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AFTAB OMER

Aftab Omer, Ph.D. is a sociologist, psychologist, futurist and the president of Meridian University. Raised in Pakistan, India, Hawaii, and Turkey, he was educated at the universities of M.I.T, Harvard and Brandeis. His publications have addressed the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and the power of imagination. His work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. Formerly the president of the Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies, he is a Fellow of the International Futures Forum and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.

ALEXIS SHEPPERD
Alexis Shepperd, Ph.D., is an internationally-known life and relationship coach and master Circling teacher. She’s has a doctorate in clinical psychology and has facilitated transformation and authentic relating for individuals, couples, groups and organizations for more than 15 years. Alexis is the co-founder of the Authentic Woman Experience (AWE), a series of programs designed to support women in full self-expression, feminine leadership, and the art of creating more intimacy in their lives. She is also one of the founders and original thought leaders of Circling–a dynamic relational practice and form of deep coaching. She co-created the first-ever Circling training program in 2006, co-founded several pivotal organizations including AuthenticSF (2005-2009) and The Circling Institute (2014-2017), and has trained hundreds of people in the art of circling. Ultimately she is committed to living what she teaches, and to creating a world where peace, safety, love and growth are available to everyone. www.alexisshepperd.com
ALICIA STAMMER
Alicia Stammer  is an organization development consultant, energy healer, and artist with over fifteen years of experience guiding people and organizations through change. She previously managed an independent consultancy and is currently the Director of Organization Development for a large healthcare organization. As a parallel path of personal and professional development, she is exploring how alternative ways of knowing and nonlinear techniques may inform and support the health and growth of human systems. Her interest in We-Space or intersubjective practice as an important way of knowing and creating together has led her to pursue a PhD on the topic through the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) Transformative Studies program. Alicia has participated in and led We-Space practice groups in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.
ALITA WATSON
Alita Watson is a relational coach and consultant who designs transformational experiences for individuals, entrepreneurs and groups. Her retreats and workshops combine the principles of Circling, time in nature, and other holistic modalities, offering a powerful vehicle for connection and integration. Alita is a trained facilitator in the Art of Circling and is the founder of Wing Woman; a company that supports men to lead and love powerfully. Prior to beginning this venture, Alita founded Brilliant Future International, an organization that mentored underprivileged Ghanaian women and provided them with access to education. She has created infrastructure and communities in third world countries around the world on behalf of Smile Network International – providing medical care to thousands of men women and children suffering with debilitating facial deformities. Alita has mastered the art of communication between genders, cultures and hierarchal structures.  She is committed to helping people discover what’s possible, once they look ‘outside the box.’
ANKE VERHEES
I am a coach, group facilitator and lover of all things human and relational. What makes people tick, makes me tick. I believe that better relationships create a better life and ultimately a better world. When I discovered the relational practice Circling in 2011, it felt like coming home. Ever since, I have deeply emerged myself in inter-relational spaces. I realised: this is where all my super powers come alive. I discovered that truly connecting to myself and others is a very vulnerable, and very rewarding experience. This journey has made my life bigger, kinder and so much more adventurous. This work is not just something I do – it is who I am. Spreading love and supporting people in making real connections matters to me deeply. I believe that in today’s day and age, learning to truly connect with each other is no longer optional. It is essential.
ANNE-MARIE VOORHOEVE
Anne-Marie Voorhoeve lives near Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is a strategic connector, synnervator, and meshweaver with the Center for Human Emergence, and Director for The Hague Centre for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence, Netherlands. Anne-Marie initiates and participates as ‘meshworking’ project leader on multi-stakeholder process design, delivery, development, and training. She is a certified trainer in various community development tools and numerous facilitation processes. She encourages people of all ages to make use of their full potential and own creative power to (re)design their work into a meaningful and empowering part of their life. She works internationally with diverse multi-stakeholder groups. She dedicates significant time to the development of youth and employment, such as the international network YES
BARBARA MARX HUBBARD
Barbara Marx Hubbard has been called “the voice for conscious evolution…” by Deepak Chopra. She is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s book The Mother of Invention. And many would agree she is the global ambassador for conscious change. At her heart, Barbara Marx Hubbard is a visionary, a social innovator. She is an evolutionary thinker who believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good. She realizes that the lessons of evolution teach us that problems are evolutionary drivers, and crises precede transformation, giving a new way of seeing and responding to our global situation. As a prolific author and educator, Barbara has written seven books on social and planetary evolution.  She has produced, hosted, and contributed to countless documentaries seen by millions of people around the world.  In conjunction with the Shift Network, Barbara co-produced the worldwide “Birth 2012” multi-media event that was seen as a historic turning point in exposing the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological potential in humanity.
