About EARTHwise Centre

Our Purpose

EARTHwise Centre serves to steward and actualize the possibilities for thrivable worlds and futures, by developing the necessary capacities, systems, governance, tools, and pathways for a planetary civilization.

We operate as a worldwide educational, training, coaching, research, and leadership centre. Offering integral whole systems support and services for individuals, groups, teams, organizations, communities, networks, and governments.

EARTHwise Centre is a non-profit company registered in Mauritius, which is a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean located to the east of Madagascar. EARTHwise is, however, not just a company. As the name indicates, it also represents our next evolutionary step—to become an Earth wise and planetary conscious species. EARTHwise also means knowing how to co-create with life and our Earth as future ancestors of a planetary civilization. 

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. 

Non-Profit Status

EARTHwise Centre Ltd (BRN C15131982), is a non-profit CSR registered company (NCSRF/2018/0005) in Mauritius, eligible for receiving CSR funding, and UN and EU international funding for non-profit purposes. Our non-profit activities include our EARTHwise Projects and collaborative initiatives. To support our non-profit activities and scholarships for youth and elders, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Learn more about us through our EARTHwise Constitution
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EARTHwise Core Team

Anneloes Smitsman
Founder & CEO

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is a futurist, evolutionary systems scientist, coach, healer, and award-winning bestselling author. She is the Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre, and the architect of the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization. Her programs, practices, and strategies are sought after around the world for actualizing our future human potential, and catalyzing the next steps in human consciousness and systemic design for thrivability.

She was awarded the Visioneers Lifetime Achievement in May 2022, and was crowned overall African winner in the  category "Human Development" of the 2022 Africa’s Most Respected CEOs AwardsThe award acknowledges CEOs' contributions to the attainment of SDGs by African States. Anneloes was also awarded the Africa’s Women Leaders Citation in 2018 by CMO Asia & World Women Leadership Congress. 

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 includes 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. She is also the co-host with Dr. Jean Houston of the Future Humans PodcastShe 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, as well as numerous other publications.

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 InitiativeAnneloes is based in Mauritius where she lives with her two children, and the Netherlands.

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Kurt Barnes
Co-Founder & Chair

Dr. Kurt Barnes (ND, DEA, Histoire Uni of Paris 8) is a senior psy-coach with extensive expertise in working with individuals and organizations from all levels of society in Mauritius and internationally. He is a co-Founder and Chair of EARTHwise Centre and Founder & CEO of 3CS. As an 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. He is renowned for his research and strategies on conflict resolution and violence prevention.

Kurt is also a registered Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialisation in psychology, psychotherapy & bio-feedback. He was trained in psychotechiques and higher states of Consciousness for the bio-feedback by Maxwell Cade and Geoff Blandell from the Institute for Psychobiological Research in 1979.

Kurt’s corporate focus in consulting and coaching is in the area of communication for business management companies, as well as financial services companies. His rich multi-cultural background enables him to create important bridges and has made him a well sought-after adviser in Mauritius and internationally. Through his advisory functions he consults on communication strategies and change processes, which ultimately benefit society as a whole. In 1998 he acted as adviser for UNICEF and the Ministry of Women, Family and Child Development in Mauritius for the implementation of a program to prevent child abuse.

In 2004 he was Knighted in the Order of Academic Palms of 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.

His clients include the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Shell, J Kalachand, Mauritius Union Assurance, Swan insurance, Group Mikado, Neetoo Industries, Pallagames, White sand tours, Mauritours, UNICEF, and CITCO. He also serves on various educational and corporate Boards as a Director, and is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation. Kurt is based in Mauritius and Europe.

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Justine Page
Co-Founder

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. 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. She is a passionate brand image creator with a strong belief that you need to know yourself first from the inside before you can go out into the world and project this image on the outside.

She has developed her own training program based on this principle as a transformative marketing and coaching tool to help companies and individuals transform their image by connecting with their brand from the inside out. Justine holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Psychology from the City University of New York. She has completed her own personal transformative training with EARTHwise and with Evolving Wisdom, and is currently completing her (International Coaching Federation) ICF Accreditation. She is a certified Feminine Power Coach and Facilitator, and is a member of the Global Feminine Power Leadership Community, She is a Board Member of the Global Foundation for Emerging Women Leaders. Justine lives in Australia with her husband and two daughters.

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Alexander Laszlo
Co-Founding Member

Dr. Alexander Laszlo (Ph.D.) 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, serves as President of the Honorary Board of Advisors of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA), and as Vice-President for Education on the Board of Directors of Unity Foundation. 

He has worked for UNESCO, the Italian Electric Power Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education, has held visiting appointments with the London School of Economics and the European University Institute, and has been named a Level I Member of the National Research Academy of Mexico (SNI).  He is on the Editorial Boards of Systems Research & Behavioral Science; World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research; Systema · Connecting Matter, Life, Culture and Technology; Markets and Business Systems; and Organisational Transformation & Social Change, recipient of the Gertrude Albert Heller Award, the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award, and the Förderpreis Akademischer Klub award, author of over one hundred journal, book, and encyclopedia publications, and a 6th Degree Black Belt of traditional Korean Karate.

Born in Fribourg, Switzerland, he is holder of a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Policy from the University of Pennsylvania from where he also received his MA in History and Sociology of Science. His BA is from Haverford College, with a major in International and Comparative Political Science and a minor in Human Physiology. Alexander currently lives in Argentina with his partner.

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Dagmar Wolff
Future Humans Education

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. Her focus is to help musicians to achieve their utmost musical and personal potential and to overcome roadblocks, be it in their normal course of their career or after injury and trauma. She has studied in Germany and the U.S., has conducted research and 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. Paramount to healing for her is to strengthen the integrative capacities and skills in her clients and patients, in order to further the innate qualities of live: To become aware of the unity and wholeness of living systems that can flourish in diversity and in all their beauty, being sourced in connectedness and interdependent co-creation. Dagmar holds university degrees as a pianist, instrumental educator, music educator and state accreditations as physical therapists with several specializations, as well as a degree as medical doctor. She completed two doctorates – one in music education and one in medicine. In addition she has done extensive training with EARTHwise as well as continuous medical training in Applied Kinesiology, osteopathic techniques, orthopedics, lymphatic drainage, psychosomatic techniques, occupational medicine and performing arts medicine.

She joined the EARTHwise team in 2021, and is translator of the Future Humans Trilogy into German. As a founding member of the Future Humans Course Community she hosts weekly meetings with members from the course community to support each other on this beautiful path. Her passion is to envision future educational prospects and ways to induce health and beauty in our lives. Dagmar lives in Germany with her children and husband.

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Acknowledgement 

We are deeply grateful to all who formed part of earlier EARTHwise teams, and for all you contributed to EARTHwise and our community. With special thanks to Dame Kim Conrad, Nicola Hoffman, Meredith Lowry, Michael Haupt, and Asha Lakebrink.

EARTHwise Collaboratory & Partners

Although our core team is small, our arms, hearts, and minds reach far thanks to our amazing EARTHwise Collaboratory and Tipping Point partners. We believe in the power of our collective consciousness and how we together form the imaginal organs of an emerging Planetary Civilization.

EARTHwise Collaboratory
EARTHwise Partnership Alliance