Meet The Guides
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Connie has been leveraging over 25 years of experience working directly with businesswomen leaders in 17 countries; Connie Osterholt has synthesized her experience as a senior executive, a strategy coach, and mentor to high-net-worth women in 10+ industries, public/private board members, and successful entrepreneurs. For many years, She has been focused on the power of feminine and masculine energy in negotiations, networks, and the many different nuances of business leadership.
Connie is also an author and speaker & for 24+ years worked with Tony Robbins, heading up the leadership programs. As a speaker and facilitator of 5 of his core programs, she trained & managed coaches and worked as a platinum coach with his top clients.
She holds a Ph.D. in psychoneurology.
Connie Osterholt's career is based on understanding teams and individuals. Looking at their behavior and personalities, their mindset all in tandem to help them be more successful, happy, and fulfilled.
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator and is serving as the Chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008, and is founder and chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children’s Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford.
He is often called upon to speak to the future of health, medicine and technology and has given 5 TED and TEDMED Talks.
He has multiple scientific publications and medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco.
Daniel is a member of the Kaufman Fellows Society (Class 13) and member of the Inaugural (2015) class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship.
Daniel’s academic research has focused on: stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, stem cell derived immunotherapies for cancer, bioengineering human T-cell differentiation, and humanized animal models. His research has been published in journals that include Nature and Science. His clinical work has focuses on: bone marrow / hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for malignant and non-malignant diseases in adults and children, medical devices to enable stem cell based regenerative medicine, including marrow derived stem cell harvesting, processing and delivery. He also implemented the first text-paging system at Stanford Hospital.
He is heavily involved in digital health, founded Digital.Health, and is on the board of Healthy.io and advises several digital health related startups. Daniel recently founded IntelliMedicine, focused on personalized, data driven, precision medicine. He is also the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies.
Daniel is an avid pilot and has served in the Massachusetts and California Air National Guard as an officer and flight surgeon with F-15 & F-16 fighter Squadrons. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.
Dr. Chander is a physician, neuroscientist, and futurist who trained at Harvard, UCSF, UCSD, and the Salk Institute. She is Chair of Neuroscience and Faculty of Medicine at Singularity University, Visiting Scholar in Medicine (Bioinformatics) at Stanford (where she was on the Anesthesiology faculty for 8 years), and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center. Her postdoctoral research allowed her to use light-activated ion channels inserted in DNA (optogenetics) to study sleep and consciousness switches in brains. Her goal is to understand neural mechanisms of consciousness, the evolution of human consciousness secondary to human augmentation, and how mapping consciousness in humans may help us to understand consciousness and intelligence in other life forms (e.g. animals, non-terrestrials).
During the Covid19 crisis, she now leads or advises 3 pandemic task forces, including One Shared World’s Global Pandemic Resilience Task Force, a NASA-White House Telehealth task force, and a re-open strategy for the state of California. In response to the need for global resilience, she cofounded Plexxus, a company building the world’s connected global immune system. She is also founder and CEO of lucidify, a tele-neuroICU platform, backed by AI, to map and diagnose brain dysfunction in patients.
Dr. Chander also contributes to space life sciences and medicine. A finalist for astronaut selection and an alumnus of the International Space University, Dr. Chander has performed remote simulations of trauma rescues, anesthesia and surgery in Mars analogue settings with physicians in the US, France, and the Concordia base in Antarctica. She has also been involved with a consortium that elaborated a road-map for studying the effect of microgravity and radiation on the nervous system, cardiovascular system, cognition and sleep. She wishes someday to see the Earth rise from the surface of the moon.
Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life — biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture — is affecting every one of us. He uses storytelling and down-to-earth examples to show how quickly these changes are happening, right now, and where it may head tomorrow. His work and profile have been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, CNBC, Science, and Nature.
Raymond is Chair of Digital Biology at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank devoted to training leaders about exponential technologies; Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious, the hackerspace for biotech, a not-for-profit where professional scientists, DIYbio hobbyists, and entrepreneurs come together to design the next big thing to come out of a Silicon Valley garage; Part of the team that developed next-generation DNA sequencing at Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN), where he worked in bioinformatics, cancer sequencing, and personal genomics.
