*More facilitators for this Financial Resilience Intensive will be added soon.
The Financial Resilience Intensive is facilitated by a team who themselves have led organizations, and bring a wealth of experience to the table. Greatly shaped by working in the trenches for rights and justice, they have developed the Intensive at the intersections of strategic and social finance, resource development, communications, and organizational transformation grounded in neuroscience and integral theory.
Ellen Sprenger is a strategist and advocate for human rights and social justice and since 2004 the founder and CEO of Spring Strategies. She is a believer – especially in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. During the first decade of Spring Strategies she went through five espresso machines and traveled the planet sixty-five times. Previously she was the executive director of Mama Cash, a feminist foundation based in Amsterdam, and held several leadership positions at Oxfam-Novib. Ellen holds a Masters in Development Studies, an MBA from Erasmus University, is an Integral Master Coach™ and Certified Integral Facilitator®. She has published about the future of women’s rights, organizational transformation and funding trends globally and does her most creative work listening to Marion Verbruggen playing Baroque music on recorder. Ellen is from the Netherlands and Canada and lived in Tanzania, South Africa and the United States. Her home base is Toronto and KLM seat 12C.
Elizabeth Seja Min
Elizabeth Seja Min has helped hundreds communicate with heart, raise serious capital, collaborate, lead and develop people and the systems that bring out their best. She’s been at the helm of four organizations, built signature projects from the ground up, and guided leaders and teams in NGOs, foundations, social enterprises and companies. Elizabeth cut her teeth working with teams as a music director and conductor—founding and conducting a professional symphony orchestra, running a record label (two Grammy nominations!), and bringing unlikely partners together to create magnificent work on the stage. She met Ellen Sprenger while consulting in the world of women’s funds, and thus began a multiyear conversation about how whole people working in whole systems can, without a doubt, spring missions forward. Elizabeth is an associate with Spring Strategies.
Wangechi Gikonyo-Mukoko is a financial management practitioner with +14 years of experience in the development sector. She has worked on grants funded by various donors of both restricted and unrestricted nature. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya and currently works at Agency for Cooperation and Research for Development (ACORD). She previously worked with CfBT Educational Trust. As an associate of the Spring Forward program, she likes that the program encourages participants to think out of the box…even in finance and accounting! This always gives birth to innovative ideas that lead to transformative approaches and results. Besides her love for coffee, you will find Wangechi reading fiction books and more recently, listening to podcasts on markets and history.