We Are Awakening Individuals to Achieve Their Full Potential.

Our Vision is to empower a global network of evolutionary change agents through media, education, and resources featuring leading wisdom keepers and visionaries.

We empower people on a journey of personal growth over time, and provide a platform for an emerging culture to connect, collaborate, and co-create.

We aim to accelerate the shift to a world where each and every one of us has the opportunity to liberate our full creative potential.

We call ourselves The Shift Network because we believe it will take millions of awake, connected, and inspired individuals to activate their full potential and collaborate on the changes that are needed for our world to truly shift. People from every race, creed, color, and national origin have their essential role to play.

Our ultimate aim? Upgrade our human operating system in order to co-create a healthy, peaceful, sustainable, just, and prosperous world.

We have already served over 3,200,000 people, with customers in 180 countries. We have featured over 3,100 thought leaders in domains as diverse as spirituality, holistic health, psychology, Qigong, somatics, Indigenous wisdom, enlightened business, yoga, herbalism, and peacebuilding.

And we’re just getting started, with a goal of empowering 100 million people in the next five years.

Are you part of the Shift?

Then let’s get connected.

On the personal level, our programs support you to:

  • Unlock your full potential through transformative education and media
  • Bring your unique gifts to the world
  • Spread the most effective practices to transform how we live
  • Share inspired media and stories that illuminate how to create societal change
  • Connect with like-minded allies who are called to create a better world

OUR VALUES

7 values that embody our commitments:

  • Unity in Diversity: We aim to include the entire human family in our decisions, respecting the beauty and value of our differences.
  • Wisdom: We seek deeper understanding through discernment, inquiry, and practice.
  • Truth: We show up courageously and compassionately for conversations to evolve ourselves, our relationships, our company, and our society.
  • Love: We treat team members, faculty, customers, and members with care and deep regard, uplifting their dignity, and appreciating their gifts.
  • Excellence: We aim for "awesome" in everything we deliver, and embrace our failures as opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Sharing: We practice sacred reciprocity in sharing resources with stakeholders.
  • Integrity: We are committed to being the most trusted brand in transformation.

IMPACT

We Focus on Empowering People to:

  • Embrace Inclusion — Extend your sense of connection to more cultures and creeds
  • Engage Socially — Uplift the marginalized, evolve our society and heal societal wounds
  • Lead by Example — Inspire actions that spread more goodness with grace
  • Live with Reverence — Treat all beings with sacred respect, honoring the divine spark in everyone

We have specific Societal Impact commitments in the following four areas:

  • Peacebuilding — we believe it’s time to outgrow war and violence, and we amplify the teachings, practices, and perspectives of the world’s top peacebuilders. Here is our free World Peace Library
  • Equity, Inclusion & Diversity (EID) — we believe it’s time for the human family to come together in a spirit of respect, inclusion, and equity, which is why we champion diverse viewpoints, cultures, and social healing
  • Women’s Empowerment — we believe it’s time for our society to equally honor the role and contribution of women throughout the world, and offer programs that help equalize our society
  • Democracy 2.0 — we advocate for the evolution of public policy and decision-making in a peaceful, respectful, transpartisan way

In our annual Shift Summit & Music Festival, we feature 12 tracks with more than 100 speakers that take a holistic view on how we can shift our society to the next level.

OUR CULTURE & WORKPLACE

We aim to “be the change” by having our organization reflect the world we want to create. We’ve created a loving culture with strong values, united by our vision and our commitment to shifting the world in a positive direction.

We value employee wellness, growth, and community service.

OUR PHILANTHROPY

We’ve given hundreds of thousands of dollars directly to non-profits, offered millions of dollars worth of scholarships to our programs for people who couldn’t otherwise afford them, and created specific programs that address societal issues from racism to sexual violence to political polarization.

Shifting the paradigm in business also means that for-profit companies like us need to consider social and environmental impact as part of what we do.

To that end, we give a significant percentage of our profits to charitable organizations, and allocate 20% of the founding shares of our company toward philanthropic works and organizations.

MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Stephen Dinan

FOUNDER AND CEO
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The vision for The Shift Network came to Stephen while on a meditation retreat: “I got a powerful sense that we needed a global network connecting people who are activating more conscious lives in order to create a world that works for alI.” Many years later, what began as a flash of insight has transformed into a thriving organization and global leader in online transformational education, media, and events.

