- Marcia JaffeFounder
- Ryan FeinsteinPresident
- Prita FeinsteinHR Director
- Lauren ConstantinoGlobal Administrator
- Evita GirsangOperations Manager
- Grant RevellAustralia Dev. Director
- Bodhi James FeinsteinSocial Director
Marcia Jaffe brings more than 30+ years’ experience in the business, nonprofit and entrepreneurial worlds. She ran her own mid-size event management company for 15 years, producing corporate and community conferences and events for up to 400,000 people. She has created several of her own conferences including a series called FAMILY2000, events on multiculturalism in the 21st century, women’s health gatherings, and numerous others. It was Marcia’s vision while on a short vacation in Bali in 2003 that generated the Quest for Global Healing series of conferences, launching a unique concept that weaves Balinese culture with western dialogue and programs as a core structure for a global conference. With help from numerous Balinese and Indonesians, and other senior advisory team members from around the world, she held fast to her dream for the next wave of this journey, moving the conference concept into a global learning center called Bali Institute for Global Renewal located in Ubud.
Her initial ideas have grown into the ongoing discovery of ways to integrate the indigenous intelligence of Bali with a variety of curriculum, transformative learning and leadership-building opportunities for people of all ages. She has helped develop a growing list of universities and high school programs from around the world who are bringing students to Bali Institute to co-create courses that weave in cultural immersion, service, leadership and learning experiences.
Her next venture starting in 2019 is to build a new concept in global education — the Bali Institute GLOBAL CAMPUS — which focuses on cultural learning, service leadership and indigenous wisdom. It will also allow the Island of Bali to become a stronger voice in the global dialogue around world issues, global healing, and new ways of living our lives to the fullest. The GLOBAL CAMPUS will offer a dynamic learning/living space for thousands of learners of all ages, along with universities from around the world, bringing a fascinating array of programs and courses. In addition, the GLOBAL CAMPUS will have a large conference and dialogue area which can host local and global forums, conferences and other gatherings, provide leadership and social activism training, and offer a variety of transformational programs.
Marcia has an active yoga practice and loves writing and reading poetry. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California, and all her masters work (minus a thesis) in Leadership and Human Behavior at United States International University in San Diego, CA.
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Ryan is the President of Bali Institute and has been with the company since it began creating/operating cultural programs in 2009. He designed and lead our first education programs beginning with social entrepreneurship and leadership programs with Northeastern University and New York University. Since then he has directed more than 70 student and adult programs, working collaboratively with our Balinese cultural leaders and client travelers from America, Australia, Thailand and elsewhere.
He has extensive experience designing and facilitating workshops, seminars and conferences focused on multi-generational collaboration for social change. He has co-hosted seminars at numerous annual events including Pegasus, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Rockrose Institute, and Common Bond Institute gatherings. He also developed training programs as a fellow of the World Café and served as Thrive Hub Project Coordinator at Generation Waking Up in the U.S., where he coordinated opportunities for young people to organize and mobilize locally to make their campuses and communities a demonstration of a “thriving, just, and sustainable world”.
Over the past 10 years, Ryan received executive-level leadership and facilitation training through Interaction Associates, a top American-based leadership training company located in San Francisco and Boston. Their CEO/President Linda Dunkel served as a mentor to Ryan, and Linda is now a Global Advisor of Bali Institute. Ryan also was trained in several dialogic processes for small and large groups, under the direction of Dr. Juanita Brown, founder of The World Cafe. His unique expertise in program design along with the cultural learning opportunities that only Bali can offer has allowed him to co-create experiences that keep bringing clients back year after year.
Ryan has been a member of the Board of Directors for the World Cafe Community Foundation. He received his BA in International Studies from the University of California, San Diego.
Prita has been part of the Bali Institute team for more than 5 years. She has held several positions, most recently as operations manager for our educational and cultural programs. She carries a deep understanding of the Balinese culture as seen thru the eyes of foreigners, a unique skill that helps in designing components of our experiences that are everlasting and even transformative. She often leads cultural discussions and helps create seminars in collaboration with universities in Bali. She has also lead special programs with aboriginal university students from Australia sponsored by the Australian government designed to strengthen and enhance Indonesian-Australian cultural exchange among young people.
