Tamara is a former political affairs analyst with the Defense Ministry, Netherlands, serving in the conflict-zone of Bosnia-Herzegovina (where she and Michael met). She has synthesized a number of modern techniques and tools centered on awakening and mastering authentic relationships in personal and group environments.
Economist & Philosopher
Michael served under three U.S. Administrations in an advisory capacity in designing and implementing post-Cold War economic conversion strategies. In the corporate sector, he has counseled Fortune 100 companies as well as small businesses in matters of mergers and acquisitions strategy, crisis management, and change management. Beginning in 1997, Michael switched gears and relocated to Bosnia-Herzegovina for nine years... where he participated in various international development and nation-building projects. As a result, he wrote a seminal case study of the failures of international development, Hands and Brains Unbound: Revealing the Illusion of World Order and the Revolution Ascending. The case study not only drew attention to the systemic deficiencies of international development, but also revealed the fundamental weaknesses and potential opportunities in various states effectively participating in global economic markets.