Hylke Faber with Growth Leaders Network and George Basile with School of Sustainability, ASU
Growth Leaders Network (GLN) is a boutique culture and team coaching company which helps leaders realize their potential.
Hylke Faber’s mission is to realize his essence and help others do the same. He has been serving as a consultant, coach and facilitator for the last 25 years, working with large and small organizations across the globe.
He is CEO of Growth Leaders Network and Constancee, the leadership and culture development consultancies and has taught the Leader as Coach programs at Columbia Business School.
He also is the author of the award-winning book Taming Your Crocodiles: Unlearn Fear and Become a True Leader and the sequel Taming Your Crocodiles Practices: Daily Practices for Leadership Depth.
He received his Master of International Relations degree from the Johns Hopkins University and is originally from the Netherlands.
He now lives in Phoenix, Arizona and loves his work and the outdoors, reading, meditation, yoga, cooking and making music.
Connect with Hylke on LinkedIn.
Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability is the first and largest comprehensive degree-granting program of its kind in the United States, with a focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges.
Established in 2006, the School is part of the College of Global Futures. The School of Sustainability offers educational programs from undergraduate to PhDs and sustainability leadership for mid-career professionals to executives.
The School is addressing the most critical challenges of our time, and the demand for graduates is exploding. The School’s emphasizes experiential learning, use-inspired research with faculty, corporate leadership, and community service.
The knowledge and solutions that are created today will shape our quality of life as well as future generations–we have an opportunity and an obligation to deliver pathways to sustainable global futures for all.
George Basile is an internationally recognized leader and creative thinker in strategic planning for sustainability leadership and sustainable enterprise. He has led pioneering sustainability efforts in four sectors: for and non-profit enterprises, academia and communities.
His work reframes sustainability as a “decision challenge,” focusing on how to plan and act strategically for sustainability opportunities by developing novel insights, methods and tools for effective and sustainable practices. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of California Irvine and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from UC Berkeley.
Dr. Basile is a Professor of Sustainability and Enterprise in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU) and a Senior Global Futures Scientist in ASU’s Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory. He also serves as Associate Director of The Global KAITEKI Center (TGKC). Working with global industry partners, TGKC (https://sustainability.asu.edu/kaiteki/) focuses on transitioning from fossil-carbon based materials to a Sustainable Circular Economy (SCE).
Basile additionally works with Fortune 500 companies as well as small, medium and start-up enterprises that are pushing the boundaries on sustainable enterprise business-model innovation. Dr. Basile also served as Executive Director of the ASU Decision Theater, a unique systems exploration, research and application center and as a founding faculty affiliate and advisor to The Sustainability Consortium.
Dr. Basile engages extensively with business, government, academia and communities and has co-developed educational programs in sustainability, business and leadership in both the US and EU, including the Masters in Sustainability Leadership at ASU. He served as the Swedish Knowledge Foundation International Guest Professor in leadership toward sustainable innovation.
Prior to joining ASU, Dr. Basile served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist for the strategic think-tank the Natural Step International, which was awarded the Blue Planet Prize and Gorbachev’s Green Cross Award for Global Leadership. Dr. Basile led efforts on sustainability and business strategy at Fortune 100 businesses and start-ups, including the Home Depot, McDonalds, Nike and others.
He co-founded a cleantech & greentech communication strategy group at Bite International and has served on the board of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). He currently serves on various boards and the editorial board of Sustainability, the Journal of Record.
Dr. Basile presents and publishes widely, including three-volume The Business of Sustainability (Praeger Press, 2011).