Get to know the Spring Team!

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
Amis Agung Boersma
Coach and Event Facilitator

Amis Agung Boersma is an Integral Professional 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.

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
Finance Manager, African Women's Development Fund

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.

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.

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.

Wangechi Gikonyo-Mukoko
Not For Profit Financial Management, Aga Khan Foundation

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’

Chris Grumm
Social Change Management and Resource Mobilization

Chris Grumm began working as a consultant with Spring Strategies in 2014. She has worked alongside the Spring Strategies training team in India, Kenya and the United States. Chris brings to the team a set of skills and knowledge in the areas of organizational management and resource mobilization. For Chris, working with the Spring Forward team has been both exciting and a wonderful opportunity to develop and implement a variety of tools that are currently a part of the overall program design. Prior to starting the Chris Grumm Consulting Group in 2011, Chris Grumm was the CEO of the Women’s Funding Network and prior to that she headed the Chicago Foundation for Women. Chris is a trained community organizer, the principles of which she has applied to all of her work throughout her career.

Jessica Horn
Director of Programmes, AWDF

African feminist. Strategist and advisor on bodies, movements, philanthropy and feminist futures. Essayist and poet. Closet maker/designer. Ocean lover. Advocate of revolutionary love. Always activist.  

Jessica Horn has worked for over 15 years supporting activist organisations, funders and the UN to deepen analysis, shape policy and funding, and refine interventions to defend women’s rights to health, bodily autonomy and freedom from violence. This includes 10 years in women’s rights and social change philanthropy as a grantmaker, in donor governance and advisory roles, and as grants assessor and evaluator.

Through her consultancy, Akiiki Consulting, Jessica worked as a technical lead in ground-breaking initiatives, including in social justice philanthropy with the creation of UHAI-EASHRI- the first African-led fund supporting the rights of sexual minorities and in early thinking around funding models for FRIDA– The Young Feminist Fund. From 2005 to 2007 Jessica managed funding for Women’s Rights and Minority Rights at the Sigrid Rausing Trust, one of the largest private human rights funders in Europe, overseeing substantial growth in both funding portfolios. She is also former Coordinator of Amanitare (the African Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls) and Senior Advisor to AIR -The African Institute for Integrated Responses to Violence against Women & Girls and HIV/AIDS.

Jessica is a founding member of the African Feminist Forum Working Group. She has served as a board member of Urgent Action Fund–Africa, Mama Cash and on the International Grants Committee of Comic Relief. In 2012 she was named an African woman changemaker by ARISE Magazine and as one of Applause Africa’s List of ‘40 Under 40 Changemakers. Her research and analysis has been published in professional journals The Lancet and Feminist Africa, and media platforms The Guardian, Al Jazeera, openDemocracy and The Feminist Wire. She is the author of two monographs on the impact of Christian fundamentalism on women’s rights in Africa, and authored the Overview Report for the BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack on Gender and Social Movements. She is also a published poet.

Born to a Ugandan mother and an American father, Jessica has lived in Sierra Leone and Lesotho and has travelled and worked extensively across the African region. She was educated at the Armand Hammer United World College, Smith College and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Languages

English, conversational French

Proudest achievements

I have always been interested in the ‘what next’ and the beautiful result is that I have ended up contributing to a lot of ‘firsts’ in the fields of women’s rights and in philanthropy. I supported the creation of two pioneers in participatory philanthropy- UHAI-EASHRI, Africa’s first LGBTI led fund, and FRIDA (The Young Feminist Fund). I am a founding member of the African Feminist Forum Working Group, and was a co-founder and commissioning editor for OurAfrica a platform profiling African women’s voices on openDemocracy 5050.

You became a Spring Associate because…

Spring is always thinking one step ahead of the curve, drawing on information and analysis from many different fields, and helping change the way we think about and do our work. This is a real synergy with my own approach to framing and working on the complex questions of rights, justice, resourcing and social transformation.

Your leadership philosophy

Community is power. There is no such thing as a single person revolution- if we want change, we have to build it together, growing leader-full movements, grounded in a clear power analysis, self-reflective politics and passionate acts of service towards transformation.

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

Marcia Kodama
Integral Master Coach™, Integral Facilitator and Management Consultant

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.

Nancy Natilson
Strategic Finance Consultant

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.

Archana Pandya
Program Development Lead, Spring

Archana is a rights advocate, manager, researcher, communicator, coach-in-training, polyglot and singer with extensive experience working on and supporting complex human rights and social justice initiatives.

In recent years, she has overseen the creation and expansion of a multilingual, global forum on human rights issues called OpenGlobalRights. Collaborating with researchers at the University of Minnesota, Archana has also conducted research on local human rights organizations as well as coordinated and helped-analyze large-scale public opinion surveys on perceptions of human rights in India, Mexico and Morocco. Drawing from this research, she has co-authored several articles on resource mobilization challenges and opportunities for local human rights groups in the Global South. 

Home base

Toronto

Languages

English, Spanish, French, Gujarati and Hindi

Monique Salomon

Monique Salomon is the founder of Korumo Coaching for Transformation. 

As a coach, she is 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 your purpose.

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

She is 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.

Ann Elisabeth Samson
Consultant, Editor

Ann Elisabeth is a digital media and content strategist consultant, an associate with Spring Strategies, and the editor of BabyCenter Canada. She is the owner of Samson Media, where she is a writer and editor of content focused on science, technology, innovation and health. Her clients at Samson Media include Open Medicine, DK Publishers, MaRS Discovery District, CBC and BabyCenter.  

Home base

Toronto

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
Home base

Amsterdam

Camila Soto Mourraille
Dejusticia Regional Director, Dejusticia

Human rights practitioner. Colombian. Researcher at Dejusticia.  Human-centered design facilitator. Lawyer from Universidad de los Andes. J.S.M. from Stanford Law School. Creative thinker. Traveler. Jazz fan.

Camila is a lawyer with a Master of Science in Law from Stanford University, where she is also trained in human-centered Design Thinking. Her work focuses on innovative formats and tools to promote human rights.  She has designed human rights education programs such Canal Justicia, an online education platform on law and society in Latin America, and hrcases.org, an open access platform of case studies on transnational human rights campaigns. She is the co-creator of the Human Rights Lab, an initiative that promotes collaborative and creative solutions to tackle human rights challenges. Recently, she designed and facilitated HRLabs for the Executive Secretary of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia, a panel of scientists who collect evidence on the environmental impacts of developmental projects, and migrant rights defenders in Venezuela. Currently, she is coordinating the education programming at Dejusticia, where she advises the team on the development of courses, workshops, and trainings for different human rights communities.

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 and since 2004 the founder and Chief Exploration Officer of Spring Strategies. She is a believer – especially in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. She is a curious, energetic and impatient optimist, an espresso enthusiast and avid meditator. Her areas of expertise include multi-actor meeting facilitation, future-scenario development, accompaniment of Civil Society Organizations in building greater financial strength, and executive coaching. Previously, she was the executive director of Mama Cash, a 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 global funding trends. She does her most creative work listening to Baroque music. Ellen is from the Netherlands and Canada, and has lived in Tanzania, South Africa and the United States. Her home base is Toronto and KLM seat 12C. 

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.

Alex Streubel
Leadership and Mindfulness Coach

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.

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 M. 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.

Marcia Kodama
Integral Master Coach™

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.

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.

Ellen Sprenger
Integral Master Coach™ ,

Strategist and advocate for social and climate justice. Believer in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. From the Netherlands and Canada, lived in Tanzania, South Africa and the United States. Ellen is the founder and CEO of Spring.

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’.

Alex Streubel
Integral Master 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