2021 Journal Article Authors
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ANGELA AMADO, Ph.D., has led transformational programs for more than 30 years and has been a Wisdom course leader since 1994. She leads Partnership Explorations, the Structural Connections Vacation course, and is the head of Training and Development for the Wisdom Course Area. She has also worked professionally 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 disabilities into the community and conducted training across the United States, and in Canada, Australia and several European countries.
ANNA S. CHOI’s promise is to elevate humanity’s consciousness by serving high-achieving conscious leaders to find peace in chaos, master their energy, and embody their brilliance. As a broke art major with zero experience or connections, she started and sold her first financial planning business grossing six figures by age 25. Burned out from the hustle and grind, she became an energy master, martial artist, and qigong yoga instructor. Her work has appeared in Forbes magazine. She has been a TEDx speaker. A mother who homeschooled her children, she loves to sing and play the ukulele, cook vegan meals, and dance.
CATE HILL did The Landmark Forum in 2005, was an introduction leader in Philadelphia for several years, and also led the Self-Expression & Leadership Program. She and her husband, Mark Sharpelletti, enjoy a beautiful home in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and love that they get to spend winters at their home in the Florida Keys. She has two adult sons and is delighted to report that they remain close to her and Mark, in spirit and in proximity. In semi-retirement, Hill has been enjoying having time to pursue her dream of being a writer.
DANIEL KAMANGA is the founder and executive director of the Africa Leadership Transformation Foundation whose vision is “An Africa that works for everyone” and has a mandate “to create one million transformed leaders.” He brings more than 30 years of experience to addressing Africa’s widespread failures in leadership. His multi-sectoral experience in Africa’s private sector (media, telecoms and financial services), as well as the development sector (micro-finance and agriculture,) gives him powerful insights into what needs to be done to address the leadership challenges in Africa.
DAVE FLATTERY leads Strategic Initiatives for one of the business units of DuPont. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and teaches and leads programs in statistics, data analysis and process improvement. This is his third year of participation on the State of the World Scorecard team. He has previously presented a poster and co-led a breakout session inquiring into listening for others in the domains of religious belief, agnosticism and atheism. Flattery is committed to thriving and prosperous communities and serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara United Way.
DIANA PAGE JORDAN’s career is a collage of on-the-air, on-camera, on stage and online accomplishments. She’s on-the-page, too. Her stories have been published in a half-dozen anthologies, such as A Cup of Comfort for Writers, and in national magazines, including Writers Digest and The Costco Connection. As a book coach, Page Jordan uses her inspirational interviewing that she honed with thousands of authors for 800 Associated Press Radio Network stations, XM Satellite, BN.com, ABC and CBS TV stations and other media. Her mission is to communicate the truth, while educating, entertaining and inspiring audiences.
FELICIA NAGAMATSU is a business owner, real estate investor, inventor, wife, mother, grandmother, speaker, teacher and a coach certified with the Brave Thinking Institute. She shares the empowering context of Full-spectrum Human Intelligence. A belief breakthrough facilitator with Krohn Breakthrough Foundation, she is certified as a master rapid eye technician, with a bachelor’s in science in business from State University of New York Albany. Nagamatsu’s greatest success is a 40-year marriage with her beloved partner, Brian Nagamatsu.
GISELE LAROSE joined the State of the World Scorecard team in 2020. As an occupational therapist, her background in human development sourced many careers from clinical practice, continuing education presenter, and executive positions in rehabilitation and now higher education. Her current commitment is to listen for our power to create as human beings. After attending three Conferences for Global Transformation and 22 years of learning ontology, she is sourcing a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating “bringing all minds on deck” to innovate student success.
HILARY BURNS is a graduate of the Wharton Business School. She has more than 30 years of experience consulting for international businesses and individuals. She is committed to people being free to create lives they love, being members of a world community, and getting and giving away their greatness. Her greatest accomplishments are raising her two children, Jesse and Haley, who are remarkable human beings.
INA R. AMES is a retired communication professor with specialties in communication theory, speech performance, theater, accent reduction and English as a Second Language. Ames was president of the Communication Association of Massachusetts for eight years and was chair of two divisions of the National Communication Association. She has been published, paneled, and programmed statewide, nationally and internationally. A participant in est/Landmark’s work since 1980, she is currently a custodian of the Inquiry calls of the Social Commons, a former seminar leader and facilitator in the Wisdom area. She participated in both The Hunger Project and Holiday Project launches in Boston.
JOHN HEWSON is reinventing life on Canada’s west coast, settling into semi-retirement following an international career dedicated to service and listening, enabling visions for business and community, bringing good ideas to life. Passionate about food, nature, art and community Hewson’s focus is LGBTQ and First Nations people, skiing, kayaking and hiking, dinner with friends and discovering new creative skills such as pottery. Content in nature with his camera, Hewson is submitting his first paper to the journal, fueled by a passion ignited by injustices toward Indigenous people in Canada and around the world. Hewson can be reached via NaturalGlory.ca.
JUDITH OWENS-MANLEY is a writer and adventurer living primarily in Alaska with annual sojourns to the East Coast to spend time with family. A former Wisdom Unlimited course leader and seminar leader, she has a Ph.D. in social work and declares her work as a community-level practitioner, committed to people thriving as their best selves in the social commons. She co-authored a book on Bosnian refugees in America and has written about domestic violence and public welfare. A retired university professor and administrator, she participates on nonprofit boards when she’s not skiing, hiking, sailing, or biking.
