Asu used to dream of being a genetic engineer, then ended up with a BA in Business Management.
After working in various positions in advertising, PR, and entertainment, she retrained as a fashion designer.
André enjoys creating the conditions for personal and organizational development. His focus areas are innovation and sustainable development.
Julia Bentz is a sustainability scientist, an educator and a change maker who is committed to equity and regeneration for all. In her current project she explores the potential of art and story in transformative education and climate engagement.
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.
Miloš is a generalist with a background in education, research, high-tech industry and NGO management.
Dr Ash Brockwell describes himself as an artivist (artist-activist), songworker and educator.
Marcus 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.
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.
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.
Hans von Essen – Board Member
Proponent of holistic systems thinking around food: agronomist, CEO of BERAS International and Senior Adviser Food Systems – Ecological Regenerative Agriculture.
Working across sustainability science and the arts, Diego is developing approaches for transformative learning and for the emergence of collaborative sustainable futures.
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.
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.
I work as a corporate and educational trainer in teaching methods that accelerate learning and bring about real changes in performance and results, by catering to the needs of the unconscious mind.
A passionate dreamer, Visionaut and activist with a long list of innovative projects to his name, many in the field of transformative learning, empowerment and facilitation. Boris has a background in aesthetics (design, photography) and has ventured boldly into computer-assisted areas such as an online toolbox, web design and app design.
Jutta’s passion and skills lie in empowering people as well as in providing innovative and creative settings of multisensory and joyful learning, ideation and development.
Barbara puts passion into everything she does, spreading enthusiasm and energy, investing in relationships, making connections and innovative projects that promote sustainable solutions.
I’m an educator, a facilitator, and a perpetual learner.
With about 20 years of experience in education, I keep searching for new ways of mixing methods and tools to inspire learners’ creativity.
Hans Hassle – Board Member
Since 1986, Hans has been a pioneer of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He was in 2001 appointed member of the Central Ethical Review Board at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm by the Swedish government.
Katrin Hauser – Board Member
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.
Thomas Herrmann – Board Member
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.
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.
Lawrence Kampf – Board Member
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.
Inspiring the use of multiple perspectives so that new co-creations become possible, is what René has been doing in many different settings. He does this from a grounding in technology, and systems thinking, with an ever increasing appreciation of human beings.
Daniel is an energetic and playful leader whose work as a consultant, coach, public speaker, and writer is informed by a deep connection to the natural world, a background as a martial artist, and a wildly creative and adventurous approach to life.
Ecofuturist concerned with how natural, social, knowledge and psychological systems interact.
Independent consultant for 35 years: strategic analysis, programme development and project management for international organisations, governments, businesses and communities.
With a background in ICT and management, mainly at IBM, I’ve spent some 26 years with Global Action Plan Int’l, concerned with programs for sustainable behaviour change.
Marilyn Mehlmann – Board Member
Marilyn combines backgrounds in psychosynthesis, empowerment and action research to co-create new methods and tools for personal and professional development.
Stanley Nyoni – Board Member
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.
Amit Paul – Board Member
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, a psychosynthesis therapist, and a consultant, focused on transformative learning in adult education.
Jascha is a practical philosopher and visionary, developing and promoting cultural techniques of participation, collaboration and co-creation.
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.
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.
Anna Shakhovets is the founder of ReCo Consulting and is a consultant in business transformation, team coaching and leadership skills development.
Klaus’ curiosity brought him from ecology to developmental neurobiology to immune genetics, culminating in a molecular biology Ph.D. Then on via marketing to management to coaching, facilitation, teaching, therapy, and organizational development consulting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am passionate about exploring technological and social innovations needed to scale SDG work while nurturing a regenerative culture.
Anne Zimmermann – board member
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).