Our MISSION: To Awaken the Leader Within.


Leadership defines every generation. When achieved, innovation and change become real possibilities. Sustainable Worldwide Leadership begins today, with all of us. As we become more effective leaders in our own lives, we will reconstruct our conversations so that we can take action addressing the mutual concerns of the people around us.

Our Mission is to create the structures that enable and promote Leadership within every individual in the world, and to coordinate effective actions with others in order to maintain our existence on Earth.

We all have one vision: The promotion of a vibrant, peaceful and thriving planet.

Each one of us is working on a piece of this vision, be it the environment, education, social justice, nutrition and health, etc.. These are like fingers of a single hand.

Our true purpose is to band together in service of the common vision. It is the only way our vision can be realized. We need to function as an eco system, supporting each other’s efforts and insuring that every part of the system receives what it needs to be healthy.

To achieve the above vision our Leadership conference has two overarching objectives:

1. To bring leaders together to create a new paradigm for Leadership; one that consists of new structures and models for alignment and collaboration between leaders . Imbue the conference with this spirit.

2. Create a strong sense of urgency to inspire everyone attending the conference to step up and become a leader for change in his/her own community,
equipped with these new structures and models to sustain their leadership roles long after the conference ends.

JOIN US  for our Leadership Conferences, Salons, and workshops. 

Leaders Causing Leaders Team:


Kenneth Schwenker – Founder of Leaders causing Leaders – is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and veteran film maker with more than 20 years in the business. He has produced over thirty feature films with budgets up to $100 million, talents involve academy award winning Juliann Moore, David Duchovney, Billy Bob Thornton, Rebecca De Mornay, and Uma Thurman. Ken has been involved in all aspects of development, production and post-production. Kenneth is a successful entrepreneur that has packaged and developed film projects as well as helped secure stars and financing for many projects including Dream Works’ “Evolution” with Juliann Mooreand and David Dukovney  and  “The Winner” with Rebecca De Mornay.

 Among other things, Kenneth has worked as a consultant for US media groups, Destiny Entertainment Productions and many other companies in license purchasing, trading, as well as production. He has also developed numerous projects for New Media.

 Kenneth graduated from Brooks Institute as a Film Major with an Honor degree. In continuing his path for higher consciousness he has spent time in India studying at an Ashram that Neem Karoli founded. He also completed the Vapasana 10 silent meditation course in Joshua Tree, CA.  Kenneth has been a coach and head coach at the Landmark Forum, in later years Kenneth has created his own formula for success and he has been helping others achieve higher levels of consciousness, happiness and financial success through his program of completing the Leaders causing Leaders Master Class. 

 Leaders Causing Leaders www.leaderscausingleaders.com , an organization that is committed to help people around the world to achieve highest levels of perfection. The list of speakers on the 2010, 2011 and the upcoming 2012 workshops include the list of who is who of the business of self-help including: Stephen Covey, Chip Conley, Guru Singh DD, Bruce Wright, Dr. Sharif Abdullah, Mark Victor Hansen, Byron Katie, and Marianne Williamson, just to mention a few.

Kenneth is the founder of One Love Fest www.onelovefest.com and co founded Bhaktifest www.bhaktifest.com

Kenneth also founded “An evening of Divine Synchronicity” which was an extremely successful monthly event lasting three year



Hector Echavarria – Leaders causing Leaders Board Member.

Echavarria’s martial arts achievements are legion. He was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2000. He was also named the “Full Contact Fighter of the Year” in 2000 and is the current Vale-Tudo Kickboxing Champion of the World. He has won World Champion status in both the United States Karate Association and the World Kung-Fu Association and remains undefeated in eleven world kickboxing bouts. He is a Kung-Fu Master and has reached the following levels: 7th dan Karate Shury-ryu, 7th dan Kenpo Karate, 5th dan Tae Kwon Do, 2nd dan Jujitsu, 2nd dan Judo.

When he went to the United States he trained and thrived under the guidance of Grand Master Robert Trias. Eventually, Ed Parker, who was Elvis Presley‘s bodyguard and the man who put Bruce Lee in movies, discovered Echavarria, who was known for having showmanship in the ring.



Original Co-Creator


Meagan Dawson









Douglas Pais – Executive Producer


Douglas Pais

Douglas is a philanthropic individual who is interested in supporting conscious sustainable businesses that are healthy for our planet. He lives in los Angeles, has huge admiration for Leaders causing Leaders and believes that by helping to cause more individual Leaders in the world, we can make a difference to have a more harmonious planet.






