Lynne Twist

Global Visionary, Author, Keynote Speaker

Meet Lynne

For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, 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, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world's wealthiest families, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of  people’s relationship with money.  Her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we are living in.

 Founder, Consultant, Author, Speaker and Global Visionary
https://soulofmoney.org/

Honoree

As a result of her work around the world, Ms. Twist earned an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Centenary College and has won numerous awards including the United Nations Woman of Distinction award, honoring her work to end world hunger; the Purpose Prize Fellow; Humanitarian of the Year Award from Youth at Risk; Humanitarian of the Year Award from the City of Fairfield, Iowa; Heroes of the 21st Century award from the Social Venture Network; Entrepreneurs’ Award from Katalysis Partnership; The Rainforest Champion Award from the Rainforest Action Network; the Nautilus Book Award; the New Dimension Broadcaster Award and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Award for Breakthrough Visionary Leadership; the 2015 GOI Peace Award, which she received in Tokyo, Japan; the Greenheart International Award 2016 and the Limitless Women Award 2016.

Most recently, Ms. Twist was awarded Auburn Seminary's 'Lives of Commitment' Award in April 2020, the Conscious Visionary Award from Sedona, Arizona’s Illuminate Film Festival in May 2018, as well as the Service Award from the American India Foundation in March 2018.  Lynne and her husband, Bill, live in San Francisco, California, and take delight in their three adult children and five grandchildren.

  • Acclaimed Author

  • Consultant 

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

  • Global Citizen  

The Soul of Money

A wise and inspiring exploration of the connection between money and leading a fulfilling life.

This compelling and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money―earning it, spending it, and giving it away―can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.

Through personal stories and practical advice, global activist Lynne Twist demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. Twist takes an honest and critical look at the extraordinary power that money wields over our lives and its profound and often destructive influence on our self-image and relationships.

In a consumer society that glorifies the pitch, the sale, and the insatiable appetite for more as a measure of self-worth, ?The Soul of Money? asks us to step back, to examine our relationship with money, to assess our connection with core human values, and to change this relationship and, in so doing, to transform our lives.

In addition, Lynne has contributed chapters to more than ten books including:

  • Women of Courage: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Live Them, by Katherine Martin (New World Library, 1999)
  • Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals” by Darian Rodriguez Heyman (Jossey-Bass, 2011)
  • Einstein’s Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination, and Excellence in the Workplace” by Dawson Church, Ph.D. (Elite Books, 2007)
  • Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution by Barbara Marx Hubbard (Shift Books, 2012)

Lynne Twist will be a featured Speaker at the iLumn8 Summit 2022 - Imagining in Action 
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