GLP Faculty

MESA Research Group and SOIL are privately held consulting and education groups comprised of former university academics and business leaders. Together they have offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Shanghai, and Delhi.

MESA Research Group (MESA) is a global consulting and leadership development company focused on helping organizations build and deploy global growth strategies and develop globally effective leaders. We are probably best described as a half-way house for practical academics and thoughtful practitioners. Our unique value proposition is the development of frameworks for crafting and deploying breakthrough business strategies within a global marketplace with particular emphasis on strategic agility, interpersonal effectiveness, and contextual intelligence.

The School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) is a holistic business school that builds inspired leaders by enabling people to know who they are, recognize their purpose and realize their full potential, in order to build organizations of consequence. Through a curriculum delivered by global academicians, international consultants and industry practitioners, SOIL distinguishes itself through creating leaders who value the well-being of all stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, community and the environment.

Faculty Members

Milton J. Bennett

Dr. Milton J. Bennett has been active in the intercultural field since 1967. He served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Micronesia from 1968-1970 and returned to complete his doctorate in intercultural communication and sociology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree in psycholinguistics from San Francisco State University.

Dr. Bennett is a founding director of the Intercultural Development Research Institute (IDRInstitute), which sponsors innovative research in the area of intercultural competence. Based on these investigations and other work in intercultural relations, he creates and conducts programs in domestic and international diversity for corporations and other organizations. He addresses high-potential managers and executives of global corporations in the U.S., Asia, and Europe on topics of global leadership and the development of intercultural competence.  He also conducts seminars for corporate trainers and university faculty in Japan, Italy, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, and the U.S. He has served on the teaching faculties of the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth University, the Boeing Leadership Center, Eni Corporate University (Italy), Motorola University, Telenor Corporate University, and the Stockholm School of Economics. He currently is associated with the Global Leadership Program of MESA Research Group (USA) and the IDRAcademy (Italy).

Dr. Bennett is well-known for his Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and the Intercultural Development Inventory, which are used internationally to guide intercultural training design and to assess intercultural competence. He has received the highest awards for excellence from the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) and from NAFSA: Association of International Educators.  Earlier in his life, he was a Westinghouse Talent Search winner for his work in science. He continues that interest through reading in the philosophy of science and as an instrument-rated private pilot.

For 15 years, Dr. Bennett was a faculty member at Portland State University in Oregon, where he created their graduate program in intercultural communication. He is now an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Sociology of the University of Milano–Bicocca in Italy, where he teaches graduate courses in intercultural development. He is co-author (with Edward Stewart) of the revised edition of American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Intercultural Press, 1991), a reviewer for the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, the editor of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Selected Readings (Intercultural Press, 1998) containing a number of his chapters and articles, the co-editor and contributor to the third edition of The Handbook of Intercultural Training (Sage, 2004), and the author of many articles on intercultural competence and global leadership for American and European publications.

In 1986, Dr. Bennett co-founded The Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI), a non-profit educational foundation designed to foster an awareness and appreciation of cultural difference in both the international and domestic arenas. ICI offers a master’s degree in intercultural relations (in conjunction with the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California), and it conducts the annual Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, a professional development academy which draws about 500 participants each year from throughout the United States and abroad to three weeks of intensive seminars with 50 prestigious faculty.

Camden C. Danielson

Cam is a partner at MESA Research Group and co-founder and principal at Odyssey, Inc.  His work focuses on assisting leaders and management teams to revision future direction and opportunity amid the turbulence of personal, organizational, and societal change.  Cam has distinctive competence in delivery of mindfulness workshops, executive development programs, building and leading high performing teams, and executive coaching.  His research has appeared in The Integral Leadership Review, The Monroe Institute Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Business Horizons, and The American Benedictine Review.  His current research on the effects of long-term practice in meditation has been published as a book entitled: Beyond the Horizon: Glimpses into the Lives of Exceptional Leaders.

Cam has designed and/or conducted executive development programs for organizations such as 3M, Aditya Birla Group, AT&T, BAE, Brambles, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Danone, Dow Chemical, EDS, Eli Lilly & Co., ExxonMobil, FedEx, GDF Suez (Engie), Ingersoll-Rand, Kohler Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, The Nature Conservancy, Philips, Polaris Software, Rolls-Royce, Saudi Aramco, Schneider Electric Industries, Whirlpool, and Xerox.