Raymond’s postgraduate work includes studies at Texas A&M University, Stanford, and UC Berkeley in electrical engineering, computer science, biophysics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology. He has previously worked with Illumina, Ingenuity Systems, Genomera, TANSTAAFL Media, QIAGEN, Viatel, NASA, and other government agencies around the world.
Raymond develops and advises a variety of companies and organizations, including Miroculus (simplifying molecular testing), Innit (connecting people and food), Basepaws (animal genomics), Betterhumans (systems biology for enhancement), Androcyte (longevity genomics research), FREDsense (molecular sensing), Retispec (early detection for Alzheimers), Nanokit (DNA origami), Conservation X Labs (not-for-profit, using unconventional leverage to stop the extinction crisis), Science Debate (not-for-profit promoting science and tech policy discussions), OpenWorm (not-for-profit simulating organisms and brains), and the Platypus Project. Raymond serves on the editorial board for The Journal of Precision Medicine.
Raymond’s favorite project is raising his twin boys to be superheroes.
Barry has been engaged in the field of individual and team transformation for the past 30 years. As both international speaker and facilitator, he works with entrepreneurs, start ups, and organizational leaders who desire to use exponential technology for maximum global impact. By spending his 10,000 hours in listening to leaders from boardrooms to retreats, Barry builds conducive leadership environments where leaders acquire qualities and traits that trusted leadership requires. Barry has been Faculty for Singularity University and Director of be/do labs at Runway Hub. He is currently a consultant and mentor to business leaders and organizations. Barry uses his Masters Degree of Divinity to generate the process of transformation for leaders.
Dr. William Barrett
Bill is a General Surgeon serving critical needs in medically underserved areas in the US and abroad. He is a former NCAA Division 1 middle-distance runner and has a keen interest in healthcare and human performance and has developed a vehicle called Lifesport Longevity to explore and promote the latest developments in health optimization, disease prevention and longevity.
Chris Papaioanu is a highly experienced U.S. Navy fighter pilot and proven performer in demanding executive, operational, and tactical level positions. The son of a former racecar driver, Chris grew up with a passion for speed and technology. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in Mathematics, Chris joined the U.S. Navy where he began an unprecedented career as a Navy fighter pilot. His experience leading and flying in the challenging environment of air combat and global aircraft carrier operations have included Commanding Officer (equivalent to CEO) of the Navy’s elite TOPGUN program, Commanding Officer of the Navy’s integrated strategy and tactics development program (STRIKE), as well as Commander of a Navy fighter squadron flying alongside his team during deployed aircraft carrier operations. Throughout his career, Chris has become an expert at leading teams in performance-driven environments, operational risk management, cultural transformations, and setting organizational visions and paths for success.
David’s passion is to help world leaders transform and develop extraordinary intentions for the global good. He is regarded as the world’s leading expert on exponential leadership, a term he coined a decade ago, believing that great leaders create leaders, not followers. He is the Founder of GEDI, an organization training global leaders for extraordinary, lifetime human performance and led by elite combat warriors, human performance experts, wealth developers, and renowned physicians and scientists. He chaired the board of the world’s leading Quantum Computing software company 1QBit for the last eight years. He is also the founder of the Global Inspirational Goals, a proposal to augment the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on the belief that humanity has greater potential than just to fix global problems. David also served as the Vice President and two-time Director (and Alum) of the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University. His award-winning high-tech ventures have received over 100 million dollars in funding from Silicon Valley’s top investors (Kleiner Perkins, Vinod Khosla, Cisco, Oracle, Accenture, In-Q-Tel…). David used to be a Goldman Sachs Investment Banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group headquarters. He led the development of revolutionary, multi-billion dollar, persistent spy satellites and spacecraft and was a founder of the global U.S. Drone Program, where he later served as a Mission Operations Commander. He served as a Career Officer in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. He began his career as a decorated military Special Agent and officer. He was educated at M.I.T., earning a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, majored in Artificial Intelligence and Bio Computer Engineering, and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Harvard, Stanford, and Berkeley’s Business schools have written and taught case studies on David’s leadership and have been pictured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and featured in the U.S.A. Today, The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, CNN, and many others. His fascination with technology began in the fourth grade after building an early hovercraft drone to carry his sister to the bus stop, powered by what was formerly his mother’s vacuum cleaner and fortunately limited by the length of an electric power cord.