CHERIE BECK
Cherie Beck, is located in the Washington DC-Baltimore area, USA. She builds on a career as Executive Account Manager architecting technology-based systems to solve business problems. Conference Operations Co-Pilot and Sponsor Liaison for Integral City Online 2.0 Conference 2012, Cherie is master practitioner and trainer of Spiral Dynamics integral; an emissary for Strauss and Howe’s work on Generations and cyclical change; and a certified executive coach. She contributes to several think tank organizations on human behavior issues and the design of emerging social and governing structures and innovation startups, assisting business and communities in the adaption of innovative and revolutionary technologies in the city.
CYNTHIA BAMPTON

Cynthia Bampton is the co-founder of the Awakened Life Project based in the mountains of Central Portugal.  Originally from California, she has lived and traveled all over the world, is a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido, an entrepreneur and co-founder of two companies. She has over 25 years of experience in communal living, was a part of an extraordinary experiment in living evolutionary spirituality, with an emphasis on collective emergence, in a communal context and has spent the last ten years developing the Awakened Life Project and the teachings that are the foundation of this project. She is an international teacher of evolutionary spirituality through retreats, online courses, women’s groups, and a yearly 6-week transformational intensive. She is the spiritual mentor to both men and women; her primary passion is to help people live the simple and deep spiritual truth of non-duality in the chaos of the 21st century.  www.awakenedlifeproject.org

DAVID JURASEK
David Jurasek  is a proud and joyful father of an incredibly wise, funny and loving daughter and deeply grateful to be married to a beautiful, strong, deeply caring and creative partner. Growing up as refugee settling in Canada and being a sensitive type of boy, David is passionate about helping to honouring the stories of diverse groups of people who are not often heard or respected through his interactive theatre company (Inspired Playback theatre Co.) He is honoured to have founded and run a therapeutic martial arts program (Integra Young Warriors) which helps kids with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues (LD/MH) to master life skills like learning to focus their minds and master intense emotions like anger, fear, sadness and apathy. He has also been involved with men’s groups for over a decade and now is responding to a calling and need to create a new men’s movement — named Powerful And Loving (PAL) after a quote by MLK — which integrates personal growth and relationship transformation. You can find out about David’s current projects and passions at www.davidjurasek.com
DIANA CLAIRE DOUGLAS
Diana Claire Douglas, M.Ed. lives in Ottawa, Canada. She is a systemic constellation work facilitator, coach, and trainer (family, organizational, and social issues), social architect, artist, published author, and explorer of the depths. Founder of Knowing Field Designs: Aligning Human Systems with Life, she is internationally certified as an Organizational Constellation Work facilitator through the Bert Hellinger Institute of the Netherlands. She is the lead facilitator for systemic constellation work for Integral City and The Hague Centre for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence. She has created a number of adult education programs including: The Resiliency Project, The Imagination Project, and The Heart of the Mother Experience. She facilitates constellations at international conferences such as INFOSYON 2013 in Amsterdam, Integral Theory Conference 2015 in California, and Integral Europe Conference 2016 in Hungary. www.knowingfielddesigns.com
DIANE HAMILTON
Diane Musho Hamilton is a teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality, an author, professional mediator, and facilitator. She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 30 years and is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition. Diane lives in Utah, where she is the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen, a center for Zen study and practice, established in 2008 with her husband Michael Mugaku Zimmerman. Diane is considered a pioneer in articulating and applying the insights of an Integral Life Practice based on work of Ken Wilber. Since 2004, she has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute in Denver, Colorado. In 2012 she co-founded Integral Facilitator® offered by Ten Directions, certifying practitioners in a developmental approach to group facilitation. She is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, Shambhala Publications, 2013. Her newest book is The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone, Shambhala Publications, March 2017. She is also a contributor to The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, Wisdom Publications, 2013.
