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Our Vision

To actualize human potential and co-create the wellbeing economy

"YOU CANNOT SOLVE A PROBLEM IN THE SAME CONSCIOUSNESS THAT CREATED IT" - ALBERT EINSTEIN

Abroad is a Human Transformation Platform℠ that combines coaching, education, research, and ancient wisdom to actualize leadership, organizational, and portfolio potential. In the first phase of our mission, Abroad is working with global leadership networks, innovative organizations, and forward-thinking nations to holistically develop leaders and usher forth the Wellbeing Economy for the benefit of all.

We named ourselves Abroad because the pinnacle of our human development occurs in countries like Bhutan and New Zealand, but what Abroad refers to is “seeing beyond the horizon of what we know.”  

Our Values

Our team uses the following principles to guide our strategy and daily rhythms with the understanding it's about the journey, not the destination.

Actualize Our Potential 

We challenge our deepest assumptions and operate with a beginner’s mindset to see beyond the horizon of what we know. 

Entrepreneurial Spirit

We are generative, iterative, and embrace the unknown as an essential path to recognizing our collective potential.

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Autonomy & Accountability

We take full responsibility for our freedom, self mastery, and 
creative impact and therefore attract top talent.

Impact is our Bottom Line 

We motivate from the heart and thrive by generating meaningful and sustained impact for the people we serve.

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Collective Purpose

We cannot do this alone, every relationship matters, and it’s time 
to evolve from competition to cooperation and collaboration.

Abroad Wisdom Board

To ensure the highest integrity of our offerings, we created an advisory board of wisdom keepers to guide the strategy and development of our organization beyond the business/financial aspects. 

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Our indigenous partners have a significant ownership stake in our organization and have full autonomy to use the proceeds toward the social and environmental causes that could benefit most.  
 
The simple truth is without nature, the incredible cultures we visit, and the thousands of years of wisdom that has preceded us on what it means to live a flourishing life, Abroad's vision is not possible. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Abroad

As an international company with team members and clients all over the world, we actively seek to hire team members, contractors, and vendors from all generations and identities. We also acknowledge that we’re learning and growing, and thus are continually becoming aware of the things we can do to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Abroad. 

Meet the People Behind Abroad

The Team

Our exceptional team keeps our international operations running smoothly while ensuring everyone stays connected to our vision

Justin Milano
Founder & CEO
Erin Owen
Chief Coaching Officer
Robert Wolcott, PhD
Chief Serendipity Officer
Chuck Geiger
Technology &
Product Strategy
Dorji Wangchuk, PhD
Chief Wisdom Officer
Ellyn Beale
Operations Manager
Ridham Tarpara
Head of Engineering
Alex Pflaum
Creative Director
Cliff Haggerty
Director of
People & Culture
Jacqui Rose Peterson
Executive Assistant & Account Manager
Jovica Prince
Finance Manager
Jack Shelgren
Manager of
Strategic Partnerships
Marshall Jones
Co-Producer,
Leadership Stories
Joni Esteban
CRM & Outreach
Janine Parziale
Co-Producer,
Evolution Program
Bhavesh Radadiya
Front-End Programmer
Emily Leeb
Coaching Catalyst
Anna Sagalova
Coaching Catalyst
Robert Ziganshin
Audio Editor

Advisory & Wisdom Board

We integrate the collective expertise of our advisors and wisdom 
keepers into both our digital and experiential learning

Ken Wilcox
Chairman Wisdom Board
Pamela Weiss
Mindfulness-Based
Learning
Spencer Lake
Board Observer
& Catalyst
Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD
Somatic Psychology
Nadya Hutagalung
Social &
Environmental Impact
Dorji Wangchuk, PhD
Compassionate Leadership
Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Mindfulness-Based, Somatic Psychotherapy
Matiu Te Huki
Maori Wisdom & Kapa Haka Teacher
Ida Resi Alit
Bali High Priestess
Tim O'Neill
Data &
Information Security
Nim Dorjee
Bhutan
Experience Design
Christopher Gebhart
Storytelling &
Content/Media

Careers

If you would like to join our international team that is driven by a collective purpose to actualize human potential and co-create the wellbeing economy, we have the following positions open:

Full-Time Roles

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Coaches & Facilitators

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If you would like to become an Abroad coach and/or facilitator, please e-mail ellyn@abroad.io.