Dr. Anneloes Smitsman
Futurist, evolutionary systems scientist, system architect & global catalyst for thrivability
"Anneloes Smitsman is a treasure trove of ingenuity and wisdom, 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. "
~ Dr. Jean Houston, A principal founder of the Human Potential Movement
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is a futurist, evolutionary systems scientist, systems architect, teacher, coach, and global catalyst for thrivability. She is the founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. Her groundbreaking programs, practices, and strategies have empowered thousands of people from around the world, and are being implemented by numerous networks and organizations for developing the economic, educational, and governance capacities for regeneration and thrivability.
Anneloes was awarded the Visioneers Lifetime Achievement Award as a Visionary Leader in May 2022, and Africa’s Women Leaders Citation in 2018 by CMO Asia & World Women Leadership Congress. Her commitment in life is to bring love into action, as shared in her TEDx talk. To stand together, united in our care and responsibility for the co-creation of a thriving world and future.
Anneloes holds a Master’s degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and received a degree of Doctor from the Maastricht Sustainability Institute at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her Ph.D. dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is being implemented worldwide for systemic transformation in economics, education, politics, and governance through her proposed Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization.
Anneloes is the co-author with Dr. Jean Houston of the Future Humans Trilogy, which include The Quest of Rose, a #1 Amazon Bestseller and Winner of the 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award in the category of Personal Growth. As well as Return of the Avatars, which also became a #1 Amazon Bestseller. Written as an allegory, the trilogy weaves together real-life events that are at the forefront of what’s happening in our world right now, with cutting-edge insights from the new paradigm sciences, indigenous wisdom, and consciousness practices for activating the greater possibilities of our future human becoming. She is the co-editor and co-author with Dr. Alexander Laszlo of The New Paradigm in Politics, and she is the author of Love Letters from Mother Earth, and the narrated version Messages from Mother Earth with soundtracks by Alan Howarth (launching soon). She is also the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications, articles, book chapters, and other publications.
Anneloes is the lead author of the r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint, and the lead architect of the SEEDS Constitution where she applied her Thrivability Compass design and Future Archetypes codes, as well as an architect and researcher for Hypha and SEEDS for co-developing the Regenerative Renaissance tools, currencies, systems, and cultures. She is renowned for her systemic approach for catalyzing social tipping points for societal transformation, which she also applied as lead architect and initiator of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System and its Earth Song project.
Anneloes has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, the Indian Ocean Commission, the Mauritius Government, Dream Tending, the Shift Network, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for 18 schools of 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 member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, a founding member of the Global Development Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, an Advisory Board member of the Interstellar Community Foundation, a r3.0 Advocation Partner, and a partner of the Global Education Futures Initiative.
Publications by Anneloes
The Quest of Rose is Book 1 of the Future Humans Trilogy written by Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D. and Jean Houston, Ph.D, and is a Winner of the 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award in the category of Personal Growth, and became a #1 Amazon Bestseller in the categories New Age Mysticism and Systems Theory.
The Quest of Rose guides you through an experiential transformation journey that weaves together real-life events that are at the forefront of what's happening in our world right now, with cutting-edge insights from the new sciences, indigenous wisdom, and consciousness teachings for discovering the greater possibilities of our future becoming. Already referred to by many world-renowned luminaries as: "a masterpiece", "epic and unlike any other", "one of the most important books of our catalytic time", and "a true gift to humanity." The book offers nine Cosmic Keys and twelve transformation practices for developing your future human potential of a new era.
"The Quest of Rose is ultimately a work of profound hope by offering a powerful new definition of ourselves and a vision of unlimited future possibility. Once you are caught up in Rose's revelations and begin to understand the deep truths within them, a new way of your own being must be born. Allow this brilliant new story to unleash the imaginal cells of your own extraordinary potential and become the future human you were always meant to be." ~ Lynne McTaggart
Return of the Avatars is Book 2 of the Future Humans Trilogy written by Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D. and Jean Houston, Ph.D, which became a #1 Amazon Bestseller in the category Evolutionary Psychology.
The journey continues and deepens as whole new dangers lurk around the corner, attracted to Rose's growing powers. Join the future humans in this spell-breaking, soul-stirring adventure as they explore essential lessons about power, unity, ego, shadow, hope, courage, and love. Empowered with the discoveries of the Cosmic architecture of life, you’ll now discover how to decode the systems and agendas of the economics of domination and the governance of disunity. Explore the new choices and possibilities by developing your future human powers through the wisdom of the higher heart, with the help of seven Cosmic Architect Tools and ten transformative practices. Although recommended, it is not necessary to have read the first book.
