The EARTHwise Collaboratory
Igniting our collective genius as future humans of a new era
Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D.
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D. is Founder & CEO of EARTHwise Centre. She is a renowned futurist, bestselling author, evolutionary systems scientist, and global catalyst for co-creating life-centered civilizations. She is the initiator of The Earth Song. Her groundbreaking educational programs, transformation practices, leadership strategies, and system architecture 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 systems for regeneration and thrivability. Her book Love Letters from Mother Earth and the soon to be released musical narration Messages from Mother Earth with soundtracks by Alan Howarth, served as the inspiration for the Earth Song. The Earth Song also features in the #1 Bestsellers The Quest of Rose and Return of the Avatars, book 1 and 2 of the Future Humans Trilogy, which she co-authored with Jean Houston, Ph.D.
Sasha Siem, Ph.D.
Dr. Sasha Siem, Ph.D. is a renowned vocalist, poet and songwriter. She is the music composer of The Earth Song. Her expertise in the healing power of sound has emerged from decades of classical music training followed by a degree at Cambridge University where she focused on the history, philosophy and physics of sound as well as Indigenous music traditions. After completing a Ph.D. in musical composition and poetry at Harvard University, Sasha wrote music for the likes of the Royal Opera House and the London Symphony Orchestra. She was the youngest person to be awarded a British Composer Award before transitioning into ‘pop’ with the release of her highly-acclaimed first album ‘Most of the Boys’. She also embarked on a cross-cultural study of the role and impact of music within various spiritual and cultural traditions through her apprenticeship with a Sami Shaman in Norway where her father’s family comes from.
Sabine Brunswicker, Ph.D.
Prof Sabine Brunswicker, Ph.D. is leading the digital platform design for The Earth Song and the co-creative social tipping point challenges, as well as the Tipping Point transition research. Sabine is a Full Professor for Digital Innovation at Purdue University, and the Founder and Director of its Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI). She is a computational social scientist with a particular focus on open digital innovation who engages with an interdisciplinary group of researchers to predict individual and collective outcomes in open digital innovation. She is an internationally recognized authority in the field of Open Innovation.
Kurt Barnes, ND, DEA
Dr. Kurt Barnes, is co-Founder & Chair of EARTHwise Centre guiding the psycho-social aspects of tipping point strategies. He is a senior psycho-social expert with extensive professional experience working with individuals and organizations from all levels of society in Mauritius and internationally. He has worked among migrants in Africa (I.O.M), providing training and consultancy to improve their living conditions and eco-psychological health. He carried out this work with knowledge regarding implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to these issues. He worked for many years as well in Europe and North America. He is also a registered Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialisation in psychology, psychotherapy & bio-feedback. Kurt is renowned for his expertise in suicide prevention, crisis intervention and social-psychological diplomacy.
Mark Laisure is a technology entrepreneur, visionary, mentor and oneness coach. He is also producer & co-host of The Life Changes Show, and founder and advisor to multiple experiential and immersive technology companies. Mark’s primary areas of focus have been within disruptive technologies, sustainable business solutions, conscious media and transformational events. After an early Wall Street career with firms such as UBS PaineWebber and Wellington Shields & Co., Mark has been a guiding force behind several start-ups, takeovers, and turnarounds, most notably: Inktomi Corporation (acquired by YAHOO!), Teranex, Mesh Networks (acquired by MOTOROLA), Skycross, Voyant, ONEHOPE Wine, Life Changes Network, and Vortex Immersion Media. Mark’s awards include the Primetime Emmy for technological innovation in film and television processing, the R&D 100 award, and Businessweek Magazine Product of the Year.
Alan Howarth is an Award Winning Composer and Sound Designer whose works span decades of film, multi-media and research. He is the composer and producer of the soundtracks for Messages rom Mother Earth, created and narrated by Anneloes Smitsman. His music and sound designs are utilized in feature films such as Star Trek, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Star Gate, The Little Mermaid, Escape From New York and The Hunt for Red October. He is a pioneering developer in multi-channel immersive sound and is working with the Academy of Future Science as field researcher analyzing the acoustic properties of sacred sites and the natural frequency spectrum of life itself. He holds several worldwide patents for the conversion of standard musical recordings into tunings of the Natural Frequency Spectrum as defined by nature, science and ancient architecture.