He has consulted with organizations on formulating a corporate learning strategy, improving organizational performance, and building and leading effective teams.  His clients have included Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Wellpoint), AT&T, Boston Scientific, Chemtura, CIGNA, FedEx, Eli Lilly & Co., Mt. Sinai Medical Center, The Nature Conservancy, Old National Bancorp, Agility, and the University of Notre Dame.

He has worked with more than a thousand leaders in a review of their individual goals and personal effectiveness to chart the next phase in their leadership journey.  He has coached senior leaders at Aditya Birla Group, GDF-Suez (Engie), Indus Towers, Ingersoll-Rand, Kohler Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, Philips Lighting, Schneider Electric, The Nature Conservancy, and UTi.  He has worked extensively with emerging leaders at ExxonMobil.

Cam developed the Global Partnership for Executive Development, a joint venture between the Kelley School of Business, The European Center for Continuing Education (CEDEP), and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), one of the first global consortiums to be offered by a leading business school.  He is currently director of the Global Leadership Program, a consortium of companies on three continents focused on development and delivery of a senior executive leadership program.

Cam’s background includes 15 years leading the office of executive education at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  He was a speechwriter for the President of Indiana University and a member of the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Cam received a B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Kansas, a Medieval Studies Certificate and an M.A. in English Literature from Indiana University.  He is a graduate of the Xerox Middle Management Program (1990), a participant in the American Center for International Leadership’sUS-USSR Exchange Program (1985), and a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School (1981).

William H. Davidson

William H. Davidson (Bill) served as a tenured Professor at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, from 1985 to 1998, until his extracurricular activities prevailed and he entered the business sector on a full-time basis.  In academia, he was acknowledged as the most widely cited academic in international management during the 1985-1995 decade by the Journal of International Business Studies.  His book 2020 Vision (with Stan Davis) was selected as the Best Business Book of the year by Fortune Magazine in 1992.  He has written seven other books on management, including The Amazing Race.  His latest book, Breakthrough, was published by John Wiley Press in 2004.   He is currently finishing a new book entitled Great China, with Dumas Ting.

In 1984, Bill founded MESA Inc., a management consulting firm acquired by Deloitte & Touche in 1996. MESA’s clients included more than half of the US Fortune 100 and numerous global corporations.  As a national partner at Deloitte, Bill had leadership responsibilities for its telecom and media consulting practice during 1996-98, when the practice experienced about ten-fold expansion.

Bill was a founding faculty member of the Kokusai Daigaku(International Business School of Japan); the US-Japan Friendship Society; and also the Dalian Institute, the first program in the PRC for training  Chinese leaders in western management theory and practice, all in the 1980’s.  More recently he was a founding faculty member of the School of Inspired Leadership, a new business school based on a triple bottom line model in Delhi, India.

Bill has served on six public company boards and a number of private boards.  He has served as non-executive chairman of three companies, including Broadcast International(BCST), and Aquahydrate, a high-tech water company.

As a consultant, Bill has been actively involved in a number of projects, starting with the business plan and business design for the IBM PC in the early 1980’s.  He was also a member of the core team that created IBM’s Services business in the 1990s.  Bill has participated in a number of high tech start-ups, including his first venture company, PairGain, the developer of DSL technology, and most recently Autogenomics and Trendpoint.

He has assisted a number of companies in shaping and executing their overall strategic planning processes and is currently engaged in several such efforts.

Bill continues to be active in the arena of global leadership development. His company, Management Education Services Associates, provides global leadership development services to a number of leading firms, including ExxonMobil, GDF Suez, Schneider, UTi Worldwide, Mahindra and Mahindra, Ingersoll-Rand and more.

He earned an AB in economics, an MBA, and a doctorate in business administration, all from Harvard University.  He is an active surfer, golfer and skier, and he plays on an adult ice hockey team with his oldest son.

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Francois Dupuy

Prior to being appointed as Chairman of Mercer Delta France, François was Professor of Management at the Kelley School of Business Indiana University, and Affiliate Professor of Psycho-sociology of Organizations at INSEAD, Fontainebleau France. His work focuses on strategic analysis of organizations as a tool for diagnostics of organizational issues and change management. Among various books and articles, he is the author of the Manpower award-winning “The customer’s victory” (1999)“The chemistry of change” (2001), The Sciences Po/Le Monde award-winning “Sharing knowledge” – McMillan Business – Palgrave Publisher (2005) and “La fatigue des élites”La République des Idées, Le Seuil, PARIS, (2005). “Lost in management: la vie quotidienne des entreprises au XXIème siecle”. Paris, éditions du Seuil, 2011-“Business for the 21st century: towards simplicity and trust”. London, Macmillan Business, 2011.

