About Brian

"There was this moment where I felt how incredibly powerful this practice was. I thought that If I could be in that moment, everything would change."

Soulfull, honest, openminded and adventurous Brian is "one of those people you remember".

Having been part of a rationalist movement for many years, Brian is passionate about understanding how the world functions and how to to become a better version of himself. He is a rationalist but is very open to irrational stuff. For exemple in a circle he led, I saw him being amazed by someone who experienced feeling like a giant vagina.

"Imagine a platform like facebook where everybody would be dedicated to delivering the most accurate and valuable information."

He dreams of an organism full of people dedicated to bringing their best selves to each other, while honoring their being and free will.

Cool stuff about Brian:

- After his circling facilitator training he quit his job and went hitchhiking with his boss for 3 months, and circled people on the way
- He rented a cabin in the woods with 7 of his friends and circled for 10 days
- He is developing a new passion for movement
- He speaks English, Spanish and Hebrew

In his library you may find inspiring and life changing books like:

- Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- The Alchimist, by Paulo Coehlo
- Non Violent Communication, by Marshall Rosenberg
- The power of Focusing, by Ann Weiser Cornell
- Impro, by Keith Johnston

Brian is very curious and inclusive, and although you may know where you are at as you start a relateful session with him, you might just be surprised ay the new possibilites that open up after it.

(Written by Lucie Baudon)


1-1 Sessions with Brian

What is your educational background?

I have a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, class of 2012.

Do you currently have any other jobs, titles, and/or professional experience that you’d like to mention?

I am a Personal Assistant for AI Safety researches, I work as an EMT and Psychedelic Peer Support at music festivals, and am Chief Relating Officer at The Alembic.

Do you have any valuable (to you) previous positions, notable accomplishments, awards or accolades, professional affiliations, or published works, etc?

Before quitting and dedicating my life to growth and Circling, I used to be a software engineer at Amazon.

What are your areas of expertise/research interests within the self-development/awareness context?

I'm interested in Collective or Group developmental stages. How do groups find the level of depth that is most appropriate at the given time?

Are you influenced by or do you have affiliation with a spiritual or religious group?

I grew up ultra-orthodox, and continue to derive a lot of my sense of the emotional and psychological benefits and dangers of religion from my childhood experiences with such groups.