Jeff Vander Clute
Jeff is helping to build a world based on compassion, joy, and the creative expression of humanity's potential for thriving. He is one spark among many in the emerging Thriving Communities movement, and he is quietly working to weave a meta-movement in which the various movements of Compassion, Happiness, Peace, Resilience, Wisdom, and Thriving Communities are all in conscious relationship. Jeff is the executive director of New Stories, and a founding editor of the Great Transition Stories project. His life is a social and spiritual experiment in partnering with emergence and listening deeply for how to be of greatest service, especially during these times of profound global challenges and opportunities. Previously, as a software engineer, Jeff created an online publishing platform used by over 30 million people and a social-networking platform called Thrive used to “connect the global heart.” He serves on the boards of the Compassionate Action Network International, the Happiness Initiative (board chair), and New Stories - all 501(c)(3) non-profits working to bring forth a restored, "restoried," and thriving world.