Our Team

Anne Rise


45 years of experience as a leader in volunteer NGOs; 30 years of experience with training volunteer leaders; 15 years of training corporate teams and leaders; working on teams, creativity, networking, coaching, communication, competence building and personal development issues in many aspects. Bachelor in Librarianship, supplied with a study in Psychology and a Master in


Irene Rojnik


Communication is my strength – listening actively and delivering the right questions at the right time is part of this package. 20 years of professional experience at an international level in several non-profit organizations – from Africa to Eastern Europe – as well as several years abroad, have sharpened my intercultural senses. During this time,


Liz Smith


15 years experience in the voluntary sector, most of which were with a worldwide organization. Holds a Diploma in psychology & a MSc.  in Life Course Development, areas of interest & expertise in relation to Leadership Development include mentoring & coaching, diversity , facilitation skills & the development of young people.

Maria Luisa Pagano Maria Luisa Pagano at the seaside

Maria Luisa Pagano

Full Member

Over 30 years of working experience in the non-formal education field as trainer and youth worker, supporting the personal and professional development of young people and youth workers at national, European and international level. In the past 10 years, I have focused my interest in supporting the development of key competences in youth workers and


Paola Bortini

Full member

For the past 20 years I have been fascinated with strengthening people and organisations throughout Europe in liminal phases to learn from and for the future with creativity and in harmony with their inner call. At the centre of my methodological approach is above all mindfulness, Otto Scharmer’s “Theory U”, embodiment practices and the healing

Julia Braunegg Julia Braunegg in action

Julia Braunegg


Julia is a skilled facilitator and trainer, using experiential and reflective methods, visualization and graphic recording in her work to open as many pathways to participant’s brains as possible. She has always had a keen interest and drive for connecting people and cultures, and empowering people to grow. She holds a degree in Law, focused


Angelica Paci


10 years experience as a company adviser for designing and implementing quality systems (ISO 9001 standards) 12 years working in the field of non formal education; holds a Master degree in Italian Literature; at the moment attending a Master in Life coaching; expertise and interest around Leadership and Intercultural Learning with special focus on Experiential