James Wood, MA, CED is a Community Engagement specialist and a gifted partnership-builder with 15 years of international and multi-cultural experience with governments, charities, and community groups. He leads from a strength-based and action planning processes supporting common-ground solutions to local, regional, and global economic challenges. He holds an Interdisciplinary Master's Degree in Sustainability and Public Policy and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Anthropology and Community Economic Development (CED) from Simon Fraser University. James believes that collaboration and co-mentorship are powerful keys to creating healthy local & global cultures. James facilitates Healthy Masculine circles for all genders, and supports accountable actions through Project Management & Planning. www.JamesWood.ca
Madelanne Rust-D'Eye, MA, RSME/T is a skilled facilitator, experiential educator, and Body-Informed mentor. She delights in creating body-informed programming to support safety, connection, creativity, and play in group cultures. She has a Master’s degree in Somatic Counselling Psychology from Naropa University (Colorado, USA), with specializations in Dance/Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy. She believes passionately in the transformational potential that body- and movement-based group paradigms hold for global culture. She developed and teaches Body-Informed Leadership. www.BodyIntelligence.ca
Deborah Benham, PhD engages the vibrant meeting place between organisational governance and group culture. During her 6-year term as Managing Director for the Newbold Trust, she introduced sociocratic governance systems, social permaculture, and nature-connection practices — giving her first-hand experience of transforming a complex organisation’s governance and group culture. Deborah is a Certified Sociocracy Consultant, a Gaia Education lead facilitator, and is currently directing the establishment of the 8 Shields Institute in the UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham in marine ecotourism, with a specialisation in stakeholder engagement and collaboration.