Conference for Global Transformation

2023 Workshop Presenters

The 2024 workshop presenters will be announced in January 2024

The information on this page applies to the 2023 Conference.


Andrew M. Crockett
Andrew M. Crockett, CPA, is a civic activist committed to thriving democracy and empowered citizenry. He ran for public office in Silicon Valley in 2022, earning 98,459 votes. He shares his hard-earned wisdom in his 2023 journal paper “Belonging on the Ballot – Rediscovering Democracy.” He acknowledges his partner of 15 years — Jane Beckman — for her support through the campaign and with the paper. Together, they recently saved a community center from closure, and they both serve as executive producers of the feature-length documentary, “Reenactress,” which tells the history of women who covertly fought as soldiers in the American Civil War.

Anna Sun Choi
Anna Sun Choi, singer songwriter, energy coach, Forbes author, and TEDx speaker, serves high-achieving, creative, conscious business leaders who want to quiet the mind chatter, cut through distractions, and tap into boundless energy in order to catalyze a tipping point for global enlightenment. Her 20 years of energy coaching blends ancient wisdom, energy mastery, and brain education as a Dahn master healer, Korean qigong yoga instructor, Awakened Life meditation teacher, and taekwondo martial artist. Choi was a former Self-Expression & Leadership Program leader for seven years and has participated at Landmark since 2006.

Alexandra Isaievych
Alexandra Isaievych is a visual artist dedicated to cross pollination between the diverse disciplines of visual arts, dance, economic policy, nature/ecology, healing movement arts, and world history. She revels in embracing the invisible and going with the flow. Her current collaborative art project is focused on creating images inspired by the profound insights from contemplating the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching, often translated as “The Book of Changes.” Isaievych has most recently served as the art coordinator for the Journal of the Conference for Global Transformation.

Andrea Parker Swenson
As a Landmark leader, Andrea Parker Swenson has a broad range of experience in developing and delivering programs designed to maximize self-discovery and personal performance. She has more than eight years experience as a Landmark personal coach and 14 years leading Landmark’s programs as a seminar leader. Andrea’s passion is being able to empower people in fulfilling on what is in their heart to create, living a life of fulfillment, joy, and freedom.

Ana Krista Johnson
Writer, performer and filmmaker Ana Krista Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in theater from Northwestern University’s School of Communication. She is a published novelist and an award-winning film producer. She has been an introduction leader for Landmark’s Family Division and assisted around the Los Angeles Wisdom Unlimited course for 15 years. Her current works in progress include a nonfiction book, a documentary and a master’s degree in transformative social change with a specialization in media impact. Her commitment: People are inspired and engaged, creating beloved community where we are cared for, compassionate and joyfully alive.

Andy Monks
Andy Monks is a staff member for Landmark as a personal performance coach for the Wisdom Course Area and a Wisdom Unlimited course leader for Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as an artist 20 years ago in educational games, going on to become a 3D artist with artistic and leadership roles on films like the Academy Award-winning “Happy Feet.” Monks has run his own creative studio working on projects from board games to 3D printed toys. He also creates works of art in multiple media. He lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Mal and daughter Sienna.

Dr. Angela Amado
Dr. Angela Amado has led transformational programs for more than 30 years and has been a Wisdom Unlimited course leader since 1994. She leads Partnership Explorations, the Structural Connections vacation course, and is the head of Training and Recruitment for the Wisdom Course Area. She has also worked professionally in the field of disability for more than 30 years in a variety of capacities, including national research, international consulting, and government policy. She has authored key books on community inclusion of people with disabilities into the community, and conducted training across the U.S., in Canada, Australia, and several European countries.

Amrit Kendrick
Amrit Kendrick is part of the team who hosts Inquiries of the Social Commons calls. She lives in Perth, Western Australia, and frequents the picturesque shoreline of the Indian Ocean often with her husband Gary and their dog Ivan. She has had a range of Landmark accountabilities since 2007, including staff member, Team Management & Leadership Program classroom leader and Assisting Team Leader for the Wisdom Unlimited course. She continues to inquire into a commitment for all humans to have a deep appreciation for and curiosity about this planet.

Anna Choi
Anna Choi, singer songwriter, energy coach, Forbes author, and TEDx speaker, serves high-achieving, creative, conscious business leaders who want to quiet the mind chatter, cut through distractions, and tap into boundless energy in order to catalyze a tipping point for global enlightenment. Her 20 years of energy coaching blends ancient wisdom, energy mastery, and brain education as a Dahn master healer, Korean qigong yoga instructor, Awakened Life meditation teacher, and taekwondo martial artist. Choi was a former Self-Expression & Leadership Program leader for seven years and has participated at Landmark since 2006.

Ariela Marshall
Ariela Marshall is a former Landmark staff member, former leader of Introductions to The Landmark Forum, having led to more than 300 people. She was the source person for the Causing the Miraculous event and was on the Data Team for Landmark’s Online Program Division. She has written a report from the field for two issues of the Journal of the Conference for Global Transformation and was a workshop presenter for two conferences. She is currently a custodian for the Inquiries of the Social Commons hosts the Contribution, Living as a Created Self and Public Persona inquires.

Ben Gabin
Ben Gabin says he is on the planet to listen and to make a miraculous difference for humankind. He graduated from Tufts University in 2008, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in international relations. He went on to earn his teaching certificate and become a Spanish and math teacher. When Gabin stepped into the possibility of being a leader of the Wisdom Unlimited course , he created a real estate investing business. He listens from play and is committed to peoples’ freedom and full self-expression.

Barbara La Valleur
Barbara La Valleur, participating in Landmark programs since 1995, is currently in the Wisdom Leading Inquiries program of the Landmark Academy and a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons. She previously was a senior facilitator in training, Landmark staff member, seminar leader, Self-Expression & Leadership Program leader and leader of Introductions to The Landmark Forum. An international photojournalist, she lived in Europe for 20 years, freelancing for seven German newspapers. Barbara has two daughters, Andrea La Valleur-Purvis and Claire Shaw, and lives with her husband Arnie Bigbee in Edina, Minnesota. Barbara has received the Edina mayor’s Individual Service Commendation.

