Compass is a dedicated space for open-ended dialogues and narratives from some of the most idiosyncratic storytellers of our generation, sharing profound reflections on being grounded in the present moment, while leading us towards brighter possibilities for the planet’s future.
Season 2 was produced by prolific travel journalist, podcast host, and photographer Kathryn Romeyn, and explores mixed-media and curated content - inviting diverse voices from various industries and geographies with a shared human essence and authenticity.
Wayan is an in-demand Balinese sustainability activist and leader who has spearheaded immense changes and education around waste management and organic farming practices. His passion project, #BringBackTheLight, tackles conservation and regeneration of fireflies, critical indicators of a healthy environment.
Founder of community-based travel operator localalike, Somsak’s goal is to bring economic opportunities to local communities through responsible and sustainable tourism. His team has worked with over 200 communities across 46 provinces in Thailand to develop and manage their own authentic, meaningful and localised tours that benefit the destination while staying competitive with mainstream tourist activities.
A law student, columnist, activist and political commentator, the LGBTQIA rights activist spearheaded the campaign that led New Zealand to ban the controversial practice of conversion therapy earlier this year.
A Buddhist psychiatrist, author, founder of the Contemplative Studies Program, and instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College – Dr. Neale has more than 20 years of experience, integrating mind science and Tibetan Buddhism with psychology, trauma research, neuroscience, and mythology.
Entrepreneur, social advocate, and former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP), Anthea Indira Ong has founded several social impact businesses, including Hush Tea Bar, Singapore’s first silent tea bar that employs and empowers the deaf and people recovering from mental health conditions.
Author of the book and the film ‘Ancient Futures’, Helena Norberg has spent many years creating eye-opening research around tradition and change in the wilderness of Ladakh, working on the frontline in remote locations, and creating setups to support the local economy.
Formerly Editor-at-Large at Vogue India, Bandana Tewari is a sustainability journalist and one of Business Of Fashion’s 500 Most Influential People in Fashion. She is a prolific speaker who has created new narratives around Gandhian philosophy in the context of Fashion.
2019 was the year Jessica Nabongo became the first documented black woman who travelled to all 195 Nations across the planet. Author of ‘The Catch Me If You Can’, her brand new book published by National Geographic represents a new approach to travel and being.
Honoured by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Teens in the world, Melati is a 21-year-old full-time changemaker and co-founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags. She has spoken on world stages such as the UN and TED along with being on the FORBES 30 under 30.