Dr. Anneloes Smitsman

Futurist, evolutionary systems scientist, and global catalyst for thrivability. Co-author of the Future Humans Trilogy.
The Netherlands

Anneloes holds a Master’s degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and received a degree of Doctor from the Maastricht Sustainability Institute at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her Ph.D. dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is being implemented worldwide for systemic transformation in economics, education, politics, and governance through her proposed Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization. Anneloes is the co-author with Dr. Jean Houston of the Future Humans Trilogy, which include The Quest of Rose, a #1 Amazon Bestseller and Winner of the 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award in the category of Personal Growth. As well as Return of the Avatars, which also became a #1 Amazon Bestseller. Written as an allegory, the trilogy weaves together real-life events that are at the forefront of what’s happening in our world right now, with cutting-edge insights from the new paradigm sciences, indigenous wisdom, and consciousness practices for activating the greater possibilities of our future human becoming. She is the co-editor and co-author with Dr. Alexander Laszlo of The New Paradigm in Politics, and she is the author of Love Letters from Mother Earth, and the narrated version Messages from Mother Earth with soundtracks by Alan Howarth (launching soon). She is also the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications, articles, book chapters, and other publications. Anneloes is the lead author of the r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint, and the lead architect of the SEEDS Constitution where she applied her Thrivability Compass design and Future Archetypes codes, as well as an architect and researcher for Hypha and SEEDS for co-developing the Regenerative Renaissance tools, currencies, systems, and cultures. She is renowned for her systemic approach for catalyzing social tipping points for societal transformation, which she also applied as lead architect and initiator of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System and its Earth Song project. Anneloes has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, the Indian Ocean Commission, the Mauritius Government, Dream Tending, the Shift Network, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for 18 schools of the Mauritius Catholic School’s Network through which she trained over 300 teachers, which served as national input for the curriculum innovation in Mauritius. Her multi-stakeholder dialogue process was adopted in 2012-2014 in 9 different countries for the UN Rio+20 civil society inputs, and she trained the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) Youth Leaders under UNESCO for the 2014 UN SIDS Youth inputs for the UN SDG formulations. Anneloes is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, a founding member of the Global Development Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, an Advisory Board member of the Interstellar Community Foundation, a r3.0 Advocation Partner, and a partner of the Global Education Futures Initiative.