Barry Pogorel
Barry Pogorel first took the est Training in 1975. He went on staff for Landmark in 1976. He was a center manager of three Landmark centers, including Los Angeles. He also led Landmark seminars over the course of 22 years, as well the Communication Course, and the Advanced Course. He has been a transformation executive consultant professionally for the last 38 years, and currently leads a team of senior consultants called Sourcing and Generating the Work, focused on Landmark’s work continuing and expanding its contribution to humanity long into the future.

Bob Mueller
Bob Mueller has been a stand for and commitment to create “organization transformation” as an established practice globally since 1980.  He has been an executive leader, transforming several Fortune 500 companies such as Ford Motor Company and Magma Copper company as well as building consulting practices for several transformational consulting firms including Vanto Group.  He has shared his transformational consulting experience and distinctions with companies and academic institutions globally for the past 40 years.  Mueller currently mentors more than 30 global leaders in organizations, entrepreneurial start-ups, and academia across five continents.

Bruce Torquil Campbell
Bruce Torquil Campbell is an artist; he studied Fine Art in London. He did The Landmark Forum in 2002 and has participated in Landmark programs ever since, recently as a facilitator on the developmental Partnership Explorations course for elders. Campbell has also been a performance coach for Youth at Risk. Painting, pottery and playing the piano are his three main creative outlets, which he does in Findhorn, Scotland, where he lives with his husband Draeyk.
The Promise I serve: “By 2031 all people live creative and fulfilling lives – People are LIT UP!”

Carey Gister
Carey Gister currently participates in the Landmark Academy in the Wisdom Leading Inquiries program. He is the host of the Social Commons inquiry on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. Pacific time. He first participated in The Landmark Forum in September 1985 and the Wisdom Unlimited course in the early 1990s. He was one of the founding members of the Team Management & Leadership Program, was a leader of Introductions to The Landmark Forum for many years and a seminar leader for two years in San Francisco and Seattle. He lives in Marin Country, California, is married and has 14-year-old twins, who have participated in The Landmark Forum for Young People.

Carla Barrow
Carla Barrow served as an AV-rated attorney for 27 years before adopting a new form of counseling: the healing arts. Barrow now practices as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Florida, with specialized training in couples counseling, trauma, dialectical behavioral therapy, and collaborative law. She integrates the best of both careers, drawing upon her Landmark training, leadership in local bar associations, non-profit advocacy, and her practice of yoga, journaling and public service. She speaks and presents workshops on topics of mental health, wellbeing and relationships. She is a graduate of Landmark’s Creation of Freedom course.

Carol Winkler
Carol Winkler’s life has always been about communication. As a speech-language pathologist, she began her career working with young children. In her doctoral work at University of Texas, she conducted significant research into the effects of language on personal identity. After participating in The Landmark Forum, she became a sought-after coach, consultant and Mission Control workshop leader. Winkler’s time with Landmark spans almost 30 years. She was an introduction leader and seminar leader for four of those years. She completed the book The Magic of Modern Art with Robyn Jamison and continues to love fulfilling the vision.

Cat Tews
A Landmark staff member since 2003 and a consultant since 2015, Cat Tews is passionate about people getting that they have an impact, make a difference, and are the creator of their life, and that gets fully expressed in her accountability as the coaching supervisor in Landmark’s Personal Coaching Division. She lives with her husband Todd and her two cats in Chehalis, Washington.

Céline Bouquerel
After graduating in finance and spending most of her career in corporate consulting, Céline Bouquerel chose, at age 50, to emigrate to Quebec with her daughter and to go back to university to learn more about social innovation as a means to contribute to social and environmental transformation. She is currently researching impact evaluation and the conditions of stakeholders’ empowerment at HEC Montreal, the graduate business school of University of Montreal. She is profoundly interested in how we can prepare for climate change and transform the Western social and economic model.

Chet Burgess
Chet Burgess engages in inquiries whenever he can, and one of his joys is hosting the Discourses and Living as a Created Self inquiries. He also brings the opportunity of inquiry to people as they develop themselves in being a leader as their natural self-expression, and bringing power, freedom, and peace of mind in the face of everything in life. His commitment is that, “Everyone in the world be present to freedom and in touch with the joy and the miracle of life, free to be and free to act, with love expressed.”

Chris Kirtz
Chris Kirtz did the first est Training in Washington D.C. in April of 1975. He started assisting at Landmark immediately thereafter and has never stopped. He considers himself a “lifer” and has held virtually every role in Landmark’s Assisting Program, taken every Landmark course or program and led a few as well. He considers being a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons a perfect fit from which to train and develop himself as a “listener” and contribute to a world that works for everyone with no one and nothing left out.

Craig Addy
Craig Addy is the musician who listens to the listener. His purpose as a creator and performer is to provide nurturing, healing, and beautiful musical experiences that make a better world for all. During his healing Under the Piano sessions and piano performances, Craig asks his listeners, “What are you dealing with? What is your experience of life right now? What are your dreams? What are you creating?” Their answers are his inspiration for improvised piano music that captures the essence of what is shared at an emotional level.

Dave Flattery
Dave Flattery leads strategic initiatives for one of the business units of DuPont. He holds a six sigma master black belt designation and teaches and leads programs in statistics, data analysis, and process improvement. This is his fourth year of participation on the State of the World Scorecard. He has previously presented a poster and co-led a workshop at the Conference for Global Transformation, inquiring into listening of others in the domains of religious beliefs, agnosticism, and atheism. Flattery is committed to thriving and prosperous communities and serves on the board of the Santa Barbara United Way.

