An Evolutionary Leap In How We Gather
Helping coaches, consultants, trainers,
leaders, and other change agents
unlock the exponential potential of groups.
Extraordinary Times Call For Exponential Conversations.
In times of systemic conflict, chaos, and collapse… certain people rise up.
People who feel pulled to fuel the transformation we need.
They are our change agents.
But to facilitate change for tomorrow, we first need to change how we facilitate, today.
The old paradigms of leading, teaching, and convening are broken.
The days of idolizing the “sage on the stage” are being replaced by “the guide on the side.”
The ways of “knowing, telling, and controlling” are being replaced by “asking, inviting, and unlocking.”
The expertise of our future is the ability to unlock collective intelligence, at speed and scale.
The rise of Artificial Intelligence has drowned us with information, but left us starving for meaning, wisdom, and connection.
Enter the xchange approach, a pioneering facilitation model fusing art and science to craft transformational online learning experiences.
Imagine a gathering, whether it’s an online meeting, event, retreat, training, or workshop…
Where creativity is unleashed through the art of well-designed questions.
Where connection is widespread through the science of conversational choreography.
Where belonging is automatic, because psychological safety meets shared purpose.
Where collective intelligence is unlocked, at the speed of imagination, and the scale of all.
Enter the xchange community, where the wisdom of many enhances the strength of one.
You’ll come for world-renowned training.
You’ll stay for the world-changing community.
Your world will transform, as you transform the world.
Unlocking Human Potential At Scale.
Our Core Values
At xchange, we are more than a facilitation method and community. Our rockstar team
aims to embody what we teach on our journey to unlock potential at scale.
Be Life Giving
- Commit to living our work: pause, notice, and choose
- Own your state, be a resource, more than a demand
- Heart qualities matter most
Do Everything in Service of All
- Including yourself
- Including past and future generations
- Including all stakeholders we touch
Deliver Results with Excellence
- Take unconditional responsibility
- Be known for reliability
- Bring 3 options and 2 suggestions to every 1 problem
Grow by Staying Curious and Humble
- Be insatiably hungry to learn
- “KAIZEN” continuous and unending improvement as our DNA
- Develop the discipline of self development
Our team embodies the transformative power of collective
potential. Together, we champion change, foster connection, and
unlock latent possibilities.
Co-Founder & CEO of xchange
As the creator and founder of xchange, Jon Berghoff is considered a pioneer in the field of transformational group facilitation. He is the collective wisdom whisperer to global CEO summits, leadership conferences, and high-stakes gatherings for organizations like Conscious Capitalism, Women Presidents Organization, HeartMath®, Arthur Page Society, NASA, Keller Williams and many more. Over 15,000 coaches, consultants and change agents are now using xchange to redefine how we unlock potential at scale through transformational learning experiences.
Adair Cates serves as a Senior Trainer at xchange and is the heart and soul behind our Awakening Conscious Leadership Experience ("ACLE"). This groundbreaking program explores the nexus of neuroscience, mindfulness, and breathwork to elevate influential leadership. ACLE has garnered attention from a stellar faculty, featuring experts like Roland McCrady, PhD (HeartMath®), Raj Sisodia (Conscious Capitalism), Dr. Deborah Rozman (HeartMath®), Dr. Becky Acabchuk (Roundglass), Dr. Yvette Miller (Red Cross), Dr. Dan Diamond (NogginStorm), Margaret Wheatley (Author/Berkana Institute), Lee Mallis (Pranic Soul), and Julianna Raye (Unified Mindfulness).
Emily Santillo supports the team with marketing, graphic design, and in-event operations. She joins xchange with a background in marketing & communications for arts-based nonprofit organizations.
As a member of our Event Operations team, Jana Engelbreth manages the technology support and creates a magical experience for our participants. Jana is passionate about engaging with and facilitating connections for our members on a heart level as she deeply believes the right connection can open up worlds.
Jeremy Reisig is a professional musical facilitator and has brought xchange facilitation to over 1,000 events. He uses empowering music to engage and energize live music into Online xchange Experience trainings.
Joanna Lincoln is the Executive Assistant at xchange HQ. She joined xchange with a strong background in C-Level and Diplomatic executive support. When she’s not supporting xchange, Joanna spends time with her family connecting “off-grid” in nature.
Kristell De La Cruz-Malibong
As a member of our Event Operations team, Kristell De La Cruz-Malibong supports many aspects of our training experiences before, during, and after the event and supports our community members on their learning journey with xchange.
As a member of the Event Operations team, Lindsey Nicole coordinates the logistics for learning events at xchange. Lindsey is an event professional who has managed countless events and authored a self-help book titled Choose Joy.
