Clear Compass Media
The mission of Clear Compass Media, LLC is to create compelling media that assists humanity in thriving through the evolutionary challenges threatening our survival.
This website and the documentary film THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take? are the main projects of Clear Compass Media. We are a small team of committed individuals based out of Soquel, CA, dedicated to getting the message of THRIVE out to as many people worldwide as possible.
About the Filmmakers
Foster Gamble - President & Co-Founder of Clear Compass Media; Creator, Host, Co-Writer, and Director of Visual Design for THRIVE
At age 14, Foster Gamble had a vision where he glimpsed what he perceived to be the Universe’s fundamental energy pattern. He spent the next 35 years trying to figure out the details and implications of what he had seen. That quest took two paths: a scientific journey and an exploration of the human potential to navigate successfully through the challenges threatening our survival. THRIVE represents the convergence of these two paths.
While at Princeton University, Foster helped to create their first film-making department. At the time, the emergence of a global media delivery system seemed likely, and Foster’s love of film combined with his concern for the planet inspired him to focus on what would be the most critical content to one day deliver through that system.
In his search for a way out of our violence and demise, Foster discovered Aikido – the non-violent martial art – which proved for him the possibility of being simultaneously powerful and gentle. He earned a third degree black belt and trained in and taught Aikido for 15 years.
Applying Aikido principles to daily life informed Foster’s professional career: He created a training and technology company, MindCenter, that employed brainwave biofeedback to help people learn how to manage stress and to tune their consciousness. He also created Interaction Dynamics, a training program for mastering skills in communication, team-building and conflict resolution for couples, business teams, schools and families across the United States. He combined Aikido energy principles and mind fitness techniques in Zonesport Training, which tapped his passion for sports in helping high level athletes to enhance their performance. Addressing the demands of balancing his own personal, family and professional lives led Foster to create a program called LifeBalance.
Furthering his exploration of what was keeping humanity from thriving, Foster spent nearly a decade “following the money” in every sector of human endeavor. The process revealed an understanding of our predicament that led him to create the strategic solutions offered in THRIVE. Foster’s exploration of “living geometry” – how nature builds the “material” world, came to fruition in 1997 when he co-convened the Sequoia Symposium, a multi-disciplinary scientific think tank exploring perspectives on “Unification Theory.”
There, the primary patterning that the universe uses to sustain healthy systems was clarified and cohered, as was its use as a blueprint for us to design sustainable, all-inclusive technologies and social systems. This discovery represents the convergence of science and the evolution of consciousness that Foster set out to explore after his initial vision, and is the “code” that is featured in the documentary film, THRIVE, and on this website.
Foster lives in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Kimberly Carter Gamble.
Kimberly Carter Gamble - CEO of Clear Compass Media; Producer, Director, and Co-Writer of THRIVE
Kimberly Carter Gamble is the Producer, Director and Co-Writer of THRIVE, a popular and important documentary that has been translated into 20 languages and seen by ten million people in its first year. Kimberly’s intention with THRIVE was to take a bold and comprehensive look at what is really going on in the world, using an empowering and inviting tone to engage people in effective solutions. The granddaughter of a suffragette, Kimberly was imbued early with a personal sense of the important role for women in ushering in transformative global change.
Kimberly is a former journalist for Newsweek International and is currently CEO of Clear Compass Media. When asked about THRIVE, Kimberly says “Having the courage to risk stepping out of what David Icke calls the “hassle-free zone” is the quality I am most proud to have mustered in this life, and it felt great to infuse the clarity and compassion that come from that process into the story –and production - of THRIVE.”
One especially encouraging insight that emerged for Kimberly in the course of making THRIVE was that the most informed people are consistently the most hopeful, because once the nature of the problem is clear, so are the solutions. Kimberly is committed to using her privilege to empower these bold and leveraged solutions.
About the Team
Claire Darling – Social Media Manager
Claire Darling started working with Clear Compass Media after graduating from UCSC with a Politics degree in 2006. Since working on the movie, THRIVE, Claire has researched, written about, and become an advocate for many of the issues presented in THRIVE. She has always been interested in social change movements and community-based activism and hopes to help inspire a movement around THRIVE. Claire is particularly passionate about campaign-finance reform, alternative economic models, and collaborative whole-systems organization. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and biking around her current home of Santa Cruz, CA.
Marshall Lefferts – Associate Producer of THRIVE
For more than thirty years, Marshall Lefferts has been aware that this time was coming — this time wherein the human family is called upon to cross the threshold of its own conscious evolution. Inspired at age 19 by both the sublime power of Aikido and the pragmatic vision of Buckminster Fuller, Marshall has been a student of cosmic design in the physical and metaphysical realms ever since. Having a whole-systems perspective on life, he has brought his skills as a designer and producer to various projects for the Buckminster Fuller Institute, and as co-director of theFoundation for Conscious Evolution. Marshall has also created the Cosmometry Project, a knowledgebase and organizing framework for diverse research on the modeling and mapping of the living geometry of the cosmos.
Collaborating on THRIVE has been a highlight in his life as it brings together all of his skills and knowledge into a comprehensive offering that, at its core, is founded upon an unquestionable faith in the integrity of life when lived in harmony with nature’s fundamental design.