François left Mercer Delta in Septembre 2005. He is currently working as an independent sociologist.

François has been involved in executive education on the INSEAD campus since 1984 and has been the director of customized programs for France Telecom, Valeo, Fortis bank, and Aviva, as well as the GEP, a Global Executive Program jointly delivered by INSEAD and Indiana University.

Before joining INSEAD François spent 10 years as fellow researcher at the French Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (1974-1984). Leaving this organization in 1984 he created and developed his first consulting company, Stratema/SMG (1984-1995).

François works with multinational corporations to diagnose organizational barriers to successful change and business growth. The diagnostic process illuminates the organizational context (place) and practice (behavior) that is preventing successful adoption and implementation of business objectives. He has worked with top management teams in companies such as Air France, Air Liquide, Bobst, Credit Lyonnais, Electrabel, France Telecom, Fortis Bank, l’Oreal, Monsanto, Renault, Societe Générale, Telecom Italia, Usinor, etc.

François received a BA in History from La Sorbonne in 1969, a BA in Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1971). He also graduated from the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies in 1974 and the Paris School of Journalism in 1971. He is the author of several books and numerous articles.

Carlos Escario


Carlos Escario graduated in Business Administration; he also has an MBA from IESE Business School and a master degree in marketing by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is also a doctorate (in process) by the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

He commenced his entrepreneurial work as a founder of S.L.I. (Integrated Logistics Services) in 1991. SLi became a Spanish leading organization in the logistics and transportation industry, with subsidiaries in U.K., Italy, Nederland, Belgium, Portugal, Hungary and United States. In 2002, S.L.I merged with UTi Worldwide, a USA based global logistics organization, NASDAQ listed.

As an executive, Carlos developed different executive roles as vice-president of Sales and Marketing and President Client Solutions for Europe, North Africa and Middle East region. From UTi California Head office he led Global Strategy office and following as President of the 54 countries in the region of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. In the different roles, he has been part of the Global Executive Board. UTi has a worldwide presence with 540 offices and operational centres and 21.000 employees distributed in 62 countries. From a revenue perspective, UTi operates among the 10 largest organizations in its industry worldwide.

He is an Honorary Professor and Executive Advisor for the University International Strategy at CEU Cardenal Herrera and also develop his academic activities in San Telmo International Institute, Basque Culinary Center, EDEM Entrepreneurship School and European Business School. Carlos is partner and faculty in GLP (Global Leadership Program), a group of global corporations with base in Asia, Europe and North America. As visitor professor, he teaches at the Leadership Center of the Catholic University San Pablo of Arequipa (Peru) and in the American Liberty University (USA) and supports the executive education programs of the University of Notre-Dame in Central and South America. Carlos is Fellow of the International Academy of Management.

He has participated in Achieving Breakthrough Services program from Harvard Business School (Boston) and has been trained at the Robbins Research Institute, with Richard Bandler in Human Engineering Design and with Professor Luis Huete in the areas of transformation, Clienting and innovation. He is also a member of the American Marketing Association.

Acts as a board member of several UTi Boards of Directors and Trustee of Delivering Better Lives Charitable Foundation.

Carlos lives in Madrid with Natalia, his wife, and his two children.

Pam Fuhrmann

Dr. Pamela Fuhrmann facilitates development experiences through leadership programs, retreats, and coaching in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She focuses on developing the full capacity of each individual through fostering greater awareness of their internal environment and personal operating assumptions in order to be more capable of working with complexity, uncertainty, and change. Her perspectives on learning and development are built from twenty years of experience in the field of executive education and her studies in adult learning and development, leadership coaching and development, and depth psychology.

Pam is a Partner at Odyssey Inc. ( and an Associate at MESA Research Group Group ( She has experience working with leaders at Aditya Birla Group, Engie, ExxonMobil, Indus Towers, Ingersoll-Rand, Kohler Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, Novelis, Philips Lighting, Polaris Software, Schneider Electric Industries, SCOR, Suez, and United Way.