She graduated from Udayana University, one of the top Balinese universities, with a B.A. in English Literature. She worked at several international companies before deciding to spend a summer working on Bali Institute programs. Luckily for us she was hooked on our vision and goals. Her job with us continued to grow and expand, bringing a special knowledge-base and philosophical understanding that adds to the unique character of Bali Institute programs. Prita loves to share Balinese culture with all program participants and build meaningful relationships with people from around the world. She also strives to empower other Balinese, especially youth, to be open-minded and globally aware.
Lauren first joined the Bali Institute in 2014 as a program coordinator right after graduating from Northeastern University where she completed her final course credits during a social entrepreneurship program run by Bali Institute. She has moved into the role of Global Administrator, communicating with schools, groups, and individuals leading up to their program in Bali to ensure they arrive prepared, at ease, and ready for an amazing time on the island!
Lauren is passionate about Bali Institute’s approach to educational travel because of the deep connections they’ve forged with local organizations doing truly inspiring work on a wide range of issues affecting Bali. She has a special place in her heart for organizations providing job skills training and support for local women.
Lauren comes from a background in international affairs with a focus on sustainable agriculture. She has worked in organizations focused on alleviating hunger through smart agricultural practices, protecting small family-owned farms, and re-purposing unused city rooftops for farming.
Evita graduated from Sriwijaya University in Sumatra, majoring in agrobusiness. After she graduated, she had a great experience working around eastern parts of Indonesia with underprivileged communities that changed her view of life. She spent 5 years working with World Vision Indonesia that helps children and their families to have a fulfilled life focusing on education, health and economic development.
In 2015 Evita moved to Bali and has never looked back. The Balinese culture has inspired her and her husband and she loves living around its people. She started with the Bali Institute in May, 2018 and felt very aligned with the vision of bringing cultures together through exploring their shared values. Exploring new places and new cultures is her biggest passion in her spare time.
Grant Revell, co-founder of the Ubud-Bali Community Master Class, has now joined the team of the Bali Institute. Grant has recently retired after 25 years at The University of Western Australia, where he was Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Schools of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts; and Indigenous Studies, respectively. During that time Grant coordinated the Taman Kelod Community Design Studio and the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Programs with communities in Bali.
Grant is an Ellis Stones Scholar from Melbourne University’s School of Design, having graduated with a multi award-winning research project focussing on the impacts of cultural tourism in Ubud, Bali. This work originated from earlier meetings with Ubud’s most famous artist, architect and cultural leader I Gusti Nyoman Lempad (1862-1978). Grant was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in 2014 for his international and national services to Indigenous design education and practice.
As a practicing landscape architect and regional planner, Grant now brings over 40 years of professional experience to the Bali Institute. Grant looks forward to strengthening the Institute’s partnerships with its Balinese communities like never before.
Bodhi James Feinstein
Bodhi James Feinstein is the youngest member of our team, joining in on May 31, 2018. In less than a year, he has shown himself to be the most exuberant and loving team member, ready to go anywhere, be the official greeter, and uses a unique cross-cultural language that derives from english, balinese, and global baby talk. Although his experience is limited for now, he is more connected to Bali’s “unseen” environment (sekala niskala) and has been known to talk with the spirit world ona regular basis. Our team feels so lucky to have him as a daily reminder of the nature of our global work — transformative learning.
Bali Institute Program Coordinators
- Ramia AdnyanaGlobal Advisor
- Tjok AgungPrince of Peliatan
- I Gede ArdikaGlobal Advisor
- Dr. Illana BergerGlobal Advisor
- Soenke BiermannGlobal Advisor
- Linda DunkelGlobal Advisor
- Tony DunkelGlobal Advisor
- Dr. Bill KueppersGlobal Advisor
- Dr. Renee LeviGlobal Advisor
- Gary MalkinGlobal Advisor
- Beratha NgurahGlobal Advisor
- Dr. Aftab OmerGlobal Advisor
- Donald ProffitGlobal Advisor
- Agung RaiGlobal Advisor
- Karlin SloanGlobal Advisor
- Dewa SubawaGlobal Advisor
- Kate SweetmanGlobal Advisor
- Kimberly WeichelGlobal Advisor
- Dr. Peter WryczaGlobal Advisor
- Janur YasaGlobal Advisor
- ZanzanGlobal Advisor
- Issac ZikriGlobal Advisor
Ramia has worked as a consultant for the Bali Institute since the first Global Healing Conference in 2004. He continues to be instrumental in helping with media relations and with connecting Bali Institute to important Balinese civic, government and village leaders throughout the Island. He is currently general manager of the 5-Star Furama Villas and Spa Resort in Ubud, and has held several other key hotel management positions including Kamandalu and ARMA Resorts. He has a tourism degree from the Hotel & Tourism Training Institute in Bali, and also attended Cambridge University. He most recently served as president of the Ubud Hotel Association.
