Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (PhD, LLM) is an evolutionary systems scientist, futurist, published author and international trainer for developing our future creative capabilities and collective leadership for a Thrivability Civilization. She holds a Masters degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a degree of Doctor from the School of Business and Economics of the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Her PhD dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is gaining international traction for the innovative guidance it provides for transitioning to a Thrivability Civilisation, and for how to transform the human systemic barriers in resolving our sustainability crisis.
Anneloes is Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre and the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System (TPS), which is the practical application of her new paradigm research. TPS facilitates deep collaboration and transformational societal change through co-creative thrivability challenges that form part of Tipping Point Festivals and Music for Social Change Events. Anneloes also provides online New Paradigm Leadership courses in collaboration with the Laszlo Institute.
She has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for the Mauritius Government, the Shift Network, UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, and the Indian Ocean Commission, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for the Mauritius Catholic School’s Network through which she trained over 300 teachers, which served as national input for the curriculum innovation in Mauritius. Her multi-stakeholder dialogue process was adopted between 2012 and 2014 in 9 different countries for the UN Rio+20 civil society inputs. She also trained the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) youth leaders under UNESCO for the 2014 UN SIDS Youth inputs for the UN SDG formulations.