DUSTIN DIPERNA
Dustin DiPerna is a visionary leader, entrepreneur, and recognized expert in world religions. He has committed his life to making timeless spiritual wisdom relevant and accessible for a rapidly changing global society. He is author of three books -Streams of Wisdom,  Evolution’s Ally, and Earth is Eden – and co-editor of  The Coming Waves. Dustin is a senior student of American philosopher Ken Wilber, who has publically declared that Dustin’s work “fundamentally alters the way in which religion or spirituality can (and should) be taught and practiced.” For the past 10 years, Dustin has been practicing and studying under the direction of pioneering meditation teacher Dr. Daniel P. Brown. Dustin earned his BA from Cornell University and a MA in Religion from Harvard University. An avid lover of art, design and nature, he lives in California with his wife, Amanda, and daughter, Jaya.
EIVIND FIGENSCHAU SKJELLUM
Eivind created Reclaim your Inner Throne while in the midst of a profound initiation due to health issues, death of family members and the loss of everything that had given his identity form. He then discovered, through grace and deep surrender to his life’s emergent song, how to take men on a similar journey in just three months. Thus, a “new paradigm of men’s work” was born, and close to one hundred men have been on the journey since. Through these experiences, Eivind has concluded – much to his stubborn ego’s dismay – that the answers to the great human challenges are found not merely in perfecting our spiritual practices and lives, but in expanding and transforming the structure of human identity itself. It is the combination between human agency and deep surrender into group intelligence that defines his life’s work. Eivind, a student of human potential for 16+ years, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of archetypes and masculine psychology, an ever-curious student of consciousness, and a true visionary and trailblazer. From his base in Oslo, Norway, he continues his work of empowering ever growing numbers of people to give their unique gifts to the planet in this time of great need. www.inner-throne.com
EWAN TOWNHEAD
I’m a writer and a coach.  I write to understand the world, and this mysterious human journey of ours. I tell universal stories through my own personal experience. I tie together business, art, transformation and God. I coach people who want to change things. They’re usually entrepreneurs or artists. I help them realize that they can trust the call of their soul, and create truly powerful work that stirs the world. You can find out more about me and my work here. I’m also a partner at Coaches Rising, where I put my marketing shizzle to work, helping to fill our coach trainings with wonderful folk from all over the world. Previously I co-founded Waking Up the Workplace, an exploration of the nature of conscious business with an all-star cast. I live in Amsterdam. I don’t have a dog. I do have wonderful friends and a beautiful woman who teaches me how to love.
ELLEN WAENINK
Ellen Waenink is an entrepreneur and coach and works with people and businesses in transformation. She works with tech start-ups, organizations in the public sector and health care, large corporates and (business) schools. Her main areas of focus are leadership development, organizational change, authentic communication and conscious relating. She is on a mission to help evolve more presence, connection and aliveness in professional contexts, using the social technology Circling. Therefor she works closely with Circling Europe, one of the leading organizations in the Circling field in the world. Before Ellen was the director of a leadership development organisation working with the Dutch government. She has an expertise in leadership and leadership development, with a special interest in the feminine and masculine dynamic and feminine leadership. She supports people to get closer to them selves and closer to each other because of a strong believe that the deeper these connections, the more trust and inclusiveness is possible and more potential will be expressed. (See Circling in Business at www.circlingeurope.com)
ELLEN VAN DONGEN
Ellen Van Dongen lives near Utrecht, Netherlands. She is Founder and producer of Lifemaps.NL. She nourishes the self-learning and creational powers in people, using Lifemaps as the intuitive instruments for their self-discovery of a situation, question, or life. Ellen dreams about a vibrant earth, life-wisdom universities, a we-conomy and green cities. As a biologist, she looks at reality as a living system. As a Client Executive at IBM she developed large-scale new business in long-term partnerships. As a Strategic Advisor in social security in The Netherlands, she was a change manager. She believes that human beings are personal creators with much (subtle) influence on their lives and that when mind, body, heart, and soul are aligned and people are united, miracles occur. In search of her potential, Ellen’s intention is to live the Master Code of Love: taking care of self, others, place, and planet.