Pam received a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012. Doctorial writings on the role of the archetypal feminine in individual development, particularly in the areas of building a relationship with other, managing paradox and competing orientations, and dealing with complexity and interdependencies. Complementing her doctoral work is her Educational Psychology from Indiana University, 2006, with a focus on adult learning.

In further support of her coaching practice, Pam is completing an Organizational and Leadership Coaching Certificate through Fielding Graduate University with International Coaching Federation credentials, January 2016.  Pam is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Leadership Circle Profile® 360 assessment instrument, and Coaching using a Developmental Perspective. She is an International Associate Member of the Association for Coaching and a Member of the International Coaching Federation.

Pam has served as conference presenter for Psyche and Society|Society and Business: Leadership Development and the Integration of the Modern Psyche, Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS); Psyche, Conscious Development, and the Divine Feminine in the Modern Era, JSSS; and as a panel presenter for Conscious Leadership, The Integral Leadership Collaborative Conference.  She is a Founding Member of InClaritas, an international association dedicated to envisioning the future of leadership, and a Member of the Society of Consulting Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association dedicated to the psychological aspects of work at an individual and organizational level.

Previously, Pam served as the Director of Finance and Operations for the Office of Executive Education at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  Her experience ranged from building new lines of business, the administration of corporate relationships, and the management of HR functions, to financial forecasting and planning, and the development of financial policy and practices. Additionally, Pam has worked for a solution-driven online education firm with responsibilities in business development, instructional design, and project management.

Jason Hunter

In his role as Senior Global Practitioner for the Blue Ocean Strategy Network, Jason Hunter has lead successful blue ocean strategy development initiatives to some of the world’s most recognizable organizations including Pfizer, Danone, Toshiba, General Electric, Samsung, and L’Oreal. Currently, he is leading a White House initiative focused on dramatically raising the value proposition of American higher education.

As an INSEAD Executive Senior Fellow he has taught strategy, innovation and leadership to executives at many of the world’s leading business schools and corporate campuses in Europe, Asia, and North America. In this position, Jason has worked closely with Professors W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne in the development of the family of practical tools and methodologies behind Blue Ocean Strategy & Value Innovation. Prior these posts, Jason worked at the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Global Business Network – Europe, Strategos Institute, and the London School of Economics.

Jens Meyer

In his role as Senior Global Practitioner for the Blue Ocean Strategy Network, Jason Hunter has lead successful blue ocean strategy development initiatives to some of the world’s most recognizable organizations including Pfizer, Danone, Toshiba, General Electric, Samsung, and L’Oreal. Currently, he is leading a White House initiative focused on dramatically raising the value proposition of American higher education.

As an INSEAD Executive Senior Fellow he has taught strategy, innovation and leadership to executives at many of the world’s leading business schools and corporate campuses in Europe, Asia, and North America. In this position, Jason has worked closely with Professors W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne in the development of the family of practical tools and methodologies behind Blue Ocean Strategy & Value Innovation. Prior these posts, Jason worked at the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Global Business Network – Europe, Strategos Institute, and the London School of Economics.

Anil Sachdev

Anil Sachdev is the Founder and CEO of Grow Talent Company Limited and the School Of Inspired Leadership-SOIL. Grow Talent was created in July 2000 and became the leader in the strategic HR consulting industry by 2006. It enabled a large number of global and local organizations to achieve breakthrough performance by realizing the potential of their people and creating a talent advantage.

In October 2008, Anil and the other co-founders of Grow Talent entered the field of Education by creating SOIL- the School of Inspired Leadership. This innovative School has been co-created by a consortium of 32 leading firms such as Aditya Birla Group, Dr Reddys, Hindustan Unilever, Infosys, Johnson and Johnson, Kohler, Larsen and Toubro, Mahindra, Max, Maruti Suzuki, Nokia, SAS, SAP SRF, Schneider, Symphony, Tata Steel, TVS Motors, Volvo-Eicher etc. It has a focus on the five pillars of inspired leadership: Compassion, Diversity, Ethics, Mindfulness and Sustainability. In August 2010, a Research study of IIM- Ahmedabad named it as a ‘game changer’ in Higher Education and in November 2010, the case study on the model of SOIL was named as amongst the top 3 Innovations in India along with the innovations of Tata Chemicals and Indian Oil Corporation by an eminent Jury of the All India Management Association.

