About Our Teams, Advisors & EARTHwise
EARTHwise Leadership Team
To Steward the Future Directions and Thrivability of the EARTHwise Ecosystem
Founder & CEO EARTHwise Centre
LEAD GAME ARCHITECTURE
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is a futurist, systems scientist, award-winning pioneer in human development and systems change, and award-winning bestselling author. She is the founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre, lead architect of the EARTHwise Constitution and the EARTHwise Game, and a Strategic Steward of Hypha and SEEDS. She was awarded the Visioneers Lifetime Achievement Award as a Visionary Leader in May 2022, and was crowned overall African winner in the category "Human Development" of the 2022 Africa’s Most Respected CEOs Awards by The Business Executive in collaboration with the Economic Development Board Mauritius. She is also a winner of the BIZZ 2022 Business Excellence Award by WORLDCOB. She 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. She is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, and is based in the Netherlands and Mauritius.
Co-Founder & Chair EARTHwise Centre
LEAD GAME PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Kurt Barnes (ND, DEA, Histoire Uni of Paris 8) ND, DEA, is a co-founder and Chair of EARTHwise Centre and is the architect of the EARTHwise Human Diagnostics for Psycho-Social Transitions. He is a senior psy-coach and psycho-social expert with extensive expertise in working with individuals and organizations from all levels of society in Mauritius and internationally. As an international psycho-social expert he has worked among migrants from Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and America, providing training and consultancy to improve their living conditions and eco-psychological health. He carried out this work in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), related to these issues. He worked for many years in Europe and North America. Kurt is also a registered Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialization in psychology, psychotherapy, and biofeedback. He was Knighted in the Order of Academic Palms in 2004 by the French Republic for his outstanding service. His focus is on empowerment and creating an enjoyable and creative learning and working space. Kurt is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, and is based in Mauritius and Europe.
Co-Founder EARTHwise Centre
LEAD GAME BRAND INTEGRITY
Justine Page is a consultant, coach, facilitator, and public speaker, with over 20 years of multinational and multicultural experience, in marketing, branding and personal development. Justine is the architect of the EARTHwise Brand Development. Her passion is transforming individuals and companies from the inside-out through the empowering process of connecting people with their essence and their true potential. As a former executive at one of the world leading advertising and marketing company in New York, she has experience with international brands, blue chip companies and award winning campaigns. She has worked and lived in ten countries across five continents. Her experience of working and living in a variety of cultures has built her credibility as a leader able to drive the creative process in brand building development across global, local and personal brands. Justine is based in Australia.
Co-Founding Member EARTHwise Centre
LEAD GAME ECOSYSTEM LEARNING
Dr. Alexander Laszlo (Ph.D.) is a co-founding member of EARTHwise Centre and is the architect of the EARTHwise Evolutionary Learning Ecosystems. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Director of Research at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (LINPR), Co-Founder and Global Collaborator of Global Education Futures (GEF), and Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Social Systems Foundation (SSF LLC.). He served as 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and was Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovation at ITBA, Argentina. As Professor of Systems Science and Evolutionary Development, he teaches on evolutionary leadership, collaboration, and systems thinking at a variety of MBA and Doctoral programs internationally. Alexander is based in Argentina.
EARTHwise Indigenous Stewardship
Dr. Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., Nahua (Aztec) and Mexican American, is a consultant, trainer, speaker to Fortune 500 companies, education and non-profit organizations. Anita bridges indigenous wisdom and science for individual to societal renewal focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural transformation. She is a Board member of the Pachamama Alliance and Bioneers, a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, and the Transformational Leadership Council. Anita is the author of seven books, including her international award-winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times. She was awarded the 2022 Mogul’s Top 100 DEI Leaders, 2020 Conscious Company Media “World Changing Woman” and 2020 World Woman’s Foundation “Woman of the Hour” #SheisMyHero campaign to inspire 1 million girls to live their dreams and leadership. Anita leads an annual Pachamama Alliance journey into the sacred headwaters of the Amazon. She is based in the United States.
