Spring Associates 

Collectively, Spring Associates have many years of experience creating impact. Many are former or current leaders of organizations creating change, including Executive Directors, Finance Directors, Program Directors, Strategists and Fundraisers. Associates who currently work within NGOs or other organizations join us for up to 3 weeks a year, creating powerful cross-learning and capacity acceleration opportunities for SPRING, themselves and their own teams. Other Associates, who are independents, work with us up to 6 months a year.

   

Spring Coaches

Spring coaches are certified Integral Master Coaches™, and work and live in different parts of the world with roots in Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Today, Spring Coaching is available in 6 languages. Coaching is available for organizations and networks, and individuals one-on-one or in our unique POD programs.

 

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Spring Associates
Amany Alhadka
Strategic Finance Expert

Amany Alhadka has over 20 years of experience working in the areas of Operations, Finance, and Organization Management. Throughout her career she supported many organizations and field operations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She is specialized in building and strengthening the operational capacity of start-ups and organizations that are growing and scaling. Prior to joining Prospera as Senior Advisor Operations Excellence she was the Vice President for Business Transformation of the Equality Fund and the Vice President for Finance and Operations of the MATCH International Women’s Fund, both in Canada. She also worked at CARE International in Egypt, USA, and Canada, and MEK Foundation in Egypt. Amany holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Accounting and Auditing from Cairo University. She obtained her Public Accountant Certification from University of Illinois, Chicago and has certificates in training of trainers and meeting facilitation. In the context of the FIRE program, Amany provides strategic finance support.

Home base
Ottawa

Languages
English and Arabic

Proudest achievements
Creating a Social Enterprise called Cov(Her) which provides shared corporate services for four different Canadian not for profit organizations working globally. Also, celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary in 2019 and raising my two lovely boys who continue to grow into two young men!!

You became a Spring Associate because ...
Spring is aligned with my passion and the impact I want to have in the world. In addition, I participated in several of their programs and experienced myself that Spring makes a real difference.

Your leadership philosophy
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” (Nelson Mandela)

Remko Berkhout
Strategist, Facilitator & Partnership broker

Strategist, certified Integral Facilitator, collective intelligence for social transformation. Brings lightness and common sense to high-stakes settings. People power believer. Flyfishing addict, father of three lively little men. 

Home base

Lannach

Languages

Portuguese, English, Dutch, German

Proudest achievements

the here and now ;-) A recent work related achievement that I am proud of is a research documentary on conflict and equality, for which I facilitated a 1- year process of co-creation among researchers and activists across cultures, continents and backgrounds.

You became a Spring Associate because…

We need to raise the game for social and environmental justice. This community is a precious source from which to serve that mission in an environment of deep learning, collaboration, creativity and commitment.

Your leadership philosophy

I see so much potential for global justice – in people, in organizations, in society at large. Leadership is about enabling more of that potential to come out and shine.

Gertrude Bibi Annoh-Quarshie
Strategic Finance Expert

Feminist chartered accountant very passionate about social justice, dignity and respect for women’s rights. Deeply spiritual. Married with children and enjoy the company of family and friends. Loves the beach, music and traditional Ghanaian cuisine and fashion. Jumps at the opportunity to visit other parts of the world but dislikes long flights. 

Home base

Accra

Languages

English

Proudest achievements

I have stayed true to my values and principles of integrity, respect, honesty, spirituality and compassion sometimes at the expense of comfort and convenience. And, I have continued to develop myself not just academically but also invested in my emotional intelligence.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I believe in the vision of supporting leaders to create a just and sustainable society. It is a great opportunity to share and learn for my personal growth and development.

Your leadership philosophy

As a leader, I strive to be adaptable to the changes in my environment bearing in mind that every situation requires a different leadership style. At the core of my philosophy is ethical leadership and a bias for action.

Amis Agung Boersma
Coach and Event Facilitator

Amis Agung Boersma is an Integral Master Coach™ and workshop facilitator with over 10 years of experience in the field of International activism and social change. She believes people tend to keep their best features hidden – sometimes even from themselves. Often passions, talents, desires and hopes for the future get buried under the overflowing to-do lists of daily life. As a coach, workshop facilitator and event host, Amis shines a light on the things that really matter to people, helping them connect to others as their truest and fullest selves.

Amis is Dutch with Indonesian roots and a true citizen of the world. She has lived in Amsterdam, Honolulu, Jakarta and Cartagena, and has just moved to the island of Aruba. She holds a Master in Southeast Asian studies and is currently studying her 7th language (Papiamento). Besides languages she devours methods in which we humans can better and more deeply connect, such as Art of Hosting, Theory U and Thinking Environment. Amis loves to sing and dance, and spend time with her loved ones – preferably over a good cappuccino or cocktails.

Home base

Oranjestad

Languages

English, Dutch and Indonesian

Proudest achievements

Following through with discipline and joy of my intention to become an Integral Master Coach and ridding myself of negative mental chatter.

Lucia Carrasco
Program Coordination and Data Analysis Lead , Spring

Lucia is a Mexican independent consultant and human rights practitioner with 15 years of experience with a focus on gender, philanthropy, research, project management, stakeholder coordination and resource mobilization. In recent years, she has worked with corporate foundations to inform their philanthropic strategies in East and Southeast Asia. Lucía served as the Director of Programs at the Prospera – International Network of Women’s Funds, supporting the growth of dozens of women’s funds worldwide. She has also served on the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) Advisory Committee for Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders initiative. Lucia holds a Masters in International Law and Gender from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and speaks French, English, and intermediate Korean in addition to Spanish.

Daniela Costa
Americas Senior Development Manager , Greenpeace International

Experienced professional and leader in advancing social  and environmental justice. Expert on organisational development. Associate Integral Coach. A global citizen; born in Brazil, lived in South Africa, UK and Kenya and worked with leadership from over 20 countries. Teach yoga and love dancing.

