SPT Social Art Space 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.”

Ricardo Dutra Goncalves
Ricardo is a designer and action researcher working in diverse global contexts, including Brazil, India, Mexico and the United States. In his work at the Presencing Institute, he develops action research protocols and tools, using Social Presencing Theater to investigate social field shifts. He is also currently a part of the Arts Education Innovation Lab team. Ricardo holds a MFA in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons School of Design, New York.

SPT TEACHING TEAM

North America

Kate Johnson --  [New York City, USA]

Kate works at the intersections of spiritual practice, social action, and creative expression.

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. 

Joyce Rankin [Victoria, British Columbia, Canada]

My consulting practice has focused on health care, body work and social enterprise. In addition, I have been teaching Social Presencing Theatre after working with Arawana Hayashi for several years, participating in the Teacher Training Program in Social Presencing Theatre and teaching SPT at the Victoria Shambhala Centre. 

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. 

Claudia Guerrero [Mexico City, Mexico]

Claudia Guerrero is a professional actress, a graduate of La Casa del Teatro and El Centro Teatral San Cayetano.  Her list of certifications as a yoga teacher include a four-year program in Centered Yoga in Italy with Dona Holleman, seven years at Fundación Herta Rogg in Yoga Center in Mexico City where she earned 800 hours under the Iyengar method, and four years of Vijnana Yoga with Orit Sen Gupta. She completed in 2016 the full advanced program in Social Presencing Theatre with Arawana Hayashi in Hudson, NY.

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.

Daniella Ferraz [Sao Paolo, 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’s expertise lies in facilitating deep conversations for organizations and systems using a cutting-edge embodiment and creativity approach to address transformational change around culture, communication and strategy. His work is informed through his own facilitation consultancy as well as his training as a professional swing dancer. 

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. 

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.

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).