Advisors

In today’s organic, cross-sectoral, networked universe, collaboration and information sharing among kindred spirits is one of the keys to success and sustainability.  At c3, we have had the good fortune of receiving generous and sage advice, guidance and insights from a number of truly talented colleagues and strategic partners from many fascinating walks of life, professions and disciplines.  Since our inception, they have connected us with brilliant people, ideas, and resources which have enabled us to build our organization.  As members of our Advisory Committee, they represent a team of gifted contributors and co-creators to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.  We invite you to meet these truly extraordinary members of our Advisory Committee, listed below.

Daniel Gaylinn

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Daniel L. Gaylinn, Ph.D. is a psychological assistant under the supervision of Dr. Serlin, a media maker, research scientist, author, and educator. He serves as the Executive Director for the internationally recognized professional Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP), where he oversees the publication of the world’s premier peer-reviewed Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and annual transpersonal psychology conferences. Topics of these conferences include the elucidation of ultimate states (also described as peak experiences, being-states, altered states, non-ordinary states, or mystical states) of consciousness, ecology, psychotherapy, spirituality, meditation, thananology, mythology, shamanism, parapsychology, epistemology, and the critical paths of wisdom whose aims facilitate the personal, social, cultural, and communal integration and transformation towards peace, harmony, and sustainability. Dan was born in New York, NY and grew up in the suburbs in northern NJ. From a very early age, Dan cultivated a keen affinity for many forms of media entertainment, including mainstream releases as well as the many vintage and foreign programs he had the good fortune of learning. This made him the resident ‘expert’ on various media among his close family and friends. During his years at the Mercersburg Academy, a boarding high school in PA, Dan completed a total of seven short films on 35 millimeter film as part of the courses he completed at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and at the School of Communications at Northwestern University in IL. From these experiences, Dan recognized the collaborative effort that filmmaking entails and, as a result, the critical need for all involved to understand why to point the camera, even more importantly than knowing how to point the camera. This recognition lead Dan to pursue his Bachelors of Arts degree from Oberlin College in OH in 2001, where he developed an interdisciplinary independent major entitled, “The Psychology of Film: How Film and Communication Effect Behavior and Belief.” In the course of his self-designed study of such wide-ranging subjects as psychology, cinema, linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, visual arts, mathematics, and others, Dan discovered an intrinsic connection between that which is perceived by the senses and that which is believed by the heart and mind. Inspired to pursue this inquiry more deeply, Dan continued his education, earning a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology in 2005 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2009. Dr. Gaylinn’s doctoral research explored the comparative effects of two mediated methods of delivering guided relaxation (e.g., audio and video) on stress with adolescents with that of a live (e.g., in vivo) presentation. This study revealed that all three methods of delivering the guided relaxation were each equally and significantly effective at reducing the participants’ reports of stress with no one method being demonstrably more effective than any other. Such results indicate the viability of efficient and economical methods of implementing audio and video interventions as clinical adjuncts in service of the treatment of various mental disorders. Although such research is sparse and the need for replication and follow-up studies is great, the promise of what Dr. Gaylinn calls “Media Assisted” psychotherapy is becoming an authentic reality whose potential, alongside fully immersive digital media experiences, is nothing short of revolutionary. While in graduate school, Dan founded the Authentic Unifying Media production company in 2005 as part of his collaboration in the writing, production, and direction of a...

