About Our Team, Advisors & EARTHwise

EARTHwise Global Leadership Team

To Steward the Future Directions and Thrivability of the EARTHwise Ecosystem
Anneloes Smitsman
Founder & CEO EARTHwise Centre

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, the architect of the EARTHwise Constitution and the EARTHwise Endowment Plan, 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. Anneloes is based in the Netherlands and Mauritius.

Kurt Barnes
Co-Founder & Chair EARTHwise Centre

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 on working with people is always on empowerment and creating an enjoyable and creative learning and working space, which he finds both professionally and personally fulfilling. Kurt is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, and is based in Mauritius and Europe.

Justine Page
Co-Founder EARTHwise Centre

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.

Alexander Laszlo
Co-Founding Member EARTHwise Centre

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.

Anita Sanchez
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.

Mariana Bozesan
EARTHwise Technology Solutions & Investment

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 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.

Carmen Delia Ortiz
EARTHwise Ecosystem Funding

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.  Currently working on applying the EARTHwise Constitution to Transcendent Financial Planning, LLC,  a new start up company launching in January, 2023. Columbia MBA specializing in Finance (1985) , Founder US Hispanic Women Chamber of Commerce (1989), first Hispanic to be awarded the Certified Financial Planner designation (1988), 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),  licenced real estate instructor and owner of first Hispanic owned real estate school in Florida (2006). International digital marketing author, speaker and consultant, co-creator of the Ethical-Spiritual business model. Carmen is based in Puerto Rico and the United States

Steven Lovink
EARTHwise Ecosystem Value Flows

Steven Lovink is the founder of Planet2025 Network, a social venture dedicated to innovations for sustainable development that seek to catalyze a globally sustainable way of life by 2025, including its most recent initiative Power of One, a non-profit organization which has a mission to inspire and empower integrated action by people and organizations toward transformation to a peaceful, sustainable global society. Co-author Imagining Philanthropy for Life: A Whole-System Strategy to Transform Finance and Grow True Wealth. Steven is based in France.



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. 

EARTHwise Partnership Alliance

EARTHwise Advisors

We are grateful for the support and wise counsel of our Advisors
Jean Houston

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, 

Stephen Aizenstat

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.

Lynne Twist

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.

Tomas Björkman

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.

Jude Currivan

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.


About EARTHwise

Our EARTHwise Purpose and Commitment

After many years of researching and exploring the world of living systems, we created EARTHwise Centre in 2015 to apply this wisdom to our human and societal development. The name “EARTHwise” reflects our commitment to become wise like our Earth, as complex living systems of a whole and sentient universe.

Becoming EARTHwise is about taking our evolutionary next step as future humans of an emerging planetary civilization. We then discover the ways to co-create with life in partnership with the Earth, Cosmos, and Universe we form part of.

Our Organizational Structure

EARTHwise Centre is a CSR registered non-profit company based in Mauritius (BRN C15131982 | NCSRF/2018/0005). EARTHwise Centre has grown into a vibrant global community that is giving birth to new forms of organizations and communities to discover and co-create the ways for thriving in harmony with our planet for generations to come. Our team members are based in the Netherlands, Germany, Mauritius, Puerto Rico, the United States, Australia, and Argentina.

  • EARTHwise Centre has an active student community of over 200 people from around the world and a larger community of around 7000 members who have engaged with our programs over the years.
  • 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.

EARTHwise Futures DAO is currently in development and forms part of the EARTHwise Ecosystem. We are developing our DAO in partnership with Hypha, through the Hypha DAO tools and network.

  • This DAO serves to provide people with a decentralized organization for working together.
  • It is co-owned by the members and operates as a digital blockchain-based platform for building the new systems, tools, resources, and capacities for a planetary civilization. 
  • The DAO members feature many more people than can be shown here, we are grateful for them all. 

International Awards

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 international team, global online programs, and collaborative initiatives.


Learn more through our EARTHwise Constitution