I enjoy creating the conditions for personal and organizational development. My focus areas are innovation and sustainable development. During my 15 years of experience in the field, I had the opportunity to work with public and private actors. My work experience includes program managing, the development of trainings and workshops, as well as, working with innovation performance and capacity building. I am also a certified coach, which enables me to support individuals and teams to develop their full potential. My academic background includes a master degree in leadership and sustainability, and research focused on capacity development for innovation in teams.
Mike trained in agriculture, agricultural economics and environmental planning. He has worked in academia, the commercial consultancy world and the environmental and humanitarian NGO arena. Since 1970, he has operated as a consultant in the developed and the developing world, helped to start Global Action Plan in UK and was on the international board. Since 1991, the main emphasis of his work has been in disability in the low-income world. Right now, he is an innkeeper in Lao PDR.
Miloš is a generalist with a background in education, research, high-tech industry and NGO management. At the moment he is adding psychology to the list of backgrounds. He mainly works with young leaders to help them find an authentic way of leadership through designing and facilitating transformative programs.
Dr Ash Brockwell describes himself as an artivist (artist-activist), songworker and educator. He works as Associate Professor at the London Interdisciplinary School (LIS), UK, and as the Monitoring and Evaluation consultant for the £4.5m Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (TESF) network plus.
Ash’s research interests include transformative, transgressive and transdisciplinary (‘triple-T’) learning, mindshifts for sustainability, and related areas such as eco-social wellbeing, inclusive design and values-centred evaluation.
Marcus Bussey, based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, is an educator and cultural entrepreneur who combines his work in academia with engagement with colleagues both within and without the ‘hallowed halls’ of the university system. As a futurist, historian and poet he is keenly aware of the plasticity of culture and engages with this in educational, institutional and grass-root settings. His work focuses on empowerment, constructive optimism, strategic foresight and personal meaning as a basis of hacking the dominant programs that limit human and co-creative potential. Based in Australia he has worked in India, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Singapore, Cambodia and Sweden.
Ed is an organization development, capacity building and project development specialist. He is one of the co-creator of the CEFE entrepreneurship training method, applied in more than 120 countries. Ed has worked in Asia, Africa, Middle East, US and Europe with various multilateral and bilateral aid entities as consultant and trainer.
Current interest is in development science, post enterprise impacts, and social analytics. He is very active in the ASEAN affairs and the Mekong Region and sits in the board of Trustee of several non-profit organizations in the Philippines and elsewhere.
Jelleke de Nooy van Tol
My work in sustainable rural development and food production in
developing countries and in Europe, made me an expert in transition
processes and participatory agenda-setting, integrated landscape
development, soil ecology and circular agriculture. My greatest examples
are innovative farmers (-organisations) that practice what I call
circular agriculture or agroecology. To me that is The New Normal.
Hans von Essen
Proponent of holistic systems thinking around food: agronomist, CEO of BERAS International and Senior Adviser Food Systems – Ecological Regenerative Agriculture. “A farm that is truly regenerative produces food from sunlight, air, water, and minerals released from the living soil. It is also a carbon trap and supports biodiversity. Such farms can very well feed the world!” …if we renew food habits and build local and regional food systems. The current global system involves absurd transports of heavy stuff and creates ecological imbalance and anonymity. One key to the required transformation is education, which is why Hans created the course Diet for a Green Planet – Managing Transformation in the Food System – now offered online at Novia University of Applied Sciences.
Working across sustainability science and the arts, Diego is developing approaches for transformative learning and for the emergence of collaborative sustainable futures. He has been part of projects within a variety of contexts, from Favela Maré in Rio de Janeiro to coastal communities in East Africa and European policy-making contexts in climate governance.
I love to merge things, I am a yoga teacher, activist, podcaster and mental-health advocate.
My interests range from medicine, mysticism to the use of music for healing purposes. I’ve co-founded ‘The Pink House’ institute with the intention of creating safe spaces for healing and im recently working as a ‘wellbeing coordinator’ at ‘Termokiss’ social-cultural centre in Prishtina/Kosovo.
Astrophysicist, co-founder of Context Institute and In Context, a Quarterly of Humane, Sustainable Culture; co-founder of the Global Action Plan and it’s Household EcoTeam program; co-founder of the Global Ecovillage Network; local elected official, sustainable architecture movement cataylst and cultural-change thought leader – Dr. Robert Gilman is currently the organizer of the worldwide Bright Future Network.
