Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey is the first female and first Polynesian to become an explorer for the National Geographic Society. She has made it her mission to find, preserve and share the knowledge and traditions of indigenous populations before they disappear.

This conversation is about the path and practices to accelerate learning — and to search for insight and wisdom.

She grew up learning from elders and has spent her adult life traveling the world to continue that learning by going into the most remote regions in the word – to be with people who are passing away, to spend time with people who the world would never know existed. She wants the world to remember the people who came before us.

“True masters have nothing to prove to anyone.”Click-To-Tweet


In This Episode:

  • Where she found her passion for understanding ancient traditions and ancient wisdoms
  • Determining whether your psychological model or the environment is off
  • People who have influenced her and who she was able to learn from
  • The best place to bring yourself to when you’re unraveling
  •  How she was able to travel the world for six weeks without speaking and the tales of her journey
  • How to create depth within yourself
  • How to define an explorer
  • Habits that are absolutely necessary aside from basic ones in life
  • Her single most difficult moment in life
  • Can true elite performance take place if people don’t get along on one stage?
  • Insights on how to become an expert risk taker



“The most powerful thing we can do, each of us, is to find stillness.”

“Whatever story we choose to tell, if we choose wisely, the story becomes the medicine for others.”


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Cultural Anthropologist |

Elizabeth Lindsey is a fellow of the National Geographic Society. Her mission: to keep ancestral voices alive by recording indigenous wisdom and traditions.