Fearless Visionaries

These are the fathers and mothers of awakening into nature-based leadership development.

Janine Benyus

Janine is a biologist, innovation consultant, and founder of Biomimicry, an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s designs and processes.

Thomas Berry

Thomas was a cosmologist, geologian – or “Earth scholar”, and writing partner of Brian Swimme. He is famous for proposing that a deep understanding of the history and functioning of the evolving universe is a necessary inspiration and guide for our own effective functioning as individuals and as a species.

Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is an author, public speaker, and self-described “degrowth activist”. He is the author of several books including The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible.

Fritjof Kapra

Fritjof is a physicist and systems theorist and the founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy which advances schooling for sustainability, especially K-12 schools.

David Korten

Founder of the Living Economies Forum. co-founder of YES! Magazine, political activist and critic of corporate globalization.

Richard Louv

Richard is the author of the Nature Principle which offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology, and offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age.

Joanna Macy

Joanna is an eco-philosopher, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application.

John Milton

John is a pioneering ecologist, spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader, shaman and the founder of Sacred Passage, an awareness training and meditation retreat.

Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin is a depth psychologist, wilderness guide, agent of cultural evolution and founder of the Animas Valley Institute, offering contemporary wilderness rites.

Brian Swimme

Brian is the founder of the Center for the Story of the Universe, whose mission is to redirect the current self-destructive trajectory of society into one whose actions can realize a vibrant community that transcends individual, human and geo-political boundaries.He brings the context of story to our understanding of the 13.7 billion year trajectory of the universe.