Alan is the lead developer of the VISIS Method, the Sustainability Compass, the Pyramid workshop for sustainable development planning, among other tools and methods. His work has influenced thousands of people who use these tools to manage CSR programs, learn the principles of systems thinking, convene stakeholders, and to facilitate other aspects of modern sustainability practice.
In 2013, Alan was inducted into The Sustainability Hall of Fame by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals in recognition of his pioneering work in establishing sustainability consulting as a profession; and for the inspiration he has provided to hundreds of other professionals around the world.
Axel’s practice is centered upon helping clients achieve sustainability through change processes, innovation, cooperation, strategic planning, change management, and building a coaching culture. One of his main areas of focus is on how sustainability can be integrated into the value chain of an organization to become a habitual part of consciousness; informing decision-making processes, and the actions of leaders, managers, and staff members.
Axel has had a strong interest and passion for the topic of transformation ever since his time at university. He’s been a practicing Buddhist for over 35 years, studying the transformation of the mind. Thirty years ago he was trained as a psychotherapist and coach and has since been working to help individuals and teams change, transform, and uplift their hidden potentials. In 1999, Axel joined a management consultancy to offer his support to companies and organizations undergoing complex change processes.
Piotr uses his expertise in systems thinking and practice to apply and teach systems tools to diverse groups of scientists, NGOs, businesses, and administrations around the world. He has designed many simulation and role-playing games addressing the issues of sustainable development, and is also the author of many research and educational publications.
Gillian’s expertise is in creating dynamic experiential learning environments, facilitating productive multi-stakeholder dialogue processes, interactive learning design, social media applications for communication and learning, and innovative curriculum and training materials development.