Natalie Alcantara leads the Admissions team at xchange and is renowned for her belief in people, purpose, and potentiality. With a passion for all aspects of transformation, Natalie enjoys inviting great humans into the xchange Community and facilitating experiences that inspire and empower individuals to step into their greatness.
As the Community Architect at xchange, Nick Hemmert leads our operations. Able to navigate seamlessly between disparate worlds connecting people, and resources to exponential outcomes, Nick is focused on raising the consciousness of humanity one xchange at a time.
Stephanie Courtillier is an experienced facilitator with a superpower to design and nurture communities where conscious leaders can thrive. She serves as the xchange Community Steward, guiding our members to join, engage and make the most of their membership. As a mom and business owner, Stephanie actively integrates and embodies the work of conscious facilitation in her personal and professional life.
Head of Training
Steve Bouchard, Head of Training at xchange, has been instrumental in establishing what many regard as the gold standard for creating transformational learning experiences. As curriculum designer and lead facilitation coach, Steve serves our vibrant, global community of xchange students from over 40 countries. He is also the guiding force in our most significant client partnerships, having worked with industry giants like Google, Conscious Capitalism, Second Nature, American Petroleum Institute, Stanford, EOS, and Clarke, among others.
Our Advisors And Faculty
Our distinguished advisors and faculty enrich xchange with their invaluable insights and diverse
experiences across the facilitation landscape. They guide us as we redefine facilitation
and harness the collective wisdom of groups.
Joseph Jaworski has devoted much of his life to exploring the deeper dimensions of transformational leadership. He has founded both Generon International and the Global Leadership Initiative, where he advises CEOs and senior executives in Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in the design and execution of large-scale organizational change as well as strategy formation and implementation.
Margaret (Meg) Wheatley Ed.D.
Margaret Wheatley began caring about the world's peoples in 1966, as a Peace Corps volunteer in post-war Korea. In many different roles--speaker, teacher, consultant, advisor, formal leader--her work has deepened into an unshakable conviction that leaders must learn how to invoke people's inherent generosity, creativity and need for community. As this world tears us apart, sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit is the only way forward. Sheisco-founder and president of The Berkana Institute, an organizational consultant since 1973, a global citizen since her youth, and a prolific writer. She has authored ten books, starting with the classic Leadership and the New Science. She has been honored for her ground-breaking work by many professional associations, universities, and organizations.
Raj Sisodia is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. and has published ten books and over 100 academic articles. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, CNBC and many other media outlets. His most recent book, “The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World” , continues to explore how business can be a force for good in the world and as we approach an inflection point where business must take the lead in healing the crises of our time. The Healing Organization shows how corporations can become healing forces.
Rollin Mccraty, PHD
Scientist, psychophysiologist, executive vice president and director of research at HeartMath Institute, member of the Global Coherence Steering committee and project coordinator of GCI’s Global Coherence Monitoring System. His studies, research and extensive professional articles have appeared in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Stress Medicine and Biological Psychology. He contributes periodically to the Global Advances in Health and Medicine journal.
Deborah Rozman, PHD
Psychologist; president and CEO of HeartMath Inc. and HeartMath parent company Quantum Intech Inc., which oversees strategic alliances and the expansion of HeartMath technologies internationally. She has trained and spoken to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and the U.S. military, scientific and health conferences, schools, etc. She has done presentations for the American Psychological Association, Health 2.0 and the Partner’s Connected Health Symposium. Besides authoring a dozen books herself, including the award-winning Meditating With Children, Rozman co-authored the five-book Transforming Series with HeartMath founder Doc Childre. She is a regular columnist with the Huffington Post.
Jodi Berg, PHD
Dr. Jodi Berg is fourth-generation president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Vitamix, a 99-year-young, family-owned, mid-market manufacturer of high-performance blending equipment for the consumer and food service commercial markets. She joined Vitamix in 1997 with the directive to lead the company's overseas expansion. At the time, Vitamix had a presence in a few countries. Under her leadership, Vitamix products now are available in more than 130 countries around the world. She established Vitamix as the world leader in high-performance blending and led the company to organic growth of more than 400%. She was named executive vice president (in 2007), then president (2009) and CEO (2011).
Benjamin Hardy, PHD
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, Big Think, and many others. He is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today and from 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer, in the world, on Medium.com. Dr. Hardy is a fan of our work at xchange and has written several articles referencing the positive impact and powerful results that xchange delivers.
Nilima Bhat, author of “Shakti Leadership,” is a facilitator of personal transformation, coaching individuals and organizations in their quest for conscious evolution. She is an author and international speaker and trainer on organizational culture, conscious business, women in leadership, and self-awareness for work-life balance, as well as Indian wisdom and wellness traditions.
