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Better Place Project with Steve Norris

Better Place Project with Steve Norris

It started out with a simple question: How can we help make our world a better place? In the midst of a global pandemic, feeling lost and disconnected, we decided to make it our mission to search for ways to cultivate positive change in our world.

We’re holding this space for conversations about all the things, big and small, that we can do to create impactful changes in our communities. You will hear in depth conversations with inspirational guests from every corner of the planet who are doing incredible things to brighten our world, in some cases, after overcoming devastating circumstances.

We’re here to celebrate the flaws and imperfections that make us human and find ways to come together in this world that feels heavy and divided. Ultimately, this project is about inspiring change and spreading joy. We hope that this podcast will leave you feeling better than when you found it. If so, please subscribe and come along and join the journey with Steve and his Co-Host/Daughter Erin.

Recent Episodes

The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives: Melissa & Chris Bruntlett - Encore Presentation

Dec. 6, 2022

Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are Canadian authors and urban mobility advocates who strive to communicate the benefits of sustainable transport and inspire happier, healthier, more human-scale cities. Their first book, Buildin…

Dan Fischer: Founder of One Last Wave Project - Encore Presentation

Nov. 29, 2022

After experiencing the devastating loss of his father and best friend, Dan Fischer turned to surfing to heal through the transformative power of the ocean. After one faithful salt water session on January 4, 2022, he decided…

Surviving and Thriving After Divorce, with Leah Marie Mazur, Certified Divorce Recovery Coach

Nov. 22, 2022

This week concludes our 4-Part, 4-Month Series (We had one guest per months who is a specialist in relationships) with Divorce Recovery Coach Leah Marie Mazur. With past guests, we've learned how to find a good partner, how …

Feel Good Friday! The True Story of the 6-Year-Old Author that Could

Nov. 18, 2022

This week's episode is a true story about a 6-year-old girl who has a talent and a passion for writing. She overcomes some devastating obstacles and goes on to achieve a level of success beyond her wildest dreams. Spoiler a…

Daniel Maté: "The Myth of Normal - Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture"

Nov. 15, 2022

After reading his game-changing book "The Myth of Normal," it was such an honor to have Co-Writer Daniel Maté on the show to do a deep dive on trauma, sickness and health and the mind/body connection. Daniel and I chat about…

Feel Good Friday! The Story of the 3 Laughing Monks

Nov. 11, 2022

In this uplifting story, three laughing monks go from village to village in China, stand in the market place and simply laugh, causing all the villagers to gather around and become infected with the joy of laughter. Here the…

Recent Blog Posts

Quentin Decamp: Relationship Coach, Therapist & Healing Te…

In this interview, Quentin is showing us how to heal our wounded inner child, to make peace with the past and to open up new spaces to experience healthy…

Fritzi Horstman: Founder of Compassion Prison Project

During this conversation, we get to know that Fritzi Horstman, who has gone through severe childhood trauma herself, is a strong advocator of acknowledgi…

Dr. Kyra O´Keeffe on Love: the Direct Experience of our Sh…

For some of you, the concept of non-duality might be rather unknown – it has been to a great extent for me –, and it might as well seem quite abstract. T…

About the Host

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Steve Norris

CEO of Adventure and Shenanigans

Steve Norris grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois, where his deep curiosity for the world set the stage for a life of passion and adventure. His love for music started at the age of 4 when in spite of being told by his older siblings’ piano teacher that he was too young to start learning to play, he was the only child that actually wanted to sit and practice. Hence, the teacher ultimately relented and started teaching Norris, who went on to play the likes of Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert throughout his childhood. In his teen years, he discovered Rock and Roll and began writing his own music. This led to an early career in the music business where he toured in America and overseas, signing a record deal with an independent label in the 90s.

Getting married and starting a family led Norris to enter the business world where he discovered he had a knack for sales, leadership and innovation. He’s Co-Founded and launched two companies from the ground up (a Tech Consulting Firm, and a Music Distribution Company) building them both to global brands. He’s a former National Board Member and past President and Chairman of TechServe Alliance, a consortium of IT Staffing and Consulting firms comprising over $4 Billion in combined revenue.

Steve’s current passion is in giving back and working on projects that are making a difference in the world. Along with his grown daughter Erin, he launched “Better Place Project with Steve Norris,” to shine a light on individuals from every corner of the globe who are doing incredible things to help make the world a better place.