Facilitator Profile

Facilitators are members of the Pachamama Alliance community who step into leadership by hosting Symposiums and spreading the message of Up to Us.

Winston Friedman

Winston Friedman
  • Location: Sebastopol, California, United States
  • Primary Language: English
  • Facilitator Since: 2006

As a Facilitator, I am Committed to

  • Symposium Presenter
  • Symposium Host
  • Symposium Producer
  • Community Coordinator

I am appalled by many facets of our human society that are unjust, unhealthy and unfulfilling, while at the same time are destroying the natural systems that support life. A just and  mutually beneficial human earth relationship is possible and I am standing for that possibility. I'm really interested in institutional change, collective action and creating societal structures that actually support people and the environment. I really like connecting, empowering and being empowered by people with a siilar vision.

I've been a Facilitator since 2006. I have delivered 3 events with a total of 46 attendees.

Why I'm a Pachamama Alliance Facilitator

I have been involved with the Pachamama Alliance since 2004 , when I had the increcdible opportunity to go on a rainforest journey that changed my life. I have been involved with Awakening the Dreamer since 2005, when in my freshman year of college I saw the symposium for the first time. When I saw the symposium I thought, "If only everyone knew this information, the world would be a better place". So I set out to share the symposium with everyone and have been hosting and facilitating symposiums ever since. 

Events I've hosted as a facilitator:

  • I hosted a Symposium in San Francisco on November 30, 2016
  • I hosted a Symposium in San Francisco on November 29, 2016
  • I hosted a Circle in Petaluma on October 11, 2015

If I could change the world

I would change human value systems. Our values are way out of wack. Our money system is totally crazy, designed to create scarcity and poverty and totally disregards the things that I think we should actually put value on. We need to value people, culture, education, clean air and water, healthy food, natural living systems, family and lots more good stuff. If we can change our values the rest will follow. 

This is who inspires me

I inspire myself most of all and I don't want to sound self absorbed when i say that, but I see what I have done and what I can do and the gap between that inpires me to go for it.

Experiences I'm proud of

I'm proud of my ability to make dreams reality. There have been several instinces in my life that I have set my mind to acheiving my goals and dreams and I have actually realized them. I still have many dreams unfulfilled, but I feel like I am achieving my dreams.

What I'm passionate about

I love being alive and sharing that experience with people. i want to have a life and a world worth sharing.