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I thrive when working across disciplines; when building diverse cross-cutting coalitions to create, translate and apply innovative strategies driven by shared values. This has enabled many of the 20+ organizations and companies that I’ve worked with over 20+ years, plus those that I’ve founded and led, to accelerate meaningful, inclusive and measurable social impact.

I excel in dynamic environments where questions far outnumber the answers and have proven leadership experience in driving organizational transformation initiatives and product management in multicultural contexts. In addition, I have extensive management experience in motivating, leading, guiding and enabling individuals and teams to become genuinely more autonomous by building a shared vision and innovative organisational models. I’m also at my best in dynamic environments when I can accelerate in new directions while establishing a realistic, clear and efficient course of action to achieve individual or joint objectives. 

Succeeding in these fast-changing and highly political environments requires strategic thinking, deep intuition, inclusive leadership, active listening, co-creation, value-driven advocacy, coalition-building, creative problem solving and impactful storytelling. They also require the ability to work productively with individuals at the operational, strategic and governance levels. Combined with my proven experience, these essential skills are core to the value-add that I offer to all projects, programs and organizations.

I’ve been called a translational leader and a visionary social entrepreneur. And I’ve been at this for 20+ years. President Clinton called me a digital pioneer and innovator in 2010 while recent colleagues describe me as kind, dedicated, values-driven, authentic, creative, ethical and impactful.

I’ve had the good fortune of being awarded a wide range of fellowships over the years and have given over 200 talks. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, BBC, NBC, ABC, UK Guardian, Forbes, Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Mashable, Wired, Slate, Nature, New Scientist, National Geographic and in dozens of other media outlets.

I hold a PhD from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, a Pre-Doc from Stanford and an MA from Columbia (SIPA). I have certificates in Complexity Science from the Santa Fe Institute’s CSSS Program and from NECSI. I have published extensively, and have created and taught new undergraduate and graduate courses as well as new professional seminars on a wide range of topics.

Please see my LinkedIn Profile  for more details. CV available upon request. 

My photography: A President Emerita of New York’s prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) once described my photography of Italy as “fascinating,” “wonderful,” and “like a montage by many a contemporary artist.” My photography has also been featured by National Geographic. All images here are copyrighted by Patrick Meier. They may be used freely for non-commercial purposes only and only if they are clearly credited to Patrick Meier and linked to

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