Partners and Principal Consultants
Dixon de Leña Since 1981, Dixon has consulted, coached and designed training for over 200,000 people, mainly C-suite executives, managers, and innovation project teams, to invent new possibilities for leadership culture, engagement, and innovation in teams and organizations. As the former CEO of Producere Inc., he consulted and advised companies in several industry groups in the Fortune 50/100/500 and with organizations in the private and public sectors in North America and Europe.
In 1999 he co-founded Integral Partnerships LLC with Dr. Paul Ray, Sherry Anderson, Mark Gerson, Bob Stilger and Maurice Zilber, and is currently Managing Partner. Their original intention would deploy Dr. Ray’s Cultural Creatives research to inspire an integral partnership between business, government and civil society for a sustainable future. Dixon advocates the business community to adopt sustainability practices and to be accountable and transparent of its environmental, social and economic impact. He promoted industry associations LOHAS (Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability) and Green America Green Business in North America, Europe, Hong Kong, and China.
In leadership development programs, Dixon and colleagues introduce contexts and practices from ancient and contemporary disciplines to help clients evolve their awareness and psychological maturity so they might thrive while fulfilling the demands of modern organizational life.
Dixon is a life-long learner of ancient and contemporary transformation, including philosophy, spirituality, ontology, emotional/somatic/social/ecological/spiritual intelligence, adult development, tai chi, inquiry, meditation, The Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition™ and The Diamond Approach™. He is a contributing author to the business anthology, “Einstein’s Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination, and Excellence in the Workplace”. Dixon was a member of Cohort #1 of the Sustainable Management MBA Program of Bainbridge Island Graduate Institute, now the Sustainable MBA Program at Pinchot University.
Valorie de Leña, M.A., Senior Partner. Valorie’s focus is consulting and coaching couples and business partners who are cultivating mutually empowering relationships. Formerly an Adjunct Faculty member of our Executive Development Intensives, Valorie brings her experience and expertise of working with individuals and couples as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, a member of The Ridhwan School and a student of The Diamond Approach™.
Valorie views the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit in the individual development process that supports the aliveness created when two are uniquely gathered together in relationships. She finds this process of the journey of two people to be spontaneous, creative and extremely meaningful for the continual development of mutually empowering relationships in the world today.
Our History and Founding Partners
In 1999, Dixon de Leña, Dr. Paul H. Ray, Sherry Anderson, Mark Gerzon, Bob Stilger and Maurice Zilber founded Integral Partnerships LLC. Dr. Ray’s breakthrough market research discovered an emerging subculture of 50 Million American adults living, consuming and voting from a unique set of transformational values. These “Cultural Creatives”, as Ray called them, were our inspiration to help integrate Business, Planet and Society. Armed with our skills and experience as veteran change agents and with Ray’s market data, we set out to convince leaders in business, government and civil society that sustainable living was not only possible, there was a demand for it! For the next 10 years, we shared the research data with interested leaders of business, finance, political parties, governments and social movement groups in North and South America, Europe, China, Korea and Japan.
By 2010, after many of the founding partners retired or moved on to other projects and Dixon de Leña took over as CEO. He declared the new focus and mission of Integral Partnerships is to make empowerment possible through the creation of integral partnerships across our global community before the end of this century.
If you’re curious whether you’re a Cultural Creative you can find the questionnaire here.
The Cultural Creatives research data helped in the formulation of the LOHAS industry association, now a global movement for organics, natural lifestyle, alternative health and sustainability.