Advisory board

Technical team

New members

ELLIE FLOCK, Copywriter: Ellie Flock has a passion for engaging content, 
whether that be effective, evidence-based social policy, an external 
affairs strategy that effects positive change, or a piece of fiction that 
lingers in the mind. She holds an MSc in Global Health from King's College 
London and a Bachelor's degree in Public Health from the College of Charleston.

BLANCA VERGARA, Author: Blanca  Vergara is a woman on a mission: to 
accelerate the emergence of the Heart Centered Economy. Through her books 
and lectures she dares intelligent women to fully express themselves, 
embrace risk,  and lead by example. Among her books are “Women Work Wonders”
 and “One Couple Two Careers”.  She has degrees in IT and Coaching, as well 
as an MBA. Her 25-plus years of international business experience stems from 
working at large firms like Price Waterhouse and the European Space Agency. She 
is fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch.
All articles by Blanca published in, here.

EDMEE SCHALKX, Author: Edmée is a leadership coach and certified Mentor coach
with a track record in coaching business leaders, professional coaches and 
blended learning programmes. She is a keynote speaker and writer on subjects 
related to cultural awareness, the development of the culture competency and 
the impact of culture in organisations and individuals.
All articles by Edmée published in, here.


CRYSTAL JIANG, Ph. D. Advisory Board Member: Crystal Jiang, Ph.D.  26 years
of business and university experience. Associate Professor of Management, 
Bryant University. Executive Board Member of the Academy of International 
Business Northeast Chapter, Associate Editor of the New England Journal of 
Entrepreneurship, and Caucus Committee Chair for the Academy of Management 
Annual Conference in 2018. Crystal is Lego® Series Play® (LSP) facilitator 
with certificate in facilitating and designing LSP workshops for business, 
organizational, team and personal development. Crystal’s research has published
 in premier journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of International 
Business Studies, Journal of World Business, among others. She is a frequent 
speaker at the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business 
Annual Conference. Dr. Jiang’s research has won Best Paper Award at the Academy 
of Management and the Academy of International Business annual conference. Her 
innovation research won finalist for Innovation Management Best Paper Award 
in 2014. She has been interviewed by Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, 
National Public Radio on the evolution of Chinese companies and the Automobile 

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