SPT Strategy Team

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Arawana Hayashi
Arawana’s pioneering work as a choreographer, performer and educator is deeply sourced in collaborative improvisation. She currently heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) for the Presencing Institute. Working with Otto Scharmer and colleagues at the Presencing Institute, she brings her background in the arts, meditation and social justice to creating “social presencing” that makes visible both current reality and emerging future possibilities.

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Angela Baldini
Angela currently manages several programs hosted by the Presencing Institute, including the Social Presencing Theater, Foundations, and Advanced Foundations programs in Europe. She is also a core member of the u.lab team, offering assistance to the extended global community Angela is a trained social worker and started her career in this field working with recovered illegal drug addicts. In her free time, Angela supports the Berlin-based collective BürgerEnergie Berlin.

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Beth Mount
My life work of four decades is devoted to the possibility that all people,  particularly those with disabilities, are seen in the light of their capacities and potential. My community works steadily on many aspects of personal, neighborhood, organizational, and cultural change so that the hopes expressed by people and their allies have some concrete impact on the structures of society. Growing up in Atlanta during the 1960‘s civil rights movement, I was influenced by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to remember that “we are all tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.”

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Ricardo Dutra Goncalves
Ricardo is a social systems designer and action researcher working in diverse global contexts, including Brazil, Australia, India, Mexico and the United States. In his work at the Presencing Institute, he leads the SPT research initiative, developing action research protocols and tools, to investigate social field shifts and systemic change. He's also currently a part of the SPT Advanced Program faculty, and coordinates the launch of the Social Arts Studio Residency program in Mexico. Ricardo holds a MFA in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons School of Design, New York, and is currently a PhD candidate at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, Melbourne. For more, www.ricardo-dutra.com

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Kate Johnson, MA 
Kate is a core faculty member of the Presencing Institute’s Advanced Training in Social Presencing Theater (SPT), and a member of PI’s NextGen Practitioners Circle of emerging ecosystem activators. She brings her experience in education, public health and community organizing to her work.  She holds a BFA in Modern Dance from the Alvin Ailey School/ Fordham University, and MA in Performance Studies from NYU.  Kate is also a certified meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation Tradition.  She supports system change projects through her work with Theory-U based consulting firm Insyte Partners, and offers programs integrating mindfulness, creativity, and social change worldwide. www.katejohnson.com www.insytepartners.com

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Manish Srivastava
As a senior practitioner with Presencing Institute/USA, Manish works with leaders across business, government, UN agencies and NGO sectors to solve complex sustainability challenges, such as child malnutrition, agriculture, women empowerment, entrepreneurship, education, climate change, anti-trafficking, etc. His clients in the development sector include UNICEF, ILO, World Bank, International Governments, Ashoka, Synergos, and BMW Foundation. Manish lives in Pune, India with his wife and son. He drives his inspiration from writing poetry, art, comparative mythologies, nature, and playing with his son. He is a regular practitioner of Vipassana meditation, Shambhala mindfulness and various other contemplative art-based practices. 

SPT Sensing Team

Maria A.M. Sturm
Maria Sturm is an organizational consultant and recognized facilitator, educator and coach. She has an independent consulting practice and is Associate Teacher of Change at the VU University in Amsterdam. Maria works with leaders in profit and public organizations facilitating personal/professional development retreats on helping teams and organizations to build sustainable capacities in collaborative learning and organizational development. She also teaches strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship to leaders in key-positions in organizations. She uses deep diving methods like Constellation work, SPT, Theory U and Deep Democracy to help the system to grow in their capacity to be aware of itself and the context they operate in.

Laura Pastorini
Laura works as a systemic therapist, organizational consultant, coach and trainer, for integrative personal, organizational and social transformation.

Aggie Kalungu-Banda
Aggie is an experienced, highly motivated and make-things-happen manager, facilitator, and coach. She has a track record of working effectively across cultures. As Gender Advisor for Oxfam GB’s Humanitarian Department, Aggie had the opportunity to work in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  As an Associate of the Presencing Institute, she is involved in the organizing and running of Ubuntu.Lab, the Presencing Foundation Programme and the Basic Social Presencing Theatre Course in the UK. Aggie is following the Advanced Social Presencing Theatre Programme that was launched in Europe last year.