FERNANDA IBARRA
Ferananda leads in the fields of Collective Intelligence and Regenerative Economies. She expresses her vocational passions through her organization ‘VillageLab’ where she focuses on the creation of Wisdom Driven Organizations, Whole systems design, Social Ecosystems and Economic Design for Communities of Intent. She is part of The Metacurrency Project which is creating a platform for distributed applications such as Cryptocurrencies and new patterns for organizing, collaborating and creation of the Global commons. www.metacurrency.org
JEFF CHARNO
Jeff is the creator of Being & Doing Men’s Practice Groups.  These online groups invite men into the obvious but rarely used capacity to consciously create the boundaries of our relationships. In that space, the men agree to practice showing up for each other with radical authenticity and commitment to each other’s thriving. Jeff has been an unlikely businessperson since he was 19. His meditation and world music record company was a leader in the space. He is currently building a digital platform to bring meditation to cancer patients. Jeff’s life has been guided by a deep inquiry into how human beings awaken to more real and profound lives. The inquiry practices, the many great teachers, retreats, and deep experiences, all in the midst of running a business, being in relationship, and raising a child, have helped Jeff’s soul to mature. Being & Doing. Awakening and expressing our depths.
JESS NICHOL
Jess Nichol is a top teacher in the fields of Authentic Relating and Circling. She is a Senior Course Leader at the Integral Center in Boulder, CO, leads the AMP Women Team, and serves as a Lead Trainer of the 9-month T3 Circling Training. Jess places great value on being able to welcome all the parts of ourselves in service of integration and wholeness. She brings an exquisite combination of power and vulnerability to her teaching and leading, and loves to tell the truth no matter what.
KARL OTTO SANDVIK
Karl-Otto has ten years of experience working as a men’s coach and mentor. He is a group leader, compassionate writer, a sensitive empath, and a challenger of bullshit. Originally from northern Norway, he relocated to Denmark because of a woman and stayed because of a son. Karl-Otto (KO) is a trained artist and has been working on his ongoing recovery from alcohol addiction since 2002. KO often shares practical wisdom from his own life experiences and sees himself as an alchemist and a magician in his approach to the Inner Throne work, seeing the big picture in the details and vice versa. Several “complicated” relationships and a failed marriage have made him a passionate explorer in the spiritual, psychological and magical realms on how to relate to other people (especially women) and nature. KO is a true supporter of innocence and a student of trauma and unmet needs. He is a co- and counter-dependency specialist and a “curious terrier”, working to help men clear out addictions. He has served as Eivind’s closest ally since he joined as assistant course leader for round #2. He runs the Knights of the Vanguard, the Reclaim your Inner Throne membership branch, together with Morgan Rich. http://www.2bii.dk
KARL STEYAERT
Karl Steyaert is a visionary and cultural catalyst passionate about co-creating transformational experiences and communities that contribute to consciousness, justice, and sustainability. With over 20 years of experience teaching and facilitating groups, he has helped catalyze transformation in settings ranging from corporate boardrooms and university classrooms to ecovillages and urban gardens. As a facilitator of restorative justice and a Certified Trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, he mediates conflicts and leads trainings in conflict transformation and communication across North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 2010, Karl has studied with integral spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl, participating in the 2-year US Timeless Wisdom Training 2016-17. In addition, Karl has academic training in Anthropology (B.A. Dartmouth College; M.A. U of Michigan) and Environmental Policy (M.S. U of Michigan), and enjoys practicing & sharing ecovillage design, Permaculture, aikido, Buddhist meditation, and yoga. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. His website is www.culturalcatalystnetwork.com.