EARTHwise Integral Solutions
LEAD GAME AI
Dr. Mariana Bozesan, Ph.D., MS, MATS, is an award-winning integral investor and serial tech-entrepreneur who is leveraging exponentially growing technologies to accelerate the implementation of the UN SDGs within Planetary Boundaries by 2050. She is a co-founder and General Manager of AQAL Capital GmbH and President of AQAL Foundation The popular keynote speaker (UN, NASDAQ, TEDx) and TV personality, serves as a strategic advisor on finance and sustainability to various governmental organizations, funds, and businesses. She authored numerous academic papers and books including Integral Investing, a report to the Club of Rome and the World Academy of Art and Science. The prominent alumna of KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) is the recipient of the European Female Angel Investor Award and the Best European Early-Stage Investor Award. Mariana is a full member of the prominent Club of Rome and Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. Educated at Stanford University and KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), she holds a M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence from KIT and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Mariana is based in Germany.
EARTHwise Ecosystem Value Flows
LEAD GAME ECOSYSTEM WEALTH
Steven Lovink is a Dutch-American visionary, bridge builder, philanthropeneur, advisor, and writer based in France. True North is his personal compass informed by Truth, Trust and Love. Steven believes humanity is poised to make a potential evolutionary leap into a bright future by becoming resonant with the Source, Song and Symphony of Life and by activating a Global Giving Spiral that catalyzes investments purposed to regenerate the whole of life. He is co-founder and senior advisor of the Institute for Environmental Security in The Hague and a founder of Planet2025 Network and Power of One. Steven has initiated and advised multiple pioneering initiatives purposed to advance transformation of self and society towards a peaceful, local to global flourishing way of life. His passion is to advance whole system breakthrough initiatives aiming to deeply transform finance and grow true wealth. A vision and quest for a world transformed by human enterprise heart coded from the inside-out to create abundant flow for life. His co-authored book, Imagining Philanthropy for Life offers pathways to breath new life into design for philanthropy, profit-sharing, and investments. Steven is based in France.
We are grateful for the support and wise guidance of our Advisors
Dr. Jean Houston, Ph.D., is a legend in her own time as a world renowned award-winning scholar, futurist, award-winning author, and researcher in human capacities, social change, and systemic transformation. She is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She has worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, and NASA, as well as helping global state leaders, leading educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own uniqueness. She is the co-author with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman of the Future Humans Trilogy,
Prof dr. Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D. is the Founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and The Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. He is a world renowned Professor of Depth Psychology, an imagination specialist and innovator. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies, institutions, Hollywood films, and has lectured extensively in the U.S., Asia and Europe. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat is the Chancellor Emeritus and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman and Robert Johnson.
For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, empowering the status of women and girls, supporting social justice, and environmental sustainability. The breadth and scope of Lynne’s work ranges from working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to working with refugees in camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world’s wealthiest families and working directly with the women who won the Nobel Peace Prize. Lynne’s on the ground work has brought her a deep understanding of global issues, the challenges women and girls face worldwide, people’s relationship with money, and the transformation of human consciousness.
Puna Kalama Dawson
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.
After many years in business as an entrepreneur and investment banker, Tomas Björkman is now a social entrepreneur and the founder of Ekskäret Foundation in Stockholm. He is also the co-founder of the research institute Perspectiva in London, of the Co-creation Loft and the media platform Emerge in Berlin, the 29k.org digital personal development platform and the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) framework. He is a member of the Club of Rome and a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science. He is the author of three books: The Market Myth (2016) , The Nordic Secret (together with Lene Rachel Andersen, 2017) and The World We Create (2019). Tomas divides his time between London, Stockholm and Berlin.
Dr. Jude Currivan, Ph.D. is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist and author. Previously one of the most senior international UK-based business women and co-founder of WholeWorld-View, she is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders circle. She has experienced multidimensional realities since early childhood, holds a PhD in Anthropological Archaeology researching ancient cosmologies and a Master’s Degree in Physics from Oxford University, specializing in cosmology and quantum physics. International best-selling and award-winning author, most recently The Story of Gaia and The Cosmic Hologram. Her new books sharing the journey of our conscious, unified and evolutionary Universe and planetary home. Her work integrates leading-edge science and universal wisdom teachings, aiming to serve humanity’s understanding, experiencing and embodying unitive consciousness.