Anil’s experience in India and across the world covers areas such as talent management, strategic change and organizational transformation. Recognised as a thought leader in leadership development and organizational transformation, Anil has done pioneering work with leading global and local firms. He has spoken at national and global conferences all over the world and has written contributory pieces for leading publications. He has been adjunct Faculty to leading business schools such as Indian School of Business, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, GMI, Flint Michigan, Antioch University, Seattle, Ohio University and the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Anil began his career with Tata Motors in 1975 after completing his MBA from the University of Pune and joined Eicher in 1978 and worked in HR, operations and TQM. He is the Founder of Eicher Consultancy Services and was its CEO till 2001.

He is active in management circles and has held several public offices such a Chairman of National Committee on Industrial relations and Regional Committee on Human Resource Development of Confederation Indian Industry. Anil serves on the Academic Committee of CEDEP, the Leadership Institute at Fontainbleau, is a member of the Global Compassion Council Charter for Compassion International, Chairs the National Committee on Human Resources of the Confederation of Indian Industry of India and is a Trustee of Chinmaya Mission, a Global spiritual NGO. His biography appears in “Who’s who of the world” published by Marquis in 1991.

Dumas Ting

Dumas Ting served as the CFO of Shanghai during the rapid growth and development of the city in the 1980s under Mayors Jiang Ze Min and Zhu Rong Ji (who later became China’s president and premier, respectively).

Dumas is the co-author with Zhu Rong Ji of “Blue Print for China’s National Economy” which was released in 1984.  This report laid out the economic development roadmap that China has lived by for the last 20+ years.

He is the former President of Shanghai Aviation.  In that role, he was the architect of the first major US-China joint venture, which manufactured wide-body McDonnell Douglas aircraft in Shanghai.

Dumas was the Chief Business Representative from the PRC to the USA, 1989-1999, responsible for all Chinese business with the USA during this period.

 From 2000-2003 Dumas was the CEO, Asia Guarantee Fund and currently he is the President, MESA Research Pacific Rim where he is focused on the development and implementation of international cooperation projects.

David Womeldorff

David Emerald Womeldorff is a co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA). As director of the center’s Organizational Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, David’s passion is in supporting individuals, teams, and organizations in leading and working from an outcome-focused and passion-powered orientation. His principals and frameworks are based on his 30 years of study, observation and application of his lessons of collaboration, leadership and organization development with a wide range of individuals and organizations.

David is also a senior consultant for The Leadership Circle and the Full Circle Group. He currently serves as an Executive Coach on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business (Executive Education) flagship Executive Integral Leadership Program, an innovative program for Executive MBA students and business executives, as well as a Faculty Facilitator in certain non-degree, custom programs. He is also a coach in Mesa Research Group’s Global Leadership Program, a consortium of multi-national corporations with participants from every major continent.

Previously, David was Consulting Director of Bank One Corporation’s Learning and Leadership Development, a corporate team of education and organization development professionals; Acting Director of Executive Education and Senior Development Consultant, managing and co-facilitating their highly-acclaimed Leadership Development Program. He also managed and served on the faculty team of the bank’s Leading Strategic Change Executive Development Program, conducted through the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. David served Bank One as an internal and external consultant and manager for 10 years.

Writing under the pen name of David Emerald, he is the author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), a teaching story about Self LeadershipHe is also co-author of the TED* for Diabetes: A Health Empowerment Story.  David’s books are sold worldwide and available as e-books.

His TED*™ framework is included in the curriculum of the University of Notre Dame’s “Management and Leadership Certificate” e-learning program. He is a frequent guest presenter and facilitator on leadership topics, building collaboration and various applications of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) ™ frameworks.

As a speaker and workshop leader, David uplifts, enlightens and inspires individuals and groups to reach new levels of collaboration through empowering relationships. David is conversational, entertaining and approachable as he shares his simple, yet profound, philosophies. At the end of the day, participants walk away feeling empowered, and eager to take action.

David holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University (Dayton, OH), where he also was the first student to design his own undergraduate degree, entitled “Community and Communication.” He now makes his home on Bainbridge Island, WA in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

“This course brought out the best in me and brought a spotlight on my capabilities that pre-existed and the ones that were absent. Additionally, getting to know and working together with a core group of globally dispersed colleagues has been an absolute privilege. A true turning point for me personally and professionally” – GLP Participant