Claudia Welss is a pioneer in bridging practical consciousness research with social innovations to accelerate the shift to regenerative cultures. She’s Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), a research organization and discovery lab founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, and founding Chair of Invest in Yourself at NEXUS Global Youth Summit and Network, focusing on the critical relationship between personal and global transformation for a community of over 2000 Millennial philanthropists, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, activists and influencers. She advises and funds experimental ventures (like World Future Coin and Global Coherence Initiative) that have the potential to accelerate large-scale change.
For seven years Claudia was director of the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business Center for Executive Development, delivering strategic learning programs for global corporations while initiating university-based social responsibility and sustainability curriculum. This experience led her to explore consciousness as a more powerful leverage point in world change. She also pioneered the concept of “collaboration labs” by founding NextNow Collaboratory, once described by the director of MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence as a “new kind of collective intelligence.”