Boldly YOU was founded on the belief that each and every one of us has an essential role to play in the larger story of humanity.
Founded in 2020 by a team of generative futurists and storytellers — our team has spent over 20 years collaborating with leaders, educators and purpose-driven organizations such as NASA, Microsoft, TELUS and NBC Sports — to help them articulate their vision, create transformational products, and share their inspiring stories.
In 2015, we produced a documentary film called WeRiseUP, where we interviewed 150 innovative leaders, visionaries, scientists, artists, activists, authors, and speakers that have dedicated their groundbreaking work to creating a more thriving world for everyone — including Peter Diamandis, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Michael Beckwith, the 14th Dalai Lama, Marie Forleo, Lynne Twist, Vishen Lakhiani, and Tony Robbins.
The experience was deeply transformational, instilling within us a new mission to help people liberate their own greatness and lead a life of joy, compassion and contribution through the power of collaboration.
This vision was made even more important when the pandemic dealt everyone the twin blows of separation and isolation, followed by continuous global conflict and the speed of technology threatening to disrupt our livelihood.
Despite the unprecedented challenge, we saw an unprecedented opportunity for new solutions and systemic change. This brought forth a surge of passion and focus in our founders, which led to the genesis of Boldly:
A platform that makes living your purpose and creating meaningful success as the keys towards creating a thriving future for humanity — one that will reverberate into the universe.
To rally a global community of compassionate and purpose driven individuals, leaders and entrepreneurs who are using their gifts to actively generate a world where everyone can thrive, and no one or nothing gets left out.
THE BOLDLY TEAM
Michael Shaun is the founder of the Boldly and The Generative Futures Initiative. His personal mission is to empower and accelerate redesign of our failing systems to create an anti-fragile, anti-rival world, one that works for all. Michael Shaun’s work has been focused on the culture shifts we need to generate a benevolent sustainable future. He is a frequent speaker on Generative Futures and transgenerationalism. He is also an award winning film director and CEO of Storyworks Films, WeRiseUP is a documentary about who we need to become to have a thriving future.
Boldly founder Alex leads media and production. Alex has a fierce passion for elevating the work of women entrepreneurs who are solving for a sustainable, equitable and just world. Over the years of leading different organizations, Alex has learned to focus on connecting people to their purpose and passion. WeRiseUP which explores a new definition of success at the personal, collective and universal levels that places living your purpose and making a contribution to the world as the way to have a thriving future for humanity.
Boldly founder, Doug has consulted and developed leaders in over 20 countries in some of the world’s largest organizations. He brings a keen listening that evokes what’s most important and leaves people across cultures connected, inspired, and naturally in action. He partners with leaders to bring greater clarity and focus, galvanizing their people to bring about bold new futures. Doug also has an expertise in having individuals fulfill their purpose with power, freedom and peace of mind in the face of the ever-increasing mountain of things we have to deal with in our day-to-day lives.
The 8 Values That Drive Our Mission
We practice generative futurism — a backcasting approach that teaches you to envision your desirable future with clarity and identify the right course of action to connect it back to your present life… so that you can then move forward to effectively generate that future.
We have the audacity to demand massive change… and become an active participant in making sure that happens. We believe that there’s a greater purpose for humanity, and that in this new era of unprecedented disruption, there is also a new era of unprecedented opportunity — where each and everyone of us has an essential part to play.
We believe in unity consciousness, and that collaboration is the only path towards collective and universal success. Together, we can build a sense of belonging, forge a diverse and inclusive environment, and create stronger, more resilient individuals and societies that can solve our grand challenges.
Our compassion extends to all of life itself — not just the physical or emotional suffering of others. True compassion recognizes any disconnection that afflicts us at a spiritual, environmental and energetic level, and enables us to care for all humans, animals and the eco-systems that support life on Earth.
Everything we see and experience is a product of our imagination, not the other way around. Imagination is humanity’s most powerful tool, allowing us to see what doesn’t exist, envision a future that has yet to unfold, and dream up endless possibilities — as did some of the greatest inventors in history.
Being visionary requires creativity, courage, and a willingness to challenge the status quo. We believe in a vision that includes everyone, and everything. Instead of looking at the immediate present to make small, incremental changes in our individual lives — we have unconstrained freedom to dream big and focus on solutions that can create a better future for all.
We believe that we all have an intrinsic wisdom that we can source from at any moment, and that contrary to popular belief — the universe does not “deliver” our desires to us, because we already exist in a state of nonduality that makes us one with the universe. By cultivating a sense of inner stillness, we’ll be able to access that wisdom effortlessly.
At our deepest core, our work is really about helping people expand their capacity to love, to be loved, and to become love itself. No matter what form it takes or is expressed from—instinctive, learned, emotional or action— it is the essence that motivates us to create meaningful relationships, foster deep understanding, and build a culture of compassion and empathy.
5% of all profits will be dedicated to the Generative Futures Initiative
We’ve pledged to donate a portion of our profits to The Generative Futures Initiative, a non-profit program that teaches young leaders to envision, act on, and bring about a thriving future for humanity.