Dave Forrest
Dave Forrest is an entrepreneur, English coach, voiceover artist and certified permaculture designer in the Basque Country of Spain, home of the Mondragon cooperatives and the world’s strongest social economy. He is a graduate of Occidental College, where he studied political science focusing on economics and Latin American studies. He is committed to paradise on Earth, a commitment that will need a lot of structure to be fulfilled. He wonders about structure all the time, and suspects that mastery of structure is key to effectiveness. He is president of his local community garden and grows the world’s most delicious tomatoes.

David Novell
David Novell is a building contractor and part-time musician living in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. He and his wife Sue have been married for more than 50 years and celebrate their family of two sons and three grandchildren. David and Sue are active in the community theater in North Fork, and David is a founding member of the musical group Sugar Pine, which entertains at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp, California. David and Sue have been involved with transformational work since they did the est Training together in 1982.

Diane Creel
Diane Creel is a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons, and threads wonder and curiosity throughout her originating circle. During the daytime, she writes courses for a large online university and at night she teaches psychology courses. She lives in New Hampshire with her daughter and son, and two rambunctious canines. Her life belongs to the commitment that each and every person has equitable access to new horizons for thriving. All lives are honored as a sacred part of Source.

Diane Dickey
Diane Dickey is a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons. She sees life as a continual inquiry into transformation, power, and contribution. She creates worlds and spaces of beauty whether it is with art or in conversation. She loves her family and is a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a native Texan. Her promise for the world is: A World of Unlimited Ongoing Growth and Development by the Year 2030.

“Dr. Dolly” Costello, Ph.D.
“Dr. Dolly” Costello, Ph.D., has been involved in transformational work since 1979. She obtained her doctorate from University of California, Berkeley, as well as a post-doctorate certificate in the neuropsychology of learning and social-emotional development. She specializes in assessment and intervention of children and adults who have autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other mental health challenges. She participates in Landmark’s Wisdom Course Area as a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons. Her commitment for the world is, “All people live with a passion for life itself and experience a lightness of being.”

Dræyk van der Hørn
Dræyk van der Hørn lives in an ecovillage on the north coast of Scotland. He is a county councillor, representing the Scottish Green Party and passionate about participatory democracy. He is a director of a local food business, a chef, and manages the Edible Woodland Garden for a local trust. He is currently working on a book of speculative fiction and is a celebrant, minister and Druid. His commitment: A community of humankind standing shoulder to shoulder within and alongside the natural world, with all beings both seen and unseen.

Rev. Dr. Eileen Epperson
The Rev. Dr. Eileen Epperson has been a Presbyterian minister for 33 years, serving as a parish minister and a chaplain in several hospitals and hospices. Her ministry now is spiritual life-coaching with individuals and groups. Epperson’s programs empower clients and teams in releasing the past and learning to communicate authentically. She is a seasoned grief-support facilitator. She lives in northwest Connecticut in the United States. Freedom from the past – power in the present.

Emma Hilton-Clarke
Emma Hilton-Clarke is a staff member for Landmark as a personal performance coach and a leader of The Introduction Leaders Program. She has been a staff member for more than 15 years and leader of The Introduction Leaders Program for more than 12 years. With a long history of empowering and coaching people including CEOs, entrepreneurs, farmers, parents, students, musicians, and professional athletes, and having them succeed in life beyond their wildest dreams; Hilton-Clarke loves nothing more than empowering graduates to be great out in the world with amazing lives! She prides herself on living life from anything’s possible.

Jerrod Kerr
Jerrod Kerr completed The Landmark Forum in 2012 and went on to become a Wisdom Unlimited graduate in 2014. Currently he is at work with the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium to bring about community involvement and unified research advocacy.

Jim Fowler
Jim Fowler, songwriter and music teacher for more than 20 years, earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Sonoma State College and is a former member of West Coast Songwriters Association. Recognition for his songs include airtime on National Public Radio in the United States and association awards. He founded Asomase – A School of Music and Self-Expression and has taught more than 300 students as well as 10 levels of elementary- and secondary-school music classes. He has participated in the programs of Landmark and its predecessors since 1972 and has collaborated on several music/video/art projects for the Conference for Global Transformation.

Erin Meyer
Erin Meyer lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, adult daughter and two dogs. She earned a PhD in pharmacology from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of California, Santa Barbara. Erin currently works in research and development at University of Utah where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience/genetics and was formerly a research assistant professor. Additionally, Meyer is an event leader for Landmark, a yoga therapist practicing yoga for more than 40 years, and a HeartMath interventions specialist. She holds keen interests in social justice and disability studies.

Fatima Lemus
Fatima Lemus is a daughter, big sister to two brothers, an aunt, a loving partner and caring friend to many. She is a self-proclaimed play facilitator with two decades of practice as a family wellness and empowerment coach. Her commitment, promise and contribution to the world is “we be love and we love us.” She is known in the Los Angeles area as a social diva for her capacity to create social gatherings where community experiences play, connection, awe, and love. Her favorite motto to live by is “play at work and work at play.”

Felicia Nagamatsu
Felicia Nagamatsu is a business owner, real estate investor, inventor, wife, mother, grandmother, speaker, teacher, author, 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 of science degree in business from State University of New York, Albany. Nagamatsu’s greatest success is a 41-year marriage with her beloved partner Brian Nagamatsu.

Geoffrey Fenn
Geoffrey Fenn is an agricultural scientist by training who, after 25 years of research in government agencies, set off on a journey of private enterprise including information management and internet marketing, before finding himself back in research and development in soil and water. His commitment to the world is to promote and facilitate an adequate supply of fresh water, sustainably sourced and affordable for everyone. He has created a business using new technologies to maximize cost-effectiveness at the same time as reducing energy and water use in drainage, irrigation, and groundwater recharge.

George Finsrud
George Finsrud, a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons, is inspired by collaborative effort, a give and take of ideas and enthusiasms, profound honesties and good jokes. He says that he loves to wake up with a schedule and discover how far off the day unfolded with still a sense of accomplishment.

