Conference for Global Transformation

2017 Keynote Speakers

Allan Cohen has been an interdisciplinary management consultant, entrepreneur and executive for the past 25 years.  Today, he focuses his consulting practice on supporting senior executives as they unleash their organizations to pursue seemingly impossible ambitions.  Cohen earned his MBA at UCLA and his B.S. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a member of the Barbados Group, an international think tank led by Werner Erhard.  He is a Trustee of Cambridge College and his pro-bono work includes the delivery of leadership development and community building programs in such diverse places as Belfast, Tel Aviv and the Mississippi Delta.
Andrea DiCarlo, is the executive of the Wisdom Course Area, a division of Landmark Worldwide. She has been a Landmark staff member for 26 years and brings more than 30 years of transformational work to the conversation. Prior to her career at Landmark, DiCarlo enjoyed a multi-faceted career in art, banking and office management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in art from Towson University. She lives in New York City with her husband of 38 years, Armand DiCarlo.
Marci Feldman is the Director of the Advanced Offerings of the Wisdom Course Area and the Executive of the Conference for Global Transformation and Executive of the Wisdom Year-end Vacation.  Feldman is currently in training to become the Executive of the Wisdom Course Area in 2018.  She has been a Staff Member for 20 years; for the first seven years she was the Landmark Forum Leader Schedule Manager and has been a Consultant, Sr. Personal Coach and Course Leader in the Wisdom Course Area since 2005. She is a former Seminar Leader in the Landmark San Francisco Center.  Prior to Landmark, Feldman had a career in human resource management.
Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and professor at University of California, Los Angeles. Her commitment to humanity is to solve the organ donor shortage and, in service of that commitment, she has published more than 75 research articles, started an educational nonprofit corporation, and has been awarded more than $20 million in grants. Her work has expanded beyond the United States to Canada and Singapore and she has reached tens of thousands of people to date, educating them in the miracle of live organ donation. Last year, Dr. Waterman was invited to the White House to share with world-renowned physicians about her work and the possibility of ending the organ donor shortage.

State of the World

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Angela Amado, Ph.D., has led transformational programs for 30 years and has been a Wisdom Course area leader since 1994. She leads the Partnership Explorations Course and heads Training and Development for the Wisdom Course area. She has worked in the field of disability for more than 30 years in various capacities, including national research, international consulting and government policy. She has authored key books on inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities into the community and conducted training across the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Israel.
Dr. Khush Cooper is committed to a world where governments, organizations and communities fully support excellence and diversity for children and families. Following a highly successful career as a social worker and non-profit executive, she began an entrepreneurial and thriving consulting practice which is committed to changing the human services landscape by providing innovations that cause organizations and communities to thrive. She teaches Public Policy and Being A Leader at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. She has been engaged in transformational work for 13 years and lives in Los Angeles.

Closing Session Speakers

Liz Allen is a hospital chaplain whose work facilitates spirit for patients, families and staff at turning points of life and death.  Previously on the faculty of University of Wisconsin Occupational Therapy School, Allen is a certified leader of the CareGivers Renewal Course and director of the project designed by Brian Regnier in 1989.  She has presented workshops at the Conference for Global Transformation, including “Spirit: The 7th Vital Sign” (2011) and “Spirituality and Well Being; An Inquiry With Others” (2016).
Lynn Hellerstein is a developmental optometrist and co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center.  For more than 35 years, Dr. Hellerstein has treated children and adults with learning and reading deficits, visual processing disorders and brain injuries.  She has inspired thousands of individuals to improve their vision and enhance their school and work success, sports performance and confidence.   An international speaker and author of the award-winning books series, See It. Say It. Do It!, Dr. Hellerstein is an adjunct faculty member at five schools of optometry, as well as a past-president of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
John Mutz has worked in local and state law enforcement and completed a 25-year career with the Los Angeles Police Department. Ten of those years were as a captain, leading a cultural shift between law enforcement and community members served by the police. His commitment to transform the LAPD resulted in more than 200 officers completing The Landmark Forum. Mutz currently is a senior consultant and executive coach for an international executive development firm. He recently was requested by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, to serve as a consultant in design and implementation of a pilot mediation program for allegations of racial profiling against Los Angeles Police officers. He is completing a book titled, “The Reconciliation & Restoration of American Policing” and is the executive producer of a documentary that shares the story of how one woman contributed to the transformation of a former death row inmate in Alabama. John has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California State University, Sacramento, and a masters of public administration from University of Southern California. He resides in Sonoma County with his wife and children.