“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.

Grant Schreiber

Grant Schreiber

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. 

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.

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.

Jesse Pyrch

Jesse Pyrch

Alliance Coordinator

Jesse is focused on building long lasting relationships with mission aligned companies and thought leaders. He has built alliances with more than 25 conferences of global significance. Jesse is passionate about sustainability and using business as a vehicle to create social change. You’ll find him at a social impact conference near you.

Cynthia Cleveland

Cynthia Cleveland

Advisory Board

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.

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.

Geoff Trotter

Geoff Trotter

Advisory Board

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.

Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards

Real Leaders, ShortCuts Director

Kevin is a recent graduate from the University of Arizona with a background in Management Information Systems. During his time in college, he served as President of his fraternity and also managed the women’s basketball team. He continues to follow his passion for bringing success stories to life via the Real Leaders video platform “ShortCuts,” that seeks to answer the career questions of young people. He believes there is a leadership lesson in every interview.

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. 

Jacklyn Kawana

Jacklyn Kawana

Young Real Leaders

Raised in Zambia, Jacklyn is a designer and photographer based in Cape Town. She is passionate about design, social impact, the environment and change for good. Jacklyn is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and was also named Child Ambassador of UNICEF Zambia in 2010. You’ll find her thoughts on youth leadership in our Young Real Leaders section. 

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 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.