Pamela Wilhelms is a social architect, organizational consultant and executive coach. Her work in social architecture focuses on the invisible systems and structures in organizations that ignite creativity, innovation, design, and tap the collective intelligence and soul of the organization. This transformational work drives a shift in culture from mechanistic, hierarchical frameworks to models based on complex adaptive living systems and higher performance on multiple dimensions.
Her coaching with executives is an integral leadership model, which applies recent research in psychophysiology, social neuroscience, spiral dynamics and quantum physics to the practical aspects of leading organizations.
As lead architect for WCG, the company she founded in 1987, Pamela now focuses the work on businesses building capacity for multiple bottom line measurements, and coaching leaders in all sectors of society who are shaping the shift towards an abundant regenerative economy. Pamela has worked with leaders from more than 40 countries, on five continents, and from organizations as varied as Fortune 20 companies, the White House, the United Nations, natural resource agencies, social entrepreneurs and community leaders.
Her latest endeavor is the Soul of the Next Economy Initiative, which connects global thought leaders and action leaders for innovation and profound deep change in individual, organizational and societal systems for the flourishing of life on the planet. With undergraduate studies in environmental engineering, landscape architecture and urban design, and graduate work in psychology, theology, leadership and organizational behavior, she is positioned to see the systems intersections and passionate about radical collaboration across traditional boundaries. Pamela has designed award winning multi-year leadership academies and taught in graduate programs for many universities including Harvard, Georgetown, Yale, the University of California and Stanford.
Thomas Crum is an author and presenter in the fields of conflict resolution, peak performance, and stress management. He is known throughout the world for the Thomas Crum Approach, taught through best-selling books (Three Deep Breaths, The Magic of Conflict, and Journey to Center), audio and visual materials, and live presentations of varying length and designed to help people become more centered under conflict, more resourceful when facing challenges, and more effective under stress.
For over 30 years, Tom has been a teacher of Aikido, a graceful martial art that uses energy rather than force to resolve conflicts. Tom includes principles and movements from Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, and other mind-body arts in his presentations, creating an experiential event that adds excitement, color, and value.
Acclaimed as “more than another talking head,” Tom conducts presentations for organizations worldwide for management and employees at all levels in corporations, government and non-profit organizations. His corporate clients include Amgen, Diebold, Alcan, Intel, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sandia National Labs, various universities and the U.S. Government. He is a popular keynote and plenary presenter, with appearances at many international conferences and associations including the American Society of Training and Development, Franklin Covey, the Ken Blanchard Companies, Systems Thinking in Action, and Global Institute for Leadership Development.
Joel Yanowitz has over 30 years experience helping leaders deal with pressing business and organizational challenges. He is known for his ability to help organizations accelerate progress on important business results, while simultaneously developing greater organizational flexibility and adaptability. Mr. Yanowitz has designed and led numerous executive development and management training programs for clients in Europe, Asia and North America. His clients have included EMC, Current TV, The Coca Cola Company, Nissan, Clorox, Main Line Health Care System, Travelocity.com, Daimler Chrysler, Britsih Petroleum, Cendant, The United Methodist Church, Red Lobster Restaurants, Pfizer, and AT&T as well as numerous small and mid-sized organizations.
He has also held leadership roles in running companies, managing sales, and launching start-ups. From 1995-2000, Mr. Yanowitz was a Vice President of Arthur D. Little, a global management consulting and technology development company. At A.D. Little he led the Organization Practice in North America and co-led the Strategy Practice. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Yanowitz was the Managing Director of Innovation Associates, Inc., a fast-growing consulting and executive development firm that pioneered new approaches to organizational change and learning. Innovation Associates was acquired by Arthur D. Little in 1995.
From 1977-1982, Mr. Yanowitz was President of R.E.C., Inc., an international training company that designed, developed, and conducted development programs that served to increase personal awareness, responsibility, and communication. Under his guidance, the company expanded operations, developed new training methodologies, and dramatically increased its revenues.
Mr. Yanowitz has been published in three books and two professional journals. He is a graduate of Columbia University's Advanced Program in Organizational Development and Human Resources Management.
He has served on a number of corporate and non-profit Boards. Current directorships include The African Food and Peace Foundation, which applies innovative educational and community development approaches to the challenges of sustainable development in East Africa (www.urdt.net); Red Tomato, creating alternative food distribution systems to preserve family farming and promote sustainable agriculture (www.redtomato.org); and Upstart (www.UpstartBayArea.org).
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