The Leadership Quest with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman

The Leadership Quest with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman

The Leadership Quest by renowned evolutionary leader, Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D. is a foundational on-demand course for developing your evolutionary leadership capacities. The Quest includes 7 Masterclasses in video and audio format, 7 Conscious Leadership Practices in video and audio format based on her Leadership Alchemy Process, 7 PDF handouts, 6 bonus videos from her conversations with esteemed evolutionary leaders, and course resources. The Quest offers vital support for inner and outer transformations, as you’ll learn how to consciously work with the transformative powers that become unleashed during transition times, as a rite of passage. The Quest weaves together cutting-edge scientific insights about systemic transformation based on her research on systems change, woven together with indigenous wisdom and evolutionary praxis.

You'll learn how to work with the evolutionary tensions of paradoxical situations, shift out of dualistic thinking patterns, work with complexity and uncertainty as opportunities for evolutionary development, and activate the future potentials of higher orders of possibility for yourself, life, and others. Join the Leadership Quest and become an evolutionary leader for this tipping point time.
Overview of the Structure
The Leadership Quest is organized in the following way:

1. Masterclasses - Here you can find the teachings of the 7 Leadership Quest Modules, in video and audio format, with the descriptions for each Module.

2. Practices - Here you can find the 7 Conscious Leadership Practices that are shared in each Masterclass as a guided meditation, with a PDF handout for further guidance and application.

3. Group Mentor Sessions - Here you can find the recordings of the 7 Group Mentor sessions where Dr. Anneloes Smitsman coaches the participants from the Leadership Quest 2020, how to apply the teachings and practices in their lives.

4. Bonus Videos - Leadership Quest Conversations with Prof. Ervin Laszlo, Diane Longboat, Chief Phil Lane Jr., and Lawrence Bloom. Plus two shorter videos with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman where she explains about the 5 Future Archetypes, and how to work with the wisdom of life as a healing process.

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is a futurist, evolutionary systems scientist, systems architect, teacher, coach, and global catalyst for thrivability. She is the founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. Her groundbreaking programs, practices, and strategies have empowered thousands of people from around the world, and are being implemented by numerous networks and organizations for developing the economic, educational, and governance capacities for regeneration and thrivability.

Anneloes was awarded the Visioneers Lifetime Achievement Award as a Visionary Leader in May 2022, and Africa’s Women Leaders Citation in 2018 by CMO Asia & World Women Leadership Congress. Her commitment in life is to bring love into action, as shared in her TEDx talk. To stand together, united in our care and responsibility for the co-creation of a thriving world and future.

Anneloes holds a Master’s degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and received a degree of Doctor from the Maastricht Sustainability Institute at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her Ph.D. dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is being implemented worldwide for systemic transformation in economics, education, politics, and governance through her proposed Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization.

Anneloes is the co-author with Dr. Jean Houston of the Future Humans Trilogy, which include The Quest of Rose, a #1 Amazon Bestseller and Winner of the 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award in the category of Personal Growth. As well as Return of the Avatars, which also became a #1 Amazon Bestseller. Written as an allegory, the trilogy weaves together real-life events that are at the forefront of what’s happening in our world right now, with cutting-edge insights from the new paradigm sciences, indigenous wisdom, and consciousness practices for activating the greater possibilities of our future human becoming. She is the co-editor and co-author with Dr. Alexander Laszlo of The New Paradigm in Politics, and she is the author of Love Letters from Mother Earth, and the narrated version Messages from Mother Earth with soundtracks by Alan Howarth (launching soon). She is also the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications, articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Anneloes is the lead author of the r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint, and the lead architect of the SEEDS Constitution where she applied her Thrivability Compass design and Future Archetypes codes, as well as an architect and researcher for Hypha and SEEDS for co-developing the Regenerative Renaissance tools, currencies, systems, and cultures. She is renowned for her systemic approach for catalyzing social tipping points for societal transformation, which she also applied as lead architect and initiator of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System and its Earth Song project.

Anneloes has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, the Indian Ocean Commission, the Mauritius Government, Dream Tending, the Shift Network, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for 18 schools of 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 in 2012-2014 in 9 different countries for the UN Rio+20 civil society inputs, and she trained the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) Youth Leaders under UNESCO for the 2014 UN SIDS Youth inputs for the UN SDG formulations.

Anneloes is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, a founding member of the Global Development Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, an Advisory Board member of the Interstellar Community Foundation, a r3.0 Advocation Partner, and a partner of the Global Education Futures Initiative.

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The Leadership Quest with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman
  • LQ - Module 1 Masterclass - Transition Leadership


    During the first Masterclass, you’ll learn what it means to become an evolutionary leader for this transition time in the shift between two major eras. You’ll learn about the dynamics and stages of transformational change, and how we can em...

