Our Advisory Board
Scilla Elworthy PhD
Scilla Elworthy is three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her work with the Oxford Research Group to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. She founded Peace Direct (2002) to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas and co-founded Rising Women Rising World (2013), and FemmeQ (2016). Scilla was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Sir Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’. Her latest book The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017) and her book Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works (North Atlantic Books, 2014) received critical acclaim from experts in the field. Her TED talk on nonviolence has been viewed by over 1,130,000 people.
Hendrik-Jan works with impact-driven leaders and their teams, helping them connect their purpose, vision and approach. His firm, Lead the Change, supports civil society organizations and business through strategy advice and leadership development workshops. Since its establishment in 2010, his firm has had assignments in the US, Middle East, Asia and throughout Europe.
Prior to establishing his current business, Hendrik-Jan was principal advisor to the executive director of UNICEF in New York. He also worked for ABN AMRO in Tokyo, Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Zurich. Hendrik-Jan is an economist, holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and is an alumnus of HRH The Prince of Wales’s Business and the Environment Programme.
He serves in various director positions, including Adessium Foundation (Rotterdam). He is a partner at Leaders Quest (London, Mumbai, New York) and sum people (Zürich), and is associated with Aberkyn (The Netherlands).
Suzanne is an ecstatic vocalist, innovative composer, teacher and invoker of the sacred. Both as a performing and recording artist, as well as a facilitator of transformational workshops and intensives for many years, Suzanne has received critical acclaim.
Called a contemporary “musical priestess”, she creates sacred and participatory ceremonies for large gatherings and festivals worldwide. As a voice for joyful and sustainable activism she has created trainings and curriculums for numerous communities, is co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World® with other yoga luminaries, Seane Corn and Hala Khouri
Eric is a Partner at Leaders’ Quest. He has designed and led Quests – in the UK, US, India, Kenya, South Africa, Turkey and China – for clients in the finance, professional services, construction, education and technology sectors.
Eric is also part of the founding team at Yoti, an early stage biometric digital ID business. He serves in Board roles with the healthcare business USA Rx, the award-winning Indian NGO Educate Girls, and the emerging markets philanthropic foundation EMpower.
Previously, he served as CEO of the Stars Foundation, and of Restless Development – a pioneering youth-led development agency delivering programmes to more than 500,000 young people weekly, across more than 40 countries.
Eric shares a happy home in London with three lovely ladies: his wife Sophie, his daughter Tula, and his 1969 VW campervan Lola.
Rudolf started his professional life as a strategic management consultant and moved into M&A advisory business thereafter. For 15 years, he led the execution of corporate transactions across industries and worked in various regions (Frankfurt, Zurich, Berlin, Paris, Sao Paulo, Madras).
Burn-out and personal crisis forced Rudolf to explore new professional paths: after a 6 months outer and inner journey, hiking and climbing through the Alps from Salzburg to Nice, he became a hiking guide; thereafter, he wrote a bestseller about his own transformation; he also opened and ran a Swiss mountain hotel.
Today, Rudolf is “back in the valley” to support corporate leaders and entrepreneurs in their transformation and pursuit of a self-determined and authentic professional and personal evolution. This encompasses both, re-inspiration for existing positions or exploration into new areas of professional fulfilment.