Aithan Shapira


Aithan (MFA PhD) is an internationally acclaimed artist and Lecturer at MIT Sloan. As facilitator and executive coach, he draws on 20+ years of experience helping individuals and organizations to unlock their creative capacities in order to innovate at the speed of change.

Aithan serves McKinsey's think tank on Advancing Adult Learning and Development and has pioneered progressive curricula at the edge of leadership and skills retraining for the future of work at MIT Sloan, Harvard iLab, Stanford, and Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship.

Aithan developed his research on the creative process at the Royal College of Art & Design, lived in an Australian Aboriginal community for three years to study art’s impact on cultures of survival, and continues to be a visiting critic at arts institutions internationally. He exhibits his artwork in museums and galleries in New York, London, and Miami.

Lauren Tenney

Lead, People + Process

Lauren is a Senior Consultant, Certified Presence Based Coach, Certified Integral Facilitator, and Exec Editor at Ten Directions. Directing new program development, she partners with faculty, trainers and thought leaders to design and produce live and trainings at the leading edge of adult learning, facilitative leadership and the future of work.

For over a decade, she has been immersed in the fields of human development and transformative learning. She is trained and versed in many of today’s most innovative tools for transformation and collaboration, including: Immunity to Change, Sociocracy, Holacracy, The Natural Change Process, Evolving Worldviews, Way of Council, Cynefin Framework, Permaculture Design, Integral Theory, and Presence Based Coaching.

Lauren’s passion is working with individuals, teams and small organizations who are confronting challenges at the intersection of interpersonal dynamics, vision & mission, and process design. Her writing appears at Integral Review, Emerging Edge, and she is the co-host of the Ten Directions podcast, Nuance.


Lead, Experience

Pete is a Certified Integral Facilitator, licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and entrepreneur with an MA in Human Development.

A practitioner of culture design, facilitation, Deliberately Developmental Organizations, Meditation, psychotherapy, and EOS, he has elevated existing teams. events, and thought leaders through developmental learning, coaching, and facilitation from IDEO, NASA, Apple, Google, Intel, Deloitte, EY, Hasbro, Warner Bros, and other Fortune 500 companies.

As an entrepreneur, Pete has co-created seven restaurant concepts, co-founded an energy efficiency company and an angel investment firm, “Better Angels,” and is personally invested in the mentorship of multiple innovative start-ups. Pete is also an adjunct professor at MSU’s College of Business, and a TEDx speaker. He is passionate about his family, playing hockey, tennis, and music. And he loves a good pun.

David Franke

Lead, Product + Partners

David is an award-winning strategist and innovator with 20+ years working with the world’s most iconic brands to unlock new value propositions that anticipate and lead market change.

David has helped many of the globe’s most beloved, disruptive and significant brands, including Citi, Coke, Converse, Fidelity, JetBlue, Mayo Clinic, Merck and more, through their “knottiest” brand and business problems – from facilitating agile transformations to integrating customer and market insights into strategic planning and pipeline development to cultivating the leadership capacities and skills to survive and thrive in an era of increasing uncertainty and unprecedented change.

He’s been on the launch team of three startup companies – one which fizzled, one which flopped, and one which flew and grew beyond his wildest expectations. He serves on the board of a select few early-stage startups and cultural organizations and, when things get really tense, will remind everyone that he is a certified Thai masseuse and that we should all just sit back, breathe mindfully and “jai yen-yen” (cool our hearts).