"As we awaken to our true reality, dormant supernatural powers and potential will become the norm. This book is prophetic.” ~ Deepak Chopra, M.D.
“As Rose deepens her self-knowledge and widens her planetary, solar system, and cosmological awareness, we follow her on this evolutionary path available to humans. Rose creates an evolutionary Cosmic Compass game with new roles for our Avatars, far beyond earlier models. I loved this book!" ~ Hazel Henderson
The New Paradigm in Politics by co-editors and co-authors Anneloes Smitsman and Alexander Laszlo and the book's series editor, Ervin Laszlo, provide an exploration of the necessary transformation of our contemporary political systems and practices. In August 2021 The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research hosted an online Global Symposium titled “The New Paradigm in Politics.” This book summarizes the presentations of the symposium's participants and brings together the key ideas and practices of 35 world-renowned thought leaders in the fields of systems science, futurism, consciousness research, public policy, law, social science, and philosophy who advocate the role of politics to create a new paradigm in human civilizational development. Contributors include Nafeez Ahmed, Frederick Tsao, Garry Jacobs, Jean Houston, Rama Mani, Violeta Bulc, Youssef Mahmoud, Charles Eisenstein, Flavia Valgiusti, Naresh Singh, and others.
The New Paradigm in Politics provides the grounds for the design of systems of governance that are based on holism and interdependence—rather than the old mechanistic paradigm of dualism and separation.The symposium participants explored in their dialogues and essays the ways we can change from human unsustainability and collapse to a planetary regeneration and thrivability. The book includes compelling case-studies and examples of new constitutions from grassroots initiatives that demonstrate a new paradigm in politics is already emerging. The way forward into the new paradigm will depend on embracing our opportunities to engage in participatory decision-making with all levels of society and following this with actions based on our shared visions and common responsibilities. The spirit of democracy is alive in the hearts and minds of people who want to respond to this evolutionary call of our time.
Love Letters from Mother Earth - The Promise of a New Beginning by Anneloes Smitsman, also became an Amazon Bestseller. Thirteen letters in the voice of Mother Earth to guide us into the heart of our humanity and discover the essence of who. Receive the wisdom and support that our planet, as a caring and conscious Mother, shares for this challenging time. Discover the three essential keys for actualizing our unity and transforming the root causes of thousands of years of division.
“Love Letters from Mother Earth, by Beloved Sister Anneloes Smitsman, is one of those must read books! This book reconnects us to the Sacred Teachings and Beauty of our Beloved Mother Earth in a most beautiful, inspiring, wise, insightful and uplifting way!” ~ Chief Phil Lane Jr., Founder & Chairman, Four Worlds International Institute
Into the Heart of Systems Change
Ph.D. Dissertation from the Maastricht Sustainability Institute at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
Into the Heart of Systems Change explores the systemic thrivability barriers that we have inherited from centuries of mechanistic worldviews and dualistic growth archetypes, and how to transform those for developing the necessary systemic capacities for regeneration and thrivability.
Peer-reviewed International Journals
Endorsements for Anneloes & her work
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
Principal founder of the Human Potential Movement
"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.”
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
World-Renowned Pioneer in Personal Transformation
“Full of wisdom and insight, with a vision of the future everyone can benefit from in our age of change amid uncertainty. The Future Humans Trilogy by Anneloes Smitsman and Jean Houston is an act of true compassion, which exhibits empathy and understanding that leads to answers, and the answers are the essence of the world’s wisdom traditions. The stories in this Trilogy speak directly to the heart, where all inner journeys begin. When the heart awakens, the person is transformed. This Trilogy is living proof that such a radical change is desirable, possible, and necessary in everyone’s life."
Former Secretary General, Be Earth Foundation
“In my blessed life’s journey I have had the true privilege of meeting some extraordinary and remarkable souls. Anneloes Smitsman is up there with the best of the very best. From vision to strategy, from strategy to tactics, from tactics to operations, she is a profound and very rare master. I recommend her unhesitatingly, and celebrate our personal friendship and her gift of mentorship to me.”
Jude Currivan, Ph.D.
Cosmologist, Futurist & Author of The Cosmic Hologram
"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."
Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D.
Scientist, Noble Peace Prize Nominee
"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."