Mike Clawson

Mike Clawson Ph.D is the Social Impact Coordinator for Compassionate Austin.  He began his leadership role with Compassionate Austin in November, 2018.  For more information about the activities listed below, contact Mike at mike@newstoryfestival.com.

Mike is the FESTIVAL PRODUCER of the New Story Festival (which transformed into the ONLINE New Story Journey in May, 2020)!  The New Story Journey is the “signature” community-wide gathering event of Compassionate Austin.  The Journey is a 7-month online experience of courage, connection, and the common good.  As part of the Journey, there is a new, shared online communication and collaboration space. 

In organizing and bringing the New Story to Austin, Mike has a central role in celebrating, inspiring, and activating compassionate action and social impact in Austin and surrounding communities.

Mike lives in Austin and is founder of The Spiritual Transformation Project, working to create transformative events at the intersection of spirituality and social change – including the New Story Festival and New Story Journey!  Mike completed his PhD at Baylor University studying the ways religion is evolving in the twenty-first century. He is passionate about personal growth and collective liberation, and enjoys exploring Austin and watching 80s adventure films with his two kids.