KATHY NORMAN works in blockchain and writes in science fiction. She is accompanied by her dog, Bella, who listens to everything she writes, mostly with her eyes closed.
KET FOX founded and incorporated Solutions Service Systems, Inc.,™ a membership organization dedicated to world peace. An engineering and physics major at the University of Arizona, he has served as a custom engineer, senior analyst, system design specialist and quality control manager for various companies. He did the est Training in 1977 and has participated since in Landmark courses and programs. He is also the author of the World Peace Project Source Document; The Abundance Project, A White Paper; and The Virtue of Negotiating, An Exercise In Principle.
LORI WATKINS was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1976. Adopted at five months of age, she was a third-culture kid, growing up in the countries of South America, Africa, Asia and the United States. As a licensed vocational nurse for 23 years, Watkins works with senior citizens in partnership with Complete Caregiver. As a creative expression, she advocates for mental health needs, demonstrating a vision of the future where the arts are desired. As an artist who paints using oils on canvas, art is a natural expression for her.
Originally from Bulgaria, MARIA ZAHARIEVA has been living in Sweden for 21 years. A clinical psychologist with more than 250 hours of psychodrama training and an undernurse with years of experience in taking care of and being around elderly patients in the last stages of life, she is also a coach, transformational consultant and speaker. She has participated in countless trainings at Landmark, including working on staff for two years and being the Partnership Explorations champion for Europe for five years. She has attended many other courses and workshops for the past 20 years.
MELINDA VOSS was a staff writer for the Des Moines Register and Tribune for 26 years, a co-founder and executive director of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the public relations director for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Her book, “From Mango Cuba to Prickly Pear America – An American’s Journey to Castro’s Cuba and Back,” was published in 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public health. Now retired, she became the editor of the Journal of the Conference for Global Transformation in 2018.
PEG MILLER is a retired physical therapist, certified drug and alcohol counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. She retired December 4, 2020. She now writes, participates in the Poor Peoples’ Campaign in California and is involved in Adult Children of Alcoholics locally and worldwide. She does outreach through her church and is involved with a county multi-faith organization to deal with economic injustices. A custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons, she and Bob, her husband of 55 years, have four children, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She lives in Alamo, California.
ROBIN KERMODE is a nature enthusiast, teacher and owner of Stories in Action. She lives in Waiheke, New Zealand and has published a children’s book called Let’s Go Eels, about the intrepid journey of long fin eel/tuna. She has also written activities for schools around New Zealand rivers and designed a board game. She is recently employed as lead educator for Rotoroa Island Trust taking schoolchildren to Rotoroa Island and conducting educational programs
ROSE GRANT is inspired by a vision of a bright world, with healthy communities and vibrant ecosystems everywhere and is committed to potent climate action. Working with farmers and land and water managers, Grant has witnessed the effects of atmospheric pollution on lives and livelihoods over three decades. An early adopter of renewable energy, electric vehicles and regenerative agriculture, she is now exploring new opportunities to enrich environments, strengthen economies and build vibrant communities.
STEPHEN W. FRANCIS began his career as a graduate assistant coach at North Carolina State University earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human resource development. He branched out into sales, business development and higher education. As a college instructor, he helped design curriculum at various universities and for defense contractors. His interest in human behavior and business led him to complete master’s degrees in business administration and in clinical mental health counseling at Walden University. Currently he works as a psychotherapist for Wellspan Health in York, Pennsylvania. He has been married for 26 years and has an 18-year-old son.
SUSAN HOSKINS is chief executive officer of I AM HUMANITY, whose mission is to provide expanded awareness, shifts in self-concept and highlight leadership that promotes and nourishes the flourishing of humanity. Hoskins is also founder of the Human Spirit Institute, which offers workshops, classes, coaches and products that unleash and foster self-expression and in-the-moment experience of a quality of life. She is committed to the declaration that the 2020s is the Decade of Honoring the Human Spirit. Previously, Hoskins founded the Coalition for Economic Empowerment and served as chief executive officer for 28 years delivering programs to support low-income peoples globally.
TIM HARTFORD, a certified business coach, is a master at reinventing himself. Currently, at New Enterprise Forum, he works with start-ups to help them make their pitch to venture capitalists and investors. Writing is a new passion, and he’s exploring how he can make a difference with those with A-Fib. A 2020 graduate of The Landmark Forum, he has taken many Landmark courses and assisted in various accountabilities. Hartford and his wife Sara met in the Introduction Leaders Program and share two daughters and four grandchildren. An active jogger, biker, kayaker and power boater, he lives in Michigan and South Carolina.
WENDY KEILIN is committed to creating the next world economy for a World That Works for Everyone. In a future where human labor is no longer required, what kind of economy could we create? Where a powerful few control much of the world’s resources, what does equity look like? A transformational leadership consultant to high-performance teams and leaders, her work both led to this inquiry and provides a springboard for forwarding it. A 2021 Scorecard Team addition, she inquires: If transformation starts locally, how do we measure its emergence? Who measures? With what agenda? What could we measure? How?