Jasenka is a facilitator of transformative learning, helping people to transform their lives, change the perspective on a situation, to find meaning and enthusiasm for the next stage. In serving others on their individual and organizational ways to authenticity and sustainability, she combines multidisciplinary knowledge and a holistic, systemic approach, learning and acting, teaching and leading, creation and management. ~ jasenka.gojsic at isoropia.hr
Katrin is driven by her fascination and love for nature and people. She looks at nature and social structures as robust and fragile systems at the same time. She has an exploratory spirit for the inner architecture of systems and is passionate about finding new pathways for sustainable change. Katrin combines her private industry and public sector experience with methods from natural sciences and psychology. She can look back on successful transformation projects on societal, organisational and individual level. Through her company Odonata, Katrin is working as an independent consultant, project manager and coach.
Thomas has more than 20 years experience working with sustainable development in companies and organisations, mainly in Scandinavia. He is an expert on opening space for co-creation using participative approaches.
Thomas is a trainer of The Genuine Contact(TM) program and he is one of the most experienced facilitators of Open Space Technology meetings.
He uses a mix of methods to facilitate the best possible development process for each specific situation.
Since many years Thomas transfers this knowledge to people and organisations by regularly offering different trainings internationally ~ thomas (at) openspaceconsulting.com
The multilingual Swiss national Thomas Imboden, born in 1956 in Trun, Switzerland, interrupted his advanced studies in philosophy, comparative religion & social psychology at the University of Zurich to join the Swiss Committee for UNICEF in the early 1980s, where he headed the departments of development education and fundraising.
From 1988 he established himself as a self-employed consultant in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
From 2003, he developed his own cultural exchange program between Switzerland, Sri Lanka and SE Asia.
After returning to Switzerland in 2009, he continues his work as consultant and project manager, focusing on environmental projects, crosscultural events and exchanges, as well as on his native region Surselva.
Lawrence is devoted to the creative emergence of living systems.
A consultant, educator, coach, healer and artist, he supports transformation in visionary leaders, creators, and organizations across a wide spectrum of cultures.
He is active in the development of Transformational Learning internationally, CoFounder and Executive Director of the Nova Earth Institute (US) and Nova Earth Project (Croatia), member of Legacy17 (Sweden) and has served on the core team of the International Partnership for Transformational Learning (EU).
He is based in Croatia, now travelling only to the fridge most days.
I am trying to be useful in situation where people, in their diversity, formulate and act upon choices that advance common welfare and socially just arrangements while maintaining ecological integrity. Central questions are: How can individual behaviour change have the necessary systemic sustainability effects, at the local, national and global level? And, how can individuals and communities contribute to shaping institutions, policies and mechanisms for guaranteeing a safe and just operating space for humanity? – frans (at) thelenglets.com
With a background in ICT and management, mainly at IBM, I’ve spent some 26 years with Global Action Plan International, specializing in issues of sustainable behaviour change in the context of sustainable development. With Legacy17 the time has come to step up the effects of what we have learnt.
~ alexander (at) legacy17.org
Marilyn is co-funder of Legacy17. She combines backgrounds in psychosynthesis, empowerment and action research to co-create new methods and tools for personal and professional development. She has worked in more than 20 countries to empower people and organizations to take action for sustainable development, and was awarded the Rachel Carson Prize 2011–2012 | marilyn (at) legacy17.org | 3 minute video
Stanley is a Senior Sustainability Advisor and Trainer on Leadership. By working with communities in India and Africa, and lately in Europe, Stanley has gained insight into what sustainable development means at the local level.
Specialties: Sustainability Planning, Trainer/Facilitator, Management Systems, Regional development, dialogue methods, U-Theory, Art of Hosting, Moral Leadership.
Amit is an entrepreneur, facilitator and advisor passionate about change processes. He has experience from the music industry as a teen pop-star in the band A-teens that sold 6 mn albums worldwide, have been driving change in the petrochemicals industry as CEO and co-founder of the start up Paxymer – a leader within green flame retardant technology, co-creating a movement of gatherings for a better future in World of wisdom and is the co-cofounder in an RCO focused on personal, team and organisational development through Innerworks. Amit is passionate about change processes, innovation and re-imagining the world. With one foot in the material and the other in the transformational he lives to create conditions for a regenerative economy.
