|Anthony Phelips, strategic marketing consultant experienced in all five continents in the health care, nutrition and food fields.Currently working with Nestle to establish ‘Creating Shared Value’ as the central operating philosophy of the company.|
|Caroline Ward Caroline Ward is an Australian living in Latin America, working across the world. She is a guide, specialising intransition and transformation – designing and facilitating ways for individuals, groups, organizations and largepopulations to embrace the challenges of changing paradigms.Her work for almost 20 years has focused on developing global awareness of how the feminine principle is afundamental force and significant power in the current systemic renewal.Caroline is the author of two books: The Four Faces of Woman and Mi Coraje, Tu Coraje (My Courage, Your Courage).She has been studying and teaching meditation and spiritual wisdom with the Brahma Kumaris for 20 years.|
|Erik Larson, Director of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization (USA). A BKWSU representative to the United Nations and a Bureau member for the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief. He has facilitated training for major companies such as Philip Morris, Ingersoll Rand Company and Dow Jones & Company and is a Certified Instructor in Appreciative Inquiry and Self-Managing Leadership. As a volunteer with the Brahma Kumaris he regularly conducts workshops on The Art to Relax, Positive Thinking, Stress-Free Living and Transformational Thinking.|
|Judy Johnson has worked in the field of leadership development and organizational effectiveness for 25 years. She is known for her ability to see strengths in organizations and individuals and enhance their ability to create and sustain focused, purposeful and positive directions. She brings clarity, insight and creative processes to engage group members in meaningful, enjoyable learning.She began her career facilitating groups in international development projects in Indonesia, Bolivia and Costa Rica. Since then she has worked inside organizations as a facilitator and consultant to managers, directors, and teams in healthcare, government, private sector and community based organizations in N. America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. She has a Bachelor degree in Social Work and a Masters degree in Adult Education|
|Marc Fourcade, an expert in the area of organizational development, HR strategy and senior leadership coaching. For over two decades, he has facilitated initiatives in leading change for several major companies in Europe and India.
Increasingly over this time, he has been focusing on talent management as the key issue for organizations, helping them to acquire the talent to manage talent. Synthesizing the highest ethos of India with the best business practices of the West has been the thread intrinsic to his interventions. Marc addresses today’s hot topics in contexts that are anchored in Emotional Intelligence in some exceptional ways.His major engagements in India include a several year strategic assignment with Godrej & Boyce, facilitating a transformational process around performance management and culture building, and with the Nagarjuna Group, Atul Group, Oberoi Group, Reliance Group and others.
|Mike George, a best selling author, inspirational speaker and spiritual teacher. For almost 30 years he has been coaching, guiding and facilitating the personal and executive development of people in companies and comminuties in over 30 countries. In a unique blend of insight, wisdom and humour Mike brings together the three keys strands of 21st century-emotional/spiritual intelligence, management/leadership development and continuous ‘unlearning’.Current executive development assignments with corporate clients include Siemens, American Express, Shell, Accenture, Learn to Find Inner Peace. His latest book The 7 Myths About LOVE…Actually!! ! has just been published in India, the UK and USA. Each year he leads regular awareness and enlightment retreats throughout the world.|
|Neville Hodgkinson is a writer and journalist who worked for more than 20 years as medical and science correspondent of several national newspapers in the UK. His first book, Will To Be Well – the Real Alternative Medicine (Hutchinson, UK, 1984; Samuel Weiser, USA, 1986) was one of the first to describe the intimate links between health and happiness in terms of modern scientific findings. His interest in mind-body medicine led him to take up the practice of meditation and spiritual study in the early 1980s, and he has been a student for over 30 years with the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. He is chairman of the Janki Foundation for Global Health Care, a UK-based charity which encourages research and awareness in the field of spirituality and health.In his last full-time journalistic post, as science correspondent of the London Sunday Times, he became involved in a scientific controversy over the causes of AIDS, reporting from several central African countries in the course of an investigation that challenged the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) theory. His book about this controversy, AIDS: The Failure of Contemporary Science (Fourth Estate, 1996) argued for a much wider view of the origins of the syndrome than conventional theory allows, and ended with an appeal for a rethink of science’s observational methods, checks and assumptions.|
|Rania Dagher For ten years as a broadcast presenter for Middle East Broadcasting Centre (MBC) based in Dubai, Rania was the face of the news throughout the Middle East. Presenting political, economic and social news gave Rania a keen interest in the search for peace and truth. Quitting her news presenter job, she became a student and teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation with the Brahma Kumaris where she now organizes, coordinates and presents spiritual programs, seminars and retreats.|
|Silvana Dimech-Conti Management Consultant & University LecturerSilvana has a long-standing career in investment banking at senior management level; setting up foreign banks in Australia after the deregulation of the financial markets. As a finance professional, with over 30 years’ experience in treasury, risk anagement and complex project management, she is now the CEO of a boutique management consulting firm; working with boards and senior management of blue chip international companies in the area of strategy and deep system organisational change – including HR strategy, leadership coaching and values-based cultural transformation.Silvana is also a multi award-winning university lecturer (MBA Program), lecturing in organizational theory and behaviour and is a past member of the educational board for the Graduate Management Association (Aust.).She is extensively involved in pro bono work in Australia and overseas and chairs/sits on not-for-profit Boards. Her special interest area is facilitating NFPs to a better future by engaging the minds and hearts of their people and emerge the wisdom already inherent in the system|
|Stephen Berkeley Stephen has 26 years experience as a Health Administrator and Consultant. He has worked in Australia and the UK for government and trust hospitals, as well as for a Cancer Research NGO.Stephen currently works as the Manager of Organisational Development at the J Watumull Global Hospital and Research Centre, Mount Abu, Rajasthan and has been a teacher of meditation for many years and travels extensively to facilitate meditation retreats.|
Dr Sarah Eagger is a consultant psychiatrist and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine at ImperialCollege in London. Past chair of the Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group and also a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, she continues to serve on the executive. She also chairs the Spirituality and Faith Committee covering six hospitals in the most populated boroughs of London, and is a trustee and past chair of a charity, the National Forum for Spirituality and Mental Health. Her particular interests include training mental health professionals in assessing patients’ spiritual needs.
Dr Eagger is the co-ordinating editor of a facilitators’ manual for healthcare professionals, Values in healthcare: a spiritual approach published in 2004. This is a unique experiential-based facilitators training which has been delivered to healthcare workers throughout the world. Dr Eagger is especially interested in the spiritual aspect of the holistic model and has practised and taught meditation in various health service settings for many years. She has also spoken on aspects of holistic health, positive psychology, and consciousness and spirituality at national and international conferences. She recently organised and chaired conferences in the USA, Australia and UK on the integration of spirituality into healthcare.
|Arnold Desser BA (Hons), CAc (China), MBAcC, FHEA, MAcME *For many years Arnold has facilitated hospital doctors and primary care physicians in London in developing their consultation, teaching and clinical supervision skills. He also works in the National Health Service in the UK with chronically ill patients and their families, helping them to explore how patterns of communication and their cultural and spiritual beliefs impact on their illnessArnold is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the UK Academy of Medical Educators and an Education Consultant to the London Deanery of Postgraduate Medical Education. He recently retired as associate professor with the School of Biosciences and Integrated Health at the University of Westminster, London.|