Our Advisors

Kate Blake | Founder & Chief People Officer, 6xProject

Capacity Building

A Certified PMP, with a BA in Psychology, and a MA in International Management, Kate a successful entrepreneur and the co-author of the book “The Roadmap to a Meaningful Career”. She discovered her passion for people and talent for “out of the box” thinking while negotiating with the catholic school nuns as a 5th grader and has been crafting it ever since.

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Nancy Carroll | Consultant/Strategist

business structure & strategy

With over 25 years entrepreneurial experience, Nancy has co-founded two for profits, one is traded on NASDAQ and two non-profits, with Laurance Rockefeller as a benefactor, from the ground up. Her expert leadership skills led both non-profit organizations in developing global hubs for communities focused upon positive individual and social change. An expert strategist and financial planner, she developed all operating budgets, forecast/projected budgets, designing marketing and publicity plans while always increasing revenue. Under her vision and direction she helped produced leading-edge intellectual capital that continues to be distributed nationally and internationally.

Eric Frothingham | Founder: LifeLaunchr, Co-Owner:One World Play Project (formerly One World Futbol Project)

Business Structure & Strategy

Eric is an award-winning social entrepreneur and attorney with high level business, relationship development, and legal skills – focused on business development for ventures that provide social and financial benefit. Experienced corporate executive/general counsel with technology law background. In 2010, Eric was SF YMCA’s Youth Volunteer of the Year.

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Steve Landman | CEO, Carego International

Business Structure & Scaling

Early Oracle employee and serial entreprenuer, focused on improving education and health care in impoverished areas around the planet.

Jonathan Lowenhar | Start up Operator and Advisor

Scaling & Building Capacity

Jonathan advises a select set of technology CEOs. He helps early companies to launch, young businesses to grow and maturing enterprises to reach scale. His mission is to serve founders, and he’s been fortunate to have had great success across an array of domains so that he can give back to those early stage companies bringing new technological art to the world.

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Lorne Needle | Curriculum Development/People Programs Manager, Google

Business Strategy & Scaling

Lorne manages Curriculum Development within Google’s People Operations organization, building world class educational programs for learners across the globe. An experienced general manager with track record of success at building and leading high-performing teams, leveraging resources to innovate and scale major new initiatives, improving complex systems and operations enterprise-wide, developing strategy with executive and board leadership, and managing to the bottom line. Lorne is a lifelong youth worker who is fiercely committed to better lives and better futures for young people.

Stephanie Sears, Ph.D. | Sociology Professor and Dept. Chair, USF

Program & Curriculum Support

Stephanie Sears is an associate professor and sociology department chair at the University of San Francisco. She received her BA in psychology from Stanford University, and her MA and PhD from Yale University’s joint program in African American Studies and Sociology. Professor Sears’ research interests include gender, race and ethnicity, youth cultures, and power and marginalization.

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Benjamin Schick | Leadership Coach & Organizational Consultant

Business Strategy & Growth

For the past 25 years, Ben has been engaged in uplifting people’s social, economic and personal lives through the power of organizational development, leadership coaching, online and offline media engagement, and activism.

Kathleen Scott, Ph.D. | Elementary School Administrator

Program & Curriculum Support

Kathleen Scott is a career educator. She taught elementary, middle, and secondary levels for ten years, then served as an elementary principal for 30 years in four school districts. She provided staff development and curriculum planning both as an independent consultant and as a district curriculum director.

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David Mitroff, Ph.D. | Founder and Chief Consultant, Piedmont Avenue Consulting

Marketing & Sales

David has an extensive educational background, in addition to professional sales training, which includes a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with coursework in Business Administration, Legal Studies, and Marketing providing a foundation for excellent critical and analytical thinking, business strategy, relationship building, and networking.