Curating Stewards are the front-line content creators for the Good of the Whole. Curators are visionary leaders, change makers, and keepers of evolutionary templates and forms. They have their pulse on what’s emergent in their professional fields and interests. Understanding the generative power of open source initiatives, generosity, and shared practices, Curators gather, share, create, and curate what’s works for the highest good of a co-creative culture. Curators are dedicated to bringing spirit and consciousness to every aspect of life for the greater good of the whole.
Carolyn Anderson is a co-founder and the Director of Global Family, a non-profit organization created in 1986 to shift consciousness to unity and love. Educator, author, speaker, and social pioneer, Carolyn is committed to the awakening of humanity to its full potential. Her passion is living and sharing the principles of co-creation and exploring the frontiers of evolutionary spirituality.
In her work with Global Family, she has coordinated activities for numerous global events, assisted with the creation of social cooperation trainings, and facilitated a number of international conferences. By seeding the formation of hundreds of small Core Groups on five continents, she has empowered individuals all over the world to discover and fulfill their life purpose in support of the birth of a co-creative society.
In 1996 she co-founded Hummingbird Community in northern New Mexico to foster personal and planetary transformation by modeling a co-creative culture in service to the evolution of consciousness. She is co-author of The Co-Creator’s Handbook, the editor and co-creator of the 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution with Barbara Marx Hubbard and a partner in Living Co-Creation, an entrepreneurial venture that offers training, coaching and consulting in the practices of co-creation. Carolyn is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.globalfamily.net and www.hummingbirdcommunity.org
Andre Ferrella is a visionary artist and multimedia creator of spiritually-centered, multidimensional and metaphysical works of fine art. He is the creator of The Spirit Box Experience, The Keepers, The Discoverer of The Living Pictures and cofounder with his wife Linda of the non-profit organization, TheRiseofTheFallen.org. He received a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BFA from the Toledo Museum of Art and University of Toledo.
From a young age, Andre Ferrella has been inspired to use creativity as a means to express beauty, spirituality and the Divine. On his life-path, Ferrella has sought, studied and embraced the inter-connectedness of the universe from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic. He believes there is no greater purpose for an artist than to show the Divine.
With each step on this path he has discovered more about how nature, the human spirit, and the Divine work together. His discoveries, as translated through his art, go beyond self-fulfillment to act as an opening for individuals who view his works. Andre has been recognized by both the international arts and science communities as an innovator, discoverer and inventor. His creative works are included in numerous public and private collections and he presents at many spiritual conferences. Andre is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.AndreFerrella.com and www.TheRiseofTheFallen.org
Ron and Victoria Friedman
Ron Friedman, MD, and Victoria Friedman are visionaries, pioneers and teachers in the field of Collective Evolutionary Consciousness and Co-Founders of Vistar Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the Power and Potential of Collective Intelligence. Ron, a Pathologist, and Victoria, a Ceramic Artist, developed the evolutionary Vistar Method ™, a structured meeting format for collective awakening, co-creativity and conscious communication. They have 30 years experience with intensive spiritual group work and train Vistar Circle Leaders. They provide Vistar Method Trainings in teleconferences on-line and in person and lead Collective Awakening Circles. Victoria and Ron produce large and small-scale events that inspire and involve people in new creative forms of spiritual expression, with a focus on connectivity and conscious culture. Victoria and Ron studied with teachers of “The Work” of G.I. Gurdjieff, Rudolph Steiner, and the Non-Dual traditions. The synthesis of the experience with these teachings led to the founding of Vistar Foundation. Victoria is the author of “SPIRIT DOODLING: The Effortless Expression of No-Mind” available at www.spiritdoodling.com. Ron’s new poetry book, “unaccustomed looking: insight on the path” launched in June 2014. Ron and Victoria are bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.vistarfoundation.org.
Marian and Glenn Head
Since meeting at a professional conference in 1981, Glenn and Marian Head have been supporting people, organizations and movements to envision an ideal future and create it. Whether guiding a Fortune 500 team to clarify its values, co-chairing a graduate department on Leadership and Organizational Transformation, or co-facilitating the Global Forum of Parliamentary and Spiritual Leaders on Human Survival in Oxford and Moscow, this co-creative couple infuses their love and esprit de corps into all they do.
Glenn is a consummate entrepreneur who is passionate about helping conscious visionaries to bring their ideas to market. A collaborator with Sense of Agency, he contributes to building regenerative business models and networking resources for the good of the whole. Marian serves as a mentor for those who make Revolutionary Choices for their health and wellness -- physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually. From this state of wellbeing, people are energized to give their unique gifts to the good of the whole.
