Consciousness Shift


In this episode, host Junie Swadron talks to long time friend, Eric Hellman.

Eric’s passion is creating positive change in the world. And it’s a path he’s walked with deep commitment for 45 years.

Heading towards a career in maths and science, Eric had a ‘consciousness shift’ in nature (in 1973) which guided him into environmental work. However, by the early 1980s, he was experiencing severe conflict and emotional pain, in both his work and a young marriage. Nothing he did to improve them seemed to help – until he was pushed, ‘kicking and screaming,’ into exploring his spirituality. This larger perspective on life led to a dramatic shift in the way he thinks, works and lives.

Through listening to his inner wisdom, personal healing, facing fears and doing what he loves, Eric has enjoyed work in many different fields – as an environment consultant, ghostwriter, small business owner, resume consultant, international event designer, and caregiver in dementia and aging, to name a few. He now coaches people in change, and is a speaker on spirituality.

How many of us want to improve our lives & relationships, and make the world a better place? Almost everyone. Yet who hasn’t also faced that deep resistance – from others, and within ourselves – to making change?

Why is that, where does it come from, and what can we do about it? That’s what I want to explore, so to create more of the life and world we long for. – Eric

Interview Part One with Eric

Interview Part Two with Eric

Links from the podcast:

Eric’s website

Eric Hellman is a change and communications coach. His passion is connecting our inner and outer work (as well the secular and the spiritual) to create practical results in daily living.

Co-creator of the world’s first “blue box” recycling program, co-author of the bestselling book Leadership from Within, organizer of the UN International Day of Peace event at a World’s Fair, and former director of the Centre for Spirituality at Work, Eric’s desire is to find new ways of making change – which help us to heal our lives and our world.


Eric Hellman
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