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The Organic Business Leadership Academy is developed by Timeli and Starfish Organic. We develop organic business leadership courses for companies that work in the organic (international) market and want to expand their knowledge on organic. Besides our Basic and Advanced Leadership Courses the OBLA offers a knowledge platform and a network environment for everyone with a passion for organic business and sustainability. Our courses are given by international organic experts and guest lecturers in sustainability.

Who are the trainers?

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Ronald van Marlen

30 years in organic business and movement. Founder and Manager Organic Business Leadership Academy, Director and Owner of NaNa Bio, Teacher at different universities and colleges, Ombudsman EKO Foundation and Board Member Foundation Demeter Nederland. Graduate World Organic Leadership Course IFOAM - Organics International in 2013.

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Konrad Hauptfleisch

Owner of Starfish Organic, former Head of Capacity Development at IFOAM - Organics International and has managed the Organic Leadership Academy since 2012. Konrad did training and leadership courses in over 50 countries on 4 continents and is seen as THE expert in organic capacity building. He brings 20 years of experience in management, facilitation, training and grassroots sector development.

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Lian Kasper

Develops and runs programs in sustainable leadership. Promotes and builds regenerative culture, in which our human empathic relationship to the (natural) world forms the basis of sustainable joint actions, lifestyle and landuse.

Trained coach and trainer in “The Work that Reconnects” by Joanna Macy. Developed courses for Wageningen University and research center, curated Warmonderhof trainings and co-founded the Academy for Landscape. Contributes to several projects within the organic agricultural sector with her colleagues at Land & Co. Forms part of the board of Werkgroep Landschaps Onderzoek (WLO) and the BioAcademy.

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