Founder, Social Entrepreneur & Leadership Coach

Sample Speaking Topics

  • Keynote: Coming Fully Alive in the Amazon Rainforest: Changing the Dream of the Modern World

  • Leading with Soul: Experiencing Work as Play

  • Psychological Safety at Work Begins In Your Own Head

  • Discovering & Following Your Soul’s Resonance


  • Speaker, Pachamama Alliance, San Francisco 2018

  • Speaker & Panel Moderator, "Overcoming Overwhelm" Motion Picture Television & Arts Foundation 2017

  • Speaker, "Harnessing Your Authenticity in Business", General Assembly, Santa Monica, CA 2016

  • Workshop Facilitator, "The Vulnerability Experiment", The Aspen Institute & TED 2016

  • Speaker, U.S. State Department Documentary Showcase, Beijing & Guangzhou China, 2010

  • Panelist, “Social Visionaries of Tomorrow”, TED Conference 2009

  • Panelist, United Nations Global Insight Summit, Jackson Hole Film Festival 2008

  • Panelist: Sundance Film Festival, "The Double Bottom Line: Can it Work?" 2007

  • Speaker, Making Your Media Matter Conference, American University 2007

  • MC, TEDx Oxbridge, Oxford University 2011


I have spent the last 20 years studying what motivates human beings to engage with themselves and the world and to live fully connected, curious, and purposeful lives. I have followed my curiosity around the question “what keeps us from creating a world that works for everyone?” into The White House, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and around the world. From my study of International Relations to making feature films to diving deep into consciousness, I have learned that humans are d to Bristol Baughan is an Executive Producer of Emmy-winning and Oscar-Nominated films, Author, and Leadership Coach. She founded Inner Astronauts to support people in harnessing their unique gifts in service to the world. Bristol coaches executives and social impact leaders to truly embody the values they believe in with integrity, vitality, and play. She is currently launching a new initiative, Campaign Science, to bring cognitive, social, and behavioral science to campaigns, candidates, and causes.

After a decade of starting companies and making award-winning films she has spent the last decade studying behavior and consciousness around the world including a Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology and hundreds of hours of one-on-one and group coaching. She has gone on pilgrimage with Tibetan monks in India, studied Tantric & Hatha Yoga in Thailand, and traveled around the world learning from education reformer Sir Ken Robinson. 

Bristol spent over ten years in the film and media business making relevant stories entertaining through film at GOOD for HBO, Paramount, and Showtime (WHICH WAY HOME, BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, RACING DREAMS, SON OF RAMBOW, THE OTHER SHORE: THE DIANA NYAD STORY). She is a TED Fellow and served as a delegate for the State Department Documentary Showcase in China. Bristol holds a B.A. in International Studies from the American University School of International Service and an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.