Claudia Welss

Board Chairman

Claudia 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).

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