Tim Winton: Founder/Director
Born James Timothy Winton. Tim’s background is in the sustainability sector. Over the last 20 years he has worked in sustainability in various capacities: as a hands-on contractor within the reforestation industry, organic farmer, not-for-profit founder, company director, educator, designer and consultant.
He developed PatternDynamics™ as a method of understanding natural systems and for leveraging those understandings in managing complexity. Translating natural patterns into sustainability tools is his life’s work and overriding passion.
Tim is an independent Integral scholar-practitioner who has published articles in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, as part of the proceedings of Integral Academic Conferences and Practitioner Seminars and as a contributor to the edited volume, Integral Theory in Action: Applied, Theoretical, and Critical Perspectives on the AQAL Model (in press). He speaks and writes regularly on sustainability topics. Tim holds a BA in English Literature, a Diploma of Permaculture Design and a Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment. Tim posts on sustainability, systems thinking and organisational complexity at his blog www.thepatternguy.com
Kamya O’Keeffe: Producer/Director
Kamya has over 20 years management experience in the not-for-profit and commercial creative industry sectors. She is the director of Cultivate, an Arts and Cultural management consultancy in New South Wales, Australia. Her work focuses on strategic development– integrating innovation, ethics and sustainability in Social Enterprise.
Kamya graduated at both University of New York and School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Her career as an Executive Producer began in advertising on Madison Avenue followed by five international agencies, and numerous awards including a Cannes Palme D’or.
Following a three year spiritual journey and practice in India, she returned to the creative sector with a changed purpose–to utilize her commercial experience in not-for-profit development.
As Head of Programming for the Arts at Dartington in the UK, Kamya developed partnerships and projects that highlighted interdisciplinary collaboration as a core value of this national centre of excellence in music and education. In a key collaboration with Schumacher College, she contributed to pioneering an international program in Art & Ecology and expanded her work with sustainability education organisations. Kamya is a voluntary board member for several arts and education charities.
She is a director and the producer for PatternDynamics™. Kamya is committed to the power of language and the capacity of natural patterns to shape the way we see, understand and change our world.
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens: Development
Sean is a leading Integral scholar-practitioner and the first person to hold a PhD in Integral Theory. He is a founding member of Integral Institute and the founder of MetaIntegral–a social entrepreneur ecosystem comprised on three oranisations: MetaIntegral Associates, MetaIntegral Academy and MetaIntegral Foundation.
Sean has created two master’s degrees in Integral Theory, one at John F. Kennedy University and one at Fielding Graduate University in Organizational Management and Development. He is currently the most published author applying the Integral model to a variety of topics: education, sustainable development, ecology, research, intersubjectivity, science and religion, consciousness studies, and play. His articles have appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of Consciousness Studies, World Futures, ReVision, and Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Sean co-authored a 800-page book with environmental philosopher Michael Zimmerman: Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World.
Sean is founder and executive editor of the academic peer-reviewed Journal of Intgreral Theory and Practice, founder of the Integral Research Center, founder of the Integral Ecology Center, and he co-founded the biennial Integral Theory Conference.
Sean has over twenty years of leadership experience always serving in multiple major roles simultaneously. His passion as a leader comes from his love of being alive, his commitment of looking directly at reality without blinking, and his desire to increase people’s experience of intimacy with Being.