Anneloes Smitsman 

EARTHwise Founder & CEO

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. She is a visionary scientist, published author, futurist, system architect, and leadership catalyst for the transition to a Thrivable Civilization.

She holds a Masters degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and received a degree of Doctor from the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, where she conducted her Ph.D. as an external researcher at the Maastricht Sustainability Institute (formerly ICIS). Her groundbreaking Ph.D. dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, addresses how to diagnose and transform key systemic barriers of our world crisis through its proposed Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization.

Anneloes is the co-author of the forthcoming book "Future Humans - The Quest of Rose", together with Dr Jean Houston. Written as a spiritual science novel and based on true stories, this groundbreaking book shares the discoveries of the future humans about the applications of the hidden keys within the Cosmic architecture of life for the renaissance of self and society. "The Quest of Rose" includes transformative practices, cutting-edge scientific knowledge and indigenous wisdom for addressing our greatest societal challenges while creating the conditions for a new future time. Anneloes is also the author of the Amazon International Bestseller Love Letters from Mother Earth – The Promise of a New Beginning, a collection of 13 Letters in the voice of our Mother Earth for the actualization of our collective wisdom potentials, which is coming out in audio form later this year produced through sound expert Alan Howarth. 

Her current focus is on co-creating the architecture and developing the future capacities for the emergence of new thrivable civilizations with regenerative economies, evolutionary governance, and conscious cultures. She has been applying this commitment through the design and architecture for the EARTHwise Tipping Point Systemand the formation of TPS Wisdom Collaboratory, as well as her architectural work in SEEDS and Hypha for co-developing the Regenerative Renaissance tools, currencies, systems, and cultures.

Anneloes is a powerful teacher of Cosmic Architecture, Evolutionary Leadership, Feminine Wisdom, Social Innovation, and Transformational Change. Her unique learning programs, teachings, and practices have empowered thousands of people and organisations from around the world to discover and develop their future potential and evolutionary capacities for this tipping point time. 

She was trained as a classical pianist in the Netherlands and was in charge of the organisation of the European Youth Parliament concerts in her early years. She has been studying harmonic voice techniques and learning opera for the last three years. She was awarded the “Africa’s Women Leaders Citation 2018”, by CMO Asia & World Women Leadership Congress.

Her deepest commitment is Love in Action, as shared in her TEDx talk. To stand together united for issues that deserve and require our deepest care and shared responsibility. This application becomes visible in the way she carries her many evolutionary leadership responsibilities. 

Anneloes has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for the Mauritius Government, the Shift Network, UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, and the Indian Ocean Commission, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for the Mauritius Catholic School’s Network through which she trained over 300 teachers, which served as national input for the curriculum innovation in Mauritius. Her multi-stakeholder dialogue process was adopted in 2012-2014 in 9 different countries for the UN Rio+20 civil society inputs, and she trained the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) youth leaders under UNESCO for the 2014 UN SIDS Youth inputs for the UN SDG formulations.

Anneloes is a strategic advisor in Hypha, for building SEEDS - a financial ecosystem to empower humanity and heal our planet, a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circlewhich is a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation, a founding member of the Creative Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, serves on the Board of the Global Education Futures Initiative, and serves as a R3.0 Advocation Partner


"Anneloes Smitsman is a leader and pioneer in the development of the architecture of creating civilizations that enhance the wellbeing of both person and planet. In this she is a treasure trove of ingenuity and wisdom. She is one whom leaders in social evolution regard as the person who has the genius to implement the revolutionary solutions and visions that can advance the necessary development of both people and planet. 

I, as well as many others, regard Anneloes as a female Einstein. I met prof Einstein when I was 8 years old, and he told me that his greatest quality was imagination, a quality which Anneloes shares abundantly and which informs her extraordinary creative gifts. She is a living example of what it means to walk the path of the emerging future human. 

Knowing her very well and having worked with her in the development of our books and courses, I can honestly say that she is one of the brightest minds I have ever met. She is a true renaissance woman who brings her unique gifts to the kinds of design and implementation that have the power to shift the negative trajectories of our present world, and thus she creates the designs and solutions that introduce a whole new architecture that inspires while it implements the creation of the promise and dream of a thriving world. Anneloes brings together the tools and the practical knowledge to accomplish this evolutionary task.” ~ Dr Jean Houston (Ph.D.)

"Through her writing and teaching, Anneloes’s authenticity and wisdom radiate with a crystal clarity and resonate with compassionate grace. Gently she guides readers and students through journeys of inner and outer discovery, inspiring and empowering them to re-member their own true selves and sense of purpose. As a teacher, guide and companion, she is a loving and hopeful gift of Spirit to the world." ~ Dr Jude Currivan (Ph.D.)

"We live in the most crucial epoch in the recent history of humanity. We need to rethink where we are going, and change the way we go. We need to BE the change we want to see in the world.  This calls for leadership — leading ourselves to be the change we need. This is perhaps the most vital quest of our time. Joining the  leadership programs of Dr. Anneloes Smitsman could be one of the most effective steps you could now take." ~ Dr Ervin Laszlo (Ph.D.)


  • Anneloes Smitsman & Jean Houston. Future Humans - The Quest of Rose, [forthcoming 2021]. 
  • Smitsman, A. (2019). Love Letters from Mother Earth - The Promise of a New Beginning. EARTHwise Publications.
  • Smitsman, A & Currivan, J. (2021). Healing our relationship with Gaia through a New Thrivability Paradigm. In Wright, J. (Ed.) Quantum Thinking for Agroecology: Theory and Practice for the Farming of Tomorrow. Taylor & Francis Group, FL, USA [forthcoming].
  • Smitsman, A & Chung C.K.C. (2018). Mauritius: Theory and Practice of Education for Sustainability. In Letchamanan, H &, Dhar, D. (Eds.). Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands. London: Bloomsbury
  • Smitsman, A. & Currivan, J. (2019). Systemic Transformation - Into the Birth Canal. Systems Research and Behavioral Science (January 2019), 1–10.  
  • Smitsman, A., Laszlo, A. & Luksha, P. (2020). Evolutionary Learning Ecosystems for Thrivable Futures - Crafting and Curating the Conditions for Future-fit Education. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. DOI: 10.1080/02604027.2020.1740075.  
  • Smitsman, A., Laszlo, A. & Barnes, K. (2018). Attracting our Future into Being: The Syntony Quest. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. DOI: 10.1080/02604027.2018.1499850 
  • Goodin, R.E.  & Smitsman, A. (2000). Placing Welfare States:  The Netherlands as a Crucial Test Case. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 26 (2), pp. 39-64.
  • Smitsman, A. (1999). Book Note: The Making of Apartheid, 1948-1961: Conflict and Compromise by Deborah Posel. Political Studies, 47 (2), p.406.

"The Love Letters from Mother Earth" series is written by Anneloes Smitsman to guide us into the heart of our humanity to discover the essence of who we are from a planetary perspective. Through these Letters,we receive the wisdom and support that our planet, as a caring and conscious Mother, shares for this challenging time. Foreword by Prof dr Alexander Laszlo and with endorsements from Dr Jean Houston, Lawrence Bloom, Chief Phil Lane, and Dr Jude Currivan as a book that will change your life. 


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