Mery Miquez
Mery's passion is to facilitate transformative learning experiences, where groups get in touch with their highest potential through accessing individual and collaborative creativity.

Kate Johnson
Kate is a core faculty member of the Presencing Institute’s Advanced Training in Social Presencing Theater (SPT), and a member of PI’s NextGen Practitioners Circle of emerging ecosystem activators. Please see above for full bio.

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Ricardo Dutra Goncalves
Ricardo is a social systems designer and action researcher working in diverse global contexts, including Brazil, Australia, India, Mexico and the United States. In his work at the Presencing Institute, he leads the SPT research initiative, developing action research protocols and tools, to investigate social field shifts and systemic change. He's also currently a part of the SPT Advanced Program faculty, and coordinates the launch of the Social Arts Studio Residency program in Mexico. Ricardo holds a MFA in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons School of Design, New York, and is currently a PhD candidate at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, Melbourne. For more, www.ricardo-dutra.com

Louise Jorgensen
Louise works with a starting point in dance, bringing embodiment practices to the field of awareness based social change work.

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Manish Srivastava
As a senior practitioner with Presencing Institute/USA, Manish works with leaders across business, government, UN agencies and NGO sectors to solve complex sustainability challenges, such as child malnutrition, agriculture, women empowerment, entrepreneurship, education, climate change, anti-trafficking, etc.

Arawana Hayashi
Arawana’s pioneering work as a choreographer, performer and educator is deeply sourced in collaborative improvisation. She currently heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) for the Presencing Institute. Working with Otto Scharmer and colleagues at the Presencing Institute, she brings her background in the arts, meditation and social justice to creating “social presencing” that makes visible both current reality and emerging future possibilities.

SPT Teaching Team

North America

Kate Johnson --  [New York City, USA]

Kate Johnson, MA is a core faculty member of the Presencing Institute’s Advanced Training in Social Presencing Theater (SPT), and a member of PI’s NextGen Practitioners Circle of emerging ecosystem activators. She brings her experience in education, public health and community organizing to her work. She holds a BFA in Modern Dance from the Alvin Ailey School/ Fordham University, and MA in Performance Studies from NYU. Kate is also a certified meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation Tradition. She supports system change projects through her work with Theory-U based consulting firm Insyte Partners, and offers programs integrating mindfulness, creativity, and social change worldwide. www.katejohnson.com www.insytepartners.com.

Mery Miquez -- [San Francisco, USA]

Mery's passion is to facilitate transformative learning experiences, where groups get in touch with their highest potential through accessing individual and collaborative creativity.

Adam Yukelson --  [Boston, USA]

Adam Yukelson is an Action Research Fellow at the Presencing Institute where he leads the design and delivery of U.Lab. Additionally, he helps deliver Presencing Institute Labs that aim to create more sustainable and inclusive economies. He has practiced and helped facilitate Social Presencing Theater since 2009. 

Laura Cronk [Philadelphia, USA]

Laura is Focusing teacher and facilitator. She facilitates a monthly SPT practice group in Philadelphia. She has worked inside of a international company with 60,000 employees and provided leadership to a department of 60 people through a merger and many change projects. She is interested in Theory U and SPT as tools to support social and organizational change. 

South America

Eugenio Toland --  [Cochabamba, Bolivia]

My interest is in creating spaces that promote the common good of a society by working with local communities and teams to provide leadership skills and system-thinking attitudes in service to the wider community.

Laura Pastorini [Uruguay]

Laura works as a systemic therapist, organizational consultant, coach and trainer, for integrative personal, organizational and social transformation.

Daniela Ferraz [Sao Paulo, Brazil]

She works as an integral facilitator, designing transformative processes that value and integrate participants’ and groups’ physical, affective, and cognitive dimensions to co-create social innovation.

