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Founder and Chair

KEN FISHER

Kenneth Fisher, founder and chair of Heal The Planet, is a born entrepreneur. At 17, he purchased his first business, a Carvel type ice cream store. Ken always had a love for real estate since he was a young boy and at 19, purchased his first four residential properties. His interest in business continued to soar, expanding across multiple industries including retail and telecommunications.

His drive and passion fueled him. In 1986, Ken founded Nationwide Paging and built it into the 10th largest paging carrier in the country. His two telecommunications companies were twice featured in INC Magazine’s list of Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies. Currently, Ken is an investor in more than 35 different business, including real estate ventures around the country. He has owned and managed both residential and commercial properties for over 35 years in New York, California and Florida.

As a result of his successes, Ken made a conscious choice to give back. He became a philanthropist, supporting the fundraising efforts of many charities over the past 30 years that include City of Hope, Joint Distribution Committee, Kids in Distress, JAFCO, HANDY and Jack & Jill Children’s Center to name a few. Ken also sits on the national board of GALS INC (GalsInc.org), which is committed to preparing a generation of young woman to become well educated and motivated leaders who contribute instrumentally to society locally and globally.  He personally funds and coaches many startup non-profits, nurturing these incubators to create the most profound and positive impact on the planet. Yet Ken felt there was more he could do.

As a successful businessman, Ken understands the power of commerce. How we spend our money and what we choose to consume have a direct effect on our planet. By making conscious choices on what we do or buy today has a direct impact on the planet’s sustainability, the health and wellbeing of all its inhabitants and what we will leave for future generations. Ken is an unstoppable force who lives this vision every day. He is a two-time Ironman, having competed in New Zealand and Brazil. He is committed to the pursuit of personal growth and living an eco-conscious lifestyle. Still, he knew he could do more.

That’s when the magic happened. Ken enrolled in a two-year Master’s Program in Spiritual Psychology founded and taught by Dr. H. Ronald Hulnick and Dr. Mary R. Hulnick, world renowned pioneers and innovators in this field, at the University of Santa Monica. After 25 years in the making, Ken finally realized his dream and launched Heal The Planet, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving life on the planet through educating, inspiring and empowering our next generation of children.

Similar to Aristotle and many other philosophers, Ken believes in the concept of entelechy. It is the idea that everything in the universe has an innate ‘possibility’ held within, like a seed, and that potential needs only a supportive environment to be fully expressed. Ken’s entelechy is to leverage his natural enthusiasm, business acumen and love of people to enhance and uplift the quality of life for others. The joy that comes from supporting others has become the fuel that gets Ken out of bed every morning with a smile and desire to heal the planet.

 

“The is no greater feeling in the world, than to use my life experience and compassion to shorten someone’s learning curve, and free them from unneeded suffering and struggle.”  

 

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