Glenn and Marian's personal values and approach are best reflected in Marian's award-winning book, rEvolutionary Agreements: Twelve Ways to Transform Stress and Struggle Into Freedom and Joy, her newest offering, A Gratitude Journal for a Healthy Marriage, and The Suprasexual rEvolution: Toward the Birth of A Universal Humanity, co-authored with Barbara Marx Hubbard.
Quincey lives to spark imaginations, touch the soul, and infuse joy, laughter and higher consciousness in everything she does. She's the girl at the party who doesn’t need a friend or liquid courage to tell her to get the dance party started! As an actress, living in New York City, she has been compared to the young Annette Bening and Mia Farrow infused with Julie Andrews’ spirit and topped off with some Robin Wright control and tenacity. Quincey is currently doing commercial work and has been seen on ABC’s Betrayal. She is passionate about the arts and uses dance, movement, music, voice, writing, acting and poetry to express herself and touch the hearts of many different audiences. Quincey is also passionate about conscious health. In her spare time, she is a health coach working toward certification. Quincey is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.QuinceyKrull.com
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I have been many different persons and the person writing this now probably doesn’t exist. Historically, Noel Marshall, born in Washington, DC, and raised on a farm with her 14 siblings has ventured far from home. After her Catholic education planted walls around her knowing, she travelled the road most traveled and took her first breath of air after receiving her Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders. She published in scientific journals as well as non-scientific magazines. Her calling was to the Creative yet never knew how It would express. She married her life-partner, Bob Warner, and they continued to follow the usual corporate route as Noel spent her time in hospitals rehabilitating those with loss of language/aphasia. All the while, her own language was developing. After meeting Barbara Marx Hubbard, she felt most comfortable as a “conscious evolutionary.” Together with Bob, they co-founded LightPartners whose mission is to “serve our ONE sacred life.” Their BEingness is dedicated to raising the vibration of the planet. To that end, LightPartners co-founded the Co-Creators Convergence which is open to all with a curiosity of who they will be tomorrow… and beyond. Noel is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.LightPartners.org
Founder of Sacred Travel Initiative, Co-Founder Conscious Evolutionaries Chicagoland
Retired from Fortune 1000 Corporate America, Nina is in service to a higher calling with conscious evolutionaries around the world; the awakening of humanity's potential for the highest good of all life. She feels it is time to make clearly visible the vast movement for positive change that is arising everywhere - a new world in our midst.
Michelle Marie Grabanski Pohlad
Michelle is a passionate, loving and peaceful Conscious Evolutionary. As she connects deeply with her Knowing, she recognizes the unique value in each person she encounters and the importance they are to her evolutionary process. Studying with Barbara Marx Hubbard and the ACE Mentors, Michelle realized her journey has been to realize self-acceptance. In a world that tries to teach us “a right way of being,” Michelle is grateful for knowing there are many “right” ways. Spirit has guided every adventure she takes. The path has been varied and twisty, exciting and challenging, inspiring and deflating – but never dull – and always rooted in a loving heart.
Michelle is most inspired to co-create the world she wants to live in by working with others who wish to consciously evolve into a love-based society. She utilizes her gifts in a variety of ways allowing her to become adept at working globally, locally and individually to affect change. Her greatest passion is inspiring others to recognize and reach their greatest potential. Michelle’s joy is working with children and those marginalized in our world. She would like to be thought of as an intelligent optimist with nothing but good intentions in her loving heart.
Linda Linker Rosenthal
Touching hearts and transforming lives since 1995 when she founded Insight Out Visionary Healing Arts Center, Dr. Linda Rosenthal is an experienced guide for the individual and collective Soul’s Purpose. Through her essence of joy, clarity, spiritual wisdom and love, Linda ignites the Light of Higher Self Awareness and shines a mirror on the infinite possibilities, creative potential, and optimal health within each person. An alchemist by trade, her life’s work is to create sacred space for others to transmute fear into love and actualize lasting inner peace.
Linda holds doctorate degrees in Metaphysical Healing and Transpersonal Psychology. Her extensive trainings in meditation, intuitive counseling, energy work and sound healing are the foundations for her private holistic practice in NW Indiana. She is an Agent for Conscious Evolution, an award winning author, and a recording artist with an original collection of inspired chants for personal and planetary healing. Linda is also a conference speaker, teacher, facilitator of women’s wisdom circles and retreats, Founder of The Midwest Reiki Convergence, Founding Steward of Conscious Evolutionaries Chicagoland, and a leadership team collaborator with the annual Co-Creators Convergence.
Katharine and Makasha Roske
Since their destined meeting 40 years ago Katharine and Makasha have been committed to cultivating a planetary co-creative culture that is an embodiment of our divine nature. Living on the evolutionary edge, they have devoted their lives to the raising of 8 children, dreaming in and facilitating numerous international events and link-ups for peace; modeling progressive business concepts in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures; pioneering conscious birthing and innovative educational models; establishing networking convergence centers and cultivating community in both urban and rural settings.