Attorney Laura Berry formed the first benefit corporation in existence and is the author of Reboot Capitalism: The Rise of Benefit Corporations (forthcoming). Internationally recognized through her thought leadership imparted before the United Nations, Yale Law School, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State, and other national and international institutions. She helps businesses protect their purpose. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, the BBC World News, Bisnow, and other media. She has been named a B Corp Champion by B Labs. Laura has also worked as a senior operations executive, leading a data center company through a 5x revenue growth following its acquisition of all data centers of a national company. In 2019, Laura was an invited delegate to the United Nations SDG Moonshots Summit, discussing how socially responsible business can help us meet the UN’s 2030 SDGs.
Stephen Dynako is a strategic innovator and seasoned professional with a background in finance, technology, media, and clinical counseling. During his expansive career, Stephen has performed in various leadership, management, and advisory positions in large organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. He is an Impact Partner with Raise Green, a crowdfunding platform for companies developing climate solutions. Formerly, he was director of programming for Shift/Co, a public benefit corporation whose vision is to elevate business to shift humanity. He advocates for eco-conscious businesses, having previously served as program director of the Conscious Business Innerprise training and certification program offered by Humanity’s Team. Stephen also co-produced the 2019 Conscious Business World Summit and the 2020 Building the New World Summit with the Oracle Institute.
EARTHwise Game & Constitution Stewards
We are grateful for the amazing teams and stewards who are working together in support of the EARTHwise Game and Constitution. Beyond the people mentioned below there are more teams forming through the EARTHwise DAO.
LEAD GAME COMMUNICATIONS
Alison Wooding is a consultant, coach, conscious business pioneer and marketing communications specialist. Co-Founder of two businesses specialised in Systemic Intelligence. Loving disruptor of ‘business as usual’, supporting & co-creating Future Organisations. Committed to deploying marketing, development and communications skills in the service of life and living systems: serving the leaders, organisations and projects that are here to make a positive, conscious impact.
Rev. Laura M. George, JD serves as Executive Director of The Oracle Institute, a 501(c)(3) educational charity and spiritual think-tank that studies the nexus between religion, politics, human rights, and conscious evolution, headquartered at her Peace Pentagon offering progressive and pluralistic programs through its spirituality school, award-winning publishing house, and international peace practice. She received her B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, her J.D from Boston University, and her ordination through the interfaith Order of Melchizedek.
GAME PARTNERS & CONSTITUTION STEWARD
Sheri Herndon is a futurist, educator, catalyst for transformation, social innovator, and embodied mystic. She is the founder and host of the Awakening Together Podcast, for entering into powerful conversations and containers for building the 21st century capacities for a planetary civilization. As a social innovator she directs her energy toward conscious leaders, projects, and initiatives that are moving us toward a thrivable future.
Janice Hall is President of Natural Network International (NNI). She is a social alchemist and synergistic culture and business ecosystem designer who thrives on connecting visionary change agents, paradigm shifters and indigenous leaders. Working toward global peace, she has contributed pioneering efforts in media and international event development with the Natural Product Expos, the UN and numerous NGO’s. She is based in the United States.
Carmen Delia Ortiz
Dr. Carmen Delia Ortiz, Ph.D, is a visionary leader promoting the world’s evolution through Ethical-Spiritual Entrepreneurship so that we can all Be more, Love more and Create more as One with the Universe. She is a founder of the US Hispanic Women Chamber of Commerce (1989), host of 3 live personal finance radio shows in Miami, Orlando and Puerto Rico (1993-2003), creator and host of 3 online conscious business podcasts (2011-2020). She is a co-creator of the Ethical-Spiritual business model.
