Mark M. Whelan FRSA

Collaborative, passionate, positive leader driven to build impact oriented projects and inspire and empower others through techniques that champions #neuroscience and #datascience. I am the Founder and Chief Education Officer of Human Centered Leaders and a Co-Founder of the Social Impact Initiative Beauty will Save the World
I have recently hosted workshops at Stanford and U.K.T.I. initiatives which were attended by C-suite from J.P. Morgan, Stanford University, Kissinger Associates, Apple et al. I have even hosted senior members of the UK Cabinet, along with coaching clients from Fortune 100 companies based in Silicon Valley and even royalty. I have found living in five different cultures (London, Rome, NY, Sydney, LA, Frankfurt, and Palo Alto) has played an important role in my education and evolution.

“Leadership is an exercise in learning and evolution, we must resolve to evolve.”       Mark M. Whelan

My Philosophy

My philosophy is based on the interconnectedness of human condition in  commercial, economic and politics endeavours and the significance of honest and empathetic communication and the courage to face and deal with:

  • The Persistence of Predatory Behaviour, by “Beware of false profits/prophets”
  • The Interconnectedness of Cause and Effect in Our actions on the world around us: “Each second is a note in the symphony of your life.:
  • The important to create and design new habits “Sweep away cliche like the autumn leaves.”
  • The Value of interconnectedness in our identities: “In harmony we speak with one voice.”
  • The tenet that at one point an individual, group or community can gain insight into their habitual action and choose to create a new future  expressed in the maxim “Resolve to evolve.”




Dida Connor is a communications expert who has worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), WHO, UN Women, the Australian Government’s Overseas Aid Programme (AusAID), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, CARE International, Operation Smile and the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (Oxford University). Dida is based in London and Switzerland.


Professional in the Translation and Interpretation field. Founder of Voice, Ink –Translation & Interpretation Boutique, a services firm, with a customer portfolio comprising Multinationals, NGOs, and Governments in the U.S, Canada, Europe, South Africa and the UAE.-

Interpreter to:
*Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate 2006 (2017)
*Prof. David Gross, Nobel Laureate- Physics 2004 (2016)
*H.E. L.T. Landers, DM- Foreign Affairs & Intl. Coop.- Govt. of South Africa (2015)
*Prof. Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate-Economics 2008 (2015)
*Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, Nobel Peace Laureate 2007 (2013, 2014 & 2015)
Marie is based in the Dominica Republic and New York.



Chef Daphne Cheng is one of the most highly sought after plant-based chefs in the world with clients including Stella McCartney, Jessie J, Chris Hemsworth, MIA, Vera Wang, Moby, and numerous top Chinese stars.
Daphne has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, SELF, WSJ, Eater, Well+Good, HK Economic Times, and more.

Her venture Superhuman is building an O2O sustainable lifestyle platform. Daphne and Mark have partnered together on the global leadership initiative “Beauty will Save the World”
Daphne is based in Shanghai and Los Angeles.


Sabinije von Gaffke moderates and facilitates a variety of large, global events, conferences, symposiums and summits within Tech, Leadership, Innovation, ICT, Media, Entertainment, Digital Health to TEDX Talks.

Consultant, strategic advisor and board member of a variety of impact initiatives, startups and investments.
A spokesperson and moderator for WIT – Women in Tech Stockholm, the largest tech conference in the Nordics.
On the leadership council board of leading NGO Vital Voices (founded by Hilary Clinton and Madeleince Albright) and Reach For Change impact venture: BRIDGIT.
About to board an impact female tech fund in Q4 2019.

Prior assignments on stage include: Brilliant Minds Symposium, Nordic Business Forum, Women in IT New York, Women in Tech, ICT Spring Europe, ICE Vox, TEDx, Asteroid Day, Super Content Marketing Conference, SKF ‘Let’s Talk, VideoMecca, SIME Social Impact, Stockholm International Film Festival, The Swedish Mobile Awards etc.