Stephen is a graduate of Stanford University (Human Biology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies (East-West Psychology). He co-created and directed the Esalen Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers, and also served as the Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

He is the author of Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling our Mission in Service to All. He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders, and has been a featured speaker at many international conferences, including the World Cultural Forum in China, the Alliance for a New Humanity in Costa Rica, and Renovemos Mexico in Mexico City. He lives in Northern California with his beloved wife Devaa and their two daughters.

Rev. Devaa Haley Mitchell

CO-FOUNDER and CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER
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As Chief Impact Officer, Devaa guides and oversees Shift’s social change initiatives as well its philanthropic activities, finding ways to leverage its network and educational assets for the greatest public benefit. Shift’s impact work focuses on peacebuilding, women’s empowerment, racial healing, and civic engagement. Devaa is also a key player in leading and supporting the ongoing evolution of Shift’s transformational culture, both inside the company and with customers around the world.

She is motivated by the promise of a better world: “I support people to reconnect with their spiritual depths, unleash their leadership gifts, and step boldly into their full potential.”

Devaa earned both her BA and MA from Stanford University. An ordained interfaith minister, she received her doctorate in Ministry from Wisdom University (now known as Ubiquity University). She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for her ecological anthropology work with Indigenous groups in the Brazilian Amazon.

Earlier in her career, Devaa was a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she consulted with Fortune 500 Companies. She later worked as the founding Director of the Full Circle Fund, a thriving venture philanthropy group, followed by a senior Director role at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Devaa, a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leaders group, is the founder of Shift’s Inspiring Women with Soul series, which has served over 130,000 women from more than 160 countries. Her private practice, Radiant Essence Services, offers personal coaching and VIP retreats for clients from around the world.

She is the proud mother of two young daughters, Sienna Rose and Phoenix Skye. Her daughters, along with her husband, Stephen Dinan, are her greatest loves and biggest teachers.

Rev. Aliah K. MaJon, PhD

CHIEF INCLUSION OFFICER
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Rev. Dr. Aliah is an evolutionary and racial healing champion who believes that “we are meant to be engines of evolution.” Committed to taking personal responsibility for change, she is known for her transformational work with those who are facing future-defining crossroads, the harm of a traumatic background, and the pain of grief and loss. Her methodologies are informed by firsthand experience growing up in the inner city of Detroit and losing her only child to suicide.

Dr. Aliah feels that one of the greatest hindrances to the success of justice and democracy in the United States is our country’s racial divide. She has dedicated herself to transforming disenfranchisement, bias, and racial division by practically applying the wisdom she gained as a spiritual teacher and transformational leader, and from her decades of experience as a diversity trainer, educational consultant, United Nations Delegate, and facilitator of citizen-police dialogues. Dr. Aliah holds that we can do this in a 21st-century manner in multi-racial teams and as collaborators. Her current focus is the creation of racial healing “BrainTrusts” and teaching to and learning about the mechanics of being an effective bridge-builder with her intergenerational partners.

Dr. Aliah is the founder of the Next 50 Years Project, which focuses on teaching cultural intelligence to educational leaders and on pioneering tools that elegantly grow relationships across human differences. She also holds a trademark for a groundbreaking coaching methodology called SOUL TECHNOLOGY®, in which she introduces people to the “other half of their intelligence” and demystifies what it means to benefit from “inner knowing.”

Craig Relyea

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
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Craig has three decades of experience with launching new businesses and accelerating growth for Fortune 100 companies as well as startups. He has held executive positions at NBC/Universal, Dreamworks, LeapFrog, and The Walt Disney Company, where he served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and helped grow Disney’s interactive group into a billion-dollar division. Craig holds a BS in English Literature from UCLA and received his MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

Dawn D. Eidelman, PhD

CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICER
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Dawn’s career as a professor-turned-education-entrepreneur is defined by her work as a passionate practitioner of transformational learning and leadership development. She was the co-founder of Mosaica Education, a leader in K-12 Charter and Partnership School education, honored by the U.S. Department of Education and Harvard University for educational innovation, leadership, and urban revitalization. In her 18 years at Mosaica, which she and her partners scaled from startup to 1,800 employees on three continents, she led a top-tier global design team to create an interdisciplinary hands-on journey through the history of great ideas in world culture. Her program had a dramatic impact in closing the equity and achievement gaps in the U.S. and UK.

