Spring Cheng is President of the Board. You can learn more about her on our Founders page.
Joe Shirley is Executive Director. You can learn more about him on our Founders page.
Chris Clark is Vice President of the Board. You can learn more about him on our Board page.
Joseph Friedman has over forty years’ experience in consulting and coaching individuals and organizations in communication effectiveness, leadership, high performance teamwork and creating and enacting strategic plans. He has founded and managed several successful consultancies and has designed and delivered consulting, coaching and educational programs in Africa, the Caribbean, Japan, India and Canada as well as within the United States.
Joseph is a voracious learner and a passionate teacher. After graduating with honors from Oberlin College, he acquired a Masters degree in European history from the University of California, Berkeley. He has received extensive training in leadership, communications effectiveness, the philosophy of language and commitment-based management and has led hundreds of meetings, seminars and programs on these and other topics. In all his work he draws on the two courses of study which have proved the most interesting, challenging and rewarding of his life – the study of self in intimate relationship with other and the study of what the inner eye sees when it turns its gaze inward.
These studies have been greatly aided by the teachings on relationship dynamics of Dr. Victor Baranco, the practice of Hellinger Constellations for Family and Organization, Werner Erhard’s practical ontology, Ralph Metzner’s Alchemical Divinations, reading and writing poetry, the practice of Hatha Yoga and a forty-year relationship with the wisdom of Taoism as expressed in the I Ching and most recently in Dr. Spring Cheng’s Resonance Code.