Daniela Pais Costa is currently the Americas Senior Development Manager at Greenpeace International. She has over 15 years of experience advancing human rights and social justice at the global, regional and national level. She was part of and led one of the most pioneering organizational changes in the development sector at the time: the internationalization of ActionAid and later on, she led the transition of multi-affiliated Oxfam to one Oxfam in the Southern Africa region. Previous to Greenpeace, she worked at Making all Voices Count, an innovative programme that tests and documents learning on whether technology can foster transparency and accountability. She has worked with organizations from over 20 countries supporting organizations and their leadership in their development with focus on strategy development, programme development, board leadership and change processes. In her free time, she reads, spend time with her beloved friends and teaches yoga.

Home base

São Paulo

Languages

Portuguese, English and basic Spanish

Proudest achievements

Playing a leadership and management role in a couple of the most pioneering organizational changes in the development sector at the time: the internationalization of ActionAid and the transition of Oxfam confederation to one Oxfam in Southern Africa.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I love its mission, its edginess and of course, its leadership.

Your leadership philosophy

Being a leader is not about being technically capable of managing teams, creating a vision and strategic plans. It is about being self-aware about yourself and others; being able to be empathic and inclusive.

Caren Cruz
Operations Lead, Spring

Caren spent most of her career in the corporate sector, including working in the family’s business as well as two of Canada’s biggest food retailers. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and moved to Canada with her husband and three children in 2005. She holds an MBA (with Distinction) from the Asian Institute of Management. Caren is the Operations Lead at Spring and provides support for the entire team of staff and associates globally, helping them to do their best work for Spring’s clients.

Languages

English, Filipino

Proudest achievements

Raising three children who are kind, empathetic and funny.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I joined Spring because I saw an opportunity to work with a team of extremely talented and kind individuals who believe that together we can make meaningful change to solve the many social and climate justice issues of our time.

Your leadership philosophy

Leadership is a commitment to make things better, one conversation at a time.

Archana Deshpande
Program Development Lead, Spring

Archana is a creative rights advocate, strategist, communicator, polyglot and singer with over a decade of experience supporting a wide range of human rights and social justice initiatives. Archana has overseen the creation and expansion of OpenGlobalRights — a multilingual, global forum that explores human rights policies and strategies as well as managed and conducted research on human rights organizations and public perceptions of human rights in India, Mexico and Morocco. She has co-authored various publications on the resource mobilization challenges and opportunities for human rights groups in the Global South and is passionate about finding innovative ways to sustain and expand social and climate justice initiatives. Archana is responsible for program content and development, as well as training components. Archana holds a masters degree in International Affairs and is an accredited Integral Master Coach™.

Home base

Toronto

Languages

English, Spanish, French, and Gujarati

Mallika Dutt
Storyteller, Strategist and Innovator, Spring

Mallika Dutt leads Inter-Connected, an initiative that uplifts the interdependent nature of self, community and planet to advance collective wellbeing. She brings together the power of ancient wisdom and spiritual practices with contemporary technologies for shared connection and transformation.  She is the founder of global human rights organization, Breakthrough, and led the group as its President & CEO for 17 years. She previously served as Program Officer at the Ford Foundation’s New Delhi Office, and was the Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University. Mallika is a leading innovator in leadership development, storytelling and culture change and has produced multimedia experiences that have reached millions of people to shift hearts and minds. For FIRe, Mallika will support the Women and Gender Non-conforming Leaders cohort using a creative and intersectional lens, exploring money and power at the levels of the self, community, institutions and systems change.

Home base

New York

Jesse Firempong
Communications Lead, Spring

Jesse is responsible for engaging with Spring’s global community, keeping them informed about how we’re catalyzing system change and amplifying the stories of our partner groups. She is a Ghanaian-Canadian writer, activist and communications strategist with more than a decade supporting human rights and climate justice campaigns in Canada, Ghana and Botswana. She has contributed to research, knowledge translation and advocacy for Greenpeace and Oxfam, as well as for civil society projects on child rights and gender justice supported by multilateral, bilateral, public, and private donors. She holds a Master's degree in International Development and her writing has been featured in Asparagus Magazine, NOW Magazine, the National Observer and the Hill Times. She believes that storytelling is a powerful tool to spark change and is happiest devouring fiction, scribbling in notebooks, belting out Broadway tunes, and helping others harness their superpowers and tell their own stories.

Home base

Powell River

Languages

English, Intermediate French

Proudest achievements

Times when I get to keep my family connected across time zones and borders. Walking with my fears and vulnerability to talk about racial justice in the environmental movement on national radio. Working with Indigenous women to share their stories in top tier media. Having my writing published and finishing my first short story!

You became a Spring Associate because…

To be part of (and learn from!) a team of innovators working with a global community of human rights and climate justice leaders to supercharge the systemic change our world needs.

Your leadership philosophy

To be my authentic self and value the same in others, while setting goals to make change together. Making space for emotion, recognizing intersectionality and striving for kindness, creativity and FUN.

Wangechi Gikonyo-Mukoko
Strategic Finance Expert

Certified Public Accountant, Wife, Mother, Dreams of a just world in my lifetime; people being the key drivers of this achievement.  Loves coffee, reading classic novels, listening to podcasts.

Wangechi Gikonyo- Mukoko is a financial management practitioner with +16 years of experience in the development sector. She has worked on grants funded by various donors of both restricted and unrestricted nature. She is from Kenya and currently works at the Aga Khan Foundation.  She previously worked at Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) and Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Educational Trust). Wangechi has an undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting, an Executive Master’s Degree and is a Certified Public Accountant.  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 classic novels and listening to podcasts on markets and history. Wangechi is passionate on issues that work towards having a just society; with people being the key drivers of this achievement.

Home base

Nairobi

Languages

English

Proudest achievements

Leaving a positive impact in the teams I work with.

You became a Spring Associate because…

Spring encourages one 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.

Your leadership philosophy

My leadership as is my life is defined by what is just, credible, honest, respectful and fun thus it has to be satisfying to me and impacts those around me positively. ‘Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. —Chinese Proverb’

Megan Gill
Producer

Megan is part of our production team.

