John Renesch has spent over half a century as a businessman/entrepreneur, having started and managed a variety of enterprises in the fields of real estate, investment securities, advertising and entertainment. Since the early 1980s, he has been working in the field of social and organizational transformation, having published 14 books and hundreds of articles. As a mentor, futurist, writer and advisor, he has been writing and speaking about Conscious Leadership for over twenty five years. He co-founded the International Spirit at Work Award in 2002, is a member of the practitioner faculty for the Center for Leadership Studies, member of the International Editorial Board of The Journal of Values-Based Leadership, past member and project advisor of the World Future Society, past member and Inaugural Board Chair of the Shaping Tomorrow’s Foresight Network.
Warren Bennis, the late international leadership expert, called John “a wise elder who shines with wisdom.” Stanford School of Business Professor Emeritus Michael Ray says John “is a beacon lighting the way for a new paradigm.” The Futurist magazine calls John a “business visionary.”
John has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The Nikkei Financial Times, Business Week, public radio’s “Marketplace,” Business Talk Radio, National Public Radio, Forbes (both Brazil and U.S.), Chief Executive and Industry Week magazines on the subject of consciousness and business.
Tom Eddington has spent the last three decades as a businessman, entrepreneur, educator and strategic advisor. He is a student and teacher of Board, leadership and organization effectiveness – focusing on how they grow, achieve and sustain effectiveness while remaining stewards for their stakeholders. He has lived, worked and studied on six continents , working with leaders across all industry sectors and organization stages of development. As a student, mentor, coach and advisor, he has focused on the area of consciousness and conscious leadership over the past two decades.
Tom is a pragmatic optimist and driven by intellectual curiosity, he has sought out opportunities to teach and work in the private, public, academic and non-profit sectors working with industry leaders and most-admired organizations including W.L. Gore and Taproot Foundation. He holds B.A. degrees in Business and Psychology and an M.S. degree in Organization Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Tom is a Board member of the Institute of Career Coaching International–the international certifying body for career management professionals.
He has worked with Board members and senior executives at hundreds of organizations. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor in the City University (London) M.B.A. program. Tom has founded/co-founded four organizations including FutureShapers, My Broker Donates and Eddington Advisory Services.