This week I’ll be chatting with the Katalyst of Creativity, the Philosopher of Play, the Instigator of Inspiration himself -Kevin Carroll. Aka KC.
Kevin’s journey has led him from the playgrounds of Philadelphia to the soccer fields of Germany, across Nike’s campus and onto the floor of the United Nations. His ability to show humanity to itself with a wide open heart and a curiosity about our connection is one of the reasons that Ted has asked him onto their stage multiple times. He has been an Alchemist to so many, but how he alchemized his own journey is the source of his magic.
More about Kevin-
Kevin is an author of four highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press, McGraw-Hill and A Kids Book About. He has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as Nike, Starbucks, Adidas, Walt Disney, Target, Proctor & Gamble, Columbia Sportswear, Mattel, the National Basketball Association and many others.
Kevin has dedicated his life to advancing education, sports and play as a vehicle for social change and success. He was honored to address the United Nations as part of the UN Year of Sports for Development and Peace in 2005 and is an ongoing advisor and active supporter for many global social innovation organizations. Kevin was named by SUCCESS magazine as one of 19 “SEERS – changing the world!”
Twitter & IG: @kckatalyst
Joseph Campbell, “The Hero’s Journey” - https://billmoyers.com/content/ep-1-joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-the-hero%E2%80%99s-adventure-audio
Where the Wild Things Are - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19543.Where_the_Wild_Things_Are
TEDX Talk-The Power + Magic of Matriarchs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiXpVamxxoU
Rules of the Red Rubber Ball by Kevin Carroll - http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/24490/
Aspen Play Summit (Kobe and Kevin) - https://youtu.be/JkGCJP471NE
Smudging Link - https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/smudging#
The Primacy of Movement Book by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17601160-the-primacy-of-movement
Kids Book about Belonging by Kevin Carroll - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52383763-a-kids-book-about-belonging
3 Things that went well Practice with Martin Seligman- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOGAp9dw8Ac
Dr. Seligman explains the Three Good Things Exercise and how it promotes happiness.
Content Warning: The Topic of Abandonment 39:51-42:46