With a wildly artistic spirit and a vast technical background, Megan is a rockstar of the creative world. She considers herself a citizen of the planet, having traveled considerably during her career and lived in various parts of the world. Boasting a holistic understanding of multiple creative Arts, Megan is passionate about incorporating new, cutting edge technological applications into the Caribbean landscape in various creative, useful and meaningful ways. Her almost 15 year career in the Arts, entertainment and tourism positions Megan to be a keen driving force in the revolution of the Arts and entertainment in Trinidad and Tobago. Megan holds a Certificate in Digital Media Studies, BFA in Performing Arts and a Master in Arts and Culture Management. She is also an avid guitarist, singer/songwriter and music producer.

Home base

Trinidad and Tobago

Languages

English, basic Italian

Proudest achievements

Working a cruise ship drydock, being on the technical installation team for Disney Cruise Line's "Frozen The Musical" and receiving the Disney Cruise Line "Technician of the Year" award all within the same 5 month contract! Having had the opportunity to travel so vastly and experience so many beautiful places and people in the world. Surviving a pandemic.

You became a Spring Associate because…

Spring Strategies creates an environment that allows me to use my skills as part of a team that aligns with many of my core values and ethics, doing meaningful work.

Your leadership philosophy

A leader has great power. One must be responsible and emotionally attuned enough not to let that go to one’s head.

Arya Iranpour
Web Developer

Arya is a full-stack web developer and communications specialist with a passion for bridging the gap between technology and good causes. Throughout his career, he has worn many hats in the digital advocacy space for nonprofits and community organizations, as well as climate change advocacy groups.

Home base

Vancouver

Languages

English, Farsi, French

Proudest achievements

I have many: building online awareness for the Rainforest Action Network; organizing Projet Montréal's municipal election e-platform; constructing the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business online alumni networking potential; developing GEN-UN, a UNA-USA university advocacy program; building a greater digital presence for Trickle Up, a global poverty alleviation nonprofit; working with Islands First to visualize the devastating impact of climate change through interactive Google technology; and supporting Human Rights Watch in its drive to cultivate donors through compelling audiovisual storytelling of global human rights abuses.

You became a Spring Associate because…

It's and opportunity to play what part I can in empowering change-makers with tools and resources to drive their messages home and achieve a peaceful and just future.

Your leadership philosophy

"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." ~ Rumi

Purity Kagwiria
Associate

Purity is part of our FIRE program delivery team.

Purity is feminist activist and a storyteller based in Nairobi Kenya and serves as the Director for With and For Girls Fund and Collective, the world’s only participatory fund by, and for adolescent girls. Purity previously served as the Executive Director of Akili Dada, a leadership incubator for girls and young women.

Purity is passionate about nurturing girls' freedom and agency, gender equality as well as enabling girls and young women to access spaces to advance themselves and their communities. She sees herself as a learning leader who is committed to cultivating authentic and empathetic leadership in herself and others. 

Purity has dedicated her life to ensuring that girls and young women, especially from poor backgrounds can have opportunities to dream and work towards the futures they hope to see.

Purity serves as an advisory member of East Africa Girls’ Brain Trust, has previously served as a founding advisory committee member of the FRIDA|The Young Feminist Fund and in early 2015, she was named as one of the 18 Phenomenal African Feminists to know and watch.  In 2016, she was named a finalist of the Most Influential Women in Governance and Business in Africa.

Home base

Nairobi

Languages

English, Swahili, Meru

Proudest achievements

Teaching girls on gender deconstruction and seeing the light bulbs when they connect the dots. Being a trailblazer in my family history in pursuit of education and being a feminist mom.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I have first hand experience of how transformative these programs are. I am passionate about girls’ and women's rights and social justice, and I know that it takes intentionality and resources to keep the work going. The more organizations understand what they can do to keep resourcing the work, the higher likelihood of their success.

Your leadership philosophy

A great leader does not lead alone, they lead with others. Cultivating and making space for others to lead with me is the best and easiest way to lead; everyone is able to step into their power and bring their best versions to the spaces we occupy together.

Borrsha Kanapathipillai
Program Assistant, Spring

Borrsha started her career in the non-profit sector, working with organizations that address women's rights, education, livelihood, urban development and more. She has coordinated and executed several successful events throughout her career. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Development Studies from the University of Toronto. Borrsha is the Program Assistant at Spring and provides program support to the team to ensure the smooth operation of all Spring programs and activities.

Home base

Toronto

Languages

English, Tamil

Proudest achievements

Every time I was scared to do something different and new, but did it anyways.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I wanted to work with a dynamic and innovative team that generates positive impacts among people who do critical work for social and climate justice.

Josephine Karianjahi
Associate
Josephine is part of our Facilitation program delivery team.

Josephine Karianjahi (She/her) is a celebrated connector, experienced international development consultant, social change maker in residence and podcaster from Nairobi. She brings people together and as co-lead of Africa Podfest brings the best of Africa in podcasting to the world. She speaks to audiences around the world about using their research, voice and platform to create community change. Using film and mixed media, she has led other innovative projects in the African advocacy space mobilising new media to bring community partners together for women and girls’ empowerment. She is on the Board of The Action Foundation Kenya focused on inclusive education for children and young people living with disabilities. As a podcaster, she hosts and produces the This I Can Do podcast focused on creativity and impact.

Photo Credit: Leslie Fleischer Photography for Podcast Sessions Magazine

Home base

I am a Nairobian from Kenya based in Germany

Languages

I speak English, Kiswahili, Kikuyu, German and I am familiar with Japanese

Proudest achievements

Leading with intention. Because of my strong family and community, I was selected right from high school to receive my BA from Bryn Mawr College and MPH from Columbia University in the City of New York. The interdisciplinary education, generous competitive scholarships and global community sparked a career that brings people together around creativity and social impact. As a leader, I can draw from my upbringing, learning in a completely different cultural context and lead others to unlock their own insights with intention

You became a Spring Associate because…

Advocacy is a large part of my life. My background in public health and cities and experience with advocates in Kenya and other African countries convinced me each of us thrives when those who can work for a more equitable world are supported with the skills, and resources to create widespread social change. Spring Strategies provides facilitation and coaching programs that respond to this need, and as a virtual facilitation coach, I feel privileged to grow with Spring as participants from across the globe also deepen their skills through our work

Your leadership philosophy

I always seek to learn and interact intentionally. I spend time creating bridges between my worlds in a way that will outlive me. I value loyalty, presence and connection.I am curious about how to bring everyone into a space and acknowledge that we have different backgrounds and privileges. I respect everyone and agitate for others to challenge their own assumptions about others.I listen with both ears, and ask myself whether I truly understand what has been said and what I must do thereafter to support others. I inspire people to think about ways to creatively build a life of positive impact

Budhita Kismadi
Facilitator

Budhsi is a vibrant, skilled and passionate facilitator, trainer and sustainable development professional with more than twenty years experience in program development and management in several international development organizations both in Indonesia and abroad.

