Real Leaders

Meet the Team

Real Leaders has sponsored hundreds of impact-oriented events, and now, offers membership in a monthly interactive community of purpose-driven leaders. The Real Leaders Impact Collaborative and Meet The Real Leaders monthly gatherings both provide the opportunity for leaders to connect and collaborate for greater impact.
FOUNDER
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Mark 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.

 

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CEO

Julie is a seasoned leader in the global impact movement and passionate about inspiring leaders (of any age) to be a force for positive change. With 25 years of media experience, from ad agencies, nonprofits and fortune 500 companies, she has helped global companies define their purpose and design purpose-driven strategies.

 

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FOUNDING EDITOR

Grant has 25 years of media and publishing experience behind him and has launched 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. He is also a best-selling author.

 

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GENERAL MANAGER

Kevin Edwards is the General Manager and Host of the Real Leaders Podcast a Top 100 Podcast for both US and Canada Business News.  Since 2015 he’s recorded more interviews (500+) with impact CEOs than anyone else in the world in efforts to educate the mainstream about the growing impact movement and future of leadership.

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DIRECTOR OF IMPACT

Working at the intersection of meaning and money has been a career-long pursuit for Brooke. She’s built her career by finding creative solutions to enhance economic opportunity and human potential. Brooke’s worked closely with F50 Companies, Leading Brands, Influencers and world-renowned Life-Strategists to link their growth strategies with a societal purpose to create impact for their people, for their bottom line, and for the planet. Brooke also has created an entrepreneurial incubator for impoverished South African townships. She is based between North America and Cape Town. 

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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

As a graduate from the University of Arizona, Eller School of Business, Noah’s background is in marketing and management of social media. At Real Leaders he brings inspiring stories to life, via digital media, and elevates audience engagement and expansion.

 

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SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

A graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, Madelyn’s background is in advertising and multimedia art. She believes creative storytelling unites people from all walks of life and brings light to essential issues. A creative wizard, she knows her way around a design file, paint brush, and camera.

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EMAIL MARKETING MANAGER

Andre is a marketing technologist with 13 years of experience — spanning Fortune 500 companies to the startup world. Whether it's understanding the various communities of a massive audience or determining the best solutions for a marginalized consumer base, he enjoys turning data into purpose.

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VIDEO PRODUCER

Currently serving as producer and video editor for 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.
 

COPY EDITOR

Carla 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.

 

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ADVISORY BOARD

Linda is founder of LeadHERship Global — an organization that enhances the leadership blueprint of unstoppable women around the world, helping them embrace their power to be the best version of themselves - in work and life. Imagine if you could overhear confidential, unfiltered conversations between the world’s most influential and inspirational women? 

 

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ADVISORY BOARD

Kwame has creative agency experience at Sid Lee, Anomaly, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA\Media Arts Lab and Y&RVML on global brands including Procter & Gamble, Apple, Nike, Facebook, Spotify, Adidas, Uniqlo, Stella Artois, Captain Morgan, American Express, General Mills, Renaissance Hotels and Toyota.

 

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ADVISORY BOARD

As the creator of S.H.E. Summit & the Whole-Life Leadership Method, Claudia's mission is to advance your highest, whole-life leadership potential and unlock the extraordinary leader in you for your wellbeing, family, career, workplace and community. 
 

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John Denniston is a Co-Founder and the Executive Chair of Shared-X, an
agriculture impact company that has lifted smallholder incomes up to 5x and soil carbon concentration
3.5x through regenerative agriculture.
Previously, John was a Senior Partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield &
Byers. Before that, John was a Managing Director and the Head of Technology Investment Banking for
the Western U.S. for Salomon Smith Barney. John began his career with a California-based law firm.

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Parneet Pal is a Harvard- and Columbia-trained physician working at the intersection of lifestyle medicine, technology and behavior change. An educator and science communicator, she applies her subject matter expertise to optimize human health and its impact on business leadership and planetary wellbeing.

 

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Having spent 18 years in digital innovation and strategy, Joanna is certain the data, talent, and technology already exists to solve the world's biggest problems; including our climate crisis. She thrives on building momentum, making things happen and unleashing potential; whether that's the potential of teams in how they work together, or of digital products in serving their users and the greater good.

 

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INTERN

Ryley is a recent college graduate with creative work experience in graphic design. As an intern with Real Leaders since 2020, he’s created many internationally published graphics for the print and digital magazine. 

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Ramona Stanley is a media studies and film student at the University of San Francisco. She is currently working as an intern at Real Leaders as part of a summer internship program. She also edits videos for Real Leaders social media pages.