Aimee Brown Co-Executive Producer












Maura Hoffman Co-producer


Maura Malini Hoffman has been graced to be on staff and trained with amazing teachers, masters, shamans. She is co-producing a film about the nature of consciousness, spirituality & who we really are! www.3magicwordsmovie.com







Lisa Clapier Co-Producer

Lisa Clapier (clay-pure) Producer and Agent to Social Change Architects. Lisa Co-Produces LeadersCausingLeaders.com and is a Producer for The Mayan Calendar Event Mayan2012Event.com on December 20, 2012, live from Los Angeles and broadcast globally.  Founder of the online network BeautifulExchange.com – media for collective creatives, broadcasting the lives, stories, and successes of ‘stewards of life.’

The new world has arrived and everything is an example of a Beautiful Exchange. Visit BeautifulExchange.com to watch Lisa host “The Torch Report – Reporting on Humanities Greatness!” and nominate someone you know who is making an effective, positive difference in the world!







Co-Producer: Ronit Herzfeld


Ronit Herzfeld, M.S.W. is a psychotherapist, social activist and a spiritual teacher whose life work is devoted to alleviating human suffering by guiding people to discover their life’s purpose.

Her need to understand how humans are capable of both expressing great love and causing devastating destruction has led her on a lifelong inquiry into the workings of the human body, mind, heart and soul. In the past 25 years, through her clinical practice and spiritual work, Ronit has developed a deep understanding of what makes us tick.  She is now using technology to create innovative tools to help people around the world develop greater AWARENESS into the workings of their minds, and shift to the next level of human consciousness.

Ronit has worked with the European Parliament and HH the Dalai Lama, to bring awareness to the plight of the Tibetan people. She cofounded the Integral Institute, a think tank organization headed by the philosopher Ken Wilber. Her social activism also led her to Haiti, Israel and the Palestinian territories.




Rick Pinckert Strategy Consultant

Rick Pinckert is an Information Technologies expert with a strong cultural and countercultural background.

Rick’s day job is Network Administrator, at the USC Annenberg School for Communication managing the distance Learning technical program, Video Conferencing and decision-making role in evaluating new technology for internet content sharing for faculty and students. Previously, he served as Director of Technical Services at USC’s Advanced Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Center, where he directed and supervised IT technical support teams.

As Executive Producer he is premiering “Stellar Transformation”; a TV show about how people can transform themselves with alternative healing arts. As an active member of the LA grassroots cultural community, he has been involved in various productions including the Program Director for a Four Star Records project, “Little Elmo” that initiated neighborhood children’s theatre projects with performances at The Los Angeles Garden Theatre Festival. Rick recently served as Communications Advisor to Empowerment Works, helping with branding, promotion, and fundraising for their conference – “The Global Summit.”




Taruni Tan – Marketing Director

Taruni Tan (B.Mus.Therapy., A.Mus.A, L.Mus.A) is our Digital marketing angel specializing in:

* Website creation and optimization – SEO/SEM

* Social media integration and monitoring

* Cross channel marketing strategy development – Paid/Earned/Owned and Social media

* Content creation/ management and syndication

* Marketing automation and software implementation



Atma – Business Development

Atma is an industrial/organizational psychologist. He works as a researcher and consultant.

“I traffic in disruptive ideas that can make people better, higher functioning, and happier. I do this by focusing on changes in the work environment rather than singling out the individual. Better environments create better humans, better humans create a better society.”







Joseph Jacques Social Architect

Joseph J. Jacques Founder of CAST, “Conscious Action Starts Today”.

Joseph uses the strategy of CAST to help organizations like Leaders Causing Leaders bring tools to the many ways human beings can collaborate and play-out their life passions, goals, visions and purpose in a fun engaging way.






Darshana Thacker Speaker Liason

Darshana Thacker is a well known Ayurvedic Chef in the yoga kirtan community of Los Angeles. Her recipes have been published in LA Yoga Magazine, and the newly released Forks Over Knives – Companion Book, New York Times Bestseller. Specializing in vegan Ayurvedic cuisine she is acknowledged for her contemporary Ayurvedic interpretations while staying true to the original cooking she learned in her mother’s kitchen, growing up in India. Darshana has lived in Los Angeles for the last 10 years and her delicious meals have graced many a yoga & kirtan retreats and workshops including the BhaktiFest 2009.

More information on her can be found at www.vapikaspirit.com