LAURA WILLIAMS
Laura Williams, originally from England became a co-creator of the Awakened Life Project 7 years ago. Her passions in life are a deep love for the natural world and a quest for what true liberation is. She trained as an Ecologist and spent years as an environmental activist but without a spiritual perspective on the worlds crisis this led to frequent burnouts, alcoholism and despair. In rehab she discovered something beyond scientific materialism and this led her to ALP. Here she discovered that it is possible to come together in true intimacy with other human beings beyond a limited sense of self to create a culture beyond separation. She leads an ALP women’s group, is part of the core group of ALP and is the co-founder of the Awakened Forest Project with her husband. She is passionate about liberating men and women from the patriarchal conditioning that affects us all. www.awakenedlifeproject.org
JEAN-FRANÇOIS NOUBEL

People know Jean-François Noubel as one of the worldwide experts on collective intelligence, a new research field that explores the consciousness and evolution of social organisms in nature and in human society. Having an experimental life, he gives lectures all across the world. He coaches global leaders and helps big companies to become enlightened players in the next integral economy. Jean-François works on post-monetary technologies that will soon overcome the limitations of money. 5 years ago he became the first digital nomad to live 100% in the gift economy. He trains advanced “humanonauts” who want to become the edge of human society. He also teaches martial arts as an evolutionary leverage. Happy father of one son, he lives in Provence when he doesn’t travel.

JEFF CLEARWATER
Jeff has played a major role in the regenerative communities movement for over 40 years with a special passion for community design and applied new paradigm economics. Jeff co-founded the Global Ecovillage Network – Americas and was Ecovillage Director at Sirius Community from 1996-2001. Jeff has provided integrated renewable systems consulting, design and installation to hundreds of sustainability projects all over the world since the 1980s. Jeff’s passion is to illuminate a new paradigm in economics. Jeff works closely with the Metacurrency Project and recently developed a revolutionary model for co-generation and sharing of wealth – the Wealth Stewardship Pattern. Jeff co-founded VillageLab in 2012 whose talented team is now busy building the RegenSolutions process and framework for the systematic research, development and dissemination of regenerative best practices for communities of purpose, practice and place. When not “working” – Jeff heads to the woods, rivers and beaches of the Western U.S.
MARIA KARELIUSSON
Maria is a Cognitive Scientist, former researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience, and an Integral Facilitator, involved with biohacking, philosophy and community building in participatory culture. She also has a background of working in IT with user experience, project management and innovation, both in the corporate world as a consultant, and employed by the government, as well as being a junior Swedish champion in hammerthrow! Making headlines early as being ”best in a male domain”, and she is an early adopter in movements where women are often found to be the minority. With all accomplishments she has also had long periods of burn out. Dancing, impro-theatre, music, meditation, tantra, play and event happenings are some of the emergent we-spaces that she has been exploring outside of the more formal work places, now drawing from those in her facilitation. Currently she is also writing a book.
MARILYN HAMILTON
Dr. Marilyn Hamilton is author of Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive and Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive and Founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and TDG Holdings Inc. Marilyn leads a practice community using Integral City frameworks and practical tools to support multi-stakeholder groups in transforming their whole city and eco-region into habitats that are as sustainable and resilient for humans as the beehive is for bees. She incubates transformation strategies for City Staff, Civic Leaders, Civil Society, Business Entrepreneurs, and Community Participants that integrate their contributions with Purpose, Place, Priorities, People, and Planet. As Thought Leader and Project Leader Marilyn calls herself an “AQtivator,” leading teams to develop integrated resilience strategies that optimize official city plans and sustainability goals. She aligns multiple capacities with Environmental, Economic, Social, and Cultural Capitals. She energizes Community Engagement, focuses Decision Making and designs Dashboards for Monitoring City Performance and Managing Risk.
