Living Wholeness Institute

Vanessa Reid

vanessaVanessa Reid (M.Arch) is a pioneering leader who brings her unique brand of artistry to the field of social innovation. She cut her teeth in Canada as executive director of Santropol Roulant, a vibrant non-profit founded by young people in which food as a catalyst for social change. Ever since, she has been immersed in creating cultures - personal, organizational, societal - that are alive and deeply aligned with all of life. This includes working with transitions, tranformation and the natural cycles of life - from the mess and excitement of creating new systems and initiatives to Conscious Closure and the living that is activated in the Dying.

Most recently, Vanessa has been based in Jerusalem, working in the Middle East and Europe, and partnering on radically new systemic transformation initiatives like the Finance Innovation Lab-UK, hosting depth learning with people and places, co-founding the Living Wholeness Institute - and witnessing massive change all around. As an architect, she brings a design practice to create spaces of individual and collective transformation; as a writer and former publisher of the award-winning ascent magazine, she brings a depth of spiritual, reflective, body and awareness practices. And as a global soul, she knows there is a great journey ahead and can't imagine a better time to be alive.

Watch Vanessa's TEDx Talk: Conscious Closure and the Wild Life of Dying

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