Annika Hurwitt Schahn, Ph.D

Annika Hurwitt Schahn, Ph.D. is a vibrant and inspiring leader who has worked in the field of Individual and Organizational consulting since 1987. She is Founder and President of Optimal Women’s Leadership (OWL), Helping Women Help the World, The Center for Optimal Living, providing Principle-Based Training and Consulting for individuals, couples and organizations, and Awake! Presents, where you can find all of her trainings, seminars and blogs.  Her vision is to create a world based on understanding and cooperation rather than the current model of competition, division and strife.  She lives in Rockland, ME U.S.A., with her daughter, Rhianna.



Sandra Krot

Sandy’s vision is to make the workplace a setting for creative performance as well as the elevation of the human spirit.  She is a pioneer in translating a principled understanding of human thought to leadership and organizational effectiveness.  She is a graduate of Bates College and the University of New Haven.  The early years of her career were dedicated to counseling and human development.  She founded and served as Executive Director of one the first principle-based programs in the US located in Tampa, Florida. She played a critical role in the earliest attempts to formulate an understanding of human thought into a working psychology and to train principle-based practitioners as a founding member of the first national faculty.  She is certified by the Three Principles Foundation to teach the Three Principles as discovered and taught by Sydney Banks.  She has consulted with executives, leadership teams and working groups in several Fortune 100 companies for more than a decade.  Sandy shares her life with her partner Peter Remick and together they just finished building their zero-energy home in rural Washington.  They get out into the awesome Pacific Northwest wilderness as often as they can sea kayaking, backpacking, and biking.

Cheryl Bond, Ed.D., SPHR

Cheryl’s expertise leverages 30 years of learning and organizational development experience with a foundational understanding of the role and nature of thought.   For the past 14 years she has worked in various divisions of a 10,000-employee line of business that is part of a global technology solutions enterprise.  She partners with senior leadership teams to provide support for talent management, teambuilding, conflict resolution, and executive coaching.   Her dissertation describes how leadership training based on the role and nature of thought had a significant positive effect on culture and employee morale.  The company was a pioneer in bringing this understanding to the corporate world.

Most recently Cheryl is committed to teaching individuals and teams to be more resilient in the face of change, uncertainty, and ambiguity.  She developed a framework of training and development activities based on an understanding of the role and nature of thought to help people ride the waves of change with less personal wear and tear.  This is her passion.

Cheryl lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband and two dogs.  She loves cycling on the rail trails in New England and hiking in the woods with her dogs.

Leslie Miller, B.S.

Leslie has been a Human Resource Consultant since 1983.

She has been an independent consultant with Life Education Institute from 1983-1985 and with Pransky and Associates from 1990-1997.

Leslie helps people lead happy, successful lives.  Her work is based on the work of theosopher, author and teacher Sydney Banks.  His work has helped thousands of people find new levels of well-being.

Leslie met Mr. Banks in 1984 and after learning from him she knew she wanted to share with people the unlimited potential for insight and inspiration that resides within every person.  She is certified by the Three Principles Foundation to teach the Three Principles as discovered and taught by Sydney Banks.

She loves her work and is so grateful to be able to help people access there own wisdom and common sense and to find life to be a full and rich experience.

Leslie now has a consulting practice in Seattle, Washington teaching people the deeper nature of human experience.  She works with teens, adults, couples, families, businesses and conducts seminars.  She talks with people on the telephone or in her office offering weekly sessions and 4 day intensive programs.

Leslie has been happily married for 29 years and has two wonderful children age 21 and 25.