Elana is a truly valued RISE Partner with a compelling commitment to ensuring the world is more connected. She brings many decades of professional and personal development to the table and is a creative and a thinker.
Elana has an incredible 30 years of professional experience as a founder of NGOs and social enterprises alike, 25 years of competitive sports plus 20 years expertise in yoga and meditation. She co-created the international video-based magazine EDUTOPIA as Senior Associate at the George Lucas Educational Foundation and is a partner at World Merit.
The founder of Just Think, start-up consultant to the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, and is advancing Conscious Capitalism’s transition from a board-run organization to scaling professional staff and chapters in 100 countries, Elana is absolutely an integral part of the work of RISE.
Interested in technology, her natural curiosity saw her being an early user of the internet which lead to her teaching business leaders at Stanford how to use the then massively under-utilised resource of the world wide web.
Elana has travelled extensively, including 3 trips to the Middle East during her formative years. These cultural reveals led to her decision to concentrate on work which focuses on conscious collaboration and working with groups which have a motivation to be thoughtful and engaged.