Juan Carlos is a social architect specializing in evolutionary leadership, global collective intelligence, social networks and organizational transformation. His focus is on research, development and implementation of new technologies and social innovations that enable communities to operate from the new holistic paradigm of interconnection, unity and interdependence on a local and global scale.
He is a partner at The Hague Center for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence fostering the design of Social Synergy frameworks to foster greater social cohesion and civil society participation at a global scale. He has extensive experience as a consultant in Mexico, North America and Europe delivering workshops, conferences and consultancy services for multi-stakeholder collaboration with government, business, universities and civil society.
Juan Carlos is a co-founder of ´The School of Social Alchemy´ where he is currently working with a global team to develop gamified co-creation experiences for youth in Mexico, Denmark and India, merging advanced high tech with social technologies to foster innovative solutions aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Over the past ten years he has been embedding his knowledge of Collective Intelligence into trainings and workshops, integrating them under ´The Office for the Future´ concept, a project of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution.
He is a member of Initiatives of Change, a worldwide NGO based in Switzerland and a “Creative Member” of the Club of Budapest. Has been a pioneer in the area of Social Networks and large-scale collaboration, working as a coordinator of the implementation of wiserearth.org for the Spanish-speaking world and introducing Mexico to the Pachamama Alliances´ symposium «Awakening the Dreamer”, as a way to create consciousness in action towards a comprehensive sustainability. Additionally, he is a trainer in the Art of Hosting community in Mexico.
He has a Masters degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, where he started his research in Social Bio-mimicry. He majored on Business administration at La Salle University where he joined AIESEC the largest students organization and became national president for Mexico where he travelled to more than 25 countries representing Mexico and fostering the development of young socially responsible leaders worldwide.