Sylvia Fry

CHIEF OF
FINANCE AND OPERATIONS
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Passionate about the awakening of humanity and the evolution of consciousness in business, Sylvia has devoted her career to working in the transformational education field. With a solid background in management and customer service, she believes the only way to truly succeed is by treating others how we ourselves wish to be treated, while living in a state of sacred reciprocity with the Earth. In her teens she became certified as an Empathy Counselor, was the youngest member of her city’s Crisis Intervention Task Force, and during college co-created a soup kitchen serving the homeless.

Joy Donnell

VICE PRESIDENT OF MEDIA
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As VP of Media, Joy oversees both original programming and new media ventures. Her background as a producer, cultural strategist, and author informs her dedication to creating media that builds cultural legacy and expands awareness: “Our narrative arts are part of how we shift from knowledge to wisdom to collective illumination. Everyone and everything has a story. It’s the tapestry of our experiences that helps us all heal.”

Joy has devised and launched content campaigns for Warner Bros., The Africa Channel, and many other organizations. She has also co-developed media platforms that use luxury media for social impact, inclusive storytelling, and cultural awareness. In 2018, Joy co-founded CIME: The Center for Intersectional Media and Entertainment. Its programs help storytellers heal from media’s institutional betrayal and create stories that move us beyond dehumanizing stereotypes that block our full potential.

Lewis Kofsky

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
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Lewis brings to Shift more than 25 years of experience in creating innovative media products for entertainment, education, health, and wellness. He has led operations, content strategy, and product development for a range of entertainment brands, including Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. He has a track record of delivering innovative initiatives encompassing broadcast, digital, social, and app/mobile offerings to fuel revenue growth, brand affinity, and impact objectives. He brings his expertise leveraging media and technology for social impact and corporate strategy to create the future vision of The Shift Network.

Before Shift, Lewis was Vice President of Latin America and EP of International Content at Sesame Workshop, where he oversaw all aspects of LatAm operations including content creation, distribution, licensing, themed entertainment outreach, and social impact projects. Prior to this, he was VP of International Creative and Global Interactive Strategy, where he led creative direction for Sesame Workshop’s international co-productions spanning 150 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Brazil to China.

Lewis has an accomplished background in TV, film, and video game production. He spent 13 years building Curious Pictures (with a brief hiatus to PDI/Dreamworks as an FX artist on Shrek 2 and Madagascar). He architected multi-studio productions in a variety of media across continents, and played EP or producer roles in award-winning impact documentary films like Freakonomics, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden, and Chicago 10... educational children’s TV like Team Umizoomi and Elmo’s World... and innovative video games like RockBand, GTA, and Deepak Chopra’s Leela.

After spinning a self-designed major out of the budding product design program at Stanford University, Lewis started his career working for an HIV-prevention product design research project while moonlighting as a furniture designer. Lewis, a key collaborator with EastForest.org, is the founder of the Growing Heart retreat centers in Brazil and New York, which supports plant medicine traditions across the Americas.

Touran Samil

VICE PRESIDENT OF
PRODUCT MARKETING
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Touran has more than eight years of experience in the edtech space — leading online marketing strategy, lead acquisition, branding, and digital content development for global companies and startups. Since joining The Shift Network in 2019, she has led the branding and marketing strategy of live courses, contributing to substantial customer and revenue growth. As VP, Touran is focused on optimizing the marketing strategy across different product lines to enhance and improve the customer journey. Her efforts have played a significant role in Shift’s continued exponential growth and advancing the company’s goal of empowering 100 million people in five years.

Debra DeWeese

VICE PRESIDENT OF
HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
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Debra’s expertise and success is built on the belief that everyone arrives on this Earth with a purpose, and when we honor our deepest values and goals, we discover this purpose and contribute joyfully and effectively to the healing and evolution of others and our world.

Debra has over 30 years of experience in human resources. She has a valuable understanding of the professional skills and personal attributes required to support a business throughout its evolution, from conception to going public to being acquisitioned. She has been instrumental in helping build the success of Fortune 500 corporations, entrepreneurial start-ups, family businesses, and several socially conscious companies.

Debra’s client list has included the Neutrogena Corporation, Pitney Bowes Management Services, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the University of Chicago, Evolving Wisdom, Inner Science, and many others.

