The EARTHwise Tipping Point System is designed holarchically as a wisdom collaboratory
A holorachy describes how each whole thing within nature is a holon, a whole made of its parts yet itself part of a larger whole. Living systems are holarchic, which is the foundation for evolutionary coherence. We apply the EARTHwise living system principles in the following ways:
- The Tipping Point holons form organically and often spontaneously as online working groups that meet for TPS thematic areas;
- The Tipping Point thematic areas include - social innovation through the cohering power of music and song, generative science and social tipping points, conscious narrative and communication, digital technologies for innovation, transition leadership for thrivability, regenerative economics, indigenous wisdom, and more;
- The Tipping Point strategies and activities emerge and mature through our holarchic collaborative approach from evolutionary coherence.
- Our Indigenous Wisdom Council holon serves to ensure inclusiveness and wise planetary custodianship.
- Our Advisory Council holon supports the working group holons for consultation in specific expertise areas.
- Roles and responsibilities emerge organically in service of the whole, and can shift between advisory, support, or working group responsibilities,
- The people below form currently part of the EARTHwise Tipping Point Wisdom Collaboratory, in varying roles. We are grateful to everyone's contributions, also those members who are not active and visible here any longer.
Dr Anneloes Smitsman
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman is Founder & CEO of EARTHwise Centre and the Tipping Point System architect and vision keeper. Anneloes is a thrivability scientist, futurist, author, and evolutionary system designer, internationally acknowledged for her cutting edge role in systemic transformational change. Her Amazon bestseller "Love Letters from Mother Earth" serves as the inspiration for the Tipping Point Anthem that is currently in development. Her PhD dissertation "Into the Heart of Systems Change" from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, serves as guidance for the evolutionary coherence design of TPS. Through her online courses and quests she trains the global transition teams and builds EARTH wise capacity.
Dr Kurt Barnes
Dr. Kurt Barnes, is Founder & Chairman of EARTHwise Centre guiding TPS aspects of psycho-social analysis and strategic intervention. Kurt has a well known track record of suicide prevention, crisis intervention and social-psychological diplomacy. He has successfully prevented revolts on his professional missions and has acted as senior advisor and executive psycoach to numerous executives, government agencies, and other high officials in Mauritius, and internationally. His expertise is foresight and intervention for potential escalation tipping points, and strengthening life-affirming tipping-points.
Prof dr Sabine Brunswicker
Prof Sabine Brunswicker is leading the Tipping Point digital platform design and the co-creative social tipping point challenges, as well as the TPS 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.
Thomas Bähler serves in the role of Tipping Point Creative Music Producer and is leading the co-creation with Anneloes for the Tipping Point Anthem. For over thirty years, Thomas has composed, produced and served as creative director, songwriter, singer and arranger for numerous movies, TV hits, albums and theatrical productions. He has composed and arranged music for Quincy Jones, Cher, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nancy Sinatra, The Jackson Five, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Siegfried and Roy, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, the movie The Wiz, and Super Bowl Halftime shows. He has written many hits, including Michael Jackson’s “She’s Out of My Life”, Cher’s “Living In A House Divided” and “Julie Do You Love Me.” Thomas was associate producer and vocal arranger for the landmark charity event “We Are the World.” He was Music Director for a number of White House-sponsored events (including President Clinton’s Inaugural Concert) and served as Music Director for “The Kennedy Center Honors.
Dr Jean Houston
Dr. Jean Houston, is a scholar, philosopher and researcher in human capacities, and is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and has worked intensively in 40 cultures and 100 countries helping global state leaders, leading educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own uniqueness. She is a prolific writer and author of over 30 books. As advisor to UN agencies in human and cultural development, she has worked to implement some of their extensive educational and health programs. Since 2003, she has been working with the UN Development Program, training leaders in developing countries throughout the world in the new field of social artistry. Dr. Houston has also served for a year and a half in an advisory capacity to President and Mrs. Clinton as well as helping Mrs. Clinton write, It Takes A Village To Raise A Child. She has also counseled leaders in similar positions in many countries and cultures.
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.
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.
Daniel (Dan) Morrell is the Founder and CEO of Chant Live, and plays a leading role in the Tipping Point Songs creation and outreach. Chant Live is a key partner of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System, and already has 48 live gigs under the belt and now plays main stages at festivals. The first audience for Chant is the artist community and the purpose is to regenerate our planet. Dan coined the term 'Carbon Neutral' and is one of the founders of the carbon offsetting movement. We can draw on 30 years of his work on developing methodologies and systems for equating carbon sequestration and achieving direct, meaningful offsetting. Dan's forest carbon projects so far are protecting 3.1 million hectares, benefiting 840,000 local people and safeguarding 425 IUNC species. He has worked in sustainability within SME, music and film industries his entire career. Dan is a regular attendee and speaker at the COP Earth summits.