Sheri Herndon is an evolutionary leader, social innovator and embodied mystic. She shares a passion for cultivating regenerative culture, community and movement building, with a focus on coherence in social systems, scaling collective intelligence, and anchoring both in the heart’s wisdom. This through hosting powerful conversations and containers for building the 21st century capacities for a thriving civilization. She serves the healing of the earth and the healing of all people through enabling connection, social synergy and the beauty way. As a long-time social innovator with numerous successes that have had a profound impact in human culture, she directs her energy toward conscious leaders, projects and initiatives that are moving us toward a thriving future. For the last 25 years, she has worked in the fields of media, technology and consciousness studies all toward developing new forms for civilization to be fully actualized. She is an exceptional navigator at the edge of cultural innovation and tracking trends and ‘trim tabs’ for the greatest social impact.
Janice Hall is President, Natural Network International: strategic management, biz dev, trends forecasting, brand-building for wellness, environmental sustainability, climate change and clean technology solutions that are committed to fostering a regenerative and evolutionary coherent world. She is a social alchemist and synergistic culture and business ecosystem designer, with a broad-based global network, who thrives on connecting visionary change agents, paradigm shifters and evolutionary leaders. She is gifted at articulating the narratives for new , thrivable worlds and futures. Janice played a role as one of the architects of the natural and organic products industry. Working toward global peace, she has contributed pioneering efforts in media and international event development with the Natural Product Expos, the UN and various NGO’s. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Climate Collaborative, is on the Leadership Team of the One Humanity Institute and builds strategic partnerships for the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI).
Shani Lehrer is an expert in mind, body and spirit wellbeing, and a Multidimensional Entrepreneur, Kabbalist, Healer & International Speaker with over two decades’ experience leading thousands of individuals into embodying their full potential, mastering their life and serving their purpose. Shani shares teachings and personal work across the globe, spreading ancient Metaphysical teachings as keys to mastering our modern physical reality. With cutting-edge tools from ancient mystical traditions and conventional, modern approaches to mind and body healing, she is able to lead anyone courageous enough to face their shadows to become their most potent and powerful light and creative potential. Shani and her partners launched the ‘Holyworld Foundation’ in 2020, a charity dedicated to New-Paradigm Education, Healing Global Trauma, and Mother Earth Initiatives. Shani is soon to release her first book and is currently in the process of acquiring her PhD in Natural Medicine.
Susan Manewich, M.S is the President of New Energy Movement, 501C3 and Founder and Director of the Nui Foundation, a community interest company (CIC) in the UK, which focuses on conscious leadership for the positive evolution of all life. Susan has spent 20 plus years in the areas of leadership consulting, emotional intelligence, resonant technology and better understanding human dynamics and social systems to successfully transition through these global changes. She currently works to bring ethics, integrity and global team cohesion to the field of new energy technology. Susan has worked with the Resonance Project Foundation as a Director. She was involved in key organizational initiatives where science and consciousness could healthily integrate, led communication strategies and talent selection.
Yanik Silver has been called a Cosmic Catalyst, a Maverick Mischief-maker and a Galactic Goofball. He redefines how business is played in the 21st century at the intersection of more profits, more fun, and more impact. Yanik is the creator of the Cosmic Journal, author of Evolved Enterprise and the founder of Maverick1000, a global network of top entrepreneurs of visionary entrepreneurs making a serious difference in the world, without taking themselves too seriously. In fact, it’s not unusual to find him dressed as a lemur, a showgirl or even in matching mermaid tails with Sir Richard Branson. This group periodically assembles for breakthrough retreats, rejuvenating experiences, and impact opportunities (to-date raising over $3M+) with participating icons such as Sir Richard Branson, Sara Blakely, Tony Hawk, Chris Blackwell, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Hsieh, Russell Simmons, Tim Ferriss, and many others.
Anita Sanchez, Ph.D.
Indigenous Wisdom Council
Dr Anita Sanchez, Aztec and Mexican-American, is a published author, consultant, trainer and executive coach who has worked for four decades of providing training and coaching to tens of thousands of global leaders and their teams in diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture and positive change. She specializes in indigenous wisdom, diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture and promoting positive change in our world. She is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and the author of the international bestseller, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times.
Puna Kalama Dawson
Indigenous Wisdom Council
Keikilaniwahinealiiopuna (Puna) Kalama Dawson lives on Kauai, Hawaii. As record keeper of the Hawaiian culture and history, she is an internationally honored elder of the Hawaiian islands. Her family-roots take her far back in time. Her direct ancestors are found in the royal family of the time of the Hawaiian kingdom, as well as in the lineages of the hula masters (kahula), the lua masters (kalua) and the seers (kahuna). Puna travels in the footprints of her ancestors (amongst other destinations) to Europe to strengthen the cultural bridges and to support world peace.