MARCI DAVIS
Marci Davis is a therapist, facilitator, and educator. She specialises in human development, integrating shadow and embodiment. Marci is in love with the complexities of attachment in humans. She’s fascinated by the ways in which we open to love, and how we defend our hearts.  She works to find ways to repair our past and sooth and ground our bodies in present relationships. Having worked in the mental health field for 30 years, she has engaged with various populations bridging socio economics, age, cultures, education, and awareness.  She loves running groups! Groups have their special magic of creating empathy and helping us realise we are not alone. Marci is a professor at Naropa University.  She is currently writing a book on World View Parenting; Raising a Family to Care for Our World.  Travel and learning is a huge part of her passion. Marci lives in Boulder Colorado with her husband of fifteen years and her two super cool, powerful daughters and their naughty Doberman, Tilla.
MICHAEL BLAS
I’m a busy guy here in Austin, TX.  I lead two circling labs a week, do personal coaching, lead corporate group immersions, assist at multiple circling trainings, am the area manager of South Texas for a publicly traded company, and am finishing up my Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational psychology.  I love to circle.  It’s the only practice I’ve found that repeatedly asks me to go deeper, reassess, and look at the world with awe and wonder.  Besides working with people one-on-one and couples, my biggest desire is to bring deeper relating into businesses.  I contend that authentically galvanized people will outperform mechanistic competitors every time.
MICHAEL BRABANT
Michael Brabant, PhD is trained in both academic and clinical psychology settings as well as studied with meditation masters, shamans, mystics, and healers. He integrates the most potent approaches towards healing and awakening to support embodied transformation on an individual and collective level through a teaching and practice called Divine Humanity (livingdivinehumanity.com). He also works with top 1% salespeople and socially conscious entrepreneurs and CEOs to help them align their business ambitions with their soul purpose in service of using business as a leverage for social change and global awakening through Epic Impact (epicimpact.com). The foundation of all his work is listening and aligning with collective intelligence and looking for the sacred purpose of every seemingly positive or negative experience and facilitating dynamic, coherent, and emergent transformative containers to support this.
MIKE ABRAVANEL
Mike Abravanel is a certified personal and professional coach, a published author, and a lecturer/facilitator. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in coaching at Concordia University, focusing on coaching presence. Teaching university courses on interpersonal communication and relationships, as well as intervention in small groups, allowed him to share and deepen his understanding of healthy relationships. As a clinical team member, he facilitates inner growth and healing at an addiction rehabilitation centre. As a past Infantry Officer in the Canadian Forces he developed his leadership skills, goal-oriented approach, and discipline. He also offers coaching, training, and workshops. Website: www.unfoldingpotential.ca
MIRIAM VAN GROEN
After coming into contact with Integral towards the end of my studies, about 5 years ago I went to my first Circling workshop. Never had I been so sure I wanted more of something in my life! I continue to be touched by its powerful simplicity every time, and I am passionate about the potential that this practice holds for us personally and collectively. Adding the even more explicitly collective practice of We-Dreaming to this repertoire is what’s blowing me away these days: integrating mind, body, heart, spirit and weaving it into the collective. Since burning out last year, I left my job at university, but renewed my committed to bringing more well-being into the places we spend so much of our lives: the office. The potential and proven benefits of We-Skills in the area of work are manifold. My mission is to tend to that possibility.
OWEN WILLIAMS
Owen is the author of The Relationship Revolution, a breakthrough book about setting the tone and taking responsibility for the quality of relationship you really want. Firstly, with yourself and then reaching out to others. For the past twenty-seven years, Owen has been actively involved in men’s groups and has led them for over twenty years. He has been featured as a regular contributor on CBC Radio and Television, has co-hosted his own radio show for men called GuyTalk on CFRB Radio. He sees himself in the role of providing context for the wake-up calls that inevitably come our way.  One of his famous quotes is: “When nothing changes, it only gets worse.” When we embrace the thing we fear, it dissolves. Much of life isn’t about solving problems, it’s about outgrowing them, becoming larger, more well rounded as a result. Currently, he’s in the final third of his life and immersing himself in the arts. He lives on a remote island off the BC coast with his partner and is active in community life.