Glenn Greenidge
Glenn Greenidge started his personal development in 1981, attending and volunteering in leadership positions at what is now Landmark. He co-founded People of African Descent Empowerment Group in 1990, with its initial mission of promoting leadership and training for people of African descent. Greenidge is currently executive director of Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District in Jamaica, New York, chair of Queens Economic Development Committee, and board chairman of Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center. He has been a facilitator for the International Black Summit for 25 years. He is also a caregiver to his 96-year-young mother.

Heather Dart
Heather Dart is an award-winning human resources professional and strategist in career transitions with specialties in linguistics and behavior.

Heather Shapter
Heather Shapter is the executive director of Crossroads International, which works with local partners in Sub-Saharan Africa to advance rights, reduce poverty and increase access to justice for one million women and girls. She has held leadership roles in some of the world’s most respected international non-governmental organizations, in the Caribbean, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. She has also been active in the Wisdom community for the past 20 years in Toronto, where she lives with her husband Gerry and her two sons.

Hilary Arnow Burns
Hilary Arnow Burns grew up in Westport, Connecticut. She graduated from the Wharton Business School at University of Pennsylvania in 1981. She spent more than 30 years as a business consultant to companies all over the world. She is an author, creator, and has a weekly show distributed on more than 187 networks. Her commitment is that all people are free to create lives they love.

Jane Best Grandbouche
Jane Best Grandbouche led courses and programs for Landmark for 25 years including the Wisdom Course for 12 years. Her passions include the environment and transformation. She is an avid gardener who has grown and/or planted over 100,000 trees, plants and flowers and has been a student of yoga and meditation for the past 45 years. Along with her husband Brad, they have a wholesale book business, a consulting practice and reside on 10 beautiful, lush acres in Sarasota, Florida. She has 2 daughters and 3 grand-daughters.

Jerry Fishman
Jerry Fishman has been leading transformational programs since 2011, and has led more than 36 Wisdom Unlimited courses. He has led Wisdom courses in Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, and Toronto. He has been the head of recruitment and a member of the training team for the Wisdom Course Area for five years and also leads A Life That Sings vacation course. He worked professionally in theater, film and television for 30 years and founded Kilroy Productions Company. He lives in Denver, Cape Cod, and Mexico.

John Corbiere
John Corbiere has been participating at Landmark since 1975. He was an Episcopal priest for 33 years, graduating from Yale Divinity School and serving parishes and church schools up and down the East Coast. He is a past Landmark staff member and participated extensively with The Hunger Project and the Mastery Foundation, traveling to West Africa and Ireland in support of the transformational work of these organizations. He is presently part of the Listener Team in the Wisdom Course Area, providing the Conversation for the Difference you Make. He resides in Salisbury, Connecticut.

Dr. Khush Cooper
Dr. Khush Cooper is committed to a world where governments, organizations, and communities fully support excellence and diversity for children and families. She is the founder of an entrepreneurial consulting practice, transforming the human services field, which has contributed to social services organizations and communities thriving as a result of Cooper’s innovations. She is an adjunct faculty member at Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA where, among other courses, she leads Werner Erhard’s Being a Leader and Effective Exercise of Leadership course. She has been engaged in transformational work for 14 years and lives in Los Angeles.

Larry Franz
Larry Franz is the director of Landmark’s Personal Coaching Division and has been a personal performance coach since the division’s founding in 2011. He is passionate about working with people and is fully committed to their success in realizing what matters to them. He has led Landmark’s programs since 2000, empowering graduates’ leadership and their commitment to contribute to others, and has trained thousands of people to fulfill their personal and leadership goals. He has founded successful businesses, been the director of training for a real estate company, a real estate licensing program and been a consultant for non-profit organizations.

Mary Icaza
Mary Icaza is a senior Landmark coach and Landmark program leader who has led seminars for more than 35 years. She has extensive experience in working with individuals and teams, and focuses on empowering her clients to produce breakthroughs with ease. She has successfully supported people in taking on challenges expanding their effectiveness and turning their visions into reality.

Peter DeFreitas
Peter DeFreitas is a Landmark graduate since 1997, a Wisdom graduate since 2002. He currently designs special occasion dressing and costumes for Canadian Olympic skaters when he is not leading the Wisdom Unlimited course in Canada.

Jane Chrystal
Jane Chrystal has the great fortune to live on a beautiful and magical farm in Eastern Australia. Her passion is regularly entertaining visitors who stay for a meal or longer. She is an accomplished cook and expands her skills daily as a practice. Her motto is “Whoever is around my table is family.”

Janet Lester
Janet Lester is a rare bird with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, a combined degree in occupational therapy and physical therapy. She worked in hospitals in intensive care. She loved teaching and mentoring physiotherapy students and nurses and providing innovative care. Before retiring in 2006, she worked with a multidisciplinary team committed to transforming issues of communication in critical care. She took The Landmark Forum in 2007. She later joined Innovative Events Management, producing Werner Erhard’s Being A Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership around the world. She was the Inquiry Explorations program coordinator from its inception.

Jessie Fahay
Jessie Fahay’s love for visceral theater, philanthropy and ethical business practices makes her thrilled to be the proud founder and executive director of Ripple Effect Artists. Her performing experience, education at United Global Shift and travel around the United States as a public speaker, inspired her to begin this company in 2009 to move audiences, with the philosophy, “We are here to create and contribute, not compete,” a quote by Robert Anthony. Her accomplishments include being a published author and playwright and obtaining a master’s in administration and master’s of fine arts in performance from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Joan Bordow
While Joan Bordow wears well-loved sweats most of the time, she has an extensive and unique wardrobe for dress-up. She led the Wisdom Unlimited course for more than 20 years, as well as a host of other programs for Landmark. As an author, she wrote eight books. As a mother, she has three children and three grandchildren, and has been married for 50 years. She says she lives a blessed life, due to the generosity and brilliance of her community.