Forbes named Kunal Sood, Founder and CXO of X Fellows and X Summit, as one of the World’s Icons of Impact. With over 20 years of experience as a social impact strategist, producer, and entrepreneur, Sood is on a mission to make the impossible possible. Sood produced and launched Music X Impact at SAP Next-Gen in New York City with Grammy Award-winning artists and recently he launched #WeThePlanet to galvanize the youth and elders around climate action. He also served as executive producer for TEDx at the United Nations bringing Academy Award-winning director Brenda Chapman, The Lion King composer and Grammy winner Lebo M, heads of state, influencers and innovators to the UN. From serving in the slums of Mumbai as a Global Health scientist with Harvard to building global movements at the United Nations General Assembly with industry tech titans such as Marc Benioff, and Heads of State like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sood is uniting exponential leaders to shift the narrative around social impact and entrepreneurship worldwide. Sood also is also the Founder of NOVUS, a summit created to focus on transforming the world using science, innovation, and technology to support the UN Global Goals. Sood launched #WeThePlanet to unite global leaders to reimagine our approach to planet, people, peace, prosperity, and partnership. Sood has convened extraordinary citizens and experiences including the President of the General Assembly’s High Level SDG Youth Dialogue and SDG Innovation to the UN in front of an audience filled with ambassadors, high-level representatives, and young changemakers. As a producer, he challenges and solutions to some of the most pressing global problems facing our world fuels Sood’s work. In every project that he takes on, Sood has made it his life’s purpose to transform the world and positively impact a billion lives over the next decade.
Rich Diviney is a retired Navy SEAL commander. In a career spanning more than twenty years, he completed more than thirteen overseas deployments. As the officer in charge of training for a specialized command, Rich was intimately involved in an extremely specialized SEAL selection process, which whittles a group of exceptional candidates down to small cadre of the most elite optimal performers.
Diviney also spearheaded the creation of a directorate that fused physical, mental, and emotional disciplines. He led his small team to create the first-ever “Mind Gym” that helped special operators train their brains to perform faster, longer, and better in all environments—especially high-stress ones.
Since his retirement in early 2017, Diviney has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant with the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. He’s taught about leadership, optimal performance, and high performing teams to more than five thousand business, athletic, and military leaders from organizations such as American Airlines, Meijer Inc., the San Francisco 49ers, Pegasystems, Zoom, and Deloitte. In January 2021, Rich released his first book. The Attributes. 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance.
Vj Anma is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Vj currently manages Genesis Vault Capital, a blockchain investment fund to invest in the emerging asset class of cryptocurrencies.
Vj created a Cryptoasset Accounting and Tax (CAAT) software that was sold to Ernst and Young in 2018. Prior to that Vj was the Co-founder and CEO of IdeaMarket, a crowd-sourced marketplace that matches extraordinary entrepreneurs with pre-funded concepts to create world-changing companies. He co-founded the company with renowned startup investor and entrepreneur, Bill Gross from Idealab. The company was backed by Steve Case (AOL), Dave McClure (500 Startups), and other prominent angel investors. Vj is passionate about entrepreneurship and mentors several early-stage startups in Silicon Valley on product-market fit, fund-raising and team building.
Vj sold his first company at the age of 22. From there he built and sold a series of others — including mobile messaging platform called AppMe (2012), a visual search engine company called Yometa (2009). Vj was instrumental in starting Getaround, a peer-to-peer car-sharing company, where he currently serves on the advisory board. He was awarded a patent for his invention of the core-technology used in Getaround.
Vj holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a graduate of the inaugural class at Singularity University. He is a member of Mensa International, the high-IQ society. Vj is the recipient of honorary doctorate for his efforts in finding home for children affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. He is a certified yoga-instructor, a life-long meditator and leads a plant-based lifestyle.