Dr. Philip Merry
Founder & CEO of PMCG, Dr. Phil Merry, is a global leadership and team consultant, coach and speaker for 41 years and has delivered learning events in 61 countries. Phil focuses on team excellence, cultural intelligence, spiritual fulfillment, mindlessness and BEING happy. Phil is the Singapore regional representative for Belbin Team Roles – and has been a Belbin Certified Trainer since 1985. Former head of leadership training for Reuters, Phil works with well-known global organizations, is a United Nations consultant and organized Singapore’s first happiness conference where he created the Search (and book) for Singapore’s Happiest People. Singapore resident since 1990. Phil completed a PhD in synchronicity with David Cooperrider as his supervisor and is the only person in the world with a grounded theory PhD in Leadership & Synchronicity. A Dr Joe Dispenza NeuroChangeSolutions consultant,HeartMath certified facilitator and Appreciative Inquiry consultant, Phil enjoys linking his work with the ability to help leaders transform in times of change.
Dr. Daniel Friedland
Daniel Friedland, MD, an expert on the science of leadership, wellness, and resiliency, authored one of the first textbooks on Evidence-Based Medicine. He was the founding chair of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, which provided neuroscience, mindfulness, and evidence-based leadership training and coaching. As an international expert in applying the framework of Evidence-Based Medicine to enhance decision-making, leadership, and resiliency, Dr. Friedland worked with Fortune 500 companies; healthcare systems and medical groups; the US Army, Navy, and Air Force; Vistage; Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO); Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO); The Global Wellness Summit; Conscious Capitalism —having delivered over 1500 programs and reaching more than 75,000 healthcare and business professionals around the world. He is the author of Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership, which is the foundation for the Awakening Conscious Leadership Experience, powered by xchange.
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Julianna Raye is devoted to deepening people’s ability to practice and understand research-supported mindfulness and to empowering anyone to guide others in its practice. She has been training individuals and groups in the Unified Mindfulness system for over two decades. She received her BA in psychology from Duke University. As CEO, lead curriculum designer, and head trainer at Unified Mindfulness, she is dedicated to disseminating Shinzen Young’s comprehensive mindfulness meditation system through the creation and presentation of educational programs and teacher-training certification programs. Julianna also consults and offers private coaching, as well as onsite and online mindfulness training.
Leigh Mallis has a gift in making the yogic science tools accessible for all of us to use, no matter what our stage in life or belief system. Her superpower as a guide and teacher is holding space for her students to do the work so that they can realize their innate potential and prosperity. Many of her students have found their unique calling after studying with Leigh. She’s empowered students for over 20 years, taught thousands of classes, founded Pranic Soul Yoga School with over 50 graduates, and has held many beautiful retreats including at Blackberry Mountain and Tulum. She’s had extensive training and practice in many yoga traditions including Kundalini, Ahstanga, and Vinyasa.
David Brooks became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003, with his column appearing every Tuesday and Friday. He is currently a commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Mr. Brooks also teaches at Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the No. 1 New York Times best selling author of “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement” In his most recent book, “The Second Mountain”, David explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. He believes our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose.
Yanik Silver has been called a Cosmic Catalyst, a Maverick Mischief-maker and a Galactic Goofball. He redefines how business is played in the 21st century at the intersection of more profits, more fun, and more impact. Yanik is the creator of the Cosmic Journal, author of Evolved Enterprise and the founder of Maverick1000, a global network of top entrepreneurs & visionary entrepreneurs making a serious difference in the world, without taking themselves too seriously. In fact, it’s not unusual to find him dressed as a lemur, a showgirl or even in matching mermaid tails with Sir Richard Branson.
Dr. Yvette Miller
A powerhouse in transfusion medicine, Dr. Yvette Miller is helping to shape clinical practices, broaden awareness and understanding into the plights of those living with sickle cell disease and how blood donors who are Black can help. With a long-distinguished career at the American Red Cross, she serves as the executive medical officer of the donor and client support center in Charlotte, North Carolina. A fierce advocate for leading critical conversations on structural racism and its impact on the social determinants of health, Dr. Miller is Black excellence. Yet, what others may view as Black excellence, the recent Richard J. Davey, M.D. Lectureship Award recipient simply considers her divine purpose.
As Vice President of Human Resources & Sustainable Development at Clarke, Julie has been with the company since 2000 and in that time has developed a Human Resource department, formalized company policies and procedures, streamlined benefit programs and guided organizational development. Most recently she has championed Clarke’s organizational design to foster and advance sustainability initiatives. Julie is a graduate of Lake Erie College in Ohio where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Management. Since joining the human resources profession more than 20 years ago, she has gained a wide knowledge base on a variety of issues and industry types. Her well-rounded experience and knowledge was highlighted when she was honored as the 2013 Human Resources Professional of the Year by the Management Association of Illinois.