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Opportunity:  Join Our SDG Accelerator

We are speaking to the commitment of leaders of organizations and teams committed to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Who we stand for being, is relentlessly innovative; with a collaborative spirit and in a context of ease, contribution and joy.

Intention:  To generate velocity in the accomplishment of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Mission Objective:  To train leaders in bringing agility to sustainable development through a new model of leadership. Within our paradigm of leadership, an organization’s natural collective ability will be unleashed generating exponential growth in revenue, and velocity and high performance in their social impact missions.

Who We Are For You:  A team of highly experienced and committed individuals who have come together to contribute a no cost leadership experience to you as a demonstration of our devotion to creating a world that works for everyone through the accomplishment of the SDGs.


What projects within your organization, if a higher level of effectiveness were brought to them, would contribute to the SDGs?

Either come to our SDG Accelerator with that project in mind, or come to discover what project you could create as a Breakthrough Project within your organization.  

By the end of this course, organizations will have complete clarity regarding the outcome of their Breakthrough Project.

Example outcome of a Breakthrough Project:

Within one company, there were 10 engineering projects ranging in size from 6 – 100 people and from 1-2 years.  When completed, the Controller audited results comparing original cost estimate and schedule and the actual cost and schedule.  Every project succeeded and productivity increase was 2.6x or a savings of 61%.  Total savings were over $60 million.  

Since then, the leadership techniques we will train you in have been used successfully in a myriad of industries and projects.

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Your Breakthrough Project Team joins our (No Cost) 12 hour accelerator course delivered via Zoom over 4 sessions:

February 2, 2023 from 11 am - 2 pm ET

February 3, 2023 from 11 am - 2 pm ET

February 9, 2023 from 11 am - 2 pm ET

February 10, 2023 from 11 am - 2 pm ET


Target Participants: Each member of the organization or team, and in particular the heads of departments and teams.


Performance Objectives:

The program will train participants in the fundamentals of leadership consistent with routinely producing breakthroughs (extraordinary, and unprecedented results) and consistent with routinely resolving breakdowns (setbacks) in team and organizational performance.


The course will distinguish the outcome, who is who in the project, and it will occur as possible and feasible, with deep clarity regarding actions to be taken.  We can then start looking at what’s happened, and what hasn’t happened within the teams and organizations to have completion.  In that space, a culture can be created, where every member of the team is a contributor in creating and fulfilling the project that they create.  

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  • Produce an objectively measurable result

  • Solve a significant, real problem

  • Have an executive sponsor who has a real stake in its success

  • Represent an increase in expected output of a factor of three or more

  • Involve an existing project with a team that is already in place

  • Involve at least six people working together

  • Be staffed with experienced people who understand the subject matter of the project

  • Have at least six and preferably twelve months to produce the required results

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  • Get to the source of any unworkability in the team or organization

  • Communicate effectively

  • Reveal group blindspots

  • Determine which actions will most effectively, and efficiently fulfill an intended strategy

  • Lead effectively

  • Produce extraordinary, and unprecedented results

  • Create effective teams

  • Delegate effectively


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Chaired Professor, Fordham University, Research Fellow of Harvard University

Michael Pirson joined the Gabelli School of Business as an associate professor of management systems in 2008. A scholar of humanistic management, which holds that business and commerce ought to advance human dignity and society, Dr. Pirson helped to establish an undergraduate sustainable-business concentration at Fordham.

He teaches courses such as Social Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Management and Principles of Management, and his work spans the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Associate Professor of Management, Global Sustainability, and Social Entrepreneurship at Fordham University and Research Fellow at Harvard University.

He co-founded the Humanistic Management Network and is the editor of the Journal of Humanistic Management.

A native of Germany, Professor Pirson has worked and lived in Switzerland, France, China, Costa Rica, and the United States. Before beginning his academic career, he worked for an international consulting group for several years and then started his own private consultancy. He has worked for and with businesses, nonprofits, embassies, political campaigns, and local and national governments.


Facilitating Transformational Conversations: CEO Trans-Formation Worldwide, CEO The Snowdon Group.

Dafydd Snowdon-Jones began his life in the hills of North Wales. He studied Nutritional Medicine at London University D. N. Med and created and maintains a life of extraordinary health & wellbeing. He has an architectural practice of nearly 40 years. He has designed and built homes in London, France, Italy, Switzerland, Barbados & East & West Coast of the US. 16 years ago, he began his journey in Yogic, Martial and Living arts at Budokon University, becoming one of only 6 ‘professors’ (black belts) globally. He continues to work with the Budokon founder on the expansion of the living arts program – thoughts, emotions, movement, environment, and nutrition. He has actively participated at Landmark Worldwide for the last ten years and is currently a graduate of the Team, Management & Leadership Program where he continues to train and develop the New York team in the distinctions of that program.

In the world of transformational consulting & coaching, he works with individuals and organizations that are committed to social and environmental change. Currently working with an international agricultural company where a non-hierarchical culture was created of leaders causing effective leadership, clear open and effective communication, contribution, dignity, accountability – all within an empowering context.



Founder & Executive Chairman, Fairtrasa

Patrick Struebi is a serial social entrepreneur, thought leader, and Founder and CEO of the Fairtrasa Group, a pioneering social enterprise that lifts marginalized small-scale farmers out of poverty. Fairtrasa is one of the largest organic and fairtrade exporters from Latin America with a vertically integrated business structure, impacting over 56,000 direct beneficiaries.

For his work with Fairtrasa, Patrick has been selected an Ashoka Fellow, an Endeavor high-impact Entrepreneur, a Yale World Fellow, and a Gabelli Fellow. Furthermore, he has been named four times Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation (2014), The ABC Foundation (2012), Univision (2012), and Visionaries (2009). In 2014, the World Economic Forum named Patrick a New Champion and he writes a column at HuffPost and gives talks around the world on social innovation and related issues. Patrick is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where he teaches at the Gabelli School of Business.


Forbes Executive Coach & Founder, SOULCHI

As a thought leader in the Forbes Coaches Council, Najuma is passionate about encouraging others to use their full spiritual, intellectual and creative capital to create environments of engagement.  

Across her career, she has founded international mission-driven organizations, coached and consulted government leaders at level of Prime Minister, and advised on the overall strategic direction of multiple organizations.

Najuma is a passionate international executive coach focused on transformational leadership, having worked across the US, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, Cook Islands and Solomon Islands.  Focused on transforming the idea of culture and character development, she has built two international learning and development organizations and led development of a virtues-based movement across 20+ pacific island countries.

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