She is a strong training and facilitation specialist and co-founder of INSPIRASI TANPA BATAS (previously INSPIRIT INNOVATION CIRCLES), or INSPIRIT, an innovative social enterprise established in 2002 and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Budhsi has extensive experience in designing and facilitating interactive learning processes for various purposes, including decision-making, conflict management, training, and program planning and evaluation. 

She is committed to social and environmental justice and a firm believer in the power of individuals and communities to create and inspire sustainable change. In support of this philosophy, ensures that vibrant communicationasset-based thinking and appreciative inquiry is internalized and applied both on a personal and professional level.

Home base

Bekasi

Márcia Kodama
Integral Master Coach™, Integral Facilitator and Management Consultant, Spring

Integral Master CoachTM and Facilitator. Japanese Brazilian Zen Monk. Avid reader and intensely curious student of human nature. Half the size of my son. I love swimming and cats.

Home base

São Paulo

Languages

Portuguese and English (and Japanese and Spanish, although I don’t work in these languages)

Proudest achievements

Courageously changing my career to arrive at a place where ‘work’ no longer depletes but regenerates, and my own growth path is to support others in theirs. Realizing that there is nothing to seek for, while realizing the aliveness that comes from seeking.

María José Mesén
Associate

María is part of our FIRE program delivery team.

María José has co-designed and co-implemented a successful program to strengthen the organizational and leadership capacities of over 50 Mexican civil society organizations, with an emphasis on collaborative learning. She is currently in charge of this program at the Mexican organization Northwest Fund, FONNOR and has worked previously at UNDP, other non-profits, and managed her own business. For over ten years she has worked in project management and development, and for more than 15 years she has been involved in coordinating national and international events. She holds a degree in International Relations, a master in Management of Non-profit Organizations, and has studied International Cooperation for Development. María José is passionate about seeding her garden, traveling, and walking in nature. She loves a good wine and conversation during dinner with her loved ones.

Home base

Queretaro, Mexico.

Languages

Spanish, English, et un petit peu de français.

Proudest achievements

Designing and implementing a successful capacity strengthening program for civil society organizations in the northwest of Mexico, which was used as reference and example for creating new ones in other places. My interest in wanting to keep learning from others. Having an enriching, collaborative and loving relationship with my husband for the last 15 years. Raising my wonderful son.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I believe that what Spring does boosts organizations’ impact, strengthens them and their actions, and I believe in these organizations’ actions; they are necessary in creating a better world. I also love learning from other people from around the world, and very much enjoy Spring events.

Your leadership philosophy

To lead with kindness, empathy and love, always walking side-by-side. I believe in collaborative leadership.

Adriana Moura
Strategic Finance Expert, Spring

Adriana has over 20 years of experience working in the areas of operations, finance, compliance, people and culture and organization management at Ford Foundation. She has expertise in collaborative processes and team building. She likes to explore facilitating difficult conversations and help people's talent development. She has the ability to work with diverse and multicultural environments. She is interested in the financial sustainability of Brazilian civil society organizations. She has international experience as a member of global teams and networks. Adriana holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and is a certified accountant in Brazil. She also earned her MBA in Accounting and Auditing at UFF and in Project Management at USP. She is the mother of two wonderful girls and is passionate about different cultures, people and learning new things. 

Home base

Rio de Janeiro

Languages

Portuguese and English

Proudest achievements

I made many improvements in operations and finances across institutions, implementing different systems, ERPs and workflows. I participated in the “bureaucracy busting project” to significantly enhance operations and modernize Ford Foundation's structures and systems. In my personal life, she has started a self-discovery journey to get in touch with my essence and beliefs.

You became a Spring Associate because…

Spring inspires me! It's a space of co-creation, learning and sharing, committed to make a difference in organizations and individuals. For me, it is a gift to be part of such an amazing place with generous and creative people who care about climate and social justice like me.

Your leadership philosophy

My leadership philosophy is an inclusive one demonstrating an open mindset and deep curiosity about others, listen without judgment and seek empathy to understand those around.

Nancy Natilson
Strategic Finance Consultant, Spring

International banker transformed into compassionate activist for social and economic justice.  Current member/treasurer of two NGO boards of directors.  Mindfulness and meditation workshop facilitator.  Smitten by her two granddaughters.  Sailor, collector of indigenous crafts, and vegetarian cook.

Nancy Natilson has over 25 years of international finance experience, specializing in microenterprise development and its intersection with reproductive health. She has developed curricula on financial analysis, performance monitoring, strategic planning and budgeting.  Some of her more recent projects include financial management and sustainability assessment of rural pharmacies in Tanzania; development of business plans for district hospitals and community health worker cooperatives in Rwanda; and business management training for rural private clinic owners who belong to a social franchise network in several African countries. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Nancy was Financial Advisor to ProMujer, a microfinance organization in five South and Central American countries that integrates access to credit with empowerment and business skills training, savings and reproductive health education and services. Nancy was a fellow of the Gates Summer Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received a Masters in Business Administration in International Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida and is Treasurer of Global Doctors for Choices.  She is a past Board Member and Treasurer of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the Florida Community of Mindfulness. She has a daily meditation practice and facilitates workshops on mindfulness, compassion and leadership.  Nancy splits her time between Florida and Nova Scotia where she enjoys rowing, kayaking and sailing. 