Indigenous Wisdom Council
Kevin Locke (Tokaheya Inajin in Lakota translation “First to Rise”) is a world famous visionary Hoop Dancer, preeminent player of the Indigenous Northern Plains flute, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. Kevin is Lakota and Anishnabe. While his instructions were received from his immediate family and community, from extended family in every part of the world, Kevin has learned many lessons in global citizenship and how we each can draw from our individual heritages to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization embracing and celebrating our collective heritage.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Indigenous Wisdom Council
Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations and is an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and economic development. During the past 50 years, Brother Phil has worked with Indigenous Peoples from the Americas, Micronesia, South East Asia, China, India, Bhutan, Hawaii, and Africa. He served 16 years as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (1980-1996). In 1982, he founded the Four Worlds International Institute (FWII). He is also Chairman of Four Directions International and Compassion Games International, and a key partner of EARTHwise Centre.
The Earth Song Advisors
Lori Haller is an extremely in-demand creative strategist, speaker and trainer whose agency has been creating award-winning, sales-generating direct mail, online promotions, space advertising, and design for more than 20 years. Her clients have included such prestigious names as Hyatt Hotels, Kay Jewelers, Forbes, The Motley Fool, Oprah Winfrey’s O’s Big Book of Happiness, The Agora Companies and National Geographic. Lori is a member of AWAI’s Program Advisory Board, and the author of their Ultimate Guide to Building a Highly Profitable Graphic Design Business. International design is one of her specialties, and in addition to the U.S. and Canada, she has worked with and trained clients in Singapore, Bonn, China, Germany, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, London and Colombia.
David L. Deutsch
David Deutsch is a world-renowned direct response copywriter, marketing strategist, author, and copywriting coach. He is the author of Million Dollar Marketing Secrets as well as Think Inside the Box!, an acclaimed book on generating ideas. David started at the renowned advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather on Madison Avenue, working with clients such as Merrill Lynch, General Foods, and American Express. He then switched to direct response, where he has generated almost a billion dollars in direct sales for leading direct response marketers, entrepreneurs and publishers.
Chloë Goodchild is author of The Naked Voice – Transform Your Life through the Power of Sound (2015). She is director of The Naked Voice (1990) and its Charitable Foundation (2004), an international community, dedicated to the practice and evolution of compassionate communication. Deafness in childhood catalysed Chloë’s discovery of inner sound and silence, and has led to a lifetime’s research of the human voice as one of humanity’s most untapped resources for personal and global health and well-being.
Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D.
Prof. Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D. is a co-founding member of EARTHwise Centre and polycultural systems scientist, residing in Argentina. He was the 57th President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), known for his work on systems theories and "education ecosystems". He, furthermore, is the President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), based in Vienna, Austria. He also functions as the Director of Development at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (L-INPR), which is based in Lucca, Italy.
Jude Currivan, Ph.D.
Dr. Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist and author. She was previously one of the most senior business women in the UK, has a Master’s degree in Physics from Oxford University specializing in quantum physics and cosmology, and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Reading researching ancient cosmologies. She has traveled to more than 80 countries and worked with wisdom keepers from many traditions and her extensive experience and knowledge of world events, systems and trends, has led her to speak on transformational reforms in the UK, US, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Australasia.
Ben Bowler is the Executive Director of UNITY EARTH, a global network building a worldwide community for unity and peace. In 2008 Ben founded Monk for a Month in Chiang Mai offering men and women the opportunity to experience Thai temple life and temporary ordination. In 2010, Ben launched Muslim for a Month in Turkey offering guests a first-hand experience of Turkish Islam and Sufism. A year later, he launched World Weavers. In October 2015, at the Parliament of World’ Religions, Ben launched 1GOD.com. Since then he has worked to build UNITY EARTH into a global platform that can support and empower the many grassroots movements working towards unity and peace in the world.
Sabine van Baaren
Sabine van Baaren is a professional singer, musician, composer and sound healer. Her career began at the age of eight, with Herman van Veen and Corry Brokken. She has composed many songs for well known artists and sung with Jon Lord, Pe Werner, Trio Rio, Charlie Mariano, Phil Carmen, Fury in the Slaughterhouse, Winnie Hsin, Peter Kraus, Purple Schulz, Sydney Youngblood, Mick Karn, and Miguel Rios.