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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

Living as If Your LIfe Depended on It, with Internationally Best-Selling Author, Philosopher, and Teacher, Sharon Lebell

June 28, 2022

For over 25 years Sharon Lebell’s internationally bestselling book, The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, has inspired philosophy lovers and the modern Stoicism movement. A contempora…

Feel Good Friday! Greater Love Hath No Man - The Story of Patrick Cadagin

June 24, 2022

In this week's Feel Good Friday episode, Steve shares the inspirational story from 1909 of an Irish-American hero named Patrick Cadagin, who gave his life to save a young woman. Cadagin, who was living in Springfield Illinoi…

The Healing Power of Sound with Lisa Grezlak

June 21, 2022

Lisa Grezlak is a healer, advocate, teacher and creator. She created SVOUND to promote the incredible healing Sound Vibration offers to provide RESTORATION and CALM for those struggling with any form of dis-ease in their li…

Garrain Jones - Author of Change your Mindset, Change your Life: Lessons of Love, Leadership and Transformation

June 14, 2022

Garrain Jones is a coach, international inspirational speaker, podcaster, and bestselling author of Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life. Garrain has gone from $200K in debt and living in his car, to millionaire through de…

Bonus Solo Episode: Guns, Nude Beaches and other Musings from Santorini

June 5, 2022

In this solo bonus episode, Steve checks in from Santorini, Greece and shares his thoughts from overseas on sights he's visited, our belief systems and why we should question them, the Uvalde Mass Shooting and his first time…

Feel Good Friday! Disorder in the Court: Hilarious Real Life Stories of Courtroom Exchanges

May 20, 2022

This week, Steve decided to try and inject a little humor into your Friday (or whatever day it is that you happen to be listening to this), and borrow again from his friend Brad Aronson’s blog. Brad is best known for writin…

Recent Blog Posts

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…

The Fascinating Things That Plants Can Teach us!

When I familiarized myself with the work and life path of Steve´s next interview guest Tigrilla Gardenia, the first word that came to my mind was “flambo…

Dr. Rich Blundell Returns: Coming Together of Science, Art,

When Steve introduced me to Dr. Rich Blundell´s work, it felt quite challenging to do it justice. Even though I have spent some time in academia as well,…

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.