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Valerie Geller

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Valerie Geller is president of Geller Media International, a broadcast consulting firm working with news, talk, information and personality programming for radio and television throughout the world. In the past 17 years she has worked with more than 500 stations in 27 countries. She is the author of three books about radio: Creating Powerful Radio: A Communicator’s Handbook for News, Talk, Information & Personality and The Powerful Radio Workbook: The Prep, Performance & Post Production Planning. A third book, the revised and updated edition of Creating Powerful Radio: Getting, Keeping & Growing Audiences is available now from FOCAL PRESS. www.creatingpowerfulradio.com Geller’s Creating Powerful Radio work and her books have been translated into several languages, including Bulgarian and Albanian. With more than 30 years of experience, Geller works with commercial and public broadcasting in the USA, Europe and throughout the world. In the United States, she leads Creating Powerful Radio workshops, works one-on-one coaching on air presenters, DJs, news reporters, writers, anchors and producers, talk show hosts, programmers and managers and consults national, regional and local radio. Named by Radio Ink magazine as one of America’s “Most Influential Women in Radio,” Ms. Geller is a much in demand speaker, seminar leader and keynote and conference presenter. Some recent Geller Media International clients include: In England: London’s LBC 97.3 Talkback radio and News Direct; The BBC (BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Leeds, among about a dozen regional BBC stations Geller Media works with throughout the UK) In Canada: Rogers Media including Toronto’s 680 News, The Fan and CHFI -FM, Australia’s ABC-including stations 702, Sydney, 774 in Melbourne, and various other ABC Local Radio Stations including Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Newcastle, Canberra and ABC networks: Networked Local Radio, Classic FM, Radio National, NewsRadio and Triple J; Singapore’s national Radio Corporation of Singapore; In Kenya: Nairobi’s Nation FM; Kagiso Media and the SABC in South Africa, RFM in Portugal, WOW in Florence, Italy; and Sweden’s Sveriges Radio. Among other stations, networks and programs Geller Media has worked with, led workshops and seminars for, or currently consults, include: Univision Broadcasting WADO in New York; KTNQ and Recuerdo in Los Angeles, WIND in Chicago and WQBA in Miami; Federated Media, Delmarva Broadcasting, (WDEL/Wilmington); Border Media (KURV, McAllen, Texas); various Clear Channel stations, (including KFBK& KSTE, Sacramento, KVOR, Colorado Springs among others) WMC/Memphis, Cumulus Media (WTN, Nashville, TN) AccuWeather; National Public Radio, (Also local public stations KPCC, Pasadena, WNYC, New York, WAMU, Washington DC); CBS Radio, (KNXT, Las Vegas) Miller Group Media (WLPO, La Salle, IL) Grupo Radio Centro, Mexico City, Mexico, Norway’s NRK in Oslo and Tonsberg, Charivari, in Nuremburg, Germany, FFH in Frankfurt, Antenne Bayren in Munich, In Canada: Standard Broadcasting’s CFRB, Toronto; CJAD, Montreal; Astral Radio, (Montreal) In Holland, Radio 538, In Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, Danmarks Radio in Copenhagen and throughout Denmark, the YLE in Helsinki and throughout Finland. In Switzerland: Radio Z, Zurich, and SSR & SRI, in Bern and World Radio Geneva, also in Poland, Austria, The KBP in the Philippines, and many other countries throughout the world.. Gellerv has also trained reporters at the United Nations....

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Jerome Clayton Glenn

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Jerome C. Glenn is the Director of The Millennium Project (on global futures research) of the World Federation of United Nations Associations and the Executive Director of the American Council for the United Nations University. He is the co-author with Ted Gordon of the annual State of the Future of the Millennium Project for the past ten years. He has 35 years of Futures Research experience working for governments, international organizations, and private industry in Science & Technology Policy, Economics, Education, Defense, Space, Forecasting Methodology, International Telecommunications, and Decision Support Systems with the Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, and his own firm, the Future Options Room. He has addressed over 200 leading universities and corporations around the world on a variety of future-oriented topics. Recent research includes: Future Education and Learning Possibilities by 2030, Global Energy Scenarios for 2020, the Future of Ethics, 2025 Science and Technology Scenarios, Middle East Peace Scenarios, and Military R&D Priorities to Reduce Health and Environmental Impacts of Nantotechnolgy. He was the Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International involved in national strategic planning, institutional design, training, and evaluation in economic development in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. He has been an independent consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, UNU, UNESCO, FAO, UNEP, US/EPA, USAID, and several governments and corporations. He invented the “Futures Wheel” a futures assessment technique and Futuristic Curriculum Development. Saturday Review named him among the most unusually gifted leaders of America for his pioneering work in Tropical Medicine, Future-Oriented Education, and Participatory Decision Making Systems in 1974. He was instrumental in naming the first Space Shuttle the Enterprise and banning the first space weapon (FOBS) in SALT II. His publications include over 100 future-oriented articles in publications such as the Nikkei, ADWEEK, International Tribune, LEADERS, New York Times, Foresight, Futures, Technological Forecasting, Futures Research Quarterly, and The Futurist. He is editor of Futures Research Methodology versions 1.0 and 2.0, author of Future Mind: Merging the Mystical and the Technological in the 21st Century (1989 & 1994), Linking the Future: Findhorn, Auroville, Arcosanti (1979), and co-author of Space Trek: The Endless Migration (1978 & 1979). Some of his pioneering concepts include: conscious-technology, transinstutions, tele-nations, standard definition of environmental security, feminine brain drain, just-in-time knowledge and learning, information warfare, feelysis, and nodes as a management concept for interconnecting global and local views and actions. Jerome C. Glenn has a BA in philosophy from American University, an MA in Teaching Social Science – Futuristics from Antioch Graduate School of Education (now Antioch University New England), and was a doctoral candidate in general futures research at the University of Massachusetts....