John Hewson
John Hewson has lived in Qathet area of British Columbia, Canada, for four years. A native of the United Kingdom, who’s dominant colonization strategies impacted Turtle Island in Canada. Living in Qathet (meaning working together) alongside Tla’amin Nation people, attending Truth and Reconciliation events, being curious as to how these travesties occurred, Hewson has dedicated the last 18 months studying this subject and writing a paper on the same as well as participating in several creative and educational projects, including the World Academy for the Future of Women, University of British Columbia partnership, empowering indigenous women’s leadership.

Julia Dederer
Julia Dederer is the director of organizational development for the Foundation for Climate Restoration. She advises on key initiatives and strategic relationship development and is responsible for the internal development of the organization. She brings to this role more than 40 years of transformational leadership, including as Landmark staff for 28 years, leading the Wisdom Unlimited course, the Partnership Explorations course and being accountable for the training and development of Wisdom course leaders.

Kathryn Stroehlein
Kathryn Stroehlein has been participating at Landmark for 13 years. Grateful she participated in The Landmark Forum, where she accessed that everything she dreamed of was on the other side of fear. She has been married for 40 years to a kind and supportive husband, has two sons and four grandchildren. Stroehlein is a gardener, Reiki master and Artistic Hair designer and is trained as a medium. Her commitment is being with everything through the gift of an open heart, love, and connection.

Kay Keeler
Kay Keeler was 39 when she did the first est Training in Washington, D.C., and now, 48 years later, her promise to the world is, “Joyously and respectfully creating authentic communities of people free to be and free to act.” Stimulated by Inquiries of the Social Commons, Keeler created a project to listen from nothing and discovered amazingly: trust, connection and belonging. Others now wearing “The Listener” hat, have used this simple tool to fulfill their promises in making a difference that is totally satisfying, and it all started with “a penny for your thoughts.”

Kirk Laughton
Kirk Laughton was a professional French horn player for nine years. Taking the est Training in 1981 gave him the freedom to reinvent himself. With no background in business, he started a mail-order company in the basement of his house. It has evolved into two successful lighting companies that are run by Laughton and his daughter. Top Brass Lighting and Numera Lighting are on track to have more than $5 million in sales this year.

Kristen Mangione
Kristen Mangione is a professional dancer, choreographer, healing artist and the founder of LÎLA – Dance Alchemy for the Soul. She is passionate about dance, creativity, spirituality and body awareness as an access to discovery and the Eternal. She creates dances and leads practices that combine movement improvisation, meditation, and healing for transformation.

Liz Allen
Liz Allen has been a hospital chaplain for 22 years. Her special interests/training includes certification in grief, preventing burnout for caregivers, staff well-being, mental health, and humor. She lives on campus in Madison, Wisconsin, with her therapy dog Charlie. Her first career was in occupational therapy. She also did improvisation training at Second City in Chicago.

Lori Watkins
Lori Watkins was born in Santiago, Chile, and, as an infant, was adopted by an American diplomats serving at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago. Living in underdeveloped countries much of her childhood, she is a “third-culture kid.” Watkins absorbed the cultures, history and traditions of the countries where she lived and brings it all to her work as a vocational nurse for the past 23 years. Watkins also creates custom paintings with oils and acrylics on canvas and demonstrates her love for community by video-editing for organizations that serve the public. Her commitment for the world: All beings are heard, including human beings.

Lori Wostl
Lori Wostl is a senior facilitator, which means she leads the Wisdom Unlimited course in the facilitated format. In her spare time, Wostly writes romance novels. She has three published novels on Amazon. She is currently renovating a home and organizing a land trust for an old-growth forest on her property in the Pacific Northwest. She first participated in this work in 1977, was on Landmark’s staff in Colorado for five years, and has been trained by Brian Regnier to lead the Wisdom courses for Elders.

Lorraine Telford
Lorraine Telford has experience in education, service delivery and management in community and public health fields across provinces in Canada. At Alberta Health Services she provides support and leadership in collaboration with community stakeholders, aimed at ensuring supports for those with health conditions, and reducing health inequities. Telford has been an assistant professor at three universities in diverse programs related to community health, and she has passion for addressing inequities in the determinants of health. She loves art and artists, and is a dedicated member of Magic of Modern Art Mensches.

Lorraine “Dr. Rain” Warren
Lorraine “Dr. Rain” Warren has pursued personal growth and development throughout her life. She began her Landmark work in 1992 and has engaged in transformational work covering a wide range of disciplines. She has served as a volunteer in diverse communities from political campaigns, youth mentorship programs, restorative justice initiatives, and being a “cuddler” of infants in hospitals. Warren has served as a facilitator of the International Black Summit for the last 30 years. She has received international recognition for her work in peace building and social justice. She is currently a caregiver for her 90-year-young mother.

Mark Krauss
Mark Krauss is a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons, a husband of 43 years, father, grandfather, semiconductor environmental health and safety engineer, experimenter in the living of life, and gentleman farmer. During his career, Krauss has noticed that, while difficult, the problems of engineering are easy to solve when compared to those of being human. He’s learning to love loud shirts, and has discovered the value of inquiry in having people expand their views of life and to act on what they discover. He lives happily in Mariposa, California, with his wife, two dogs and two cats.

Mary Stroupe
Mary Stroupe has participated with Landmark since 1989, having completed numerous courses in the Centers and Wisdom divisions, including the Developmental Consultants Training Program and Creation of Freedom; she also led the Communication Courses in the 1990s. Stroupe retired in 2013 after selling the company she created with husband Ed, and led for 23 years. In 2021, Stroupe co-created and still co-leads a mixed-race “belonging circle” to explore issues of race and racism. She has sponsored The Pachamama Alliance and The Mastery Foundation, where she has volunteered for 20 years. She also knits, weaves and plays with their numerous pets.

