Aaron Nigel Smith

For over 15 years, Aaron has worked to educate, empower, and entertain to youth and families around the world. He…

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Abdullah Gohar

Abdullah is a singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and a lead singer and guitarist in his Luxor-based folklore band, Acadia. He…

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Adam Rosendahl

Adam is the Founder and CEO of LATE NITE ART®, a creative experience lab that drives innovation and builds empathy…

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Alan Wong

Alan Wong is a facilitator and poet who has dedicated his life to helping youth, educators, and communities grow. He…

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Andrew Nalani

Andrew Nalani is passionate about the design and evaluation of transformative educational programs that promote positive development in youth and…

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Bagonza Herman

Herman is a Ugandan artistic consultant, creative facilitator, and performer with over 12 years experience working with classical and East…

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Brigid Tierney

Brigid Tierney is a fiery Montrealer turned West Coast dreamer turned Toronto transplant. She has been working in the creative…

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Cecilia Zanotti

Cecilia is an Ashoka fellow and has been working with social projects since 1998. She spent nine years leading a…

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Charles D. Terry, JD

Charles is President of Terry-MacGregor Associates, a consulting group in Langley, WA, US. He has 40 years experience advising philanthropists,…

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Chungliang Al Huang

Chungliang Al Huang is a philosopher, performing artist and internationally acclaimed Tao master. He is the Founder/President of the Living…

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Claire Gemmill

Claire was born in Canada and considers herself part of the social fabric of South Africa, since making it her…

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Claudia Pineda

Claudia Pineda, MSW, works with youth and families involved with the justice system. She surrounds social justice with a focus on…

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Connie Chung

Connie is a researcher and a former high school English teacher. She is passionate about preparing young people to live…

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David Kafambe

David has over 12 years experience in youth work, community development, and social entrepreneurship. He is a founder of the…

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Deepa Narayan

Deepa specializes in policy, program design and evaluation based on people’s perspectives. She has a Phd in Child Development and…

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Devin Majkut

Devin Majkut is an advocate, facilitator, youth worker, social worker, and activist who is consistently finding ways to bring her…

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Devon Little

Devon works as a facilitator, trainer and mediator guided by the values of community, social justice and dignity. She has…

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Donna Parsell

Donna is passionate about her community and has worked as a vounteer and staff member of several local organizations. She…

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Ed Wade-Martins

Ed Wade-Martins is a creative facilitator, musician, sailor, carpenter, dreamer, adventurer and mentor from the UK. Ed has been leading…

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Ella Cooper

Ella is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, creative facilitator, photographer, educator, and equity consultant based in Toronto. She holds a…

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Gail Davenport

Gail recently retired from the World Bank Group where she worked for many years.  Her initial assignments were in project…

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Gani Naylor

Gani is a filmmaker, storyteller, musician, and facilitator who creates inspiring documentary films. He particularly enjoys working with people and…

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Gwyn Wansbrough

Gwyn is a social entrepreneur who has decades’ experience launching, delivering, and funding creative initiatives that prepare young people to…

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Hanan Mohammed

Hanan grew up in the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt. She dreams of making her community a better place, especially…

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Hanif Fazal

Hanif is a nationally-recognized facilitator, trainer, speaker, and organizational development consultant with over 20 years of experience, expertise, and commitment…

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Hatem El Wakeel

Hatem began using the Creative Empowerment model in 2015 in Egypt, and he participated in the 2017 Imagination Power of…

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Helena Hennighausen

Helena is a chemical engineer turned social entrepreneur who brings over 15 years of experience developing and managing programs for…

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Ian Watson

Ian is co-founder of Partners for Youth Empowerment and Board Chair. He is also a co-founder of IndigenEYEZ. He has…

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Ibanda Grace Flavia

Grace works with the Centre for Creativity and Capacity Development to facilitate team building, university student orientations, youth camps, and…

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Ibanda Mary Frances

Mary lives in Uganda, where she has spent more than 20 years as a professional English language and literature teacher…

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Julia Pond

Julia Pond is a dance artist and facilitator living in London. She has worked with the Creative Empowerment Model since…

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Kathy Ellwand

Kathy is a facilitator and youth worker based in the UK. She leads Creative Facilitation trainings, Creative Classrooms trainings and…

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Kelly Terbasket

Kelly has a contagious laugh and a passion for the power of community. She is co-founder and director of IndigenEYEZ….