Tjok Agung is prince of Peliatan Palace, Peliatan Village, located directly next to Ubud. He studied for 4 years in Switzerland and received his college degree at the School of IMI Luzern (International Hotel Management Institute). While there he worked at several different hotels and restaurants. He has since opened up his own restaurant called Gula Bali in Padangtegal, Ubud. Cok Agung became interested in the vision and programs of the Bali Institute and encouraged his family to become early investors. He helped establish a separate Indonesian company called Bali Institute Productions PT that will provide event support in the future to the Bali Institute and other community-based programs in Indonesia. He and his family have been enormously generous with providing resources and access to his beautiful palace – and often provides private tours, special events and dialogues at his residence on behalf of Bali Institute.
I Gede Ardika
Gede has served twice as the appointed Minister for Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia under two Presidential Cabinets, President Abdurraham Wahid and President Megawati Soekarnoputri. He started his carrier as lecturer in his former hotel school he attended in Bandung and then became Director, a project under the Swiss Government Technical Assistance. He also founded a government hotel school in Bali and held several positions at the Ministry of Tourism, Post and Telecommunications of the Republic of Indonesia. Currently he is enjoying his retirement by speaking on his views of culture, sustainability, and community-based tourism in universities and other venues. He is a member of Eminent Persons’ Group of Republic of Indonesia – Republic of Korea, member of World Committee on Tourism Ethics of UNWTO, and member of Asia Pacific Creativity Forum on Culture and Tourism.
Dr. Illana Berger
Dr. Illana Berger is an expert in the field of spiritual practices and personal transformation. She incorporates the study, experience, and integration of Shamanic, indigenous, Jewish, Buddhist and Vedic spiritual practices in her work as vehicles for the expansion of consciousness. Illana trained with healers and medicine people from around the world and is initiated as a Kriyaban in Kriya Yoga. She facilitates vision quests, initiation programs and ceremonies and is a practitioner of Zen, Koan Practice, Indigenous Ritual & Wisdom, Jewish Shamanic Healing, Women’s Wisdom, Healing, and Ceremony. She is an Adjunct Professor at JFK University in Campbell, Ca, a spiritual counselor and healer in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, California, a workshop facilitator and spiritual teacher. Specializing in relationships, she is a pioneering force in the arena of divorce. Recently she founded Mindful Partnership ~ Mindful Divorce and Living The Sacred programs, and has worked with individuals, couples and groups for more than 20 years. She holds a Ph.D. in transformative education with an emphasis in traditional knowledge and recovery of the indigenous mind from California Institute for Integral Studies. For more information about Illana’s work, visit www.mindfulpartnership.com and www.livingthesacred.com.
Hailing originally from northern Germany, Soenke Biermann has lived in the Northern Rivers region near Byron Bay, Australia, for the past thirteen years. He has a background in Critical Pedagogy, Indigenous and Cultural Studies, and is currently completing his dissertation on Unsettling Settler Universities at Southern Cross University’s (SCU) School of Arts and Social Sciences. His research explores decolonizing approaches to university teaching that critically unpack and de-center the dominance of Northern knowledge and engage with diverse knowledges and ways of knowing from the Global South. Soenke has given more than twenty conference presentations, published his research in a range of academic journals and been invited to give talks at UC Berkeley, McGill University, Humboldt University and the University of Barcelona. He is also a passionate, multi-award winning university teacher who values and inspires curiosity, compassion and critical thinking. Apart from his teaching which takes students out of the classroom and into the field to explore questions of eco-cultural diversity, activism and social justice, Soenke has also worked on several student equity projects which seek to promote greater diversity, fairness and inclusion in higher education. He is currently the director of Long Island University’s (LIU Global) Australia Program, part of a unique four-year undergraduate degree in Global Studies that enables students to become empowered global citizens by requiring them to live, study and work in up to eight countries around the world.