Home base

Tampa

Languages

English and Spanish

Proudest achievements

Continuing to practice listening deeply; sharing from my heart; and being grateful to everyone and for every moment.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I find meaning by collaborating with and being of benefit to those seeking to make this a more just world. I enjoy thinking creatively and strategically about finance. Additionally, with the Spring team is always joyful and invigorating. 7) Your leadership philosophy

Your leadership philosophy

“Your action, what you do, depends on who you are. The quality of your action depends on the quality of your being.” Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power

Barbara Oliveira
High Impact Facilitator for Social Change, Ecosynergy

Founder of Ecosynergy, the Collaboration Lab and The Appreciation Project. Master Coach. Sustainable Development Facilitator and Mediator. Radical Humanist. Dancer. Singer. Poet. Tree hugger and Animal Whisperer.

Barbara Oliveira (PhD, MBA, LLM) is a facilitator, process designer, change agent and conflict transformation mediator, strategic negotiator and host of meaningful conversations. Barbara is passionate about human connection and the potential that multistakeholder participatory approaches offer to create innovative and inclusive solutions for sustainable development challenges. Throughout her career, she has added expertise in using systemic approaches such as Theory U, Appreciative Enquiry, Systemic Constellations, Deep Democracy and the Thinking Environment, in addition to Consensus Building and interest based negotiations/mediation and has developed sustainable leadership models for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and young women leaders. She co-founded the Collaboration Laboratory focused on fostering a culture of facilitation and participatory decision making in Brazil and founded Ecosynergy – Facilitation and Capacity Building for Sustainability, through which she facilitates, trains and coaches NGOs, businesses, government agencies, international organizations and academic bodies in their initiatives to become more integrated, collaborative and better engaged with their stakeholders, in Brazil and abroad.  Barbara is also a Master Certified Integral Coach™ and a public speaker in leadership, consensus building, and collaboration.

Home base

São Paulo

Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian

Proudest achievements

To have coached some of the most amazing social justice leaders around the world doing great work. To have launched the Appreciation Project (www.theappreciationproject.net).

You became a Spring Associate because…

Supporting social justice advocates be better leaders is a great way to contribute to a better planet.

Your leadership philosophy

Be present and witness beauty in yourself, in others and in the world. “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Khalil Gibran.

Nurhanita (Onit)
Associate

Nurhanita is part of our FIRE program delivery team.

Nurhanita is a palliative care enthusiast with years of engagement in program management, consulting, and facilitating for the local and international stakeholders in Indonesia.

Home base

Bogor

Languages

English and Indonesian

Proudest achievements

When our facilitating and support enables people to connect, share, work it out, and achieve common goals

You became a Spring Associate because…

Spring allows me to connect and grow together with friends all over the world

Your leadership philosophy

Leadership by love

Gopal Rao
Associate

Gopal is part of our FIRE program delivery team.

Gopal Rao is a strategic business leader and global citizen, with over thirty-five years’ experience operating globally, regionally and at national levels. Gopal is passionate about organizational capacity building and particularly in the Global South.  His specialist areas are financial architecture, organisational transformation and business development. Gopal has designed and shaped organisational transformation and delivered change management initiatives in diverse contexts and international settings. Gopal is a champion of diversity, inclusion and diversity. He is respectful of different cultures and ways of working and builds on the knowledge, learning and experience of partner organizations. 

For over 10 years, Gopal has led a management consultancy in the sector and has also undertaken leadership roles, including interim CEO for Skills for South Sudan and interim CFO for Fairtrade International and Just Associates. Prior to that, Gopal assumed senior management positions at Oxfam across four continents. He was Regional Programme Manager for Southern Africa, Head of International Finance at Oxfam Great Britain, Vice President at Oxfam America and CEO of Responding to Conflict (RTC). Gopal is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from India with a Master’s in Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He has a Diploma in International Development from the British Open University and a Bachelor is Physics Honours from the University of Delhi.

Home base

Oxford, UK

Languages

English, Hindi, Telugu

Proudest achievements

Successfully providing remote leadership as an honorary Director to Akshaya Kshetram, a mental health charity in India providing full time care to 120 residents, including 50 orphans. Led the process of making it financially resilient and owned by the civil society.

You became a Spring Associate because…

Spring has provided a great springboard for many individuals like me to co-create practical solutions for a better world using our renewed synergy combined with our passion across a diverse collective.

Your leadership philosophy

"Leaders become great not because of their power but because of their ability to empower others" – John Maxwell. "To me, leadership is not about necessarily being the loudest in the room, but instead being the bridge, or the thing that is missing in the discussion and trying to build a consensus from there" – Jacinda Arden.

Mo Salomon
Founder of Korumo Coaching for Transformation. Coach, strategic facilitator, and yoga teacher

Mo Salomon is the founder of Korumo Coaching for Transformation. 

As a coach, they are passionate about working with people who are going through a transition: to help navigate what feels like a wilderness experience; learning to trust their instincts, stripping down to basics, letting go of what is no longer serving them, opening up to the unfamiliar, and finding their way through towards their purpose.

They have a background in anthropology and a PhD in participatory rural development. They have worked in different development and research settings, and on assignments in Africa, Asia and Europe.

They are a yoga teacher, runner, mindfulness blogger, and Ennea 7. 

Home base

Clarendon

Languages

English and Dutch

Proudest achievements

Leading the NGO that I was Director of into participatory management; and coaching a multi-country team in gender transformative change in the agrifood system in Africa.

You became a Spring Associate because…

Spring’s integrated approach and work across the globe with leaders, organizations, and movements to accelerate social and climate justice resonates with me. I have seen the positive impact of building Financial Resilience in activist organizations close-up as well.

Your leadership philosophy

Inspiring people and organizations to explore their edges and stretch to make a difference in the world.

Elizabeth Seja Min
Consultant, Coach, Strategist, Facilitator & Musician

Consultant, coach, facilitator. Executive director 4 times. Former orchestra conductor and record label chief. Thrives on creativity, action for humanity, arts, nature and great conversation.

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 Forward.

Home base

Oakland

Languages

English

Proudest achievements

Taking what I know as a musician and an activist to create learning paths and tools that my clients love to use and embody in their organizations, and uncovering the many-layered and multi-ethnic story of my birth and adopted parents after learning I was adopted at age 30 – a great story of discovery and geopolitics I hope to write.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I believe that global social movements are the way forward – and to stay the course we need to connect, know and support one another.

