The Shift Network, Inc. empowers a growing global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health, and prosperity. Through our online Summits and Courses we have already served more than 200,000 worldwide who are committed to shifting our world’s operating system. Please join us as we create events, programs, and activities that help us evolve! The Shift Network was founded and launched its first event in February of 2010.
You can view our big-picture vision years here: www.theshiftnetwork.com/vision2020
Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders groups. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members, and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million. He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.
Rev. Devaa Haley Mitchell, Chief Transformation Officer, hosts Shift Network’s Inspiring Women Summit, facilitates our women’s programs, and designs facilitation and transformation strategies for many of our programs. Devaa’s background includes roles in the public benefit sector (Director at Institute of Noetic Sciences and Exec. Director of Full Circle Fund), as well as the business sector (Boston Consulting Group). Devaa was ordained as an interfaith minister by the Chaplaincy Institute and received a BA and an MA from Stanford University. She was also awarded a fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation.
Henry Poole – Chief Technology Officer. Henry is a technological leader and strategist involved in several startups and non-profits. He focuses on free software and open source tools for groups forming networks, voice and mobile technologies and advises on culture and communities, positioning, emerging technology and early stage investment. Henry has served as a board nember for leading-edge organizations including CivicActions Inc., MaestroConference and Free Software Foundation. He also served as CEO of MandrakeSoft SA and Vivid Studios, where he was the visionary and driving force in business success. Henry spends his downtime with his family as well as hiking and meditating in Briones Park.
Holly Woods – Director of Education, brings 30-plus years in the field of human development as a scientist, teacher, trainer and manager in adult educational programming in a number of fields. She earned her PhD in Organizational & Human Development and MS in Public Health at the University of Colorado. In addition to engaging in her own spiritual journey, Holly has worked with adults and youth in achieving their potential through Integral Coaching, Mediation and Non-violent Communication, Conscious Evolution Coaching and Somatic Experience. Living in Novato, CA, Holly enjoys parenting two daughters, and spends time hiking, walking beaches, and on the water in her kayak or stand-up paddleboard.
Ben Hart – Director of Marketing Ben has worked in personal development contexts since receiving his BA from Wesleyan University. From rites of passage work with teens through the Omega Institute, facilitating leadership workshops and one-on-one coaching with college students, and organizing an international leadership conference for young adults, his passion for optimal living and human potential has been paramount.
Alison Marks – Director of Telesummits. Alison is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Shift Network’s telesummits. Before joining The Shift Network she ran her own successful coaching and training company for 7 years, following a nearly 20-year career in the nonprofit sector. Alison holds an MA in Organizational Development and Transformation from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and enjoys the rich diversity of people and experiences she finds living in Northern California.
Philip M. Hellmich – Director of Peace. Philip brings more than 25 years of experience in international development and conflict transformation including 14 years with Search for Common Ground. He also served for four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone where he lived and worked in small remote bush villages. A published writer, Philip recently published God and Conflict: A Search for Peace in a Time of Crisis. He serves as adviser to The Global Peace Initiative of Women. A long-time meditation practitioner, Philip enjoys studying and teaching about the parallels between inner and outer peacebuilding.
Jeffrey Kihn – Director of Operations. Jeffrey played a key role in launching the Shift in Action program at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which grew to 10,000 members, and now manages operations for The Shift Network. He holds a BA in cognitive science from the University of California at Berkeley, and in his spare time composes ambient music.
Michelle Renee Johnson – Course Production Manager. In addition to a BS from the University of Delaware and an MS from Tufts University, Michelle is also a Certified Empowerment Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). A powerful speaker and educator in her own right, Michelle brings over 10 years of experience in personal empowerment, experiential education and project development to The Shift Network team.
Jay Corrales – Course Production Manager, has over 15 years’ experience in technology, business startups, event production, non-profit leadership, coaching, and management. As a sustainability advocate, spiritual seeker and yoga practitioner, Jay brings a passion for fostering personal growth and spiritual transformation while co-creating a more healthy, just, and sustainable world. When practicing the sacred balance of work and life, Jay enjoys yoga, communing with nature and deepening connections with collaborators, friends and family.
Briana Lorenz-Marrow – Production Manager for Telesummits. Briana is an energetic team member who has drawn on her extensive background in project management (both Fortune 500 and non-profit) to help expand Shift Network’s telesummit offerings by improving efficiency, deepening processes and enhancing customer experience. Additionally, she has taught outdoor education and now facilitates equine-guided workshops and co-creates women’s circles. Briana loves being with family, gardening, riding horses and doing absolutely nothing at the Yuba River.
Matthew Dimond – Marketing Manager. Matthew has over 12 years of online marketing experience focusing on email and content marketing programs. He has helped such companies as NBCi and Ponoko expand their online presence through social media, blog creation and expanding product offerings. When not updating analytic spreadsheets, Matthew enjoys outdoor activities such as biking and hiking, as well as chasing his young child around the house.
Denise Foley – Operations Manager. Denise has a M.A. in the Psychology of Conflict Negotiation and brings 30-plus years of study in the psychic arts through astrology and tarot along with mystical and occult traditions, Jungian psychology and shadow work in service to conscious evolution. She is currently pursuing her PhD. in Depth Psychology with an emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her desire is to embrace both the eastern and western traditions with a focus on bringing peace to the world through constant inner work and a strong belief in the inherent goodness of all humankind.
Sylvia Fry – Customer Support Manager, is passionate about philosophy, spirituality, and the awakening of humanity. A life-long supporter of humanitarian causes, Sylvia became certified as an Empathy Counselor at an early age, worked at her local Crisis Hotline, and was the youngest member of her city’s Crisis Intervention Task Force. While attending college, she co-created a natural foods "soup kitchen" and shelter in a nearby inner-city area. Sylvia went on to become certified in various counseling, mediation, and communication techniques and other healing modalities. Sylvia has devoted her professional career path to working in the transformational–education field, while also logging thousands of hours as a volunteer for various non-profit organizations.
Nadirah Adeye (or Gooden) – Course Production Associate. Nadirah is a graduate of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, MA. For over fifteen years, Nadirah has been devoted to and active in the fields of spirituality, personal transformation, and community development. She is a writer, dancer, public ritualist and is a Priestess with multiple planets in Virgo (and happy to apply them freely!)
Michael DuBois – Web Developer with over 15 years experience. Specializing in Drupal development, Michael has created and maintains a large variety of dynamic, community and media driven websites.
Stevee Postman – Graphics Guru. Stevee is the creative force behind the face of The Shift Network, with more than 20 years of full spectrum visual/production experience and design excellence. From Bank of America ATM screens to the Beloved: Sacred Music & Art Festival, his work has touched countless. In his spare time, he explores creating sacred space, visionary art, yoga and growing flowers and veggies.
Byron Belitsos, Publisher of Shift Books, is an award-winning book publisher as well as journalist, editor and author. He has edited and published a number of acclaimed books on health, consciousness, spirituality and politics, including the two lead titles for Shift Books by Barbara Marx Hubbard and James O’Dea. He is also coauthor of three acclaimed books, including A Return to Healing, 2009 gold prizewinner for the Nautilus Awards. Byron earned a B.A. (Honors) from the University of Chicago in intellectual history. He has done graduate work at the University of California and at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He founded Origin Press in 1996, and is today its CEO and Publisher.
Scott Carlin – former President of Domestic Distribution, HBO
Jason Yotopoulos – Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Incubator, SAP
Marcia Wieder – founder, Dream University
Jack Rued, former COO of OneCoach