James Armstrong received his Bachelor's from the University of Virginia, his Master's from the University of Northern Colorado, and his Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago. Jim has previously taught at Saybrook University and the Presidio School of Management. He is a management consultant with an interest in Executive Coaching, Organizational Development, and Strategy Development.
Lorna Catford received her Master's from Sonoma State University and her Doctorate from Stanford University. For the last 17 years, she has been co-teaching the Creativity in Business course at Stanford University, with Michael Ray, with whom she coauthored the book, The Path of the Everyday Hero. Lorna has lead seminars on creativity in corporate and academic settings for the last 20 years.
Peggy Dean recieved her Bachelor’s at the University of Texas and earned an Executive MBA at Southern Methodist University. She is the President of Peak Performance Corp and the Executive Director of the Jean Houston Foundation. She has been a consultant to Merrill Lynch, Smith Kline Beecham, University of Miami, Charter Medical; headed international cross-cultural project teams with focus on empowering leadership for a healthy shift in large-scale systems in Russia, Turkey and Dominican Republic; former manager at Recognition Equipment and senior VP at M Banks.
Elizabeth Doty received her Bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley and her MBA from Harvard. She is author of the book, The Compromise Trap: How to Thrive at Work without Selling Your Soul published by Berrett-Koehler in 2009. She also published “Winning the Devil’s Bargain” in the Spring 2007 publication of Strategy + Business. She has worked with Archstone-Smith, Intuit, Hewlett Packard and CTB/McGraw-Hill.
Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman received her Bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley, her Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law, and her Master’s and Doctorate from Meridian University. Shoshana has worked as an attorney consultant for environmental and Social Justice organizations for many years. She is a psychologist in private practice in Santa Rosa, whose interests include mysticism, dreamwork, depth psychology, somatic therapy and mindfulness-based approaches.
Maureen O’Hara received her Bachelor’s from the University of London and her Doctorate from Union University. Maureen was formerly the President of Saybrook University in San Francisco and is a member of the International Futures Forum and Global Business Network.
Leng Lim recieved his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and Masters degrees from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Divinty School. He is Managing Director of Pivotal Leadership and works internationally in Executive Development.
Aftab Omer received his Bachelors from M.I.T. and his Doctorate from Brandeis University. Aftab’s research has focused on the emergence of human capacities within transformative learning communities and his work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. Aftab is the President of Meridian University.
Ron Purser received his Bachelor’s from Sonoma State University and his Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He is the co-author and co-editor of five books including 24/7: Time and Temporality in the Network Society, The Search Conference: a Powerful Method for Planning Organizational Change and Community Action, Social Creativity, Volumes 1 & 2 and The Self-Managing Organization. His book, The Self Managing Organization, was selected as one of the Top Ten Management Books for 1998.