adventure using his purple crayon. He wants to go for a walk in the moonlight, but there is no moon, so he draws one. He has nowhere to walk, so he draws a path… and so on.

    Harold discovers that he can be the author of his own life, the central character in his own story. In a world often filled with “victims,” how do we find our own crayon?
  • If Knowledge is Power, Self-Knowledge is Superpower

    We all have within our grasp direct access to a superpower—one that dwarfs all other superpowers. After all, what good is it to have the power of flight if we don’t know where to go? What good is it shape-shift if we don’t know who we are in the first place?

    If the greatest mystery we will ever face is, “Who in the world am I?”, finding the answer to that question can give us power over unlocking almost every other door. This superpower is already inside you. Find out how to unlock it.

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