Ann Amberg, M.C.S.
I design professional online leadership and learning solutions grounded in tangible presence, powerful imagery and group synergy.
As a cross-pollinator, I inspire others with ideas and images in my capacity as a leadership and learning consultant, deep imagery guide and artist. I develop and manage integrative programs in a context of whole systems: integrity with our living earth and universe, cultural evolution, art, science, body and soul integration and inner well-being. I describe what I do as "applied transformational ecology".
Throughout my professional career I've served non-profit arts and educational organizations, businesses, corporations and individuals. I function as a creative catalyst in partnership with others (human and non-human), working one-on-one with leaders to help align vision to action.
I am happy to arrange a free consultation to explore your project proposal.
Professional accomplishments include:
Founded, designed and presented dynamic transformational ecology leadership programs: "Sacred Art & the Inner Landscape" (2014), Luminous Agent (2013), "What Does the Universe Do?" (2013-2016), Powers of the Universe in-depth learning (2005-2011), World We Want Program for K-12 teachers (2007-2016)
Development and implementation of focused online educational programming and promotional strategies resulting in increased revenue and visibility: Center for Partnership Studies (2013-2016), The Heritage Institute (2005-2016), McGraw-Hill Publishers (2001), Microsoft (1999)
Creation of leadership for educational change processes: "What Does the Universe Do?" (2012-2016), Whidbey Institute (2010), facilitation of residential short courses at Schumacher College in science, art, ecology and indigenous studies (2003-2004), The World We Want K-12 professional development (2007-2016)
Shared management of successful organizational partnerships: Co-facilitator of the Caring Economy Advocates Certification Program (2012-2016), Associate Director of Leadership & Learning Programs (2014-2016), The World We Want- K-12 professional development (2007-2016), cultural programs and collaborative publication design (1992-2014)
Vision and strategy to deliverable: art direction and development of web content, e-marketing, book design, editorial and infographic design: Freelance communications consultant (1992-2015), Caring Economy Campaign (2012-2015), Eddie Bauer International Division (2002), McGraw-Hill Publishers (2001), Lands End (1999-2000), Microsoft (1999), KCTS Television (1990-1994), Seattle Opera (1992), Alaska Airlines Magazine (1989-1992).
Since 2001 I have developed and facilitated leadership and learning groups focused on the study of philosophy, ecology and consciousness. Most recently I have presented (both live and online): "Sacred Art & the Inner Landscape" (2014-2015), Luminous Agent (2013-2015), and "What Does the Universe Do?" (2012-2016).
Currently I serve as a program consultant for the Center for Partnership Studies, founded by Dr. Riane Eisler, as Associate Director for the CPS Leadership & Learning Programs. I am a co-facilitator for CPS' Caring Economy Advocates Program (CAP). CAP is a 6-week online certification training for leaders worldwide who are ready to speak in public forums about how to make the work of care valued and visible in our economy.
From 2006-2009 I served as the Director of Special Programs at The Heritage Institute where I co-created and managed educator professional development programs in global/local sustainability education. Currently I instruct six online courses online courses for K-12 educators that I created in partnership with Antioch University/Seattle and The Heritage Institute including the popular World We Want self-design program.
I've coordinated cultural programs and events in partnership with Northwest indigenous communities. In 2003-2004 I facilitated integral ecology workshops in
the U.S. and the U.K. including intensive 2-week residential courses at Schumacher
College, Devon with evolutionary cosmologist Dr. Brian Swimme, Dr. Stephan Harding, Satish Kumar, and anthropologist/filmmaker Hugh Brody among others.
I have had the privilege of teaching natural history and ethnobotony field programs for adults and youth, and have
served as a bereavement counselor for adult and children's groups at
Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, WA (1993-1996).
I am a Caring Economy Conversation Leader, a past presenter for the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium sponsored by The Pachamama Alliance, a former Transition Whidbey Board Member, and current member of the Depth Psychology Alliance. I am an ongoing explorer of nature-based soul inquiry through the Animas Valley Institute, Northwest Soulquest and What Does the Universe Do?.
I have a B.A. in Integral Ecology (Prescott College, 2006) and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Spirituality (Lorian Association, 2011).
It's not about me, it's about we