Podcast: Discussing Human Flourishing at the Vatican, Brian Wellinghoff and Matthew Lee

December 16, 2022
  • Brent Stewart
  • Brent Stewart
    Digital Strategy & Content Leader at Barry-Wehmiller

A couple of our podcasts over the last few months have featured Barry-Wehmiller’s effort to help transform business education from being institutions that train people to manage into institutions that train leaders.

In addition to our CEO, Bob Chapman, BW’s Director of Strategy, Improvement and Culture, Brian Wellinghoff has been deeply involved in this work and along with Fordham University and other esteemed educational institutions, we helped launch the Humanistic Leadership Academy.

You can find out more about this group and how you can get involved with that at their website.

This group consists of leading university professors and business leaders from around the world who want to create a world that works for 100% of humanity by transforming business education to foster humanistic leaders who honor individual dignity, demonstrate the courage to care for others and work toward shared wellbeing on a healthy planet.

One of the professors working toward these goals is Matthew Lee, Baylor professor and Research Associate at the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University (seen above, speaking at a table with Bob Chapman). Brian had been working with Matt as Barry-Wehmiller’s representative in the Core Team of the Humanistic Leadership Academy.

Through their work, Matthew invited Brian to speak with him at the Vatican at the Humanity 2.0 conference.

This conference gathered distinguished academics, researchers, philanthropists, and business leaders around the question: “How do we promote human flourishing in our world?” 

You can watch that presentation here:


On this week’s podcast, we feature a conversation I facilitate between Matthew and Brian. You’ll hear more about Matthew and his work. You’ll hear more about the importance of the Humanity 2.0 conference. You'll hear more about human flourishing. You’ll hear how Barry-Wehmiller fits into this work with business education.

Read a first-hand account from Brian about his experience at the Vatican and the Humanity 2.0 conference here.

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