Your leadership philosophy

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. -June Jordan A leader is best when people barely know she exists. When her work is done, they will say: We did it ourselves. -Lao Tzu If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Marieke Slinkert
Visualizing Impact Lead, Spring

Marieke Slinkert is a director and editor with twenty years of experience making television series and documentaries. Marieke tells stories to make an impact, to change the world. She works with Spring to shine a light on the work of justice leaders, take them on a journey, and inspire them with impactful video content thus supporting them to make a leap of leadership in financial
resilience. She has developed her expertise in media working for international broadcast channels and for non-profit organizations, including Mama Cash, UNICEF, Hivos, Dance4Life, and others.

Home base

Amsterdam

Camila Soto
Associate

Camilla is part of the FIRE program delivery team.

Camila Soto Mourraille is a creative thinker, collaborator and advocate in the fields of human rights and social innovation. She started working at a human rights clinic at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and then she worked at the Colombian NGO Dejusticia, where she conceptualized and ran a school in the human rights practice for over 1,000 activists and defenders from Latin America and the Global South. She has been trained as a facilitator and integral coach, and has collaborated in this capacity with organizations like Spring or Hivos Latin America. Camila has a law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia (2009) and J.S.M. degree from Stanford University (2014), where she also learned about the human-centered design methodology and since then has created ways to adapt it to the challenges, audiences and frameworks present in the social change field.

Home base

Bogotá

Languages

Spanish, English and Portuguese

Proudest achievements

Run a school in the practice of human rights at Dejusticia. Co-created a Human Rights Lab to explore innovative responses to the challenges faced by the movement. Design unique learning experiences and tailored methods for many social justice leaders!

Your leadership philosophy

Listen, trust the collective wisdom. Collaborate, break silos. Inspire. Have fun.

Ellen Sprenger
CEO & Founder, Spring

Ellen Sprenger is a strategist and advocate for social and climate justice. Since 2004, she has been the founder and CEO of Spring. She is a believer — especially in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. She is a curious and creative optimist, an espresso enthusiast and avid meditator. Her areas of expertise include multi-actor conference facilitation, future-scenario development, financial innovation and resilience for justice organizations globally, and executive coaching. Previously she held several management positions at Oxfam-Novib and was the Executive Director of Mama Cash, a feminist foundation based in Amsterdam. Ellen holds a masters degree in Development Studies, an MBA from Erasmus University, and she is an Integral Master Coach™ and Certified Integral Facilitator™. She is a member of the Board of 350.org, a movement working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. Ellen is from the Netherlands and Canada, and has lived in Tanzania, South Africa and the United States.

I founded Spring because...

Initially it was just me wanting to keep busy in a meaningful way after I came to Canada. But a few years in, I became more intentional about supporting emerging and experienced leaders. I chose the name Spring, and encouraged by my mentors and friends, took my own ‘leap of leadership’ to build this global team. We work directly with high-leverage individuals, organizations and movements who exist to make a difference. Spring is agile, and we have roots in the very same movements we support. We are scaling out, not up, and I believe that this way of working, with clients and deeply committed associates all over the world, creates exponential impact. We are a small but mighty powerful group of people ... and we have fun working together!

Home base

Toronto

Languages

English and Dutch

Proudest achievements

To always be ‘in development’, growing and waking up, and to resist the temptation of staying in my comfort zone. (Okay, I try.) And that I have been able to surround myself with people committed to doing the same.

Your leadership philosophy

It's about bringing together, supporting and learning from people driven by a deep sense of purpose, creativity and excellence. It’s about knowing enough to add value and know when to get out of the way. I believe this is how teams thrive, feel inspired and do their best work.

Alexander Streubel
Associate & Spring Coach

Alex is part of our is part of our Facilitation and Coaching program teams.

Alex Streubel is a leadership and mindfulness coach. He has over 20 years of business experience as an entrepreneur, manager and consultant. As co-director of the Centre for Mindfulness at Universidad del Rosario, he led the Centre’s creation. Alex is a mechanical engineer educated at Universidad de Los Andes and holds an MBA from Duke University. He trained as a Master Integral Coach™ at Integral Coaching Canada, as an Integral Facilitator at Ten Directions and as a MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) qualified teacher at the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of California San Diego. He formally studies Soto Zen with his teacher Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi since 2012.

Home base

Bogotá

Languages

Spanish, English and German

Proudest achievements

Realizing that in the end, love is what really matters. Leaving the safety of the family business to pursue my life’s purpose and passion.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I find meaning and purpose in supporting activists and changemakers that take on what in my mind are the most critical challenges of our time.

Your leadership philosophy

To lead people, you first have to understand people. To lead and understand people, you first have to lead and understand yourself.

Spring Coaches
Amis Agung Boersma
Integral Master Coach™

Integral Master Coach™ and group facilitator. Indo-Dutch living in Aruba. Mom and newlywed. Abundance mindset. Believer in positive change. Loves singing and dancing. A cappuccino a day.

Home base

Oranjestad

Languages

English, Dutch and Indonesian

Proudest achievements

Following through with discipline and joy of my intention to become an Integral Master Coach and ridding myself of negative mental chatter.

You became a Spring Coach because…

Together we have such immense power to put our amazing coaching method to work in support of those on the frontlines of justice.

Your coaching philosophy

Only if we are awake to our own habitual ways of seeing the world and engage in developing our own capacities, can we connect with others in a ways that spark change.

Rita Brown
Integral Master Coach™

Afro-Brazilian global nomad. Cross-cultural trainer. Leadership coach. Interculturally married 20+ years. Mother. Contemplative. Dancer. Somatics student. Tropical heart. Hiker and snorkeler. Stilt walker.

Home base

Honolulu

Languages

English and Portuguese

Proudest achievements

Raising a daughter. My commitment to healing and developing human capacities in service of liberation and social justice.

You became a Spring Coach because…

To partner with leaders committed to impacting communities from a more grounded, awakened, caring, and effective place. The world needs more of such leaders and I want to join them in catalyzing sustainable transformation.

Your coaching philosophy

I believe in the existing deep capacities of leaders. I’m committed to creating a process of challenge and support that will allow them to recognize and access those capacities.