Maureen Charles
Writer and editor Maureen Charles holds a master’s degree in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her young-adult biography, “Music Mavens: 15 Women of Note In the Industry,” was recently released by Chicago Review Press. Charles led graduate programs for Landmark for 27 years and was a Landmark staff member for five. She chairs the board of Aid Still Required (an international non-profit organization), volunteers with Foundation for Climate Restoration, and is co-founder of Love of Aging. Her promise for the world: By 2035, diverse voices around the globe have achieved equitable representation in the creative and performing arts.

Merilyn Fenn
Merilyn Fenn is a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons. She’s interested in personal relationships and communication, and in the past has delivered communication programs to college students, married and pre-married couples. After completing a bachelor’s degree with honors in marine biology, her career was in teaching biology and environmental science to college students. Fenn first experienced The Landmark Forum in 2005, was an Ieader of Introductions to The Landmark Forum, experienced the Wisdom Unlimited course in 2013 and Partnership Explorations in 2019, along with Inquiries Explorations. She thinks inquiry is the pathway to world transformation.

Meryl Sher
Meryl Sher attended Juilliard and Oberlin to pursue an opera career and is a retired executive assistant to C-suite management. Sher is a health and wellness entrepreneur and produces live/simultaneously live-streamed concerts, singing her dramatic opera repertoire, most recently, “Cavalleria Rusticana.” She became a Self-Expression & Leadership Program leader in 1996. She participates regularly in the Wisdom Course Area and thinks it is the gem of Landmark and she regularly attends the Conference for Global Transformation, Year-end Vacation as well as Inquiry Explorations and the Inquiries of the Social Commons. She is passionate about her family, friends and the arts.

Myriam Carius
Myriam Carius is an attorney, entrepreneur, and global leader. She is committed that people live with dignity and that communities are complete. Carius is the founder of Carius, Krueger and Partners, a Pan-African law firm with offices in Abidjan and Paris. Myriam is the ambassador for Côte d’Ivoire for the Women Entrepreneurship Day Organization. She has been recognized internationally for her leadership and was the recipient of the Women’s Leadership Achievement Award in 2015 in Mumbai, India.

Nina Master
Nina Master is an acupuncturist who has practiced state-of-the-art therapies of the Toyohari Meridian system in Japanese-style acupuncture for 18 years. She holds a bachelor of health science degree in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. She has presented on several occasions in the medical practices and acupuncture industries, in the area of personal, intuitive, and spiritual growth, applying treatment strategies for healing chronic illnesses. Her commitment is: Bring leadership in having people cause their own best health. She has influenced medical and holistic clinics in the Brisbane area and has owned her own clinic as well.

Paige Keck
Paige Keck has been in good company as a “black sheep” since childhood. Her favorite crowds were in the high school smoking area as an honor student, parking lots full of deadheads as a fan and seller of window stickers, and classrooms and camps of middle schoolers as an art teacher and camp counselor. She has always had a soft spot for those who are “different,” Keck has been assisted in the Wisdom Area for five years and has been a teacher of art, drawing, artistic explorations, and drawing games for 15 years. She has a master’s degree in social work.

Pam Prosser
Pam Prosser is a successful entrepreneur and the owner of a successful private practice in Alternative Healthcare. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, she has broadened her practice from Minnesota to worldwide clients. Trained by Brian Regnier, Prosser has co-led the Elders Facilitated Wisdom Unlimited course and Elders Facilitated Partnership Explorations course. She is a founding board member of Haiti Outreach and currently serves on its board of directors. In 2021, Prosser was one of the keynote speakers at the Conference for Global Transformation, unveiling the work being accomplished in Haiti.

Paolo Visentin
Paolo Visentin is an enthusiastic follower of the ideas of Werner Erhard, having first participated in his programs as a teenager. He has had a long career in his family’s real estate business and is an amateur photographer and filmmaker. Besides spending time traveling between Toronto and Salt Lake City, Utah, visiting family members, he spends a great deal of time wondering about the following questions: What is to be a good person?; What might be beyond who he “wound up being?”, and, How involved with others can he be? He says he is shooting for the stars.

Pat Nolin
Pat Nolin is a fun, loving and really pragmatic teddy bear. He discovered Landmark, the Wisdom Course Area and Inquiries of the Social Commons late in life. He now dwells in these things, creating a new future for himself and the people around him.

Peg Miller
Peg Miller comes from a long heritage of “family matters” and has been committed to having family be a source of empowerment, love, fulfillment, and satisfaction. She is interested in discovering what family means to others and how family can be a source of empowerment in the fulfillment of peoples’ commitments and promises for the world.

Peter Fiekowsky
Peter Fiekowsky, author of Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race, is an MIT-educated physicist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist with 27 patents. He has 30 years’ experience as a citizen lobbyist for poverty and climate issues, and over the past decade has been working to build the organizations required to ensure the survival and flourishing of humanity. His mission is to leave a world we’re proud of to our children. He founded the Foundation for Climate Restoration, Methane Action and the Stable Planet Alliance which is working to restore a sustainable population.

Rachel Barwell
Rachel Barwell’s commitments span social justice, environmental and equity issues. She’s engaged in community efforts to transform the pace and effectiveness of Aotearoa, New Zealand’s climate mitigation, adaptation and restoration actions. She is a founding member of the InnoVuntu Initiative, designed to address the intersection of “wicked problems” in Zambia, and help stakeholders create and fulfill the transformation of Zambia’s food systems — a future where Zambia’s people, environment and economy are thriving in 2050. She is also a founding member of African Women’s Leadership and Mental Well-being program, drawing together hundreds of women to engage in transformative leadership inquiries.

