Noetic Leadership: Consciousness in Action for Front-Line Leaders

April 1, 2022 11:00 am - 12:15 pm (PDT)

ConnectIONS Live!

How can noetic practices support leaders on the front-lines of a humanitarian crisis? How can leaders of all types access inner wisdom and a felt sense of interconnection in service to peace and prosperity for all?

Join us on April 1st as we gather for our third offering to specifically address the tragic humanitarian crises we see unfolding today in Ukraine. In this special webinar, IONS CEO Claire Lachance will host a panel with leaders from three different fields to discuss how Noetic Sciences can be put to action and resource the leaders on the front-lines of crises. Together they will explore the less visible characteristics and practices of leaders who successfully cope through crises situations and how we might all bring our consciousness into action to inspire solutions that can radically change our world.

Noetic Leadership: Consciousness in Action for Front-Line Leaders
Friday, April 1, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM (PDT)


Please register even if you can’t attend live and you’ll receive an email with a link to the recording.


Claire Lachance, IONS CEOClaire Lachance serves as the CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, leading a team of world-renowned scientists and experiential program professionals. Prior to joining IONS in 2016, Claire was founder and president of Inspiration Quest, Inc. where she led the delivery of comprehensive management consulting services to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, foundations, public agencies, and social entrepreneurs. Earlier in her career, Claire held executive positions at Pacific Bell and MetLife. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA magna cum laude in Economics from Tufts University.

With a deep passion for values-driven strategy, organizational sustainability, and servant leadership, Claire is a self-proclaimed spiritual explorer fascinated by how the mystical manifests in cultures and organizations around the world. Claire is leading the development of the Noetic Leadership Model for Professional and Organizational Success combining leading-edge business practices with valuable learnings from science and ancient wisdom traditions.


Claudia WelssClaudia Welss is a citizen scientist and Board Chairman of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Her collaboration with IONS began in the 90s when former IONS President Willis Harman invited her to join a five-year “Peace-building Through Business” inquiry at the Fetzer Institute. She’s on the boards of Space for Humanity (“To Space, For Earth”), HeartMath’s Global Coherence Initiative (GCI), and is founding Chair of the Invest in Yourself Working Group at NEXUS Global, bringing practical consciousness research to NextGen philanthropists, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, activists, and influencers focused on global transformation. Claudia contributes to a Space Braintrust for the UNSDG, is an executive producer of the award-winning Edgar Mitchell Overview Effect Virtual Reality Experience (2020) and the upcoming film, The Space Less Traveled (2022). She’s also the convener of the IONS Collective Consciousness webinar series and Overview Effect webinars. Previously, she founded NextNow Collaboratory, once described by the director of MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence as an example of “a new kind of collective intelligence,” and was the Director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business center for developing and delivering programs on strategy to global corporations while pioneering social responsibility and sustainability curriculum. Claudia’s essay “Humanity’s Change of Heart” appears in the 2020 Gold Nautilus Award-winning Evolutionary Leaders anthology Our Moment of Choice (Beyond Words/Simon and Schuster).

Alan BriskinAlan Briskin, PhD, is a pioneer in the field of organizational learning and leadership development. He has been working with executives, managers, and teams for over 35 years as a coach and consultant, specializing in systems change and collective wisdom. Alan’s work is distinguished by his attention to the conditions that allow for change and innovation. He estimates spending over 10,000 hours in conversations, 1-1 and in small teams, with managers and executives addressing change processes and their role in it. He has held retainer relationships with multiple organizations for consecutive periods of 10 years or longer, including Lucasfilm, Goi Peace Foundation, Sutter Health, and Kaiser Permanente. Co-founder of the Collective Wisdom Initiative, he has written or co-authored five books, including the award winning The Power of Collective Wisdom, Daily Miracles, and The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace.

Ina GjikondiIna Gjikondi is currently the Director of Executive Education & Coaching at the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. In this capacity she runs the day-to-day operations for the Open Enrollment & Coaching Programs and customized offerings of the government clients, which include leadership development work and executive coaching. In addition, she does outreach and develops new strategic partnerships. Ina is an organizational development professional and an ICF Certified Coach. In her work she integrates a variety of approaches and nuances in leadership development, training design and delivery, inspired and grounded by different schools of thought and wisdom in the world. She has experience working in multicultural environments and believes in the power of the language as an orientation to life, change and growth. Her experience with leadership development and coaching has been primarily within the public sector with leaders across the organization, both at the federal and the local level. Prior to that Ina worked with various international and local nonprofits in Albania, her home country.

Ina is a Certified Integral Coach from the New Ventures West Coaching School. She holds an MA in Human Resources Development and an MPS in Political Management, both from the George Washington University. She did her BA in Law at the University of Tirana, Albania.

She is fluent in Albanian, English and Italian and has working knowledge of French. She loves working with women groups and especially women entrepreneurs and/or in transition. Her passion is to work individually with people who have openness for learning and are curious. She likes to see herself as an enabler of growth and prosperity.

She envisions a world where people create beauty and sustain safe communities, where the individual is able to live in Henosis (ΕΝΩΣΙΣ), oneness and the society is in full awareness, goodness and gratitude..





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