Europe

Julie Arts --  [Belgium]

Julie Arts is an economist, working internationally as a consultant, designing and hosting transition processes and organisational leadership programs, using Theory U.

Daniel Ludevig  -- [Berlin, Germany]

Daniel is a facilitator and coach with a passion for impactful transformation in business. His consultancy supports leaders and organizations in transforming culture, strategy, innovation, conflict, talent and leadership. His clients include a range of international banking, consulting, fashion, sports, startup, engineering and production companies. His work is informed by such experiences as using the arts with post-genocide communities in Cambodia, professionally dancing ballroom and swing dance, and facilitating with MIT’s Presencing Institute using Theory U, Social Presencing Theater and variety of other movement and creativity based approaches. His website is www.moveleadership.com.  

Louise Jorgensen --  [Arhus, Denmark]

Louise works with a starting point in dance, bringing embodiment practices to the field of awareness based social change work.

Pierre Paris --  [France]

I am a french consultant involved in dissemination of collective intelligence and participative governance through development projects, both in France and at international level.

Dieter Van den Broeck -- [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

I am passionate about facilitating social change processes to build multi sectorial/stakeholder platforms and partnerships to create collective action to restore resilient landscapes.

Liv Fabricius [Malmö, Sweden]

Liv has a master’s degree in Quality Management and Leadership, working as an editor and consultant. She combines her academic training with 12 years of meditation practice when facilitating group and change processes to raise awareness of the social field. Liv has participated in the 3 years SPT Master Training Program in Denmark.

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Anders Fabricius [Strömsund, Sweden]

Anders woks as a consultant and has specialized in development processes for professionals working in the field of social work and with refugees. The foundation for his SPT practice is a lifelong meditation and martial art training. Anders has participated in the 3 years SPT Master Training Program in Denmark.

Agathe Peltereau-Villeneuve -- [Paris, France]

Agathe (co)facilitates leadership and group transformations through embodied, creative and meditative practices framed according to the U process. 

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Andrea Chlopczik — [Switzerland]
Andrea is a coach and facilitator. She holds a Master of Arts in literature and language and a Master of Science in psychology. She has a background in theater and a natural interest in observing and cultivating aesthetic phenomena. She works with individuals, teams and organisations, based at the IAP Institute of Applied Psychology at the ZHAW Zurich School of Applied Sciences. A practitioner of Daoist meditation and Qi Kung since 1999, she qualified as an Associate Instructor of the Universal Dao Basics (Mantak Chia) in 2007.

Asia

Manish Srivastava -- [Pune, India]

Manish is a coach, facilitator and an artist. He has applied SPT in diverse contexts with business leaders, government ministers, grassroots women entrepreneurs etc., helping them unleash their highest potential as individuals and as a collective.

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Yuki Inoue [Japan]

Yuki has been working for scaling social innovation through her facilitation, consultancy and teaching in Japan and internationally. She provides awareness-based workshops including social presencing theater, mindfulness, person-centered expressive arts for enhancing personal transformation that leads to organizational and systemic social transformation.

Africa

Michael Heuermann [Cape Town, South Africa]

Michael is a coach, facilitator and process designer who helps systems shift to greater levels of awareness and well-being, at an individual, group and organisation level. His awareness-based approach is principally informed by Mindfulness, the Thinking Environment™, Theory U, and Social Presencing Theatre (SPT).

SPT Advisors

Claudia Madrazo
As an educator Claudia has develop learning models that integrate the Arts to energize and catalyze personal and social transformation processes. She founded la vaca independiente in 1992, as an organization committed to develop and implement innovative learning programs for public schools in Mexico. The work of la vaca independiente evolved from pedagogical programs to a Model for Collective Learning, expanding the vision and methods applied in the education domain to methods to develop holistic human capacities for the preservation and evolution of natural and cultural heritage. Today Claudia and la vaca independiente work in contexts as diverse as prisons, indigenous communities, children with disabilities, hospitals, corporate institutions and NGOs.