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philip horváth

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Founder and former Chief of Innovation My passion is to live my life as an independent agent and transformational catalyst. Love working with people and organizations in transition who realize that we live in a radically new world and who want to create new sustainable solutions. I make complex things simple, love seeing structures in everything, and get really excited about relating them to processes the universe appears to organize itself in. Drawing from a broad background in a variety of disciplines, I have worked as a business and technology consultant, transformational counselor, minister, healer, coach, artist, and under many more labels. I have worked with Fortune 500 companies and individual artists, worked in health care, the military, education, entertainment, fashion… my primary passion is consciousness and exploring human evolution. My professional career started at age 10, when my father bought a computer (which was heavier than I at the time, had two 8″ floppy disks, 64k RAM and a green monochrome monitor). By the time I was 11, I was programming databases for him and the hospital he was working at. At age 14 I took a few accounting classes and started working as an accountant for an arts and framing gallery, supporting both my interest in business as well as the arts. At the same time, I began to study leadership and management. Taking these interests to college, I studied Organizational Development and Design with a focus on leadership and a minor in communication. After a couple of student jobs in the registrar’s office and the IT department, I ended up with a scholarship in a small department focused on academic technology development and cognitive sciences, which led to a few years in research, participation in a large-scale transformational strategy project for the whole university, and finally, my being hired away from the university to join an exclusive Fortune 500 boutique consulting firm with whom I have worked off and on as an independent consultant for the last 9 years. Throughout my career, I have worked in the health care sector, for the military, education, entertainment and fashion industry. My focus initially was on large-scale integrations and technology architecture projects, but over the years shifted to more and more process optimization and program management including the setup of PMO structures. While my brain was getting trained in left brain skillsets, I also started connecting to my right brain at an early age (just found a book of poetry I started when I was seven, one of the first poems being about the meaning of life). Played theater throughout my school years, welded metal scultpures, am making music and have been a compulsive creative as long as I can remember. This in combination with an interest in philosophy and psychology, as well as yoga (which my dad suggested at an early age to address my slight hyperactivity – thank god they did not have Ritalin back then). Have been studying various esoteric and hermetic disciplines, religions and consciousness ever since, including a Masters in Transformational Psychology. Inspired by my own split personality, my personal focus has always been on synthesizing left- and right-brain aspects of my work and life – and helping others with theirs. In my work as a counselor, coach and consultant, I have been focusing on helping left brain...

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Eric Matthies

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Eric Matthies is an award winning producer and director specializing in documentaries, video installations and special features for DVD’s.  He is also on the Board of Directors for Equal Chance, a micro-finance scholarship fund in Ghana, and The Center For Conscious Creativity.   His company, EMP Inc. has produced documentary content for dozens of films and games. Working in North, South and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, Russia and Western Europe, Eric has also produced an array of documentary projects on diverse topics including sustainable transportation solutions in Africa, musician biographies, jazz theory, volcanoes, AIDS, poverty, diamond mining, Jonestown and skateboarding.  Along with partner Tricia Todd, a separate company was created to facilitate the non-commercial side of EMP?s productions. Project Lab is the documentary division of EMP, Inc.  The goal of Project Lab is to give production support to documentary film makers and help them bring their film to reality.  Project Lab documentaries have been screened in festivals around the globe and received nominations for awards in film making excellence, social justice and technical merit. For more information visit: http://emp23.com...

