May 3, 2017
Susan Morrice, a geologist, explorer, chief
executive, and global visionary, shares how to tap into energy you
didn’t know you had, and how that can be a contagion for
has always dreamed big, and she has discovered the successful
people start with “Know Thyself.” Susan discovered oil in
Belize despite naysayers, obstacles, and adversity. Her organization is now the
largest producer of income in Belize. She fell in love with the
people and this love inspired her to give back to the country and
its people in the form of a philanthropic BNE Trust for the
education of children. Listen in and you too will
feel Susan’s energy and passion!
[4:44] Susan talks about inventing the successful
International Pavilion at the American Association of Petroleum
Geologists, but being unable to explain how she did it. She started
to study human systems.
[8:20] Susan shares how she went to an EduCo seminar
and learned to conquer her doubts. On finishing the seminar, Susan
went to Belize, fell in love with the people, and started Belize
Natural Energy, with Mike Ushe. On the first drill, exactly one
year after Mike Usher had died, BNE found the best oil deposit in
Belize. Major oil companies had failed 50 times. The 22 wells are
named for Mike.
[15:02] Susan speaks of her cousin Josh Stewart, who
grew up in Belfast, was a pilot, and flew packages into Africa. He
visited Susan in Denver and told her he didn’t feel fulfilled. She
told him to take time and get to know his true nature. He also took
the EduCo seminar and came back with the vision of XJet. XJet is
now number one in private jets in the Americas and in Europe, after
nine years of operation.
[18:00] Susan and Josh send all of their people, from
BNE and XJet to the same EduCo seminar, to allow that creative
force and energy to lead out, front and center.
[19:58] Susan shares a story of Andelina of the
cleaning staff, who took the seminar and came back with a clear
vision of excellence, so visitors would note the shine of the
glass, the polish of the handles, the beautiful flower
arrangements, and the smiles of everyone, whether they have a
brush, or a briefcase. She took the vision home and, with her
family, developed one of the best cacao plantations in Belize.
[25:06] Susan reveals the story of how Jan introduced
Susan to a friend, Norman, at an innovation center in Belfast, who
invited her to Buckingham Palace and to brainstorm with Prince
Andrew on developing entrepreneurism in Northern Ireland. You need
people with the entrepreneurial spirit and the ideas to innovate
and create companies that call for people to fill those jobs.
[27:41] Susan’s BNE Trust subsidizes education for
Belizean children. $8 million has gone into scholarships, building
little schools, playgrounds, and music centers, and bringing forth
the entrepreneurial spirit by sending Belizeans to the EduCo
seminar. One of them has come back to become the youngest mayor of
the capital city of Belize. Another now has an EduCo gym.
[30:16] Susan founded BNE in Belize to change the
country, because she had fallen in love with the Belizean people,
and she saw their potential. She says, our goals are just not big
enough. She quotes an astronaut, “We are custodians of this one
planet. There are no country boundaries.” Susan says we are of one
mind, spirit and entity with nature. This holistic model gave birth
to BNE and XJet with great success.
[34:56] You’ve got to come into total alignment
yourself, so you are not held back or distracted by thoughts,
doubts, or fears. You are not the lens of inferiority through which
you may be looking. Take off all the lenses and be a beacon and
show the way to express the key energy within.
[40:17] Results are essential. Susan had to have
results. Then she had to be able to replicate them, not just in the
energy industry, but in a different industry, in a different
country. Those who are leading and getting results attract other
[45:00] A leader first needs to understand what trust
is, and to understand their true nature, to walk the talk, so they
can bring forward trust in others. They need alignment.
[47:07] Susan would love all the listeners to know
that they can live the life of their dreams, and that there are
steps that they must take for themselves to be that person that
they really know they are, inside. That’s the key.
"BNE, Forces of Nature" in Oil, Gas & Shipping
Denver-based Susan Morrice was born and raised in
Belfast Ireland, with a MoD degree in Geology from Trinity College
Dublin. Grounded by her love of nature and community, Susan lives
to create positive change in the world. As an experienced
geologist, explorer, entrepreneur and dealmaker, Susan is renowned
for her down to earth approach to all aspects of business. She has
a passion for the protection of the environment and a vision of
uncovering the true potential of everyone with whom she meets. It
is this New Educo Business Model at the core of her Companies that
has attracted the leaders of the UAE to partner with the Country of
Belize in an unprecedented global partnership throughout the entire
Susan is Founder and Chairperson of Belize Natural
Energy (BNE), International Natural Energy (INE), CHx Capital, and
original investor/partner in Xjet Worldwide. BNE has become a
global oil industry beacon that has made a real difference in the
Country of Belize. It was through Susan’s gift of exploration, and
an understanding of the power of untapped human potential that she
was able to find oil where it was believed by all of the Majors in
the Oil industry that there was none. Not only did Susan and her
BNE team find oil in Belize, they found it on the first well, which
is unheard of. BNE just celebrated ten years of production and over
ten-million barrels of oil, and is the #1 revenue generator in the
Susan has applied this same Holistic Educo Business
Model to her investment in XJet in Denver, a 7-star service private
jet company that is continually ranked among the best and most
elite in Private Aviation services. XJet was also granted the
coveted license in the New Dubai Airport beating all the long
established industry players and Xjet is rapidly expanding rapidly
into the Europe including London, and into the Middle East,
including the United Arab Emirates.
Susan was most recently awarded the AAPG Presidential
Award for Exemplary Service in recognition of her exceptional
service to the geoscience profession and AAPG. She is continuously
recognized for her contributions, including just this year the
Denver Business Journal’s Top Women in Energy and the
CoBiz Magazine’s Top Women Owned Companies. These are just
a few of the numerous acknowledgments and awards that Susan Morrice
has received in recognition of her contributions worldwide.
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