Linda has been connected to the Bali Institute since its first Quest for Global Healing Conference in 2004, where she provided group facilitators from Interaction Associates (IA). Linda served as President and CEO of IA for nine years and currently serves as Chair Emeritus. She served for several years on the Board of the Bali Institute, and previously was CEO from 2014-2017. She also was Chair of the Board of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Betty Williams’ World Centers of Compassion for Children International and continues to work on social justice and promoting human dignity. Linda was among 18 winners of the U.S. 2006 Best Bosses award, and Board Member of Interaction Institute for Social Change, the Dallas YMCA and University of Texas at Dallas’s Business Advisory Board. She is a sought-after presenter at many national and global conferences. She holds a B.S. in Education from University of Texas, Austin, and a M.A. International Business from University of Texas, Dallas.
Tony is a seasoned executive, with a life-long career in information technology, organization, project leadership and change management. Previously he served as COO and Board Member at Bali Institute. He also has held numerous senior level positions in start-up companies, large corporations and non-profit organizations, including at General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Haughton Mifflin, and more. He was U.S. President and advisor to the Board of Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams’ World Centers of Compassion for Children International which helps refugee children worldwide in partnership with the Italian government. Tony holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and an EMBA in Global Change from University of Texas, Dallas.
Dr. Bill Kueppers
After a career of teaching, managing, and consulting (organizational development), Bill received his PhD from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Palo Alto, CA), focusing his dissertation on the practice and dynamics of authenticity. As an adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University (Pleasant Hill, CA), Bill offers various programs on “Radical Authenticity,” a transpersonal approach to authenticity he developed in 1988. He recently brought his program to the Philippines, where it has since been adopted into a core curriculum on coaching. A specialist and coach on authenticity issues, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Website: www.radicalauthenticity.com
Dr. Renee Levi
Renee is Co-Director and Director of Research for the Powers of Place Initiative, a network of people, organizations and places brought together by the Fetzer Institute to catalyze a field of study and practice based on the premise that right relationship between people and the places they gather and inhabit offers the potential for transformative action toward what is needed at this moment in history. www.powersofplace.com. She is also Principal of Resonance Consulting, an organizational development firm that consults with individuals and organizations seeking strategies to effectively plan for the future and address changes in their internal and external environments. In addition, she serves as Director of The Resonance Project, a not-for-profit organization created to encourage research into the phenomenon of Collective Resonance, the subject of her doctoral dissertation, Group Magic. www.resonanceproject.org.
Gary Malkin is an Emmy award-winning composer, producer and global arts activist, dedicated to making a difference in the world by creating music-infused resources and experiences that inspire the heart and catalyze societal and individual healing. He is also an articulate speaker and performer, passionate about the vital role the arts can play as an integration tool for greater humanity and wholeness, especially in health care.
Gary is the co-creator of the internationally acclaimed book and CD set, Graceful Passages, produced by his life-enhancing media company, Wisdom of the World, which is pioneering innovative ways to deliver meaning and wisdom through the power of music and film. He is the co-founderof a non-profit organization, Companion Arts, dedicated to integrating the values of a broad spirituality into our health care systems through a provider-focused educational program and CD series called Care for the Journey.
Gary is also proud to have served as the Artistic Director for international conferences, such as the Quest for Global Healing Conferences, featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in Bali. He recently was featured as the only American performer at a nationally televised Cultural Festival on the stage of the Great Hall of China, demonstrating the healing power of music. Gary has devoted his life to using music and the arts as a universal tool to build bridges between cultures throughout the world. Through his performances, presentations and recordings, he is dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the power of music and the arts as an essential component for a healthy integration of body, mind and spirit. His websites are www.wisdomoftheworld.com, www.musaic.biz and www.careforthejourney.net
Beratha assisted as the thoroughly enjoyable and enormously resourceful tour guide during the first BALI-UNTAMED! Tour offered by the Bali Institute in November 2009. He brings more than 30 years experience as a tour guide in Bali. He has a BA from Udayana State University majoring in Arts (English Literature). He worked as a tour guide at PACTO, one of Indonesian’s largest tour operators. During his time there, he was Kuoni Coordinator for Kuoni Zurich. He was also general manager for a smaller tour operator called Indonesian Island Holidays for 5 years until joining with Agung Prana at his Nagasari Tours and Travel Company. Beratha continues to work with Agung Prana on several of his projects in Permuteron helping to preserve the culture and creating opportunities for people to experience authentic Bali.