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Elisabet Sahtouris

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D. is an evolution biologist, futurist, author, speaker and consultant on Living Systems Design. Showing the relevance of evolving biological systems to organizational design, she travels as a speaker in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She makes television and radio appearances in addition to live speeches and workshops. Dr. Sahtouris is a citizen of the United States and of Greece, with a Canadian Ph.D. She did her post-doctoral work at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, taught at the University of Massachusetts and M.I.T., was a science writer for the HORIZON/ NOVA TV series. She was invited to China by the Chinese National Science Association, organized Earth Celebrations 2000 in Athens, Greece and has been a United Nations consultant on indigenous peoples. She is a participant in the Humanity 3000 dialogues of the Foundation for the Future, the Synthesis Dialogues with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, and consults with corporations and government organizations in Australia, Brazil and the USA. Her books include: Biology Revisioned (North Atlantic Books, 1998); A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us (Wiley, NY 1998); EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution (Praeger, 2000) Dr. Sahtouris uses nature’s principles and practice, revealed in biological evolution, as useful models for organizational change. She applies them in the corporate world, in global politics and economics, in our efforts to create sustainable health and well being for humanity within the larger living systems of Earth....

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Bill Scott

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Bill Scott, even as a child, has had a fascination with fractals — mathematical graphs or visual representations of chaos theory. It has been through fractal technology that Bill has evolved a growing appreciation for the process of creation and the perfect order of all things created (i.e. chaos theory). It is no wonder that Bill was attracted to EEG biofeedback, the brain being a complex system and brainwaves the communicating interface. Attaching sensors to different parts of the body allows electrical signals to be detected: heart waves are called EKGs, brainwaves are called EEGs. These signals carry important data about the condition and states of these two organs, which in turn can be fed back to these organs, resulting in improved functionality. Bill has been recognized in the field of EEG Biofeedback with accomplishments such as: Yielding an unprecedented 79% success rate with Native American alcoholics as principal investigator and first author of an addiction research project, inclusive of collaboration with Dr. Eugene Peniston. The Psychiatric Times published a feature article interviewing Bill. Improving the musical acumen of students at the Royal Conservatoire the results of the research project has since been incorporated in the school’s mandatory curriculum. Contributing a chapter on alpha-theta EEG biofeedback in Jim Robbins’ book, “A Symphony in the Brain” Was published in the January 2000 issue of Clinical Electroencephalography (EEG), an official journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS). Presenting at the American Psychiatric Associations annual conference the results of a large controlled study (n=121) on poly drug abusers at CRI-Help. Teaching over 2,000 EEG biofeedback practitioners around the globe since 1996. Contributing to the efforts of Narcotics Division of the American Embassy in South America with the intention of replicating the use of successful protocols in Latin America. Collaborating with Dr. Lobsang Rapgay (Director of the UCLA Biobehavioral Medical Clinic) as co-investigator of a study on BrainPaint’s effect on Attention Deficit Disorder at U.C.L.A.’s Neuropsychiatric Institute. Enter BrainPaint. Seeking a more effective medium to provide feedback to the brain, Bill married his understanding of fractal technology with his understanding of EEGs. Just as in chaos theory, BrainPaint gives the brain a playground with which to manipulate three objects, subsequently forming infinite patterns and beautiful fractal images. The adage, hindsight is 20/20, comes from a collective appreciation of our ability to learn, adapt and evolve to a higher state of functionality after an encounter. Alternatively, BrainPaint gives your brain a canvas with which to playfully and safely experience different states of being. The brain, as with all living organisms, seeks a state of homeostasis, favoring that which is most efficient and stable, hence improving brain function. We experience this fine tuned brain function as being more present, harmonious and joyful. In addition to brainwave performance training, BrainPaint images have been recognized for their art. W Magazine, February 2007, featured an article detailing a session with Bill at the exclusive Moonview Sanctuary and the editor published three of his own BrainPaint images. Many notable scientists and philosophers, Leonardo da Vinci, Aristotle, Socrates and Plato to name a few, believed that beauty is harmony made visible. Bill’s intention for BrainPaint is to help people create a life more in harmony with their true nature and...