Archana Deshpande
Integral Master Coach™ , Spring

Archana is a creative rights advocate, strategist, communicator and coach with over a decade of experience supporting a wide range of human rights and social justice initiatives.  At Spring, she leads the development and implementation of program offerings. In recent years, Archana has also overseen the creation and expansion of OpenGlobalRights — a multilingual, global forum that explores human rights policies and strategies as well as managed and conducted research on human rights organizations and public perceptions of human rights in India, Mexico and Morocco. She has co-authored various publications on the resource mobilization challenges and opportunities for human rights groups in the Global South and is passionate about finding innovative ways to sustain and expand social and climate justice initiatives. She holds a masters degree in International Affairs and is an accredited Integral Master Coach™. 

Home base

Toronto

Languages

English, Spanish, French, and Gujarati

Ciro Fleury

Ciro is an Integral Master Coach™ and facilitator. He is passionate about human development and sustainability matters, and has a long history of experience in the corporate and NGO sectors. He’s also a lover of beaches and mountains.

Home base

São Paulo

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish

Proudest achievements

Leaving a successful corporate career to dedicate my energy and my time to social and environmental issues. Not giving up my personal development despite all the challenges that have popped up along the path.

You became a Spring Coach because…

Spring’s values and vision of a just society seduced my mind and my heart. I seized the opportunity to support social leaders around the globe together with an amazing group of seasoned, loving and inspiring coaches.

Your coaching philosophy

We’re in the endless path of self-discovery and development. Support, challenge and respect to the client’s gifts, values and longings are the foundation for moving along such a path.

Márcia Kodama
Integral Master Coach™, Spring

Integral Master CoachTM and Facilitator. Japanese Brazilian Zen Monk. Avid reader and intensely curious student of human nature. Half the size of my son. I love swimming and cats.

Home base

São Paulo

Languages

Portuguese and English (and Japanese and Spanish, although I don’t work in these languages)

Proudest achievements

Courageously changing my career to arrive at a place where ‘work’ no longer depletes but regenerates, and my own growth path is to support others in theirs. Realizing that there is nothing to seek for, while realizing the aliveness that comes from seeking.

You became a Spring Coach because…

Coming together with an inspiring group of practitioners to support leading edge global change makers feels deeply meaningful and purposeful to me.

Your coaching philosophy

A good balance between challenge and support is key for us to grow and thrive. And also, that our specific contexts, in terms of environment and relationships – in both positive and negative ways, directly and deeply influence our ability to manifest our fullest potential.

Barbara Oliveira
High Impact Facilitator for Social Change, Ecosynergy

Founder of Ecosynergy, the Collaboration Lab and The Appreciation Project. Master Coach. Sustainable Development Facilitator and Mediator. Radical Humanist. Dancer. Singer. Poet. Tree hugger and Animal Whisperer.

Barbara Oliveira (PhD, MBA, LLM) is a facilitator, process designer, change agent and conflict transformation mediator, strategic negotiator and host of meaningful conversations. Barbara is passionate about human connection and the potential that multistakeholder participatory approaches offer to create innovative and inclusive solutions for sustainable development challenges. Throughout her career, she has added expertise in using systemic approaches such as Theory U, Appreciative Enquiry, Systemic Constellations, Deep Democracy and the Thinking Environment, in addition to Consensus Building and interest based negotiations/mediation and has developed sustainable leadership models for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and young women leaders. She co-founded the Collaboration Laboratory focused on fostering a culture of facilitation and participatory decision making in Brazil and founded Ecosynergy – Facilitation and Capacity Building for Sustainability, through which she facilitates, trains and coaches NGOs, businesses, government agencies, international organizations and academic bodies in their initiatives to become more integrated, collaborative and better engaged with their stakeholders, in Brazil and abroad.  Barbara is also a Master Certified Integral Coach™ and a public speaker in leadership, consensus building, and collaboration.

Home base

São Paulo

Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian

Proudest achievements

To have coached some of the most amazing social justice leaders around the world doing great work. To have launched the Appreciation Project (www.theappreciationproject.net).

Ceridwen Oliver Evans
Integral Master Coach™

Passionate and compassionate Integral Master Coach. Light of heart. In awe of nature. Artist. Southern Hemisphere dweller. Loves being in community and quiet reflective time. Health enthusiast.

Home base

Cape Town

Languages

English

Proudest achievements

Contributing to the book Leadership is Global: Co-creating a More Humane and Sustainable World along with other members of the Global Leaders Network; and being a member of Integral Coaching Canada’s Faculty and working globally in this capacity.

You became a Spring Coach because…

I care deeply about supporting leaders and their commitment to social and ecological justice. I appreciate the challenges and high risks involved in being at the forefront of this work as well as the innovative, creative and collaborative possibilities it enables. The Spring Coaching community is also one in which we strive to keep learning and growing in the ways in which we provide support.

Your coaching philosophy

Sustained self-awareness enables you to embrace new perspectives, skills and capabilities whilst continuing to appreciate your own uniqueness and strengths. This personal development impacts powerfully in all areas of your life and, importantly, on the contributions you are able to make in your organization, movement or network.

Erika Pacheco

Professional Integral Coach and Transpersonal Counselor. Enrolled in becoming a Master Integral Coach.  Consciousness explorer, inner seeker and human development promoter. Proud of my Colombian roots, where I was born and raised. Enjoy family life (Dutch-Colombian partner and daughters). Love mystics, dancing, theatre, multicultural views, people's hearts and simple daily laughter.

Home base

Groningen

Languages

Spanish and English. Dutch learner

Proudest achievements

Form a harmonious home. Followed paths with heart. Being in a constant committed process of personal and transpersonal development, heart lightening and expansion; and sharing it with others.

You became a Spring Coach because…

I believe in a positive individual and global change through supporting consciousness broadening, where more possibilities for human development are accessible for all. I like the Spring team and working with and for people.

Your coaching philosophy

We have an essence to discover, a purpose to realize, an authentic Self to express, a power of creation of the reality we dream. The Integral Coaching method is a great tool for supporting this path.

