Leadership

Dr. Joan Marques stands for more than 20 successful years in advertising, public relations, radio- and television production, and dynamic entrepreneurship. In Suriname, her home country, she co-founded and managed several small businesses and founded a non-profit organization focused on advancement of women. She is the author of, among others, "The Awakened Leader: One Simple Leadership Style, That Works Every Time, Everywhere", and co-author of "Spirituality in the Workplace: What it Means; Why it Matters; How to Make it Work for You." Currently, Joan facilitates courses in business and management at Woodbury University in Burbank, California; presents a weekly radio column on personal excellence in the Netherlands; and regularly co-organizes and presents workshops and inspirational sessions for business executives and scholars in the Los Angeles area, through the Business Renaissance Institute, which she co-founded in 2004. Joan has authored a wide variety of papers and articles for scholarly journals and other sources. Click here for more info about Joan Marques.

Dr. Satinder Dhiman has guided business leaders for the last 28 years, and served for 10 years as a Senior Lecturer in Commerce at DAV College in North India. He has co-authored various textbooks in the area of accounting and management, most recently, "Spirituality in the Workplace: What it Means; Why it Matters; How to Make it Work for You." He currently serves as Professor of Management and as Associate Dean of Business at Woodbury University. Dr. Dhiman won ACBSP's prestigious International Teaching Excellence Award in 2004 and the Steve Allen "Excellence in Education" Award in 2006. He holds a Masters degree in Commerce (with Gold Medal) from Panjab University, India; a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University and has completed Executive Leadership Programs at Stanford and Harvard. His current research interests include transformational leadership and spirituality in the workplace. Dr. Dhiman is a co-founder of the Business Renaissance Institute, through which he regularly co-organizes and presents workshops and inspirational sessions for business executives and scholars in the Los Angeles area. Click here for more info about Satinder Dhiman.

Advisors

Ian Mitroff, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the Marshall School of Business and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis University, and  Professor at Alliant International University in San Francisco. He is the president and founder of Comprehensive Crisis Management, a private consulting firm based in Oakland, California, and a Senior Investigator with the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mitroff has published over 250 papers and articles and over 25 books on topics such as crisis management, business policy, corporate culture, contemporary media and current events, foreign Affairs and nuclear deterrence, organizational change, organizational psychology and psychiatry, the philosophy and sociology of science, spirituality in the workplace, and strategic planning. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association, and a member of the editorial boards of several management and social science journals. Click here for more info about Ian Mitroff.

Judi Neal, Ph.D.,  is passionate about spirituality in the workplace and has gained a national reputation as an expert on this subject. Judi has been successful as a manager, a consultant, a musician, and a University professor. As Founder, President and CEO of the International Center for Spirit at Work, Judi helps to provide resources, information and community to those who are seeking greater integration of spirituality and work.. Judi is the author of Edgewalkers: People and Organizations that Take Risks, Build Bridges, and Break New Ground (Praeger, 2006). She is also the author of Creating Enlightened Organizations: A Practical Guide to Implementing Spirit at Work (2007). She has written numerous articles for scholarly journals and other publications. She is also the President of Neal Associates, a management consulting firm. Click here for more info about Judi Neal.

Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., affectionately nicknamed "Dr. Meaning" is widely respected as a pioneer in transformational thinking. He is the author of the best-selling book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts, which is based on the wisdom of his mentor, the world-renown psychiatrist, Dr. Viktor Frankl (author of the classic best-seller, Man's Search for Meaning), and includes a Foreword by Dr. Stephen Covey (author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). Prisoners of Our Thoughts is already available in nine foreign languages and will soon be featured in a full-length documentary film produced for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the USA. Alex is passionate about helping people realize their highest potential and find deeper, authentic meaning in their work and everyday lives. Click here for more info about Alex Pattakos.

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