Elisabeth Williams is the founder of AWE Partners, a social enterprise created from the belief that most non-profit organizations and social enterprises have important missions and caring individuals; however, their true impact varies greatly. Lis is the Co-Creatrix of an on-line summit entitled Creatrix Convergence 2022: Re-Power Yourself, Your Sisters, Your World featuring interviews with over 30 extraordinary women making a powerful impact in the world.
GAME ADVISOR & CONSTITUTION STEWARD
Arabella Thaïs is a writer, public speaker, philosopher, and artist, and embarked on a Ph.D. in cosmology and consciousness. Committed to the evolution of humanity, her work explores the intersection of poetry, mathematics, beauty, and time, which she teaches at her online school of consciousness, The Temple. She uses various aesthetic mediums—such as music, film, and experience design— in order to communicate ideas that propel human transformation.
Dr. Dagmar Wolff, Ph.D., M.D. is a pianist, instrumental educator, physical therapist and medical doctor with over 20 years of interdisciplinary experience in the teaching and rehabilitation of musicians. She has acquired extensive skills in conventional and naturopathic healing contexts to further thrivability and creativity in one-to-one and group sessions as well as online course formats.
Hege Forbech Vinje
Dr. Hege Forbech Vinje, RN, CNS, Ph.D., is an educator, researcher, mentor, and coach. She was an associate professor at The University of South-East Norway, where she conducted research on Salutogenesis (GWG-SAL). In 2019 she left her academic career and founded The Forbech Vinje Academy to support people who are over-extending themselves to re-align with their authentic selves through evolutionary coherence.
EARTHwise Centre was founded in 2015 to provide systemic leadership for the transition to a thrivable world and future, by applying the wisdom of living systems in our human and societal development. The name “EARTHwise” means to become wise like our Earth, and to act in harmony with the evolutionary principles of our planet.
Our Organizational Structures
The EARTHwise Centre is a CSR registered non-profit company based in Mauritius (BRN C15131982 | NCSRF/2018/0005). The Centre has grown into a vibrant global community 7000+ members and an active student community of over 200 people from around the world.
- As a global education, research, and leadership centre our mission is to co-create and develop the capacities, systems, governance, tools, and pathways for a thriving planetary civilization—based on the wisdom and cosmology of living systems.
- Our services support individuals, groups, businesses and other organizations, as well as communities, networks, and governments.
- We help to accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and go further by addressing the human condition of the sustainability crisis.
The EARTHwise DAO is currently in development and forms part of the decentralized governance layer of the EARTHwise Ecosystem. We are developing our DAO in partnership with the Hypha DAO, and form part of the Hypha network.
- The DAO enables collective decision-making and coordination and co-stewarded by its members. It operates on blockchain technology and implements the EARTHwise Constitution through its DAO Governance Guide.
- The current core focus of the DAO is to serve as the collaborative platform for the development and deployment of the EARTHwise Game.
Through the work of our CEO, Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, EARTHwise was awarded the:
- Overall African winner in the category "Human Development" of the 2022 Africa’s Most Respected CEOs Awards by The Business Executive in collaboration with the Economic Development Board Mauritius, and their technical partners the International Business Council Africa, African Chamber for Trade, African Union, and African Business Council. The award acknowledges CEOs' contributions to the attainment of SDGs by African States.
- Winner of the BIZZ 2022 Awards, which is a business excellence award by World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB), for consistently exceeding their evaluation criteria on Business Leadership, Quality of Products and Services, Management Systems, Innovation and Creativity, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Results Achieved.
The EARTHwise Logo
The EARTHwise logo represents the 5 Future Archetypes around the blue dot, as our planet, for actualizing our future human potentials of the emerging new era. To learn more about this, read our EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization.
Although EARTHwise Centre is based in Mauritius, our activities and outreach is worldwide through our global teams, online programs, and collaborative initiatives.
We are deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed to the EARTHwise journey and our growing ecosystem, including any former members of our teams and Collaboratory, as well as our students, clients, and community members.
We also thank our partners and allies for walking this journey with us, and for all your unique contributions.