Dr. Desmond Berghofer is a leader of new thinking for a sustainable future. He brings a lively and diverse perspective to his work, ranging from business management consulting to the writing of futuristic fiction. He is an educator, author and consultant on leadership and the creative management of change.

Desmond holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Alberta and a BA from the University of Queensland. He is the President of Creative Learning International which he co-founded with his wife and business partner, Dr. Geraldine Schwartz, in 1988. He is the author of The Visioneers: A Courage Story about Belief in the Future, a futuristic novel, which is the inspiration for the Visioneers International Network.  Desmond is the author of several other novels that speak to right action in the service of high ideals.

A lifetime of experience in teaching, government service and entrepreneurial work in business brought him to Vancouver, Canada, where he now makes his home. As well as being President of Creative Learning International, Desmond is Chairman of the International Foundation of Learning and co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership. All three of these organizations are committed to acting to raise the quality of human interaction towards peace and sustainability.