Dr. Aftab Omer
Dr. Aftab Omer is the founder and president of Meridian University in Petaluma, California. He received his Bachelor’s from M.I.T. and his Doctorate from Brandeis University. Formerly a faculty member in both the Psychology and Sociology departments at Sonoma State University, he is currently the President of the Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies. Aftab’s research has focused on the emergence of human capacities within transformative learning communities and his work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. His published articles include “The Spacious Center: Leadership and the Creative Transformation of Culture” and “Between Columbine and the Twin Towers: Fundamentalist Culture as a Failure of Imagination.”
Principal of Lawrence High School in New Jersey until his retirement in 2006, Don Proffit’s priorities were promoting a caring, inclusive, safe school community for a student body from diverse backgrounds, and supporting academic rigor, diversity, and ethics. In the years leading up to his work in Lawrence, Proffit’s innovative education initiatives included directing a “Fame” magnet high school in dance and theater and acting.Proffit’s passion for finding and implementing tools for forming stronger, more inclusive communities has led him from Maine to Bali. He is an Ethical Literacy® coach with the Institute for Global Ethics in Camden, Maine, regional steward for The World Café, and a leadership coach with Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network. He also serves on the executive committee of the Bali Institute for Global Renewal.Proffit holds a master’s degree in educational leadership with a visual arts focus from Bank Street College/Parsons School of Design, a master’s in creative arts education from Rutgers, and a bachelor’s degree in music from Westminster Choir College.He received the D. Bennett Mazur Award for Lifetime Achievement from the New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition for having made sustained and profound contributions to transforming society at great risk to himself, has twice received the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education, and is a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Teacher Fellow.
Agung Rai has served as an extremely valuable Bali Institute advisor since almost the inception of the Quest for Global Healing conferences in 2004. He is the founder and visionary of the award-winning ARMA Museum and Resort, creating a living museum that honors the arts and culture of Bali, recognizing its ancient history and capturing the essence of its spiritual wisdom and beauty. He is considered a Balinese treasure, and one of the most eminent scholars on Balinese history and culture. His ARMA Museum is world renown, and a direct result of his love of the arts, and his deep appreciation of his culture and his people. His philosophy is integral tohis vision and has produced not only beautiful buildings at his museum, but incredible opportunities for artists, Balinese people of all ages, and people from around the world.
Karlin Sloan, is an author, speaker, and impassioned CEO. As the founder of one of the first coaching focused consultancies in Silicon Valley in the mid-1990’s, Karlin Sloan was a pioneer in the use of executive coaching for leadership development. She started Karlin Sloan & Company in June of 2000 with the objective of creating a consortium of top-tier leadership development talent who could adapt to the needs of global organizations with diverse populations of leaders. She is frequently asked to provide expert comment by the media—including television, radio, and print—and has published three breakthrough books that speak directly to the needs of modern leaders.
As the founder and CEO of Karlin Sloan & Company, Ms. Sloan provides organization development consulting, training and executive coaching to clients in the U.S., South America and Asia. She is a frequent presenter on the topic of executive leadership development and has been featured on ABC News Network’s “Moneyscope”, and Fox Channel Five’s “Good Day New York”. Her client list includes Allstate, PNC, Leo Burnett, Exelon, MTV Networks, Interbank, Yahoo!, Starcom MediaVest Group, NYU Stern School of Business, Procter & Gamble, and many more corporations, organizations and universities. She holds a BA from Mills College, an MA in clinical psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco, and executive coach certification through the William James Institute Center for Executive Coaching.
Dewa Subawa has worked closely with the Bali Institute for more than 4 years, providing guidance and direction to enhance our cultural immersion experiences and unique Balinese collaborations. He often serves as a private guide for our program activities, including visits to ancient temples, early morning market experiences and meetings with banjar villagers to sample real Bali life experiences. Dewa received his Tourism Diploma from Udayana University, and currently is on the Committee of Tourism Awareness Group for Peliatan. He is also the Secretary of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Gianyar Chapter. He works at Kamandalu Resort and Spa as the Guest Activity Manager.
