Dr. Anaïs Sägesser
As an impact driven educational entrepreneur & learning designer, Anaïs co-creates pioneering programs that effectively integrate impact project incubation, entrepreneurship & regenerative leadership development and personal growth. With her own experience in large corporations, SMEs, academia, and NGOs she knows how important it is to fuse theory with practice and works with immediately applicable tools and approaches. Anaïs holds a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen, currently serves as an expert for Innosuisse and was recently elected as a member for the scientific advisory board for transdisciplinarity at the Swiss Academies of Sciences.
Dr. Ruth Förster
Ruth’s passion and expertise lies in designing and facilitating transformative learning journeys toward more sustainable living and working, fostering collaborative leadership, and building resilience. She combines scientific- and arts-based creative approaches and experiential outdoor pedagogy to facilitate deep, sustainable learning journeys. As a former systems analyst in Life Cycle Assessment, a researcher and educator in transformative learning for sustainability, and a coach, she knows how to integrate analytical and intuitive methods for personal and systemic change. She holds a diploma in mechanical engineering (RWTH Aachen), a PhD in environmental engineering and a postgraduate degree in didactics (both ETH Zurich) and is also trained as a vision quest guide and Tamalpa Life Art practitioner (Germany/USA).
Dr. Rachel Brooks
Rachel Brooks is Head of Executive Education at the Competence Center for Social Innovation at the University of St.Gallen (CSI- HSG). Her research and teaching focus on supporting practitioners across government, private and social sectors in cultivating the mindset, skills, and tools to nimbly take action towards impact in an environment of mounting complexity and uncertainty. In addition to impact-driven executive education, Rachel has worked in Latin America at the nexus of business, agricultural producers, government, and non-profit organisations in the global food industry. She holds a BA from Smith College, an MA from New York University, and a doctorate from the University of St.Gallen.