“Around the Campfire” Profile: John Miles

Who’s around our campfire? Each week we will profile a different TEDActive 2013 attendee and give you a peek into what they have to share around the fire in Palm Springs. This week, meet John!

Where are you from?
Asheville, NC USA

Where is your favorite place on earth?
Inside…..eyes closed, connected to breath.

What interests you?
Family dynamics. The heroes’ journey. Meditation. For 10 more days P90X.

What problem are you trying to solve?
No problems, only opportunities. I offer questions – How do we create greater awareness and happiness in the business world? Is your business ready and engaged in the social era?

What’s your favorite thing about TEDActive?
The people you meet and the immersion/depth of the experience.

What’s your favorite TED Talk?
I have 2 tied for first place:
Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

What piece of advice would you give to someone coming to TEDActive for the first time? 
Show up with an open heart and head. Let it all come streaming in (details can be sorted later).

What’s one thing you can’t live without?
My children

Read all of the “Around the Campfire” profiles here. If you are attending TEDActive 2013 and would like to be included in this series, email tedactive@ted.com with your photo and answers to the questions above. Feel free to include links to your LinkedIn profile, bios, social media profiles, and other ways people can find out more information about you.

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