PATRICIA ELLSBERG
Patricia Ellsberg is a social change activist, public speaker, meditation teacher and spiritual mentor. In their first year of marriage in 1971, she helped her husband, Daniel Ellsberg, release to the press the Pentagon Papers, a top secret history of US involvement in Vietnam, which helped end the Vietnam War. A central theme of her life has been bridging spiritual experience with social activism. For years Patricia had her own nationally syndicated interview radio program called New Voices.Her guided meditations have inspired thousands of people world-wide.Patricia currently mentors and leads tele-seminars on personal and social transformation. Her forthcoming teleseminar is entitled, Opening to Divine Eros. For more information visit www.patriciaellsberg.com
PETER MERRY
Peter Merry is Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University, founder of the Center for Human Emergence (Netherlands), and a founding partner of Engage!. He has worked in and across different sectors. As well as co-founding and leading the organisations above, his experience includes facilitating integral change processes in multinational corporations, and government ministries, and in multistakeholder initiatives with global stakeholders. He has also spent many years in the not-for-profit sector. He is a recognised expert in the field of evolutionary systems dynamics and Spiral Dynamics Integral in particular. He has had his first book published in English and Dutch (Evolutionary Leadership). He is currently researching the application of noetic science and energetics to whole systems transitions. In this context, he is working on a Ph.D. with Ubiquity’s Wisdom School. For more information, see www.petermerry.org, and CV on LinkedIn.
RAQUEL PERDIGAO
Raquel Perdigão is Portuguese, co-creator of the Awakened Life Project for 4 years. She founded the Environmental Education Center in Gaia and directed it for 5 years, after 9 years working as a water and food microbiologist. Aspiring for a more “real” life, she left a 13-year stable job to learn and practice energetic therapies and volunteered in projects in Portugal. Passionate about people, nature and body practice, she dedicates her life to explore and support the awakening process in people that come to ALP. She facilitates nature immersion intensives, sustainability courses, creates natural cosmetic and medicinal products and teaches yoga. She is a resident of Quinta da Mizarela (the heart of ALP) and manager of visitors and volunteers, student of Cynthia and Peter Bampton, part of the women’s leadership group, core member of ALP, on the team of Evolusa – a project to promote the liberation of the Portuguese soul.  www.awakenedlifeproject.org
RICHARD ARSIC
Richard started his men’s work journey back in 2010, when he saw that his life was about putting​ bandaids on symptoms. It was this frustration that propelled him into stepping more fully into working with men. He believes it is through engaging with men and helping them see their true power and owning the truth about who they are, that lasting change on the planet is possible.  Richard is a men’s Coach, Vice Chair and Senior Men’s group facilitator of ManKind Project Canada. When he found RYIT in 2015, what he had learned with MKP was taken to a whole new level. Ever since, he has committed himself to spreading new paradigm men’s work, and has recently started a training of his own (“Become The Hero of Your Own Life”). Richard is currently working to establish a RYIT presence in North America. Richard’s mission: Create a thriving world of awakened men through healing myself and sharing that journey with the world. URL: https://theherostraining.com
ROSY MOON SCHLUSSEL
Rosy Moon Schlussel is a yoga teacher, life-coach, circling practitioner, and powerful group facilitator. She has been a teaching yoga as a practice of awakening and embodiment for more than 15 years. For the past 10 years she has worked as a coach and trainer with various organizations focused on authenticity and transformation in a relational context. These include training people in the art of circling with The Circling Institute and the Integral Center and facilitating men’s and women’s group work with the Authentic Woman Experience and the Authentic Man Program. In 2008, she combined these worlds to co-create Open Here, a series of courses that offered tools for deeper communication sourced by the embodied wisdom of yoga to reveal the heart and essence of each participant to themselves. She is blessed to be mother of two daughters and in partnership with their father in Albany, California. http://rosymoonyoga.com/
SANDRA SZOSTAK
