Contributor Profiles

Our methodology comes from annual learning conferences that we conduct to attract the latest breakthroughs from relevant disciplines:


Ilya Prigogine, Ph.D.Noble Prize winner for his theories of complex systems and dissipative structures, the Director of the Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Director of the Solvay Institutes of Physics and Chemistry in Brussels. His books include Order Out of Chaos, From Being to Becoming, and his most recent, The End of Certainty. Prigogine has had five institutes devoted to the study of complex systems named after him.


Fritjof Capra, Ph.D.—An internationally renowned author and systems theorist, who since 1975 has presented new scientific concepts to general audiences. His books include the Turning Point, Uncommon Wisdom and the Web of Life. His research explores a new understanding of life through a shift from a mechanistic to an ecological paradigm. He also co-authored the screenplay for the feature film Mindwalk.


Charles Spielberger, Ph.D.—Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, at the University of South Florida. His research focused on anxiety, curiosity, and the experience, expression and control of anger; personality and learning’ and job stress and stress management. He was President-elect of the International Association of Applied Psychology and Chairman of the US National Committee of International Psychology of the National Academy of Sciences.


Dean Driebe, Ph.D.—Research Associate in the Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on new theoretical exploration into the investigation of the dynamics of chaotic and complex systems. He has been a staff member of the Solvay Institutes in Brussels and a visiting lecturer at The University of Chile Santiago. His book, Fully Chaotic Maps and Broken Time Symmetry, was published in 1998.


Gene Sharp, Ph.D.NASA physicist and engineer. Gene was part of the lunar landing team at NASA – the guy who thought of using socks to purify the oxygen on Apollo 13. His innovative spirit was only matched by his sense of humor and ability to think outside the box. Gene was a brilliant team player who had the ability to convey complex physics in a way that non-scientists could understand.


Elizabeth Kubler-Ross M.D.famed physician, writer, and speaker. Her book On Death and Dying was a New York Times bestseller. Elizabeth was a fun-loving person who lived life fully while showing others how to face death with dignity and grace. Her adventuresome spirit opened the way for Sage to understand deeper aspects of human existence.


Harry Hermon, M.D.Russian born psychiatrist whose passion and courage gave birth to the Sage Learning Method. Harry specialized in Gestalt and Transpersonal Psychology. But his joy in living inspired people as much as his deep insights into human nature. Many fine teachers and leaders understand people. Harry also inspired them. He valued even the most humble people equally with high achievers.


Lena RennerClassical musician. Her work builds a bridge between music theory and logic. Her intellect, observation skills, and empathy are essential in designing the intervention modalities of Sage Innovations. She and her team have interviewed and filmed over 100,000 entrepreneurs and business leaders to observe the process of change and create maps of curiosity based on changes in movement, skin-tone and shifts of luminosity in the eyes and face.