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.
Alan Howarth is a composer and sound designer who has worked on soundtracks for Hollywood films including the Star Trek and Halloween series, and is known for his collaborations with film director and composer John Carpenter. He is responsible for the harmonic sound effects and technologies for the Tipping Point Anthem. Alan pioneered immersive multi-channel surround sound systems with Steven Taylor's "Dimension Audio" that included the early prototype theatrical 48.4 systems that are now known as Dolby Atmos and DTS sound immersion. His current research has resulted in founding of RA Music, which 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.
Janice Hall is President, Natural Network International since 1991 — a business development, marketing and trends forecasting company, specializing in natural health, organic, environment and sustainability policy, issues and products. Additional expertise includes environmental sciences, climate change and supply chain issues, as well as critical land and energy conservation issues. Janice is also a Co-founder of Hemp for Victory 75, and consults for the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) on Business Development, Strategic Partnerships and Marketing. Previously she was a consultant for the CEO, BP Alternative Energy and the Executive Director Greenpeace. She was an interviewer for Choosing Green TV at high-profile events such as the Clinton Global Initiative and the 2009 Obama Inauguration. In the Princeton Community she was involved in developing the award-winning Princeton Environmental Film Festival and the Environmental Education Fund (EEF).
Ralph Thurm is the co-Founder and Managing Director of r3.0 and supports the development of the Tipping Point informational infrastructure for business transformation for regenerative, inclusive and distributive economies. Ralph is a leading professional in sustainable innovation and strategy, operational sustainability, sustainability change management, sustainability reporting, and ThriveAbility. With about 30 years of experience working for major corporates, industry federations, governments, NGOs and advisory services globally. r3.0 is a key partner of EARTHwise and TPS and serves as a non-profit for redesign, resilience and regeneration that instigates change towards a decision-useful new reporting impetus for a green, inclusive & open economy. Earlier, Ralph accepted roles as Director Engagement at GISR (2014-2017) and as senior advisor at various organizations and networks, including UNIDO, the Dutch Transparency Benchmark, Turntoo and Katerva.
Michael Haupt, is Executive Director of Project 2030 and served in the early phase of the Tipping Point System in the role of project management development and as technology advisory. Michael is a past career technologist who has a track record of delivering highly complex, large scale, multinational, multi-stakeholder projects in 16 cities on six continents. Clients included Barclays, HSBC, Hutchison 3G, Western Union, Unisys, O2, BT, Vodafone, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Telefonica, Vibo Telecom, Virgin Media and Bank of America. His full corporate career can be found here. An out-of-body experience on a beach in Thailand in 2004 forever changed the trajectory of Michael's life and he is now committed to birthing new forms of civilizations, informed by the vision received in 2004.
James (Gien Wong)
James (Gien) Wong, is Co-Founder of Stop, Reset, Go and together with Tom Harper started the idea for Tipping Point Festivals. His expertise is in tipping point science & research, database development. Gien currently works at the convergence between open source, circular economy, inequality, terror management, futures studies, anthropology, clean production, anthropocene studies, collective action and citizen-driven whole system change. He collaborates with others on collective action that emerges from a global platform and protocol cooperativism that can shift the current socio- economic paradigm from the MEconomy to the WEconomy. During an earlier corporate career Gien worked on projects with the Canadian Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Thomas J. Lipton (Unilever), NASA, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Clean Energy, Schlumberger, GE Power and Government of Canada.
Tom Harper, is Co-Founder Stop, Reset, Go and together with James Gien Wong started the idea for Tipping Point Festivals. His expertise is in the design of tipping point festivals, music events, circular economies & currencies. Tom is an entertainment industry professional, who has completed a Masters in the Circular Economy (CE) MBA program, receiving a distinction for his dissertation which explored what a whole-system transition to a circular economy for the entertainment industry would look like. Tom is the Director and CE lead at Unusual Rigging Ltd (URL). One of his inter-organisational projects (transitioning the business model to a circular economy) saw URL became selected as a finalist in 'TheCirculars2017', an international award scheme run by the World Economic Forum. Tom spent 10 years as an actor. This experience gave him the ability to stimulate creative thinking as well as refining professional presentation, exploring new narratives and enhancing his communication skills.
Dr Anita Sanchez
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Flannery is major creative force in entertainment industry. He has created award-winning visual, aural, theatrical and media productions around the world. He is celebrated as a visionary and pioneer of emerging entertainment technologies and a master storyteller. A Daniel Flannery production exemplifies an authentic cohesive vision deeply integrated into concept, design, and direction, creating an immersive and emotional experience for the audience. He is engaged in creating and developing original content for live productions, new media, film and television, location based entertainment, world expo attractions and major world events. He is always exploring creative means to produce immersive and interactive entertainment experiences often resulting in new and evolving technologies.
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.