Annika is currently Legacy17’s project manager and a psychotherapist in training at the Psychosynthesis Academy in Stockholm. She is a sociolinguist with 20 years’ experience in the education sector in Sweden, Mexico and France as teacher, organiser, school leader and owner. The present focus is on transformative learning and adult development processes.
Jascha is a practical philosopher and visionary, developing and promoting cultural techniques of participation, collaboration and co-creation. His mission is to enable new forms of collective intelligence between humans and non-humans to face the challenges of the anthropocene. Jascha works as a concept developer, trainer, consultant and facilitator for participative design processes. His focus is on the areas of sustainability, urban development, and education. Jascha has an M.A. in sociology and philosophy; he is co-founder and director of the Institute for Participative Design.
With her passion for learning and care for humanity, Anaïs, co-founder of scaling4good and STRIDE – the unSchool, is passionate about engaging with people to work towards an inclusive society. She focuses on societal transformation through a continuous process of self- and world-making; a theory of change leading from personal transformation to community engagement and civic action. Anaïs is also Managing Partner at SIMS AG and serves on the board of RCE Zurich and as Chair of Trustees at MahaDevi Yoga Centre UK.
Miriam is an ecologist and pedagogue who has worked with collaborative and transformative processes for 30 years. She has worked with authorities and NGO:s, both as municipal ecologist and as consultant, has facilitated many futures-oriented processes with mixed groups, and has taught at the Swedish West University. Presently she works partly for a nationwide study organization for non-formal adult learning. She also works internationally as well as locally as consultant with transcontextual learning in complex living systems.
Born in 1949 in Shimla, India, Shambhushivananda, also known as Dada, has lived an uncommon life. He is a gold medalist of Panjab University and completed his Ph.D at the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania) in Business & Applied Economics. He taught at several universities in the United States before choosing a monastic life in 1979. Ever since, he has dedicated himself to the pursuit of inner and outer peace. For over a decade, he served as a Rector of a seminary in Sweden and is presently the Chancellor of Global Neohumanist Education Network.
Shambhushivananda also had the honour of addressing the Lithuaninan Parliament, the Kyoto Forum, the Parliament of World Religions and scores of other forums. A known luminary on “Yogic Traditions and Contemporary Problems” he received the International Mahatma Gandhi Award in 1992.
Veronica “Rudi” Simon is a recent graduate of Sustainable Development from Uppsala University. Rudi’s thesis researched the interplay of food labels and agricultural requirements on sustainable initiatives in ecological farming. She has worked with Legacy17 on projects regarding food waste as both an intern and collaborator. She is the current President of Zero Waste Uppsala, whose mission is to reduce all forms of waste, and help educate people as to the importance of reusing and recycling. Rudi is also an accomplished artist and graphics designer.
Marco is a facilitator, sustainability leadership consultant, process designer. He works with teams who need to lead the way through complex sustainability challenges and can give the “what” and the “how” of addressing such challenges together.
My interest is to help people to develop the awareness of environmental issues.
The experience of mine ranges from corporate planning manager of industrial companies to Secretary General of an NPO that sites a world environmental prize, Blue Planet Prize. The nearly ten years experience at the NPO has given me many chances to associate with the notable world conservationists; biologist, physicists, economists, and many others, which leads me a good understanding of sustainability of the earth. My recent focus is personal and also collective human behavior in conjunction with environmental phenomena or issues ~ tyasuda (at) protonmail.com,
I am passionate about exploring technological and social innovations needed to scale SDG work while nurturing a regenerative culture. Currently pursuing further education in sustainable systems engineering, my interest is in the development of smart communities. I am also an ambassador for the blockchain SEEDS, whose mission is to finance planetary regeneration and wellbeing by introducing an ethical economic alternative.
Anne studied various literatures at various universities, then focused on multiculturalism and postcolonialism for her PhD and teaching, finally engaging in inter- and transdisciplinarity in the context of research and education for sustainable development (ESD). As Head of the ESD cluster at the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, Switzerland (newly retired), she strove to adapt to the need for “sustainable education”, including transformative learning; and to enable students to be both academics and engaged citizens.
The connection between language and everyday life is essential to Anne: how do we shape and love our world with words? How can we unlearn domination through words and let them become live connectors between us?