Her vision for the success of today’s business communities focuses on matching people with the work they’re meant to do in careers that serve their highest purpose. Debra believes this is what inspires hard work, creativity, commitment, loyalty, and brilliance. It’s also what creates business relationships that vibrate with the highest expression of respect, communication, collaboration, deep connection, and love.

Tina Boyd

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
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Tina has held leadership roles in the finance and accounting field for three decades, working internationally at companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 corporations and public accounting firms to family-owned businesses including Converse, Analog Devices, Chiron, and KPMG. Tina has vast experience in enhancing processes and implementing systems that have allowed companies to grow sustainably, as well as in building out finance, accounting, and office services teams and setting them up for success.

Passionate about cooking and the healing power of foods, Tina received her chef’s certification from the Natural Gourmet Institute in 2015 while working in a full-time executive position for a luxury brand in New York City. It brings her great joy to nurture friends and family with delicious plant-based dishes prepared with love, and to inspire people to do the same for themselves.

Before joining Shift and after taking a break from her fast-paced career, Tina embarked on a purposeful walkabout aimed at exploring various healing modalities and belief systems. Having studied the works of many of the faculty at The Shift Network, Tina is thrilled to be part of the Shift team and contribute her talents to further Shift’s mission to create a kinder, more peaceful, and liveable planet for all.

Tina holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and is proud to be a citizen of Chickasaw Nation.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“The Shift Network has my vote as the number one organization most likely to change our world. Their level of consciousness and integrity match their vision — of an expanded network of awakened people caring deeply about our world and each other, working for the things that matter most: justice, sustainability, peace, and wellness. They draw together the best thinkers of our time as social architects of the future. And that draws in participants who are ready to learn and take action.”

— Anodea Judith

Bestselling author of Wheels of Life and Eastern Body, Western Mind

“The Shift Network has boldly stepped into global prominence as one of the most creative and visionary activators of global transformation. In every sphere of its work it convenes practical visionaries engaged in birthing a new planetary civilization. It works on a scale that is breathtaking as it enrolls people across the world to participate in evolutionary change and masterful peacemaking. Finally, an organization that provides the spiritual, intellectual and skill-building tools for humanity’s next adventure in applied consciousness!”

— James O’Dea

World-renowned peacebuilder, former director of Amnesty International, DC; former President, Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Shift Network is making important contributions in creating the global culture of peace and having a transformational influence on individuals through its Summer of Peace, World Peace Library, Peace Ambassador Training and other peace initiatives. It is playing a valuable role in creating and participating in strategic partnerships that amplify the strengths of multiple organizations in advancing specific peace priorities.

The Shift Network's peace programs have been presented at the first United Nations High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace, convened annually by the President of the General Assembly. Its main focus on self-transformation of individuals creating the culture of peace from “inner to international levels” has accorded it the richly deserved credibility and well-earned recognition.

— Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN

“I am continuously stunned by the depth of intimacy and transformational power of the Shift platform.

Somehow, with the extraordinary attention to detail and ongoing support behind the scenes, coupled with the lived passion of its carefully selected teachers, Shift online courses create authentic sacred space — as real as any in-person retreat I have ever experienced — and into that impeccable container the light of the cosmos comes pouring, and everything... shifts. I love that the Shift Network is an interface where spirituality, social justice and environmental activism meet and students and faculty alike are given tools to wake up and heal the world.”

— Mirabai Starr

Translator of the Mystics, Author of God of Love and Caravan of No Despair

"I really enjoy working with the Shift Network. They have a great system, exceptional people running it and an important purpose. I have conducted many programs with them and as an author and speaker they always provide an efficient and effective platform for me to share my work in a meaningful way."

— Howard Martin

Co-author The HeartMath Solution, Heart Intelligence and Executive Vice President HeartMath LLC

"The Shift Network is a highly ethical company run by deeply dedicated individuals, manifesting a noble vision that is urgently needed by the world. Their business model is inclusive and mandalic, meaning that it offers a win/win/win opportunity for everyone involved, from students to teachers to staff. Working with members of the team, I have found that the company is well managed, very efficient and staffed by high caliber, conscious individuals in every department.

I have great respect and gratitude for what Stephen Dinan and the team at the Shift Network are accomplishing; I am honored to be a member of their growing faculty, and to have been invited to participate in their rapidly expanding global mission."

— David Crow

Founder of Floracopeia and expert in botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare

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