For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty and hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we are living in.
Author and Writer
The compelling stories and insights gained from her experiences inspired Lynne to write her best-selling, award-winning book “The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life” (W.W. Norton, 2003).
The book has been translated into eight languages including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, German, Japanese, Bulgarian and Portuguese. In addition, Lynne has contributed chapters to more than ten books including:
“Women of Courage: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Live Them” Katherine Martin (New World Library, 1999)
“Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals” Darian Rodriguez Heyman (Jossey-Bass, 2011)
“Einstein’s Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination, and Excellence in the Workplace” Dawson Church, Ph.D. (Elite Books, 2007)
“Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution” Barbara Marx Hubbard (Shift Books, 2012)
Ms. Twist has written numerous articles for RSF Quarterly, Fetzer Institute, Noetic Sciences Quarterly, YES! Magazine and Balance, to name a few.
Consultant and Coach
Founder of the Soul of Money Institute, Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries in board retreats, workshops, keynote presentations and one-on-one coaching in the arenas of fundraising with integrity, conscious philanthropy, strategic visioning and having a healthy relationship with money.
Her clients cover a wide variety of profit, social profit (nonprofit) and educational institutions including: Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Charles Schwab, United Way, The Red Cross, Amnesty International, Sierra Club, Women Presidents’ Organization, Young Presidents’ Organization, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Stanford Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard University.Ms. Twist has been an advisor to several organizations, including the Desmond Tutu Foundation, Network of Grateful Living and The Nobel Women’s Initiative — an initiative of seven living Nobel Women Peace Laureates who work together to end violence against women and girls.
A sought-after speaker, Lynne travels the world giving keynote presentations and workshops for conferences including: United Nations Beijing Women’s Conference, Nobel Women’s Conference on Sexual Violence, State of the World Forum Conference, Alliance for a New Humanity Conference with Deepak Chopra, Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Governor’s Conference on California Women, among others.
In addition, she has co-presented and shared the stage with some of today’s most influential thought leaders including: Angeles Arrien, Marianne Williamson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, F.W. de Klerk, Stephen Covey, Riane Eisler, Deepak Chopra, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jane Goodall, Jean Houston, Roshi Joan Halifax and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. To read more about Lynne Twist, visit her personal site.