I am a conviviologist, meaning entrepreneur, sustainability expert, social scientist, purpose technician, culture curator, permaculture designer, systems thinker, phenomenological artist, somatic movement teacher, creative strategist, sensation scientist and leader on a path of conscious evolution.
CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER
Nia Technique offers a series of somatic movement workshops and teacher training programs. I modernized the curriculum and developed the heuristic platform for their intellectual property: Sensation Science. An applied science comprised of 52 body-centered principles, sensation science cultivates embodied awareness + movement skills fomenting health and vitality. I designed and wrote syllabi, program text books, the company brand book, teacher membership materials, business materials and numerous presentations.
Hosted 1000+ guests from worldwide destinations
4.9 star rating (out of 5) on the Airbnb platform
Our micro hotel, Panda Palace PDX LLC, has two listings
NATIONAL PROGRAM CURATOR
Green Festivals, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, promoted the values of the emerging local living economy.
I produced a robust series of keynotes to draw public attendance and corporate sponsorship to the events. Literally, I curated the who's who of sustainability thought leadership across 500+ presentations at 26 events in cities: WDC, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Chicago and Denver. My proudest moment was hosting Dr. Cornel West's national book launch for Hope On A Tightrope in San Francisco.
CHIEF CULTURE CURATOR
Mapping The Human Story was a project of National Geographic Explorer Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey. The start up team's objective was to analzye the potential for a foundation enterprise that would highlight traditional wisdom worldwide in a modern context.
I contracted with Environmental Finance Center 9 to provide research and reports on three different projects they had with EPA Region IX and Native America tribes. I recruited graduate students from the Green MBA to be my research assistants.
Evaluation of Opportunity for Solar Energy at the Torres Martinez Reservation (2010)
Increasing Recycling and Related Green Business Opportunities for Northern Nevada Tribes (2009)
Green Technology Feasibility Study for the Torres Martinez Reservation (2008)
TALENT & SKILL
Systems Thinking + Systemics
Intercultural Human Relations
Diplomacy + Communication
Leadership + Collaboration
- member since 2012
Abya Yala Fund
City of Davis Planning + Building
Culture of Future
Environmental Finance Center 9
Green Your Management, Inc.
Elizabeth LIndsey, Ph.D.
Mayor's Office of International Relations - Portland, OR
Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture
Presidio School of Management
RakshaBella Organic Textiles
Re-Elect Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown
Solstice Grove Institute
Sustainable Communities Consortium
US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
UN World Environment Day
Whole Life EXPO
Women's Earth Alliance
Presidio School of Management
San Francisco, CA
MBA Sustainable Management 2005
University of California at Davis
MSci Community Development 1998
School for International Training
Bachelor's of International Studies 1993
Design, Partnering, Management, Innovation 2019
Middlebury Institute/Aga Khan Foundation
WindTunneling Facilitator Design
Fulcrum Insight Maps, Inc
Planetary Dance Facilitator 2011
Critical Thinking 2003
Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship
Sustainable Development 1998
Permaculture Design 1998
Traditional Native American Farmer Association
Coast Language Academy
Permaculture Design 1992
Fambidzanai Training Centre
Tropical Ecology 1989
School For Field Studies