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Khari McClelland

Khari was born and raised in Detroit and currently resides in Vancouver, BC. It was over a decade ago in…

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Larry Black

Larry has over 30 years experience in banking and was a Managing Director with Citibank and Bank of America.  He…

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Lynne Twist

Lynne is a visionary in the field of fundraising. She is author of The Soul of Money, and President of…

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Madhu Shukla

Madhu is a theatre-based facilitator and founder of Playspace, a Bangalore-based organization that offers theatre-based learning experiences for groups, communities,…

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Mark Cheng

Mark is a Managing Director at Ashoka, a global network of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Since 1980, Ashoka has…

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Marta Drummond

Marta is a highly skilled “lightning rod” who connects individuals form diverse backgrounds looking to find common ground. After a…

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Maurits Schouten

Maurits Schouten is a philanthopist and social impact investor who is passionate about helping social enterprises achieve their mission. He…

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Melanie Schambach

Melanie (Colombia, Guatemala, Canada) is a social artist known for her participatory mobile murals. She invites individuals, communities, and institutions…

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Mona Ahmed

Mona grew up in the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt. In 2001, she received a degree in Islamic Studies from…

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Mutya Macatumpag

Mutya Macatumpag is an interdisciplinary artist who interweaves music, movement, theatre and visual arts within her professional practice as a…

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Nadia Chaney

Nadia is an intermodal artist and community arts facilitator who has been working with the Creative Empowerment Model since 2003….

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Nadia Chaney

Nadia is an intermodal artist and community arts facilitator who has been working with the Creative Empowerment Model since 2003….

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Nancy Mortifee

Nancy is an educator, author and community builder. She is Dean of the Wellbeing Project, a global program supporting the…

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Nawtej “Nuff” Dosanjh

Nuff works as VP at the Canada Research Center whose mission is to engage and integrate Society, Governance, Technology and…

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Nick Weeks

Nick is an investor and entrepreneur specializing in early stage companies. Most recently he was the Entrepreneur in Residence at…

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Nilisha Mohapatra

Nilisha Mohapatra is a ​trainer, experience​ designer​, and ​psychologist. Originally from India, she now lives in the US where she…

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Peggy Taylor

Peggy is a writer, musician, and creative development specialist with a passion for helping people connect with their innate creativity….

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Peggy Taylor

Peggy is a writer, musician, and creative development specialist with a passion for helping people connect with their innate creativity….

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Peter Evans

Advisor, consultant, and speaker to legacy families, family offices, and multigenerational enterprises, Peter’s primary engagements are long-term as a personne…

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Peter Mortifee

Peter is a co-founder and Chair of the Canadian-based Somerset Foundation whose mission is to support social innovation and wellbeing….

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Rebekka Goldsmith

Rebekka believes in the power of the collective voice and regularly bears witness to the transformative magic that happens when…

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Reid Kuennen

Reid Kuennen believes our communities crave the normalization and celebration of non-dominant identities through the power of storytelling. An experienced filmmaker,…

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Rupinder (Rup) Sidhu

Rup is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator residing on unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver, BC. Rup’s work meets at the…

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Ruth Barry

Ruth is a master of working out systems to make our global organization work smoothly. Originally from the UK and…

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Sara Kendall

Sara brings 20 years of facilitation work to the design and delivery of group learning experiences. Her facilitation style awakens…

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Sarah Downey

Sarah is dedicated to creating dynamic group spaces where self expression and creativity can blossom. With a lifelong background in…

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Silvia Giovannoni

Silvia is the founder of MovingInto. She is a creative facilitator, yoga teacher, and movement practitioner specializing in helping people…

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Soasis Sukuweh

Soasis has worked for over two decades as a healing and social artist. She is a trained Holistic Health Practitioner,…

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Stavroula (Voula) Samara

Voula was born in Greece and lived in Canada as an immigrant for many years. This experience shaped her compassion…

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Stephanie Turner

Stephanie is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and Creative Empowerment facilitator. She has over 10 years experience facilitating in a variety…

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Susan Janow

Susan has a passion for life-long learning. She is a dynamic organizer who supports our events, registrations, and communications to…

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Thandile Giyama

Thandile is the founder of Goof Edutainment, a Cape Town organization that brings creative facilitation to youth and adults. He…

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Themis Gkion

Themis founded the educational organization Flow Athens to give form to the way he imagines inspiring learning. He experimented with…

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Thomas Arndt

Thomas hails from Kirkland, Washington, and loves music, theater, dance, and all forms of liberation. He has worked extensively with…

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Victoria Watson

Living between Cortes Island, BC, Canada and London, UK, Victoria Watson is a board member of Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Centre…

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Vishal Talreja

Vishal is co-founder of Dream a Dream, a charitable trust that uses a creative life skills approach to empower young…

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Wayne Silby

Wayne Silby founded Calvert Funds, a $15 billion investment management group in Bethesda, MD, noted for its leadership in the…

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Xola Yoyo

Hailing from South Africa, Xola is the founder and director of Imithayelanga Youth Development, an organization that works with orphaned…

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Xoli Fulyani

Xoli has been Teaching Environmental Education in primary schools for over a decade using the Creative Empowerment Model to encourage…

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