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Faye Cox

Faye Cox - Founder & Creative Director

Faye brings her lifelong commitment to finding and implementing system changes that empower us to live in better relationship with each other and the earth.  No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it - Einstein

That commitment has taken many forms: creating a retreat center, a non-profit, and a charitable organization in service of modeling a ‘Green Village’; studying and writing about the monetary system and complementary currencies; and co-creating a sustainable living research initiative.  She also trained as an art therapist and coach, and took organizational trainings in Holacracy and Sociocracy (governance and decision-making).

The recognition that education is the key to shifting consciousness moved Faye to focus on a business that illuminates the best thinking of our time.  

To the invigorating challenge of being an entrepreneur, Faye brings her creative, visionary, and strategic-planning strengths, plus her relationship skills and commitment to building a strong team. 

Toni Saddler-Franch

Toni Saddler French - Writer & Editor

Toni Saddler-French is passionate about exploring solutions for tough problems. During her 33 years as a professional writer, she has written white papers, video scripts, magazine and newspaper articles, instructional courses, technical manual content, blog posts, Help topics, poetry, and song lyrics.  Her experience includes 4 years as a content consultant, 20 years as a technical writer for Microsoft, 6 years in public information for educational institutions, and 3 years as a news reporter. Toni received a journalism degree from the University of South Carolina and professional awards for news reporting and content development.

She also has a deep interest in mindfulness, post-materialistic science, climate, social justice, and heart-centered systems leadership.  I can’t help but believe that people and places in this universe are connected, which gives us an incredible power and responsibility. With curiosity, compassion, comprehension, and creativity, I believe we can truly make a difference in our collective quality of life.

Ron Fouts

Ron Fouts - Publishing Consultant

Ron Fouts is a senior serial entrepreneur.  With a career spanning over thirty years, he has started and managed businesses in the fields of hospitality, education, publishing, real estate and healthcare.  His work in the hospitality & tourism sector resulted in the establishment of management training programs in several developing nations where they became the gold standard for the industry. Ron became the Gheens Professor of Entrepreneurship at Berea College in Kentucky where the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program nourishes student skills while promoting local economic development in the Appalachian Region.  For over 15 years, Ron was the founder and publisher of Custom & Limited Editions where the focus was on museum quality books of art and photography for institutions, galleries, corporations and individuals.  Each book had a specific market niche and was individually financed prior to production.

Currently Ron is directing a continuing education business, creating and promoting educational programs for health care professionals.  He is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) teacher, training in the curriculum of Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “We are concerned that so many health care practitioners not only struggle to care for their patients but also for themselves. Mindfulness practices offer one antidote to the stress overload.”

In addition Ron serves as an advisor and board member with several organizations and start up companies committed to making this world at this time a better place.

Jenny Kassan

Jenny Kassan - Capital-raising Coach

Jenny has over two decades of experience as an attorney and advisor for mission-driven enterprises.  She has helped her clients raise millions of dollars from values-aligned investors and raised over $1 million for her own businesses.  Jenny is certified as a coach by the International Association of Women in Coaching.
 
She is the author of Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul (Berrett-Koehler, October 2017).
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