Director of Ojai Council in Schools
"Practicing council – listening and speaking to one another from the heart – changes the nature of our relationships, brings perspective, awareness, empathy, and accountability, and makes us more capable and resilient as individuals and communities."
Marc became involved with council in 2005 when, as a parent volunteer, he became an intern and then a facilitator of classroom councils at his daughters’ elementary school. Practicing council and sharing the practice with others has been an expanding part of his life ever since. In addition to working with Council in Schools as a consultant, facilitator, trainer, and now CIS Co-Director, Marc was a member of the board of directors of The Ojai Foundation for many years, using council for organizational leadership and governance. He is a certified facilitator of Restorative Community Conferences. A former teacher, Marc is also a lawyer and mediator, providing legal representation and dispute resolution services to families, communities, businesses, schools, and organizations.
Selina Jazz Gudnæs
Founder of Vinge Lilleskole, CirkelBo and Heart to heart Movement
“Living from the heart, always seeking heart coherence, brings out the best of who you are and offers you a way to see the world through the eyes of of a more pure, loving, compassionate and clear perspektive. Furthermore it will bring you in alignment of what you truly desire.“
Selina started with her study in HeartMath in 2009. Before that she was teaching and consulting in coaching, drama, yoga and dance.
She first got introduced to council when she was just 18 years, on her travel in Israel
In 2014 Selina decided to take a Council facilitator training course with Rob Dreaming.
Council and the knowledge from Heartmath are both core values in all of her work and projects.