A specialist in transformative learning and change in human systems and in distance learning, Terri has over 25 years of experience working with many different kinds of human systems, including business, community, educational and political. Her specialty is the design and implementation of the core developmental trajectory and span of human systems.
A founding partner of Pacific Integral, Geoff is a coach, trainer, and facilitator of transformative growth in individuals and organizations. He has been studying and practicing diverse approaches to cultivating higher human potentials for twenty years, He also has twenty years experience in leadership in business.
A Pacific Integral partner, Venita has coached and led individuals and groups in their aliveness and well-being for thirty years. She facilitates intensive individual and group processes using developmental and body-centered psychology, eastern philosophies and integral theory.
An entrepreneur, engineer, and economic, business and regional development strategist with over 30 years experience, Holly listens deeply with individuals, organizations, industries and regions to learn, experiment and discover emerging opportunities to enhance prosperity for all. Her specialty is to work with change agents to release the potential between ideas, individuals, and organizations. “Connect, Learn, Do”, a change methodology she observed while working with a network of manufacturing leaders, inspired the foundation and growth of several regional sustainability action networks in Northeast Ohio.
As a leadership development coach and consultant, Kim Frerichs has a passion for developing people's capacity to encounter the challenges of our time with greater clarity of mind, strength of heart, and fullness of presence. Kim has been privileged to help hundreds of leaders around the globe bring their own best forward, and to bring others together in a way that creates great things.
Abigail has 20 years of experience in sustainability education and leadership development. She has an MS in Environmental Studies and a doctorate in Sustainability Education and Leadership Development. She taught for several graduate and undergraduate programs including Lesley University’s Ecological Teaching and Learning MS degree program, University of Massachusett’s Integral Sustainability in India program, and the Audubon Expedition Institute’s environmental studies and leadership development program.
After over twenty years in IT, wearing every hat from product manager to software and systems engineer, Stefan left Microsoft in October of 2011 to focus full-time on transformative coaching and group facilitation. He is forever grateful to many GTC participants and faculty for continued fellowship and guidance, and is thrilled to continue to work in this context. He leads the Seattle Integral salon, and has an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Antioch Seattle.
Most recently returned from Shanghai, China, Thomas consulted with international companies on sustainability, specializing in supply chain and human rights issues. Before moving to Asia, he lived in Spain working as a translator. Thomas co-founded a non-profit organization, All of Life, which promotes a more integrative approach to mental healthcare. He has been practicing mindfulness and other forms of meditation for 15 years, and loves to schmooze.
Working as an integral coach and psychotherapist in Auckland, New Zealand, Tamara is passionate about facilitating the waking up and growing up of individuals, couples and groups. Building on the innate strength and talents of the people she works with, she assists them to develop the capacities necessary for bringing a greater sense of presence, resilience, embodiment and wise action.
John has over 30 years experience in leadership development and executive coaching. He is a psychologist with a PhD in management and has a passion for the helping leaders embody the connection between their personal growth, consciousness and leadership in service to their communities. He was a founding board member for the Integral Institute Australia and resides in South Australia.
Negash has extensive experience and training in leadership and organizational development. He has worked in several programs both in Ethiopia and the United States. Negash holds an MA in Development Studies from Addis Ababa University and an MPA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has a post graduate certificate in transformational leadership and integral organizational assessment. He also has several short term training in a variety of topics.
Nadia has 17 years of experience in facilitating systems and organization change, leadership development, cross-cultural training, executive coaching and communication. She has worked with women, youth, entrepreneurs, senior-level managers from not-for-profit organizations, civil servants, UN agencies and teams from diverse backgrounds in the rural and urban settings in Africa, to engage in peace building, leadership development and capacity building processes. Nadia is the co-founder of GTC Africa and resides in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Sheetal is an inspiring and creative facilitator in the areas of value based leadership, communication, teamwork, emotional intelligence, ethics and authenticity. Over the past 17 years, she has worked with senior-level managers from the corporate sector, not-for-profit organizations, UN agencies and teams from diverse multicultural backgrounds. Currently pursuing a Master Degree in Consulting and Coaching For Change at Oxford University and HEC School of Management in Paris, Sheetal is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati. She resides in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sheri has been a leader in Costco’s sustainability efforts for more than 15 years. Previously Costco’s Corporate Counsel, she currently holds the position of Assistant General Merchandising Manager in the Corporate Foods Department and is involved with domestic and international sustainability projects that explore public and private market based solutions to address poverty, malnutrition and illegal trafficking of wild animals, with an emphasis on value chain analysis to source. A recipient of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award, Sheri has presented the results of her work to The World Bank, The World Food Programme, USDA/FAS and US Department of State. She is on the Advisory Board for the Center for Business Ethics at the Albers School of Business of Seattle University.
Gail works in international development and humanitarian aid in Africa and Latin America using integral principles with two Canadian non-profit organizations. She is adjunct faculty at JFKU in the online Master of Arts in Integral Theory, a published author, and is a practitioner of Yoga, Tantra, and Zen as part of an integral spirituality. Her first book, Developing Sustainability, Developing the Self, looks at an integral approach to international and community development in El Salvador.
Mike is the executive director of One Sky - The Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living, and co-founder of Integral Without Borders. He has twenty-five years experience travelling and working in Latin America and has been involved in numerous delegations to the region. He has worked with the Amazon Conservation Association in Peru since 2006 and also had designed and led sustainable leadership trainings in Africa and North America. Mike also brings a background in documentary film .
Assistant Faculty, HCL
Tim Mansfield has been working as a futurist at the intersection of research and commercial practice since 2008. He has led futures visioning workshops for KPMG, AIMIA, Woolworths, AMP and Fairfax Digital. He is also an enthusiastic and thought-provoking speaker about social and technological trends in the emerging future. And he has been a leader in the global Integral community for many years, founding the Sydney Integral salon, and teaching human development and integral principles in a variety of contexts.
Guest Faculty, GTC
John T. Kesler is a practicing attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as facilitator, writer, consultant and lecturer in the areas of societal and personal flourishing, transformation, and their intimate interconnections. Mr. Kesler founded and chairs the Salt Lake Center for Engaging Communities,
which models and mentors best practices for communities in a sustainable global environment. He is a co-founder of GAN-Net, a network for global action, and he served as chair of the board of trustees of the Berkana Institute.