About EARTHwise & Our Community
Founders and Team
Stewarding the EARTHwise Solutions for our Collective Thrivability
Founder & CEO of EARTHwise Centre
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is a futurist, entrepreneur, systems scientist, award-winning pioneer in human development and systems change, and award-winning bestselling author. She is the lead architect of the EARTHwise Constitution and the architect of the EARTHwise Game, Elowyn: Quest of TIme. 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 of EARTHwise Centre
Dr. Kurt Barnes (ND, DEA, Histoire Uni of Paris 8) ND, DEA, 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 of 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.
Co-Founder of 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.
Strategic Steward of EARTHwise Ecosystem
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.
Indigenous Steward of EARTHwise Ecosystem
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.
The EARTHwise Ecosystem
Guided by the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization
The EARTHwise Ecosystem has organically grown out of the activities of the EARTHwise Centre, and consists of a vibrant community of 7000+ members with an active student community of over 200 people from around the world. The activities of the EARTHwise Ecosystem are guided by the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization.
The name “EARTHwise” means to become wise like our Earth, and to act in harmony with the evolutionary principles of our planet.
These are our eight core stewardship values from the EARTHwise Constitution, which guide how we grow, develop, and evolve our capacities and consciousness, and commit to co-creating thrivable worlds and futures.
5.1 ORIGINALITY ignites our creativity from our direct connection with the source wisdom of life. We honor how we are each an original expression of consciousness.
5.2 INSPIRATION expands our creativity as attractors of our future human becoming. We apply our inspiration to ignite our passion for the greater possibilities that call us forth.
5.3 COURAGE empowers us as stewards for a planetary civilization, and co-creators of thrivable worlds and futures. We apply our courage with compassion and gentle strength.
5.4 TRUST connects us to the collective heart of our humanity and the inherent essence of who we are. We give trust to the Cosmos and our Earth for guiding and supporting us.
5.5 LOVE sustains us with the strength, vision, and understanding for how to co-create thrivable worlds and futures. We invest in our quality of life with the power of love.
5.6 COMMITMENT prioritizes our actions and decisions for thrivable worlds and futures. We apply our commitment as a future ancestor of a planetary civilization.
5.7 CREATIVITY inspires how we approach challenges and opportunities, and grow our future human capacities. We apply our creativity to attract our future into being.
5.8 WISDOM matures us in how we learn, act, relate, reciprocate, and evolve with life. We support our world with wisdom so we may become an Earth wise species.
The EARTHwise Ecosystem and Brand includes:
- The CSR registered non-profit company EARTHwise Centre Ltd (BRN C15131982), founded in July 2015 and incorporated in Mauritius (NCSRF/2018/0005). Serves to provide governance, leadership, education, training, research, and publications for enabling transformation for thrivable worlds and futures. To accelerate the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and address the root causes of the sustainability crisis.
- The EARTHwise Collaboratory, built on blockchain technology with the Hypha DHO tools. Serves as the collaborative platform for the EARTHwise Ecosystem Governance, and enables teams to work together on the EARTHwise game and movement building for a Planetary Civilization.
- The EARTHwise Partnership Alliance. Serve to collaborate for societal transformation, based on the principles, Pledges, and values of the EARTHwise Constitution.
Through the work of our CEO, Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, EARTHwise Centre received the following awards:
- 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 that encircle our planet (blue dot), which form part of how we operationalize our future human potential of the emerging new era. To learn more about this, read our EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization.
We like to extend our profound thanks and acknowledgment to all the amazing people and organizations who have contributed to EARTHwise over the years, including former team members, students, clients, our community members, and our partners and allies.
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 has been a key player in the empowerment of women around the world, and was awarded the Synergy Superstar Award 2020 by the Source of Synergy Foundation for her exemplary work inspiring us to source our highest human capacities, and the Visioneers Heroine Award in May 2022. She is the co-author with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman of the Future Humans Trilogy,
Dr. Ben Goertzel is a cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur, author, and Founder of SingularityNET Foundation, the OpenCog Foundation, and the AGI Society which runs the annual Artificial General Intelligence conference. He chairs the futurist nonprofit Humanity+, and serves as Chief Scientist of AI firms Singularity Studio, Rejuve, SingularityDAO and Xccelerando Media, all parts of the SingularityNET ecosystem. As Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics, he led the software team behind the Sophia robot; as Chief AI Scientist of Awakening Health he leads the team crafting the mind behind Sophia’s little sister Grace. His research work encompasses multiple areas including artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds, gaming, parapsychology, theoretical physics and more.
Sabinije von Gaffke
Sabinije von Gaffke is a highly experienced, esteemed and awarded international Moderator, Facilitator, Speaker, Broadcast Journalist and Communications Catalyst in the intersection of Tech, Leadership, Sustainability, Impact and Health. She has extensive experience of global summits, digital summits, virtual meetings, live studio broadcasts, public speaking and leadership workshops. Her assignments include: Women in IT New York, Nordic Business Forum, Microsoft, EQT, Brilliant Minds, Humanity Rising Summit, Google, NENT, Danske Bank, Women in Tech, ICT Luxembourg, Accenture, Wisdom Stockholm, SAAB, Ericsson, Nasdaq, TEDx, Octapharma, PWC. She uses her expertise to engage people, companies and organisations seeking to improve cross-silo synergy and align internal and external stakeholders and implement purpose-driven strategies and leadership, through workshops, leadership retreats and public speaking facilitation.
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.
Steven Lovink is a Dutch-American visionary, bridge builder, philanthropeneur, advisor, and writer based in France, and a Steward of the EARTHwise Constitution. 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. His co-authored book, Imagining Philanthropy for Life offers pathways to breath new life into design for philanthropy, profit-sharing, and investments.
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.
Scott Brandon has devoted over 35 years building and researching complex organizational systems, with over 25 years as an executive director at Lincoln Center, and now as co-director of Litróf Consulting. Author of Imagination First. Featured in Rotman School Management, PBS, Harvard Business Review and Ashoka. His mission continues to be the development of management tools designed to foster innovation, improve monetary and organizational systems, enact circular economy planning, and build interaction across commerce, culture and education. He served with honor as board advisor for Whitman-Walker Center, Gems Education, Newswirefm/Core, Compass School among numerous others. He helped start 12 schools and 5 non-profit/for profit companies. While at LC he created and implemented the Imagination Conversations (IC) series of 60 civic dialogues (8+m views) to show how imagination-based outcomes can impact change variables.
Stewards of the EARTHwise Constitution
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.
GAME & CONSTITUTION STEWARD
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 & 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.
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.