Jean-Paul is an educator, facilitator, leadership and sustainability professional, mindfulness coach and permaculture instructor, who has global experience on 4 continents and exposure in a wide range of contexts.
He has 5 years of experience designing, hosting and facilitating transformational leadership processes for small and medium-sized organisations from the private and NGO sectors, as well as leading multi-stakeholder processes in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sweden and India. He has also worked in designing and delivering a leadership programme with Future Leaders Global in Zimbabwe.
He is a Yoga instructor as well, and as such he works extensively with presence, mindfulness and self-development. He believes strongly in the power of pausing, self-reflection, deep listening, and dialogue as essential tools for individuals and their organisations, to help them create inclusive, respectful and creative spaces where new understanding, ideas and collaborations can emerge.
Jean-Paul holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from BTH in Sweden. He also has an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering from UCT and over 10 years of teaching experience in Oman, South Africa, England and Ecuador.
Ingrid is an anthropologist who is most “at home” in multi-cultural environments where she is constantly curious and humbled by the diversity of our human experiences.
She has 10 years of professional experience designing, managing and carrying out collaborative research, training and advocacy projects focused on women’s rights and gender equality. Most recently she worked as Gender Policy Manager at the World Wide Web Foundation where her projects focused on closing the gender gap in technology, data and policymaking – working with gender and digital rights researchers & activists, UN agencies, donors and policymakers in 20 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Prior to joining the Web Foundation, Ingrid coordinated a research network of anthropologists across Africa. She has also worked on projects, fieldwork and fundraising in the areas of organisational and social development, education, refugees and conviviality in communities of diversity.
Ingrid holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Cape Town.
Her specialisation at Enspiral Consultancy is gender research, training and facilitation, including: research design and methodology, human rights assessments, digital ethnography, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, gender policy and strategy, organisational development and sustainability, M&E.