  • LQ - Module 1 Practice - Conscious Attention

    Practice 1 - Conscious Attention
    This practice will help you to:
    ● Set a conscious intention for how you enter a transition process and work with the changes that come with a rite of passage.
    ● Embrace paradox when it is difficult to make sense of what is happening, and surrender to the wisdom of...

  • LQ - Module 1 Practice Handout (PDF)

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    Downloadable PDF Practice Handout for Leadership Quest module 1.

  • LQ - Module 1 - Group Mentor Session

  • LQ - Module 2 Masterclass - The Third Way

    Through this Module you’ll learn about the “Third Way,” a unique transformational approach from Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, which she developed through her Doctoral research on systems change. The Third Way is part of her Leadership Alchemy process, and helps you to become conscious of the systemic tr...

  • LQ - Module 2 Practice - Conscious Attention

    This practice will help you to:
    ● Recognize and transform the dualistic tendencies of the mind, which activate when you resist and fight against the inner change process of transition times.
    ● Develop the capacity to walk the middle path during times of deep change when polarities increase, calle...

  • LQ - Module 2 Practice Handout (PDF)

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    Downloadable PDF Practice Handout for Leadership Quest module 2.

  • LQ - Module 2 Group Mentor Session

  • LQ - Module 3 Masterclass - Becoming a Generative Tipping Point

    This Module provides essential knowledge, wisdom, and practice for learning how to work with the transformational dynamics of tipping point times. You’ll learn about your ‘tipping point’ potential for our world in transition. A tipping point is reached when an irreversible structural change proce...

  • LQ - Module 3 Practice - The Wisdom Voice

    This practice will help you to:
    ● Hear the voice of wisdom that carries us over the threshold, and through the darkness to safe new grounds of being.
    ● Be a voice of calm, wisdom, clarity and love through times of major change and uncertainty, bringing trust in the process of change.
    ● Communic...

  • LQ - Module 3 Practice Handout (PDF)

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    Downloadable PDF Practice Handout for Leadership Quest module 3.

  • LQ - Module 3 Group Mentor Session

  • LQ - Module 4 Masterclass - The Essentials of Growth

    Through this Module you’ll learn about the cosmological dimensions of growth, and how this manifests through various stages—including death and dissolution. You’ll learn how growth is intrinsic to life and our natural desire, but why it needs to remain embedded within the evolutionary process of ...

  • LQ - Module 4 Masterclass Slides (PDF)

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    The Leadership Quest Module 4 Masterclass presentation slides
    Downloadable PDF

  • LQ - Module 4 Practice - The Vector of Love

    This practice will help you to:
    ● Discover how the power of Love provides strength to embrace the darkness of uncertainty, and helps you to trust in the wisdom of life.
    ● Enter into wholeness and unity, and discover how love empowers the actions for what is necessary, and gives direction through ...

  • LQ - Module 4 Practice Handout (PDF)

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    Downloadable PDF Practice Handout for Leadership Quest module 4.

  • LQ - Module 4 Group Mentor Session

  • LQ - Module 5 Masterclass - Leading from Tomorrow

    Through this Module you’ll learn how to develop your visionary and future capacities. Through ‘Leading from Tomorrow’ you’ll learn how to access your future potentials, and develop essential intuitive sensing capacites for working with the process of emergence. You’ll discover how the future alre...

  • LQ - Module 5 Practice - The Inner Sun

    This practice will help you to:
    ● Become a Sun of inspiration, Light and clarity, deeply Sourced from Life.
    ● Develop a greater depth of leadership responsibility for what we create and bring into life, and how to honor what is complete and make space for new beginnings.
    ● Develop your inner Sou...

  • LQ - Module 5 Practice Handout (PDF)

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    Downloadable PDF Practice Handout for Leadership Quest module 5.

  • LQ - Module 5 Group Mentor Session

  • LQ - Module 6 Masterclass - Evolutionary Leadership

    Through this Module you’ll learn how to develop your evolutionary leadership capacities as an attractor for the future of a more evolved humanity. You’ll learn how to work with the unique opportunities that transition times offer, and the fundamentals of evolutionary leadership. Through this Modu...

  • LQ - Module 6 Practice - The Inner Moon

    This practice will help you to:
    ● Develop a deeper responsibility and discernment of how to work with the magnetic power of attraction from a place of integrity, love, and service.
    ● Develop your intuitive awareness, and how to apply this in your leadership for transitions and rites of passage.

  • LQ - Module 6 Practice Handout (PDF)

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    Downloadable PDF Practice Handout for Leadership Quest module 4.