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The following people are exploring the field of collective resonance in a disciplined and rigorous way. See who they are and what they are doing.

Dale Ainsworth
Dale is a consultant working in the areas of organizational and community development. He has worked in a variety of industries and sectors including government, healthcare, and both for- and not-for-profit organizations. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Saybrook University where he is conducting research on small group dynamics, including group consciousness. Dale is the author of two essays that appear on this website under the Research link. He can be reached at

Alan Briskin
Alan Briskin, Ph.D. is the author of The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace, winner of the 1997 Body Mind Spirit Award of Excellence, and co-author of Bringing Your Soul to Work: An Everyday Practice. A leading voice for the past twenty years in the organizational development field, he has aided businesses, health care, and non profit organizations to navigate change and renew organizational mission. He has given keynotes or conducted workshops on the personal side of leadership and authority throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, and South Africa.

In 2000, Dr. Briskin helped produce and publish Centered on the Edge: Mapping a Field of Collective Intelligence and Spiritual Wisdom - a ground breaking study of transformation that is possible in groups and collectives. Following publication and with the continued support from the Fetzer Institute, he helped with the formation and development of the Collective Wisdom Initiative. The CW Initiative has helped support and make visible critical research and practices relevant to an emerging field of collective wisdom, including studies such as Renee Levi’s Group Magic. Alan can be reached at

Renee Levi
Renee Levi, Ph.D. is founder and director of The Resonance Project, an organization dedicated to furthering research into and practice of Collective Resonance, the subject of her seminal doctoral research.

A practicing organization consultant, she is also principal of Resonance Consulting, a firm specializing in individual and organizational transformation through collaborative decision-making processes. As speaker, writer, facilitator, and researcher, Renee’s hope is to help amplify collective resonance toward positive action in the world. She is working on a book, Group Magic: Collective Resonance at Home, Work, and Play based on her research.

Beth Robinson
Beth Thoma Robinson, Ph.D., has worked on Wall Street, owned an artistic management and production business, and consulted with corporate, non-profit, and family organizations combining her executive experience with small- and large-scale organizational development and transformational change methods. Her enduring interest is how leaders, organizations, and communities develop and live from their wisdom. Beth is exhilarated by the possibilities of The Resonance Project and particularly interested in exploring its implications for horse-human relationships. She is currently living and working on the Big Island of Hawaii and can be reached at

Bruce Schuman
Bruce Schuman is an Internet developer who is working with Renee to create our Resonance Project website.

Bruce works with organizations involved with the Interfaith movement, and is developing a network system intended to support collaboration and communication among diverse groups from all over the world. His "Interspirit" project currently links more than 18,000 people, through 90 different projects and organizations.

Marilyn Veltrop
Marilyn Veltrop has been serving as a transformational guide to individuals and groups for ten years. She works primarily with leaders, change agents, and women in midlife. In 1997, Marilyn and her husband, Bill, co-founded Pathfinders, offering guidance to individuals and organizations in evolving "from where they are ... to who they are." Their Pathfinder Circles provide advanced leadership development for those committed to personal, organizational and global transformation. Marilyn also guides a Tending Our Inner Gardens Women's Circle and co-leads with Pele Rouge.

Marilyn's professional background includes twelve years in corporate management and five years as a consultant to individuals and organizations in transition. She holds a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology, for which her dissertation is entitled Business Leaders in Transition: An Organic Inquiry into Eight Transformational Journeys. Marilyn can be reached at

Daniel Wheeler
Dan Wheeler is a writer, facilitator and leadership trainer working with individuals and organizations interested in transformational change. Through values based inquiry, he supports clients in connecting their personal life visions with value for the living environment within the evolving social structures of our times. He brings his experience as an Outward Bound Course Director and Social Worker directly into his practice through a unique capacity to deeply listen to the threads of meaning behind the spoken word. As an Associate Consultant with the Earth-Based Institute, Dan specializes in the use of integral dialogue to help elicit creative and collaborative visions promoting peace and sustainability. Dan can be reached at:

Allison Cressy Wilson
Allison Cressy Wilson is a lifelong learner who has explored a number of traditional and non-traditional paths. Her formal educational training experiences have been in the fields of education, counseling, and organizational systems. Other areas of interest and passion include: metaphysics, new sciences, group facilitation, transformative learning, collective resonance, creativity and spirituality.

For her doctoral research, Allison is investigated the role of the facilitator in cultivating Collective Resonance. She completed her Ph.D. in 2008 at Saybrook Graduate School. The Resonance Project is supported her research and the results are posted on this website. The study can be found through the RESEARCH: Completed Research link on the site. Allison can be reached at

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