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Pamela Jaye Smith

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

PAMELA JAYE SMITH is a mythologist, author, international consultant and speaker, and award-winning producer-director with over 30 years in the media industry. She has worked on projects ranging from major Hollywood studios to wildly independent companies, always enjoying the process of helping to bring creative ideas to worldwide screens. Founder of MYTHWORKS, Pamela Jaye brings the power of story and Applied Mythology to individuals and organizations in many arenas including media, consciousness & spirituality, education, business, non-profits, and the military. Pamela believes that the future of humanity depends on a synergistic confluence of science, philosophy, and the media arts. She is the author of INNER DRIVES: Create Characters Through the 8 Classic Centers of Motivation [chakras], POWER OF THE DARK SIDE:Create Great Villains and Dangerous Situations, and SYMBOLS & IMAGES: The Secret Language of Meaning in Media [2010], all from pre-eminent film book publishers Michael Wiese Productions. With 8 years formal study in Comparative Mysticism Pamela is a certified teacher of the Mystery Schools. She taught a series on Conscious Media at the Philosophical Research Society in 2000, was on the Future of Consciousness Round Table of the Institute for Global Transformation, and is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Conscious Creativity. In THE GREAT WORK and The Science of the Secret DVD series Pamela is a featured teacher. She was Microsoft’s spokesperson for theirAge of Mythology game, and has appeared on TV, radio, and the internet as a mythology expert. She writes a series of articles on “Conscious Media” for The Writers Store ezine and contributes to many other publications. Pamela has taught writing at Disney, RAI-TV Rome, UCLA, USC, American Film Institute, Thot Fiction Marseille, Natl. Film Institute of Denmark, Pepperdine University, Screenwriting EXPO [Star Speaker], Conscious Life Expo, Romance Writers of America, and many conferences and film festivals. Other production and presentation clients include GM, Boeing, Hyundai, U.S. military, West Point, Assoc. of Proposal Management Professionals, StoryCon-BrainScience-Biofeedback, American Assoc. of University Women, and many more. She also teaches actors and directors to use the chakras as performance tools. Think-tank credits include Boeing’s Workforce Development, the Birth-2-Work Education organization, and the U.S. Army’s Advanced Warfighting Working Group where she gave presentations on the Warrior Spirit, Leadership and Communications, and Ethics and Values. Pamela is a Master Mason in a co-ed Lodge with international affiliations, was past President of the Pan-Pacific SE Asian Womens Association affiliated with the UN, and was in Who’s Who in the World Millennium Edition. Currently Pamela is producing two documentaries, one on the car club culture in LA and the other on the use of supercomputers in cosmology, the life sciences, and hurricane predictions. www.mythworks.net www.hightechmedia.com...

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Gary Tomchuk

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Gary Tomchuk, CFO/COO is a leader in the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) market, bringing together 28 years of experience in marketing, business development, sales, technology and management. Gary has helped launch several companies in this industry, serving in executive roles including: CEO of Ethical Markets Media, Director of CSRwire, President and cofounder of BroadcastHealth.com, and  COO of Passionate Living Media. He has also worked with companies such as Healthy.com, Deepak Chopra’s MyPotential.com, Akesis Naturals, ConvergenceHealth, EcoKat BioFuels, Whole Life, and  Inspired Media. Gary’s involvement started in 1995 when he founded Awareness Marketing, a consulting firm specializing in integrated health, personal growth and natural products in 1995.  He brings to LOHAS the skills he earned in the computer industry, where he won industry recognition, including two PC Magazine’s Editors Choice Awards. His efforts contributed to the growth of Syncro Corporation to #173 on the Inc. 500. Gary helped launch MicroWarehouse’s fastest growing, highest revenue catalog. Working with several startups has given Gary a full-range of skills in starting, developing and running a...

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Mikki Willis

Posted on May 28, 2011 in Advisory board

Multi award winning filmmaker Mikki Willis is a virtuoso of positive energy and talent that spans mediums. He developed his writing and directing skills as a member of a prestigious theater group. Mentored by veterans, he directed weekly stage readings featuring legends of stage and screen. In the early 90s he founded and directed the New York/Los Angeles Theatre of the Arts. Concurrently, Mikki formed Reign Dance Entertainment, a production company that specialized in direct response television. As a director Mikki Willis is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work in Spanish-language music videos.  In 1997 he wrote and directed his feature début, “Shoe Shine Boys,” a festival hit, winning several ‘best film, best director, and audience awards.’ In 2007 Mikki was selected by Steven Spielberg to direct the short drama “Deeper.” His first literary work, “A Song From the Heart,” was produced by CBS and named “Critic’s Pick” by the New York Times. September 11th, 2001 marked the turning point in Mikki’s life and career. Having been inside the twin towers just hours before they fell, he helped to organize and lead a group of civilians who risked their lives to aid rescue workers. On his return to Los Angeles he began laying the foundation for what is now one of the most respected movements to emerge from Hollywood. Mikki is currently the founding director of Elevate Films, Elevate Foundation, and Elevate Film Festival, which challenges the international film community to create works of social and global importance. Mikki Willis is the recipient of the 2008 Conscious Life Humanitarian Award. http://www.elevatefilms.com...

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