Claudia's been exploring the relationship of consciousness/sustainability since 2000, having spent the previous ten years at the nexus of sustainability/business. On the IONS extended research faculty since 2004, she was invited by IONS president-emeritus Willis Harman in 1995 to join an international, 5-year inquiry at the Fetzer Institute on Peacebuilding through Business, with results reported to the United Nations. Her commitment is to the cultivation and integration of inner and outer technologies for co-creating a world that works for all. She’s a director on the steering committee of the Global Coherence Initiative (an effort to scale individual coherence to organizational and planetary levels), and on the council of the Gaiafield Project (a program of the Center for Subtle Activism/California Institute for Integral Studies). Her efforts establishing and guiding initiatives that promote transformative awareness leading to collective action include Techne Verde (a project of Buckminster Fuller Institute) and the Center for Causal Coherence, being established at Wisdom Graduate School. She’s a board member of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and founder/executive director of NextNow Collaboratory (NNC), a collaboration lab for supporting social synergy and connective intelligence. NNC co-creates with projects using information-visualization tools (to raise awareness about the relationship between human activity/states of being and Earth/Earth field changes), and collaboration tools to mobilize action aligned with raised awareness. NNC produced the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth at UC Berkeley, the only ISDE symposium held in the United States. Previously, for six years Claudia was director of the Center for Executive Development at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, developing and directing programs on strategy for global corporate clients, where her personal mission was to leverage her previous experience with Business for Social Responsibility to pioneer university-based CSR program content. Claudia is a PhD student in conscious evolution at Wisdom Graduate School.
Ms. Welss is founder and executive director of NextNow Collaboratory, board member of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and on the sterring committee of the Global Cohernece Initiative (Institute of Heartmath).