“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.
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.
Julie Van Ness
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.
Mark Van Ness
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.
Real Leaders, Director of Digital Media
Kevin Edwards is the Real Leaders Director of Digital Media and hosts our Real Leaders Podcast. In 2016 Edwards brought entrepreneurs, business mavericks, and celebrities stories to life to inspire purposeful careers launching the Real Leaders ShortCuts video series on YouTube.
He believes in order to create a better world, leaders must first realize their higher purpose. In 2018 he released the Real Leaders Podcast to help bridge the gap between generations and inspire listeners of all ages to find their career motive sooner.
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!
CEO of BroadLit – a digital enterprise targeting female readers. A five-time CEO, Cleveland is expert in developing, transplanting and monetizing property rights into major global brands. She is also passionate about female leadership and is incoming chair of YPO’s Women’s Network – leading the initiative for increased female board participation.
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 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.
Geoff is a purpose-driven, impact-oriented capacity builder, having founded KMPact, an independent Leadership Advisory Firm, to focus on “the Business of Sustainability”. He has undertaken various CXO roles with leading organizations – in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors: his mission being to leverage talent to empower and inspire teams to achieve multi-dimensional growth.
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.
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 especially interested in the power of creative storytelling and strategic communication, with a passion for the environment, sustainability, food ethics, health & wellness, and social equality. She believes media can be used as a tool to incite positive change.
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.