Learning Catalyst

David Green

David Green

Visiting Instructor

David Green

Visiting Instructor

David Green has worked with many organizations to make medical technology and health care services sustainable, affordable and accessible to all. David directed the establishment of Aurolab (India), to produce affordable intraocular lenses (now has 10% of the global market share) suture and pharmaceuticals. He has developed high-volume, quality eye […]

Edgard Gouveia Júnior

Edgard Gouveia Júnior

Visiting Instructor

Edgard Gouveia Júnior

Visiting Instructor

At 6’6”, Edgard Gouveia, Jr. towers over most people. An early career in professional volleyball in Brazil, his native country, was soon exchanged for training at the University of Santos in Architecture and Urban Planning. Upon graduation, he and his colleagues co-founded the Elos Foundation, an architectural firm dedicated to […]

Juanita Brown

Juanita Brown

Coach, Advisor & Learning Catalyst

Juanita Brown

Coach, Advisor & Learning Catalyst

Juanita Brown, with her partner David Isaacs, is the co-originator of The World Café, a pioneering approach to large-scale dialogue and collaborative inquiry being used in corporate, community, government, education, and multi-stakeholder settings around the globe. Hundreds of thousands of people on all seven continents have experienced the World Café […]

Marti Fischer

Marti Fischer

Learning Catalyst

Marti Fischer

Learning Catalyst

Marti is the principal at Marti Fischer Group, LLC. Her work guides individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses to position themselves and communicate effectively about their work and its value. Marti is a co-author of The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook, radio host of ‘Community Discussions’ on WPKN-FM, adjunct professor at Baruch College and frequent presenter and […]

Chris Corrigan

Chris Corrigan

Learning Catalyst

Chris Corrigan

Learning Catalyst

Steward of the global Art of Hosting community, Chris is a teacher and facilitator of strategic conversations and a practitioner of the Art of Hosting whose work invites collective intelligence and collective leadership to be activated in the service of complex challenges. Chris has worked locally and internationally in a […]

Maureen K. McCarthy

Maureen K. McCarthy

Visiting Instructor

Maureen K. McCarthy

Visiting Instructor

Maureen K. McCarthy is a true pioneer and visionary in the study of business relationships and the brain. She is the Director of the Center for Collaborative Awareness in Asheville , NC and the co-creator of the Blueprint of WE Collaboration Process—used worldwide to build and sustain healthier, more resilient business relationships in […]

Spud Marshall

Spud Marshall

Learning Partner and Catalyst

Spud Marshall

Learning Partner and Catalyst

Spud Marshall is an avid connector, relentless optimist, and serial entrepreneur in the social innovation field. He is the CEO and Chief Catalyst for the co.space (www.thecospace.com), a global network of homes for world-changers. Under his leadership, AshokaU has listed the co.space as one of the top disruptive innovations to […]

Rosetta Starshine

Rosetta Starshine

Rosetta Starshine

Rosetta Starshine is a local to WNC. As a child she was fed and tended by hippies, kind mountain folk, and a three legged dog in a shack hidden way up in a holler of Appalachian perfection. After learning about the toxins and tricks of the food service industry via her […]

Tirza Hollenhorst

Tirza Hollenhorst

Learning Catalyst

Tirza Hollenhorst

Learning Catalyst

I have spent my career at the intersection of entrepreneurship, talent development, and ecology. After completing degrees in Biology and Environmental Engineering, I was supported to research social-ecological interactions on 5 continents.  I co-founded an international network for corporate social responsibility and was an early pioneer in social enterprise.  As […]

Kathia Laszlo

Kathia Laszlo

Council & Learning Catalyst

Kathia Laszlo

Council & Learning Catalyst

Kathia Castro Laszlo, PhD is an international educator, researcher, coach and consultant committed to facilitate transformational processes that lead to cultural healing and integral sustainability. She is co-founder of Syntony Quest and of the Global Leadership Lab. She is professor at Saybrook University in the School of Organizational Leadership and […]