GISELA WENDLING, Ph.D. is vice-president of global learning and senior consultant at The Grove Consultant International and co-author of the recently released Book Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change. With more than 25 years of experience, Gisela has supported transformational learning and change processes within a wide range of private and public organizations. Her doctoral work let to reconceptualize rites of passages as a human systems change framework and since then she has been actively integrating indigenous understandings into a more complete approach with her clients. Gisela is also the Executive Director of The Global Learning & Exchange Network (The GLEN), supporting the evolution of collaboration within and across organizations, communities and cultures. Her deep appreciation for indigenous people is informed by field experiences in Peru, Africa, and Australia, North America. www. giselawendling.com; www.glencommunity.org

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DAVID SIBBET is founder and CEO of The Grove Consultants International, leaders in applying visual practice to innovation and change. He is co-director of the Global Learning & Exchange Network (The GLEN) and author of Wiley & Sons’ best-selling Visual Facilitation Series: Visual Meetings, Visual Teams, Visual Leaders, and Visual Consulting (Co-authored with Gisela Wendling). David is designer of The Grove’s Sustainable Organizations Model, the Drexler/Sibbet/Forrester Team Performance. System, The Grove’s Visual Planning Systems, and Facilitation Series. He is a recipient of the Organization Development Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award. David is a student of Arthur M. Young and his Theory of Process. The son of a Presbyterian minister, David understands Christian Protestant perspectives but is also a long-time vision quester and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. Seeking an integral perspective across these traditions is a passion. www.davidsibbet.com; www.thegrove.com

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ALAN BRISKIN, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, artist, and leadership consultant. His most recent book, The Power of Collective Wisdom, was a Nautilus Silver Award winner in the category of Conscious Business and Leadership. His other books include The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace, Bringing Your Soul to Work, Daily Miracles, and Centered on the Edge. A co-founder of the Collective Wisdom Initiative, his consulting practice spans thirty-five years of helping leaders and teams apply practical wisdom to complex issues of organizational change and transition. He has given keynotes and conducted workshops throughout the United States and internationally, including co-leading retreats with spiritual leaders Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Reverend Lauren Artress, whose rediscovery of the labyrinth has become a world-wide movement. www.alanbriskin.com

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HOLGER SCHOLZ is the founder of Kommunikationslotsen, an dialogic OD consultancy in Germany. His professional passion is cultivating our natural capacity for facilitating and mentoring as a practical means of working with leaders and organizations. As a Kommunikationslotsen consultant, he has worked with individuals, groups and entire organizations. Holger became involved with large- group interventions in the 1990s. During this period, he came into contact with North-American indigenous worldviews. Much of Holger’s work is based on his training as a large-group facilitator, coupled with his unique encounter with Lakota traditions, ceremonies and cultural techniques he learned in Germany and later in the United States. www. kommunikationslotsen.de