Justine Page is a co-Founder of EARTHwise Centre and supports the EARTHwise Tipping Point brand development. She is a consultant, coach, facilitator, and public speaker, with over 20 years of multinational and multicultural experience, in marketing, conscious 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.
Lawrence Bloom is a global catalyst, environmentalist, businessman, and visionary thinker. He is the Secretary General of the Be Earth Foundation, a UN Inter Governmental Organisation which assists and enables in the implementation of the SDGs on behalf of those Countries with which it has Treaties. Lawrence is a trustee of the Dakia Global Foundation, and sits as director on a number of subsidiary Boards managing the Hotel Joint Venture with the Universal Music Group (UMG).
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.
Prof Jan Rotmans
Prof dr. Jan Rotmans is a socially engaged scientist, with more than 200 publications in the field of climate change & global change modelling, sustainable development, and transitions and system innovations. Apart from his scientific work he also wants to contribute to a better and sustainable society. Therefore a radical change, a transition, is necessary. For a more sustainable future in the Netherlands he co-founded the Urgenda in 2007. In 2014 he founded “ Nederland Kantelt “ a foundation that will stimulate transition in the Netherlands on several fields.
Tomas Björkman is the Founder of Ekskäret Foundation in Stockholm and Emerge. The mission of the foundation is to facilitate personal development and social change with the aim to help create a more conscious society. He is a member of the Club of Rome, a fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Science and an ex-investment banker. He is the author of a number of books, including The Market Myth, The World We Create and The Nordic Secret, in which he explores the German concept of Bildung.
Prof Alexander Laszlo
Prof dr. Alexander Laszlo 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.
Andre Heuvelman connects people with music, each other and themselves. His trumpet is only his tool. His message is simple: “Which of your own qualities can you always rely on? What is your trumpet?” Andre is a performer, inspirator, creative advisor and innovator. He is also a keynote speaker (take a look at his Tedx talk). Connection, resilience, passion and perseverance are key words to connect, move and inspire.
Bill Baue is an internationally recognized expert on ThriveAbility, Sustainability Context, and Online Stakeholder Engagement. Bill designs systemic transformation at global, company, and community levels. A serial entrepreneur, he’s co-founder of a number of companies and initiatives: ThriveAbility Foundation, Sustainability Context Group, Convetit and Sea Change Radio. He works with organizations across the sustainability ecosystem, including AccountAbility, Audubon, Ceres, GE, Global Compact, Harvard, UNCTAD, UNEP, Walmart, and Worldwatch Institute.
Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris is an internationally known evolution biologist, futurist, author, business consultant and speaker. Citizen of the USA and Greece, she lives in Hawaii, where she is Professor in Residence at Chaminade University. Fellow of the World Business Academy and member of the World Wisdom Council, her post-doctoral fellowship tenure was at the American Museum of Natural History in New York; she taught at MIT and the University of Massachusetts, was a UN Consultant on indigenous peoples, a science writer for the Nova-Horizon series, taught in a sustainable business MBA program and organized the Hokkaido Foundations of Science Symposium in 2008 and another in Kuala Lumpur in 2009.
Dr Jude Currivan
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.
Margrethe van Heeswijk
Margrethe van Heeswijk is the Founder and CEO of WordLife. She is a thought leader with an impressive track record when it comes to managing experience and high level leadership with her broad international experience of working with complex multidisciplinary issues, new forms of leadership, boardroom counseling and consultancy, She has worked at an international political administrative level with prime-ministers, ministers and MP’s. Besides her political administrative experience she collaborated with organizations within the United Nations and with global (corporate) organizations.
Rollin McCraty is executive vice president and director of research of HeartMath Institute. He is director of research and project coordinator of the Global Coherence Monitoring System. He is a psychophysiologist and a professor at Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include the physiology of emotion, with a focus on the mechanisms by which emotions influence cognitive processes, behavior and health. He and his team regularly participate in studies with scientific, medical and educational institutions worldwide.
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.
Gail Taylor has been practicing and facilitating group genius, instructional design and experiential learning for 5 decades. She uses a synergistic mutual learning approach to link diverse parties, dissolve blocks of unhealthy competition, and enable organizations and communities to tap into tacit group genius and entrepreneurial knowledge. Gail taught first in public and private schools. Gail’s work and philosophy in education expanded to the business and government communities when she and her husband, Matt Taylor, and they co-founded MG Taylor Corporation and knOwhere Inc.
Michael Mazzola is a filmmaker and entrepreneur who seeks to uncover new stories and technologies beyond the popular perception of what's considered possible. After studying film & TV at NYU, he became a creative executive in LA and later a development executive for a Hollywood literary agency. In 2013, he cofounded a quantum physics R&D company that develops apps and hardware that interact with the subconscious mind of the user non locally. His 2017 documentary Unacknowledged became a global #1 hit and remains a top trending Netflix film to this day.