THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STORY
Team EUSGThe EUSG team has a longstanding expertise in the field of strategic management planning and an excellent reputation for its sensitive and intercultural experienced interaction in highly complex, uncertain, as well as post-conflict settings.
Dr. Stephanie Plön
Dr. Stephanie Plön is a marine biologist specializing in the biology, ecology and health of whales and dolphins (cetaceans). Stephanie has studied in Germany, the UK, South Africa and New Zealand, investigating various aspects of cetacean trophic ecology, life history, population genetics, health and anatomy.
Stephanie earned her PhD in 2005 and for the past 12 years she has collaborated widely, published numerous scientific articles, supervised a number of postgraduate students and gained work experience in a natural history museum, research institute and a university. Stephanie is currently the manager of the Ocean Health group at the Earth Stewardship Research Institute (ESSRI) at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. She is the co-founder of the Ocean Health lab.
Daniel Dick MA
Daniel Dick is a cultural and social anthropologist, consciousness researcher and consultant for integrative systems. He studied in Austria and Switzerland, specializing in religion and consciousness studies, worldviews, cybernetics, cultural materialism and system change. He holds the Young Scientist Award of the European Meeting of Cybernetics and System Research 2016, has worked for several research institutions and co-founded the independent Consciousness Studies Academy Vienna in 2015.
Currently, he is editing a forthcoming anthology on perspectives of consciousness studies, and since 2017 he is also engaged at the European School of Governance as Research Director and Fellow of the Cultural Health Lab. His main professional efforts are characterized by the bridging of mindsets, people and cultures towards a transformative, peaceful and healthy future.
Kendra Rosencrans MS, M.Div.
Kendra Rosencrans is an award-winning former journalist, organizational researcher, and consultant specializing in complexity, constructive narratives, and systemic change. In 2017, she received the Margaret Mead Memorial Student Award from the International Society for the Systems Sciences, which recognizes work that addresses contemporary challenges within communities in ways that empower agency with integrity, imagination, and well-being. She has also served as the topic editor for the Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change.
Based in Seattle, Washington, USA, Kendra holds master’s degrees in journalism and religious studies. She is a trained facilitator, and is currently finishing a Ph.D. in organizational systems focusing on questions about how ingenuity may serve to foster systemic change under constrained and complex conditions. In 2017, she was appointed a fellow of the Systemic Change Lab and is on the founding editorial team for the Systemic Change journal.
Bastian Kenn MA
Bastian Kenn studied International Relations at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and previously gained experience with United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and the African Rural Development Movement (ARDUMO). Bastian now assists in keeping the European Democracy Lab running on a day-to-basis and contributes to a variety of projects, from research to the organization of events. His main scientific interest is the identification and analysis of the most important factors for viable democracies and peaceful cohabitation in Europe and beyond.
Dr. Jochen Büchel
Dr. Jochen Büchel is knowledge manager and trendscout of telemedicine introducing holistic and esthetically personalized methods for life sciences and health care. He rediscovered innovative image-diagrammes and microcosmic concepts. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry and wrotea book about “Psychology of Matter“, catalyzing the future of systems science and personalized medicine. He has a broad leading experience as for example biodetection project management at Bavarian Research Alliance and DesignThinking Workshops at Medical Valley Erlangen and at Karolinska Institute. Along his interests are synergetics based telemedical monitoring methods. Furthermore, he supports as Scientific Advisor the Synerfest Festival for arts in Spain.
Dr. Ernst von Kimakowitz
is Director of the Humanistic Management Center, an independent think tank, learning institution and advisory firm focused businessethics and sustainability and of the executive education provider Ethics First. He is a lecturer at the Universities of St.Gallen and Tübingen, holds several board member and reviewer positions and was the 2016 visiting professor at Soka University's Business Department in Tokyo, Japan. Ernst researches, teaches and advises on strengthening the positive impact of business towards a more equitable and sustainable planet.
Partnership Building/ Senior Advisor
25 years of bridging lives, cultures, problems, solutions, hopes and ambitions, throughout the Arab region and the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Through market research in Egypt, workers‘ and water rights in Palestine, communities, local authorities, entrepreneurs in Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Libya, Benedetta Oddo has experienced the joy and the frustrations of a journey that has finally given her the privilege of seeing and supporting the current radical and ongoing critical changes …
No matter where or whom she was working for – the UN, Governments, NGOs, Multinationals – to her, the only driving force for holding off discouragement and fatigue has always been the people and their struggle for a better life.
Julia Hayden is an author, blogger and communication expert. Her integral way of discovering people communication needs is based on Special Education, Rolfing®, Neurointegrative Therapy, Communication Training, Kinesiology, Spiral Dynamics and Integral Coaching. She passionately facilitates people in connecting with each other and their whole environment. Her focus is on experiencing interpersonal relationships, differential communication habits and sincere interplay. Her interest as an author and blogger applies to the Human Being as well as to Life and the Planet Earth itself. Her passion for anything concerning the well-being of the community that surrounds her is clearly noticeable by anyone. As a coach she mindfully supports and accompanies clients on their individual way of relating to the World, not only in communications.