Dr Raoul Goldberg has practiced Integrative Medicine for 40 years in Switzerland, Germany and the majority of his career in his homeland, South Africa. His work includes managing an Integrative Medical Centre and practicing as a clinical doctor and counselor, school doctor, international lecturer and health researcher. He is the author of two books: “Awakening to Child Health” (Hawthorn Press, UK) and “Addictive thinking and Behaviour in Childhood and Young Adults – A Path to Freedom” (Floris Books, UK) and numerous other publications on Integrative Medicine and Child Health. His new book on Participatory Healing is currently in writing and is due for publication in 2016. He co-founded the South African Complementary Medical Association (SACMA) in 1991.
Dr Goldberg has developed a unique brand of integrative medicine which combines anthroposophical medicine, homeopathy, functional medicine, nutritional medicine and psychophonetic counseling, where the patient or client is an active partner in the diagnostic and therapeutic program. He calls this participatory medicine or participatory healing. This approach to health and healing is based on the PATH method he has evolved which makes use of Goetheanistic phenomenological science, drama and movement therapy, therapeutic arts and crafts, pedagogical medicine and Psychophonetics. He writes about the PATH method in his books and teaches this in his workshops and seminars. He runs international PATH workshops for professionals engaged in healing, educational and environmental activities, and also conducts public workshops on health issues such as Overcoming Addictions and Integrative Cancer Management.
Hardin Tibbs is a strategic analyst, adviser, and futures researcher with over 25 years’ experience working internationally. Hardin specializes in long range thinking and innovative strategy development, and is an experienced scenario planner. He brings a creative and future-oriented dimension to strategic thinking.
He has worked with leading companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in the United States, Europe, Australasia and South-East Asia. This work has spanned a wide range of industries, government agencies and institutions, including electricity, aviation, cement, insurance, consumer products, food, biotechnology, transport infrastructure, natural resources, taxation, transport and defence. In addition to his strategy work, Hardin has made significant contributions to the analysis of sustainability, and on issues of technology and environment, contributing to the early development of industrial ecology. Several popular non-fiction books featured this work, including The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken, Biomimicry by Janine Benyus, Out of Control by Kevin Kelly, and The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog by Howard Rheingold.
Hardin teaches at a number of business schools including the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, and helped to develop the executive education scenarios programme at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University. He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) in London, UK. He has an MSc in Management and a BA Degree in Industrial Design Engineering.
Dana Smirin cut her teeth in the Sustainable Business sector starting in 1989 in London while she attended the London School of Diplomacy and landed in Washington D.C. working on Capital Hill. Once her hero, Nelson Mandela was released she became involved at a high political level with the US-SA Bi-National Commission. She spent 6 years living between South Africa and Washington D.C. representing multiple stakeholders in both countries.
In 1996 Smirin moved to California to participate in the deregulation of the first US electricity market. She co-founded Foresight Energy and later began to represent multiple companies and organizations in a consulting capacity such as Green Mountain Energy, The Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology and Innovation Norway. She was at the first discussion in 2000 that launched the Clean Tech Venture Forum later know as the Clean Tech Group, a long term client where she co-produced global conferences and scouted technology deals for member investors.
Her expertise won her in 2004 the prestigious McCloy Fellowship from the American Council on Germany to Accelerate bringing Clean Technologies to market. She spent the early 2000’s in Europe working with Research Centers, policy makers, Labs, Business and thought leaders and Investment firms. In 2007 she returned to San Francisco to take a post at UC Berkeley.
Smirin has been at the forefront of multiple new market initiatives, shaping of policy and assisted launching multiple technologies. She has worked with many of the original Clean Tech Investors. In addition Smirin works with Dr Raoul Goldberg co-facilitating PATH Method workshops as part of her passion for self transformation. Smirin resides between Cape Town and San Francisco. she holds a Bachelors of Art, in Environmental Policy, Technology and Science ( Clark University USA)