In 1996 together with 4 others as a core group within Global Family, they co-founded Hummingbird Community in northern New Mexico. Serving as a laboratory for Conscious Evolution, co-creation and ecological sustainability, the community continues to grow as a model for transformation in every sector of society.
As ministers, consultants and educators, they bring their deep understanding of the principles and practices of co-creation into a diversity of settings, supporting couples, organizations, communities and businesses in creating a new way of life. Toward the fulfillment of this purpose they have recently partnered with Carolyn and Sanford Anderson in an entrepreneurial venture, Living Co-Creation.
Katharine is co-author with Carolyn Anderson of The Co-Creator’s Handbook; an Experiential Guide for Discovering Your Life’s Purpose and Building a Co-Creative Society. This guidebook is foundational to Hummingbird and used extensively by groups globally in the building of a harmonious and compassionate world. Katharine and Makasha are bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.hummingbirdcommunity.org
Anneloes Smitsman, LLM, PhD(c) is the CEO & Founder of EARTHwise Centre. She is a published author, storyteller, visionary, legal strategist, educator, trainer, and system developer for transformational change and whole system learning & innovation. She holds a Masters degree in Law & Political Science from Leiden University (the Netherlands), and is currently working on her PhD thesis on systemic transformation processes at Maastricht University (the Netherlands). She was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived there until 1996. She then went to live in South Africa, Australia, and more recently Mauritius.
Dr. Mitch Tishler has maintained a private practice for 27 years as a holistic physician in Chatham, Massachusetts. He also co-founded Cape CARES, a medical relief organization that has provided, for the past 25 years, critical health care services to more than 150,000 individuals in the mountains of southern Honduras. Thirteen years ago, Mitch began offering Seeing With Heart™ a program for cultivating inner peace, which he shares with individuals and groups internationally. An avid sailor, photographer, musician, cyclist and poet, you’ll find Mitch joyfully embracing life along the magical shores of Cape Cod or at times off in some remote corner of our beautiful planet following one of his deepest passions, traveling the world. Mitch is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.SeeingWithHeart.com
August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey since 1996. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses.
Service and selflessness is at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition’s remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining vivid case studies from his thirty year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. He demonstrates that monks and people like Warren Buffett alike are wildly successful not despite their high principles but because of them. Turak also introduces other “transformational organizations” that share the crucial monastic business strategies that are so critical for success.
He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, Business Week, and is a popular leadership contributor at Forbes.com. August is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.augustturak.com
Anita Josephine Wales
Anita lives in Copenhagen, Denmark and was part of the ACE Mentors, brought together in 2012 by Social Architect, Barbara Marx Hubbard, to inspire, support and further develop conscious evolutionary models of co-creation for a sustainable future that works for all. In May of 2013, Anita entered into co-creation with an Art of Hosting team to facilitate a 3 days Learning Village on the topic FROM CRISIS TO POSSIBILITY in Gilleleje, Denmark. Eighty open space participants were asked wise questions on how to make positive change by building on ideas that arise out of the chaos of crisis.
Anita had a dream to be an artist until she settled for the “hard to make a living.” She took the path of international marketing to feed her curiosity for people, her love of languages and an urge to travel. She worked many years in London and 3 years in Hong Kong before returning to Copenhagen in 1995. As well as being professionally creative and a team player, she has a broad experience in communications, sales, fund-raising, film-production and business management. Anita is a passionate photographer and finds her joy working in conscious co-creation with others, empowering the individual and bringing meaningful projects to life.
Anita is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.CoCreationFromTheArt.dk
Bob has "rewired" a 37-year career as an aviation association executive with a limited belief of self; choosing to move forward as a conscious evolutionary. For years, Bob was self identified as a pilot who had "survived" childhood abuse, created a successful career in service organizations and married "up." His multi-year transition to a more awakened state came through personal empowerment work, spiritual liberation and an expanded worldview.
In 2012, Bob, along with his wife, Noel Marshall, re-purposed their full-time RV-lifestyle into a "mobile turtle-hut of consciousness" and hit the "HIGHway” inviting others to the Birth 2012 movement. Today, days along The Consciously Evolving Road are directed by Spirit in sacred service to humanity. Currently, this is in the form of stewarding the CoCreators Convergence Community, participating in environmental activism and volunteering for Pachamama Alliance.
"Next" is the search of opportunities to glow, grow and serve - while celebrating Humanity’s Oneness. Bob is bringing spirit and consciousness to life at: www.LightPartners.org