“There is an incredible opportunity to make a difference as a ‘Real Leader’ – now”  Sir Richard Branson

Real Leaders is the world’s first sustainable business & leadership magazine. We aim to inspire better leaders for a better world; a world of far-sighted, sustainable leadership that helps find solutions to the problems that 7.5 billion people have created on a small planet. We want to ensure that the next generation of leaders, in all spheres of influence, are exposed to the best and brightest minds in the hope that they are inspired to find profitable business solutions that benefit humankind. Real Leaders advises and positions leaders to thrive in the new economy.

Mark Van Ness

Mark Van Ness

Founder

Mark Van Ness is an active impact investor, advocate for gender-balanced leadership, and has founded several leadership networks promoting business as a force for good. He also founded SVN, a global commercial real estate firm, and served as CEO for 22 years. He is based in the USVI.

Julie Van Ness

Julie Van Ness

President

A seasoned professional in the public relations and event marketing fields for over 20 years, Julie specializes in brand management, promotions and media relations. She is Founder and President of a non-profit that raises awareness around  substance abuse with young people.

Grant Schreiber

Grant Schreiber

Founding Editor

Editor of Real Leaders and founder of Schreiber Media. Twelve years of publishing has seen his company launch new titles for clients in South Africa, UK and the US. He has developed communication and media strategies for top brands, including Laureus and the Parliament of South Africa. Grant is also a best-selling author. 

Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards

Director of Digital Media

Kevin Edwards is the Real Leaders Director of Digital Media and hosts the Real Leaders Podcast to help bridge the gap between generations and inspire listeners of all ages to find their career motive sooner. He brings the stories of entrepreneurs, business mavericks, and celebrities to life to inspire purposeful careers, launching the Real Leaders ShortCuts video series on YouTube.

Carla Kalogeridis

Carla Kalogeridis

Publishing Team Leader

As publishing team leader, Carla Kalogeridis helps guide and support the Real Leaders publishing activities in content strategy as well as marketing and advertising opportunities. Carla has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and B2B publishing and is an award-winning writer and editor.

Noah Willerford

Noah Willerford

Digital Media Coordinator

As a graduate from the University of Arizona, Eller School of Business, Noah’s background is in marketing and management of social media for a variety of companies. He transcends this talent with Real Leaders by bringing inspiring stories to life, via digital media, plus elevating audience engagement and expansion. He’s a force on the basketball court and behind the keyboard!

Charlton Calhoun

Charlton Calhoun

Marketing & Alliance Manager

Charlton has represented Hearst Corporation magazine titles since 2001 in addition to many other publishers. He graduated from Vanderbilt with a BA in Economics. He lives in Colorado and likes to travel abroad, ski, hike and run.

Kevin Maggiacomo

Kevin Maggiacomo

Advisory Board

CEO of commercial real estate company SVN International. The company has been named one of the Most Innovative Brokerage Firms in North America and named in Inc. Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Kevin is committed to building gender equality into the core of his business.

Anne Pratt

Anne Pratt

Advisory Board

Anne Pratt is a multi-awarded business woman and was the Managing Executive of one of South Africa’s leading executive search companies, Memela Pratt & Associates. She was selected for the 2017 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative as one of Harvard’s top 45 business leaders globally. Her Harvard fellowship is designed to teach the world a new leadership paradigm based on the leadership lessons of Nelson Mandela.

Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham

Advisory Board

For more than 30 years, Stedman have been writing books, teaching in colleges, working in communities, leading non-profits and speaking at workshops throughout the world. In all that time, he has come to know one thing: leadership is everything. The needs of the 21st century cannot be met by followers.

Laura Giadorou Koch

Laura Giadorou Koch

Advisory Board

Principle CEO of Dolium Wines and a motivational speaker focused on social entrepreneurship. Laura believes in the power of business to solve the greatest problems facing humanity and inspires people and companies to be a force for good.

Marci Zaroff

Marci Zaroff

Advisory Board

After nearly a decade in natural/organic food and beauty, Marci recognized the “missing link” in the wellness equation, and in 1995, seized the opportunity to launch leading lifestyle brand Under the Canopy, to coin and trademark the term “ECOfashion.” She is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle visionary, authority, innovator and educator.

Simon Mainwaring

Simon Mainwaring

Advisory Board

Simon is the founder of We First, the foremost brand leadership firm that provides strategic consulting and training to transform companies into purposeful social brands and position them for rapid growth, social impact and cultural leadership. 

Laura McKinney

Laura McKinney

Young Real Leaders

Laura is a student at Penn State University studying broadcast journalism and entrepreneurship. At Penn State she serves as the Student Body Vice President and is a television anchor on the school news. She is a firm believer that every person has an authentic story to share and by doing so they will ignite innovation and connectivity throughout the world. 

Tucker Hamilton

Tucker Hamilton

Young Real Leaders

Currently serving as producer, editor, and writer for Young Real Leaders, Tucker prides himself on telling meaningful stories through works of cinematic visual production. Working as a freelance videographer and photographer since 2012, Tucker is majoring in Arts, Media, and Entertainment communications at the University of Arizona. 

Madelyn Dwyer

Madelyn Dwyer

Young Real Leaders

Madelyn is a student at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, where she’s pursuing a minor in Multimedia from the School of Art and Design. She’s interested in the power of creative storytelling and strategic communication, with a passion for the environment, sustainability, food ethics, health & wellness, and social equality.