Sandra Szostak, was born in Germany and joined the Awakened Life Project 4 years ago after finishing her studies of geoecology and travelling the world. She volunteered for environmental organizations before she decided to focus on human evolution. She co-founded Avidanja, a sister project/community of the Awakened Life Project, which aims to live the teachings of Cynthia and Peter Bampton. She facilitates conscious holidays at Avidanja, has done extensive long solitary meditation retreats to deepen her understanding of non-duality, is a core member of the Awakened Life Project working to create a new culture beyond limitation and separation. She is the director of the ALP Forum, part of the ALP leadership group for women, a holon leader and a member of the ALP ongoing women’s group. Sandra is a Lomi Lomi Kokua massage therapist. Her main interest is living and exploring the awakening process with like-minded people – especially understanding and unwinding gender conditioning. www.awakenedlifeproject.org
SARA NESS
Sara Ness is founder and CEO of Authentic Revolution, a consulting and training company for Authentic Relating and Circling skills (www.authrev.com). In the past five years she’s worked with 300 leaders from 32 different cities, in sectors ranging from education to the Coast Guard, teaching the art of authentic leadership. Sara’s passion lies in understanding how people work together to create fulfilling, creative teams. After founding a thousands-strong learning community in Austin, Texas, she began working with groups and individuals across the world to explore what is possible when we lead from wholeness, practice good communication, and create a space for honesty in service of greater goals. In her time off (and on), she is involved in Austin’s acroyoga, dance, and staying-indoors-to-read scenes.
SHERRI LASSILA
Sherri Lassila is an executive coach, leadership facilitator and visionary change agent, whose life-changing work has impacted thousands of leaders and entrepreneurs worldwide.  Since 1997, she has led hundreds of workshop sessions for organizations including the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Conscious Capitalism, Wisdom 2.0, Stanford Continuing Studies, The Shift Network and a wide variety of corporate clients. With a Stanford MBA and MA in Education, multiple coaching certifications and a deep spiritual practice, Sherri is known for blending transformational inner work with practical results, and for creating highly supportive yet challenging coaching circles where women expand their authentic power, connection, presence and impact. She has worked with entrepreneurs and women in transition, as well as senior leaders in Fortune 500 companies, startups and nonprofits.   She has particular expertise in aligning your career with your calling, mindfulness and we-space practices, unleashing creative potential, women’s leadership, and transforming inner barriers to greater impact, fulfillment and success.
SOLOMON KRUEGER
Solomon Krueger is passionate about stewarding a more conscious and heart-centered world. For 15 years, he has been designing and facilitating events, workshops and retreats that empower people to explore and express their inner aliveness. Solomon combines integrative embodied practices with reflective sessions to guide participants in connecting to their authentic truths. He has worked as an organizational consultant in education and public health. He has also taught at schools and conferences across Canada, Asia and the US. He founded a men’s group 3.5 years ago that meets weekly. Solomon lives in Montreal, Quebec. Learn more at: flowland.ca.
STEPHANIE MARK
Stephanie Mark is cocreator of The New Paradigm Solutions for Change Movement and New Paradigm Solutions Reality Show, which researches, networks, maps, and models the New Paradigm regenerative holistic sustainable solutions for companies, individuals, groups, and communities primarily in the areas of housing, transportation, food, water, energy, education, and healthcare. Our New Paradigm Solutions Reality Show is being shot this summer and will feature 12 Cocreators telling the Hero’s Story of visiting 7 New Paradigm Communities with the intention of developing them to the next level. Stephanie also works exclusively with Edward McCullough, former director of Rockwell Space Center and NASA scientist, fundraising for solution proposals to cleaning up the Pacific Ocean; and contending with coal and nuclear industries to implement safer solutions. Stephanie is a certified tantra instructor through Sasha Lessin’s Daka and Dakini Tantra.. She is dedicated to bringing tantra education and sanctuaries to the mainstream.