Ravi Bhola
Ravi Bhola has developed a business model to grow affordable, high-nutrition, chemical-free food close to consumers. His studies in engineering and finance led to a career in business management. Doing The Landmark Forum in 1991 increased his effectiveness in fulfilling a created future. He has acquired, grown and sold seven companies. In his current venture with Urban Farms Limited, he has secured federal and state loan guarantees for construction of a 100,000-square-foot vertical farm in South Dakota that will produce 1.5 tons of fresh food per day.

Dr. Rebecca Ward
Dr. Rebecca Ward is a developmental psychologist with 40 years experience working with children with autism and other vulnerabilities. More recently, she has become interested in our human connection with nature and how that relationship impacts our actions in caring for the Earth. She is exploring practices that bring people, children in particular, in closer connection with nature through gardening, forest bathing, and nature schools, and practices that build a sense of belonging and commitment to human and nature well-being.

Rich Schuster
Rich Schuster might be considered one of the elders of the Wisdom Course Area. He is committed that all people have access to the created dimension of being, that they are thereby empowered to be up to great and challenging work. In addition to having had a productive career in physics and engineering, he is a student of, and has trained many people in, practices of communication to support aliveness and productivity. Rich and Noreen Schuster live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have been married for more than 40 years.

Robyn Jamison
Robyn Jamison is multi-talented. She’s a professional visual artist, published author, avid tap dancer and accomplished pianist. Holding a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of North Texas, her artwork is in collections worldwide. Since taking the est Training in 1981, she led introductions for 12 years, seminars for four years, worked on Landmark’s staff, co-led the Wisdom Unlimited course and was a Wisdom facilitator. She is committed to a world where everyone experiences the magic of modern and contemporary art. She has written the book, “The Magic of Modern Art,” with the invaluable partnership of Carol Winkler.

Robyn Maitland
Robyn Maitland is passionate about the arts, music, writing and gardening. With a master’s degree in organizational management, Maitland serves as a public servant for the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services in the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in the southeastern part of the United States. Maitland is interested in transforming organizations into world-class, engaging places where people connect, living their vision, mission and passion.

Rochelle Frank
Rochelle Frank, a board-certified physician in neurology and integrative medicine, has been a neurologist for more than 25 years and is currently a professor at University of California, Davis, creating a new program in integrative neurology and functional neurological disorders. She has been a student of indigenous wisdom for more than eight years. She led workshops at the Conference for Global Transformation in five separate years and has led inquiries for the guest inquiry calls and past developmental courses. Her commitment to the world is a new dimension of spiritual connection and well-being for all.

Saeed Seyed
Saeed Seyed has been in management for many years in the area of technology and has worked for large corporations in telecommunications, computing, and graphics. He has had responsibility and accountability for managing teams globally. He is a leader in innovation with 20 patents.  He has been engaged in the area of transformation for about 40 years and has led transformational courses and presented at several conferences. Seyed has been married for more than 30 years and has two daughters.

Rose Grant
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 in Australia, Grant has seen the insidious and disastrous 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 reduce greenhouse gases, enrich environments, strengthen economies, and build vibrant communities.

Reza Razeghi
Reza Razeghi has years of practice empowering leaders and organizations. He is a retired director of the Landmark personal coaching division, instrumental in bringing it into existence. Razeghi has been a coach and consultant, worked in research for a major oil company and as an information technology director in the semiconductor and computer industries. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and master’s degrees in computer science and organizational development.

Sandy Ludwig
Sandy Ludwig has more than 30 years experience developing and facilitating therapeutic programming in the field of health and wellness. As a music therapist, performer and style architect, she is committed to self-expression making a profound and lasting difference for everyone. She has designed and facilitated programs in the fields of autism, sensory impairments, developmental delays, mental health, long-term/palliative care, women’s health and music therapy-assisted childbirth.

Saurel Quettan
Saurel Quettan is a human behavior and transformation expert. He is the creator of Launching You — Access to Being the Leader You Most Respect. He is a trusted advisor to founders, owners, and key executives of small and medium-sized businesses. Quettan is the founder and chief executive officer of exeQfit, Inc., a business consulting firm dedicated to empowering leaders to discover hidden barriers to high performance and create shared plans to build and sustain an environment for high performance.

Scott Lubbers
Scott Lubbers is somewhat of a renaissance man. He’s an information technology consultant during the week, a marathon coach on weekends, and is a passionate nature photographer when he travels. And, if that is not enough, he develops websites as part of his commitment to the world that people’s expressions are made known and they have the experience of being gotten.

Sean Potter
Sean Potter lives with passion and self-expression at the core of his life. He is an artist and loves music, film, photography, and cooking, to name a few. Recently he has ventured into the world of singing and performing in a Disney pop choir. As his trade, he is an emergency generator technician for emergency power systems in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a climate activist, part of Canada’s first chapter with the Foundation for Climate Restoration, and is growing the conversation for a healthy planet.

Sel J. Hwahng
Sel J. Hwahng, Ph.D. (they/them/their) is an assistant professor of women’s, gender, health, and sexuality studies at Towson University and is also pursuing a master’s degree in cardiovascular epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. Hwahng is currently leading cardiovascular and nutritional health studies on LGBTQ+ and women of color populations and recently edited a book on global LGBTQ+ health (Springer Nature). Hwahng also teaches the “Being A Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership” course to graduate and undergraduate students at two different higher-educational institutions and has been involved in the Wisdom Course Area of Landmark since 2004.

Shafeea Zubair
Much of Shafeea Zubair’s life work has been in the Maldives, leading transformative initiatives in education policy, skills training, teacher education, and community education. Zubair’s current work is on the intersectionality of leadership for social transformation and climate action, and advocacy for social justice. She co-designed the Zambian Climate Leadership Transformation Summit in October 2020, an inquiry into climate leadership, led by the Africa Leadership Transformation Foundation and University of Zambia and is a founder member of the InnoVuntu Initiative. She is also an integral part of the African Women’s Leadership Course management team.