Denise Portes

Denise is deeply committed to develop as a human being in her spiritual path, as a student of the Ridwan school for over 11 years. Mindful practices such as meditation and self-inquiry have helped her deepen her understanding of what it is to be human and of what is sacred within us.  She is an Integral Master Coach™ and Family Constellations Facilitator with a foundation training in Body Therapy and a BA in Psychology.

Home base

London

Languages

English & Portuguese

Proudest achievements

My biggest achievement was leaving my birth country, coming to the UK and starting a new life. As well as finding myself as a woman and as a professional, all while raising my two children.

You became a Spring Coach because…

I am inspired by the principles and philosophy of Spring Coaching. I want to contribute to an organisation that develops and supports the change-makers of the world and also learn from it.

Your coaching philosophy

My understanding of the systemic lens informs me of the hidden dynamics that may be blocking and holding my clients back. My approach aims to integrate the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being of my clients.

Kenny Sajous-Georges

Kenny is a soon-to-be Integral Master Coach™. He is passionate about fostering deep human connection, compassionate self-development, and nature. Born in Canada and based in Montreal, he has also lived in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and British-Columbia.

Home base

Montréal

Languages

French and English

Proudest achievements

Leaving the comfort of my government job to pursue a more fulfilling coaching and facilitation career. Feeling pain in response to the challenges and injustices of the world yet remaining optimistic and able to love fully.

You became a Spring Coach because…

I deeply want to support the evolution our world is in need of and I feel that supporting leaders and activists who are already involved in social and environmental justice is a privilege, an honour, and a wonderful opportunity to widen my impact. I also love the values and community that are part of the fabric of Spring Coaching.

Your coaching philosophy

I believe that every one holds a piece of the puzzle we are collectively faced with. Everyone is a leader in some way, and allowing that leadership to express itself can only make for a better world for all.

Graciela Selaimen

Graciela is a journalist who has been exploring multiple ways to listen to and tell stories. She believes women can heal the planet and our stories can alleviate suffering - beliefs that led to her specialization in gender and local development and a master’s degree in communication and culture. After 25 years of working with social justice organizations and activists in journeys around the globe, she decided to dedicate more energy to the journeys inside - and to support transformational work that connects mind, body, and spirit.

Home base

Rio de Janeiro

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Proudest achievements

My proudest achievement is having raised my kids, who are now two wonderful adults. They both are compassionate, fun, independent, and have deep respect for all forms of life. I'm also very proud of having friends all around the world. Most of them are people with whom I worked in the past 25 years. I love to say that I've planted beautiful flowers along the way in my professional life.

You became a Spring Coach because…

I believe it's critical at this moment in human history to support those who are at the forefront of change, doing transformational work so that they thrive, be happy, create and expand spaces of sanity, and wisdom.

Your coaching philosophy

A deep recognition of interdependence, trust in the wisdom of the heart, and confidence in our ability to overcome the illusion of separation.

Ellen Sprenger
Integral Master Coach™ ,

Ellen Sprenger is a strategist and advocate for social and climate justice. Since 2004, she has been the founder and CEO of Spring. She is a believer — especially in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. She is a curious and creative optimist, an espresso enthusiast and avid meditator. Her areas of expertise include multi-actor conference facilitation, future-scenario development, financial innovation and resilience for justice organizations globally, and executive coaching. Previously she held several management positions at Oxfam-Novib and was the Executive Director of Mama Cash, a feminist foundation based in Amsterdam. Ellen holds a masters degree in Development Studies, an MBA from Erasmus University, and she is an Integral Master Coach™ and Certified Integral Facilitator™. She is a member of the Board of 350.org, a movement working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. Ellen is from the Netherlands and Canada, and has lived in Tanzania, South Africa and the United States.

I founded Spring because...

Initially it was just me wanting to keep busy in a meaningful way after I came to Canada. But a few years in, I became more intentional about supporting emerging and experienced leaders. I chose the name Spring, and encouraged by my mentors and friends, took my own ‘leap of leadership’ to build this global team. We work directly with high-leverage individuals, organizations and movements who exist to make a difference. Spring is agile, and we have roots in the very same movements we support. We are scaling out, not up, and I believe that this way of working, with clients and deeply committed associates all over the world, creates exponential impact. We are a small but mighty powerful group of people ... and we have fun working together!

Home base

Toronto

Languages

English and Dutch

Proudest achievements

To always be ‘in development’, growing and waking up, and to resist the temptation of staying in my comfort zone. (Okay, I try.) And that I have been able to surround myself with people committed to doing the same.

You became a Spring Coach because…

Working with a group of brilliant Integral Coaches™ from different parts of the world is pure joy and very powerful. By coaching thought leaders and change makers globally we help build the capacity to exceed expectations and truly turn things around.

Your coaching philosophy

Whole systems change is as much about changing our interior ‘way of being’ as it is about changing things ‘out there’.

Alexander Streubel
Associate & Spring Coach

Zen monk. Integral Master Coach™. Passionate explorer of the human condition and matters of ultimate concern. German mind, Colombian heart. Loves bikes! Ridiculously proud father and husband.

Home base

Bogotá

Languages

Spanish, English and German

Proudest achievements

Realizing that in the end, love is what really matters. Leaving the safety of the family business to pursue my life’s purpose and passion.

You became a Spring Coach because…

I want to contribute towards the creation of spaces where people support each other’s journeys towards giving their gifts to the world. Spring Coaching is a community of people that share this longing.

Your coaching philosophy

I believe that the human potential is the world’s greatest untapped resource.

Anne Wright
Integral Master Coach™

Integral Master Coach™ (since 2006) and organizational facilitator (since 1990); Inspired by clients in all parts of the globe who leap beyond boundaries; borne from white colonial christian roots that I reckon with through art and daily life; "Grannie Annie" to 2 young 'uns. Born in UK, lived in US and Greece; gratefully adopted Canada as home.

Home base

Ottawa

Languages

English (read French)

Proudest achievements

As a single mama, raised a son who is a great dad and loving man and who continues to teach me about life and family; being open and awake as I age.

You became a Spring Coach because…

To actively support people who are making a difference where it matters at this time on the planet. And I get a kick out of co-creating with the best - and Ellen and the Spring Coaches are that!

Your coaching philosophy

You must give birth to your images. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you… Long before it happens. Rainer Maria Rilke