Kate is a Visiting Scholar at MIT, and The Times of London has designated her as an Emerging Guru for her writing and consulting on the topic of leadership. She recently co-authored The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By (now in 10 languages), and writes a popular blog for Fast Company, an innovation and technology magazine. She is a former editor at Harvard Business Review where she helped top management thinkers in business and academia shape their ideas on issues of leadership, organizational change and collaboration. Kate is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale University. Her more than 20 years as a consultant has included such clients as Gulf Bank, Al Baraka Bank, Goldman Sachs, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Dubai Holding, Novartis, Verizon, Nokia, Ketchum Communications, International Distillers and Vintners, AstraZeneca, the Consulate General of Norway, Johnson & Johnson, DHL, Saudi Aramco. Her focus is always on the intersection between excellent leadership and outstanding business results. Kate has attended all three Bali Instiute Global Healing Conferences and has served on the Executive Term for over 4 years.
Kimberly Weichel is a social pioneer, educator, author and specialist in global communications, conflict resolution and cross-cultural projects. She has directed international projects over the past thirty years in east and southern Africa, Europe, the former Soviet Union, United States and with the United Nations, particularly with women.
Kim is CEO of Peace X Peace, an international women’s peacebuilding organization that bridges cultural divides, advocates for gender equity, facilitates peer leadership education, and cultivates a global network of peacebuilders. Kim is also co-founder of the Institute for PeaceBuilding, an NGO that provides courses, training, mentoring and consulting in peace leadership. She is co-author of Healing the Heart of the World. www.kimweichel.org. Kim has participated as part of the program development and design team for several Bali Institute conferences and workshops, and has been an active member of the Executive
Dr. Peter Wrycza
Peter Wrycza, PhD is founder of Nirarta Living Awareness Retreat Center (one that Bali Institute often brings students and guests to), and of the International Academy for Transformational Coaching and Leadership. He has served as a trainer, consultant, and coach to organizations and individuals in many countries over the past thirty years. He is skilled at leading groups as well as one-to-one coaching and counseling. He has been a meditation guide for over thirty years and has trained extensively in NLP, Person Centred Expressive Therapy, and other forms of expressive work. He has been leading retreats at Nirarta since its inception in the 1990s. He is the author/co-author of a number of books on personal development, including Living Awareness: Awakening to the Roots of Learning and Perception; Moksha: A New Way of Life, (with Prof. Luh Ketut Suryani); Living in the Spirit (with Prof. Luh Ketut Suryani); When Performance Meets Alignment: A Compass for Coaching and Mentoring (with Jan Ardui). A gifted facilitator of deep transformation and awakening in individuals and groups, he is the developer of the unique transformational Re•Patterning coaching and counseling process.
Janur is a leadership development consultant based in the US and Bali where he works with corporations, small businesses, 5-star hotel management and other organizations. His professional background includes working with teams and groups in diverse settings in America and Asia, and he often works with young people with the Leadership Dojo™ program. As Global Program Advisor to the Bali Institute, he was on the design team and helped convene the 2007 Bali Institute conference Awakening Global Action. He is a Somatic Coach certified by the Strozzi Institute and a member of the International Coach Federation. [email protected] or www.theconfluence.com
ZANZAN brings a powerful spiritual energy to anything he touches. As a global social entrepreneur, he has just created the first community-based tourism operation in his own village of Sudaji, Bali, creating a meeting space, and several “om” stays which allows visiting guests to be part of the village, live in Balinese compounds and attend meetings and eat meals in an bamboo-designed circular meeting center. He has been deeply involved with the Bali Institute and the Quest for Global Healing conferences since early 2004. Zanzan has worked for ARMA Museum and Resort for more than seven years most recently as their General Manager. He is fondly known as the “organic king of Ubud” and has brought the organic concept to ARMA.
Issac is the former BIGR cultural immersions and operations director. He also was a speaker and facilitator at the global healing conferences and has helped facilitate workshops in Sumatra, Bali, Singapore and the U.S., primarily with Ryan Feinstein. He currently is a business consultant and global social entrepreneur working in Jakarta and Bali. Previously he served as a strategic and business consultant, and developed one of the student immersion programs at the Green School in Bali. He has traveled extensively studying first-hand the numerous indigenous cultures of Indonesia. Earlier Issac worked on a French documentary project, researched ethnic conflict in Borneo, and consulted with several NGOs. He is on the Global Youth in Action advisory team and the Asian Citizens Assemble advisory team. He recently was invited to visit Iran as part of Anugraha John’s work with the Asian Citizens Assembly.