Stan Carpenter
An Omaha, Nebraska, native, Stan Carpenter is curious. He earned a university degree in cultural anthropology, ceramics and architecture. Carpenter participated in The Landmark Forum in 1994, opening him to new possibilities that included living and working in England. Since retiring in 2006, he has been working and assisting in the Wisdom Course Area and participating in numerous Landmark developmental programs. His commitments are most recently being expressed by joining the Wisdom Facilitator Program and in developing capacities for crafting conversation and conversational spaces where transformation may occur. He is married with Jerry Baden.

Steph Henry
Steph Henry is a local of Canberra, Australia, with her two greyhounds. You can often find her out hiking in the bush on weekends (or more accurately walking from one picnic spot to the next). From studying arts and law at university and working in consumer law, education, languages, immigration, health and alternative health, she now works in social policy (housing) in government. In 2020, she founded the 1 Million Trees project to explore connecting people with their living environment, and has practiced Reiki and meditation for more than 16 years. She also enjoys combining spirituality with play and contribution.

Stefan Schröder
Stefan Schröder, MD, shares two of his ever-expanding areas of interest in his journal papers this year. A German doctor of psychiatry, a university lecturer, medical director, and former head of a dementia facility, he created a new branch of psychiatry called “relational medicine“ based on the work of Buber, Dürckheim, and others. He integrates psychotherapeutic approaches like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with animal-facilitated therapy, yoga, dance, music, and art. Schröder lives with his wife Steffi and their many animals and credits his children and grandchildren for giving him such a wonderful perspective on life and the future.

Sudha Kumar
Sudha Kumar’s passion lies in providing excellent care for patients. She is a pharmacist and has earned a doctorate in clinical pharmacy and is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She leads teams and trains and mentors clinicians in pursuing excellence in health care. She’s been married for more than 34 years and has two daughters. Kumar has been participating in Landmark’s work since 1996. She is one of the custodians of the Inquiries of the Social Commons calls.

Susan Halim
Susan Halim is committed to a world where everyone embraces and celebrates their and each other’s unique talents. She has 30 years experience in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. She holds a master of engineering degree from University of Toronto. As an engineer with passion for growth and development, Halim brings an interesting intersection of expertise in supply-chain management and human interactions. She is known for causing authentic leadership and extraordinary results. She currently leads a thriving team in a global corporation, co-owns a flourishing business and serves as a certified strength coach.

Susan Hoskins
Susan Hoskins is executive director of I Am Humanity, whose mission is to provide expanded awareness and shifts in self-concept as well as highlight leadership that promotes and nourishes the flourishing of humanity. Hoskins is also founder of Human Spirit Institute, unleashing the human spirit through workshops, products and events. Dedicated to the 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 its Chief Executive Officer for 28 years, delivering programs to support low-income peoples globally.

Susan Jones
Susan Jones is a coach, author, workshop developer and collaborative team leader. She is a founding member of Empowering Women Alliance, an organization that supports and empowers women to discover authentic self-expression by developing and sharing their unique voices through published authorship. As an empath, visionary and spiritual healer, Susan creates partnership and community throughout life.  She uses her broad range of training to encourage women to activate their natural empathic gifts and become magical miracle generators. Susan credits Landmark courses and distinctions for providing the environment to cultivate her dynamic leadership style.

Susan Liverpool
Susan Liverpool has studied and performed improvisation for the last 13 years. She is a singer, filmmaker, songwriter, author and performer. She has done stand-up comedy and several one-woman performances of her book, The Little Liverpool Diaries. Recently the short film of her children’s book, The Lion and the Porcupine, was recognized by the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival and awarded Laurels by two other film festivals. Susan’s commitment is that: “All people discover their love for the arts and that the arts are a ministry to the soul.”

Susie Fraser
Susie Fraser is committed to a sustainable future for Earth: a world where human and natural ecosystems are honored, valued and nurtured. She loves inquiry as practice, experimenting with generative speaking and listening regularly. She sees making collages and Facebook posts as media for exploring and discovering in the language of images. Fraser has come to see politics and politicians as resources – a valuable and fascinating exercise in reframing. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with Paddy Gaul and two small dogs, Zoe and Shell. This is her 23rd Conference for Global Transformation.

Terry Kirtz
Terry Kirtz holds a master’s degree in education and is a certified brain injury specialist. She spent 32 years in the public school sector before moving into her role as a brain injury advocate. She has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on ways of viewing instruction newly. Currently, in her role as an advocate, she serves on the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland where she is the past president. She educates, advocates and facilitates on issues related to improving the lives of survivors, caregivers and professionals impacted by brain injury.

Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas is from South Wales and holds an Imperial College of London physics degree. He has studied meditation, tai chi, aromatherapy, shiatsu, astrology, Tibetan Buddhism and spent a year in India. After immigrating to Australia, he studied homeopathy herbalism and became a registered nurse. He is the father of three children born at home. He has taught and practiced homeopathy and herbalism for the past 40 years and has an apothecary business in Canberra. He took The Landmark Forum in 2008 and soon after began leading introductions to The Landmark Forum. He loves Guardian and Times cryptic crossword puzzles.

Tracy Hoffman
Tracy Hoffman is a world-renowned feng shui guru, world traveler and grateful graduate of Landmark education since 2003. She is the proud mother of four incredible adults. Currently she is experiencing the world as her home, being houseless not homeless. She is very excited to share and expand the inquiry with all.

Vicki Thorpe
Vicki Thorpe’s commitment is that families relate and operate from love and contribution. Her commitment began with her mother’s example of keeping adopted three-year-old son with extreme ADHD at home instead of following doctor’s orders of institutionalizing him. The family moved to a university with an expert on ADHD. With family challenges, divorces, remarriages, new siblings, stepparents, etc., Thorpe experienced creating family and relationships. She has a husband, a son, a daughter and a son-in-law and has enjoyed leading introductions to The Landmark Forum since 2001. She also assisted in leading introductions in Landmark’s Family Division from 2002-2018.