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Daniel Packard is responsible for creating and teaching the GIFT curriculum. The foundation for the GIFT teachings comes from his nearly 15 years of experience (as a coach, teacher and award-winning public speaker) of showing people the beautiful path of improving their lives through increasing their self-love and Inner Fitness.
Besides having graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from U.C. Berkeley and being a pioneer into the study and research of self-love, Daniel was also a professional stand up comedian for over ten years. Which is why all of his trainings are so fun and funny. And fun fact: Back in 1997, he was the host of one of the first podcasts that ever existed.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Because of Leah's deep devotion to helping people (she is a licensed social worker) she was a natural fit to be on the GIFT board. And with her extensive experience running the Alexandria Rehabilitation Center for SANCA (South Africa's National Addiction Resource) Leah has been invaluable in helping design the GIFT to be as effective as possible in places effected by poverty and economic hardship.
With her advanced degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Cape Town, and her deep love of her native South Africa, Bongani loves using science to help people. With her experience as business development manager at SMEC (one of South Africa's largest engineering consulting agencies) she has been very helpful at guiding and shaping GIFT's future direction and vision.
DR. MICHELLE WEYERS
ELITE LEVEL ATHLETE
With her medical background and accomplishments as a world class level triathlete, Michelle is passionate about health and fitness. And is therefore passionate about bringing Inner Health and Inner Fitness to the people of South Africa and the world. Dr. Weyers runs her own medical clinic in Johannesburg.
ERIC T. STRAUSS
FORMER COO MINDVALLEY
Eric T. Strauss is the former Chief Operating Officer at Mindvalley. While at Mindvalley (an industry leader in technology-enabled teaching of empowering spirituality and personal development content) Eric was deeply involved in training development and marketing for some of Mindvalley's most successful trainings. With his vast experience in personal development training creation and marketing, and as somebody who has personally benefitted from the Global Inner Fitness curriculum, Eric has been invaluable in helping Global Inner Fitness reach as many people as possible.
Puja Deepanjali - Puja is an Associate Specialist at The Global Fund (the world's largest funder of AIDS prevention in developing nations) in Geneva, Switzerland.
She introduced mindfulness at The Global Fund and is the creator and founder of Creativeness Festival, which brings an innovative mindfulness curriculum (which she created) to the children in her homeland of Nepal. Because of her interest and experience in inner health education, she has been very helpful at guiding the progress and direction of Global Inner Fitness.
TONY BUCHANAN Ph.D
Tony Buchanan Ph.D is Director of Neuroscience at St. Louis University. Through the running of his Cognitive Neuroscience of Stress Lab, Dr. Buchanan has extensive experience collecting and measuring psychological data for science and academia, and is therefore highly qualified to advise Global Inner Fitness in how best to collect data proving that the Global Inner Fitness Curriculum can dramatically help with stress and addiction.
Cristian spent four years helping run logistics for The Buddhist Relic Tour (which brings ancient Buddhist relics all over the world) and is therefore a natural at making sure that all aspects of GIFT are running precisely, smoothly, and of course...with love. Because Cristian is a devout Buddhist (and deeply appreciate teachings based in love and compassion) he loves supporting the loving philosophy and teachings of what GIFT is bringing to the world.
Ruy is responsible for creating and building new marketing and partnership opportunities for GIFT to share its healing message and technology. Because of his passion for spirituality and martial arts he greatly appreciates the disciplined, systematic approach to inner growth the GIFT system provides and passionately wants to share it with the world.
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