The Pursuit of Enhancement Podcast Episode 13
Welcome to Episode 13 of The Pursuit of Enhancement Podcast.
My name is Peter Ledwidge and I am your host.
Each week I sit down to talk in-depth with guests that push the boundaries of conventional living, driven by the singular pursuit of being on an unrelenting quest to continually expand the horizons of their body, mind and spirit.
The aim is to learn more about them and from them; their story, the work they are doing, the highs, the lows, the triumphs, the heartaches and everything in between.
The hope is that these conversations might spark something within you that gives you cause for self-reflection, inspires you to embark on your own journey of self-discovery or gives you the courage to take a chance and go after your goals.
This week is Episode 13 and today is part 2 of my conversation with James Perrin. If you missed part 1 make sure to go back and check that one out HERE.
Born in Adelaide, A vegan sustainability manager living on an organic fruit farm outside of byron bay. James is a chemical and environmental engineer with experience in sustainability, innovation, and food manufacturing across Australia and New Zealand.
One of his key areas is assisting businesses in attaining b-corp certification. B- corp certification measures a companies business practices in terms of the positive impact their having, how they treat their workers, how they impact the local community and sustainability issues
James is also the Director of the Ingrained Foundation which is a national not-for-profit which supports grassroots, environmental and social charities in the local areas where they work and live.
In 2015 he was named one of the top young engineers in the world. James is passionate about using business for purpose, and long-term strategic thinking.
Last week we talked about his about background in environmentalism and sustainability, his pathway to his career and what led him to veganism, environmental impacts of animal agriculture and the benefits of a plant based lifestyle on our planet. We spoke about The process of evaluating his life, what he stood for and wanted to achieve and how he wanted to live his life, going from unconsciously following a path to being more deliberate and intentional. We also touched on fatherhood and his time spent volunteering in guatemala and the life lessons he learned from that.
Coming up in Part 2
This week we discuss
- B-corp certification, benefits to the company, the process and then the benefit to consumer in knowing they are purchasing from a conscious organisation
- The Ingrained foundation and conscious capitallism,
- His journey to becoming an Ironman, the ups and downs of the day itself and what it meant to him, we talk not only about Ironman but endurance sport in the greater sense, how it can be like a moving meditation, a chance to know yourself better, and to be able to handle life better too.
- Tiny homes from and environmental and sustainability viewpoint but also the benefits they have on family relationships and interaction
- Minimalism, Having less things and space so that we have the time and the mental space to discover how can we explore our own possibilities further
Another great conversation, I hope you enjoy it.
Connect with James
You can find James on Instagram
End of Episode 13
So that’s it for episode 13 I hope you got something out of it and made some great notes.
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