Steve McDonald is a futurist and the founder of the Agency for Advanced Development of Integrative Intelligence (AADII), a nonprofit change agency, and Future Sense, a podcast and radio show that broadcasts from Byron Bay, Australia. His work supports the ongoing evolution of human consciousness and our global transition beyond the scientific-industrial era.
He has a diverse background spanning military service, management consulting across the government, corporate and nonprofit sectors, and piloting military reconnaissance and civilian rescue helicopters. He has been a director of numerous startup organisations, both commercial and non profit and is currently Executive Director of the charitable Aadii Mesh Foundation, which operates the AADII change agency. He is also co-founder of Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine.
Steve has been studying and applying Dr. Clare W. Graves’ theory of human development (aka Spiral Dynamics) as a change agent since 2003. He also applies the model as a futurist for making sense of the global paradigm shift underway and anticipating future challenges. He has a long term interest in mysticism and has studied with a western mystery school and also practiced Taoist martial and healing energy arts for over 20 years. In 2018 he founded a Taoist order to progress the merging of science and spirituality into a unified understanding of our multidimensional existence.
May 11th, 2020 | 44 mins 7 secs
This is part two of my conversation with Steve Mcdonald about Spiral Dynamics. In this episode we make the leap from Tier 1 to Tier 2 and talk about what the heck that means. If you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, you might want to listen to it first since we are picking up where we left off last week.
April 27th, 2020 | 37 mins 48 secs
In this two part interview I talk to futurist Steve McDonald about Spiral Dynamics, which is a model for understanding human development and consciousness. It’s a fascinating conversation that I think can help us understand ourselves and other people so much better. There’s a lot of information to digest. So sharing this in two parts will hopefully help your digestion and not give you information heartburn.