The Shift Movement, a social networking platform created by The Shift Network, aims to empower a global movement of people who are committed to creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness. Through connection, collaboration and activation on a local, regional and global level, we are answering this call of our times. Together we are building a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health, and prosperity. Join us in becoming a part of The Shift!
Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders groups. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members, and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million. He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers. Stephen is the visionary heart behind Shift Movement.
Michael Barrette – Shift Movement Co-Creator. Michael has extensive experience envisioning and project managing dozens of successful Web properties and Co-founded Shopster.com, an innovative, networked E-Commerce solution. He left Shopster in 2008 to begin a search for Truth and Shift and returned to the Web with a vision for enabling greater interconnectedness with a purpose. He has a business degree, and his focus is creating internet, multi-media and inner-net solutions that empower grassroots change for the Light in the people and by the Light in the people as together we Co-Create a new Earth, Freedom’s Star.
Matt Cox – Shift Movement Technical Lead. Has over 9 years experience conceptualizing, planning and developing large scale web applications and interactive technology, with a specific focus in site architecture and technical leadership. Prior to Shift Movement, Matt was the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Shopster, where he spent 6 years as the primary architect and lead developer of the Shopster e-commerce platform, a cloud e-commerce system capable of hosting over 100,000 individual stores and millions of transactions per year. Concurrent to his work as CTO, Matt was instrumental in the successful closing of several rounds of financing, and participated in discussions with large investors and Venture Capital funds across North America. Upon departure from Shopster, Matt has engaged in technical management consultancy with clients in Canada, United States, Norway, Denmark, and Germany. Through this consultancy Matt has had the opportunity to work with various digital agencies, and has been known for combining business acumen with strong technical foundation. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and lives in Bergen, Norway.
Michelle Renee Johnson – Shift Movement Community Developer. Michelle is a graduate of The Shift Network’s famous ACE Training and is a certified Agent of Conscious Evolution. Prior to joining the Shift Movement team, Michelle was the co-founder of a successful, interactive online holistic directory for the Philadelphia region and has over 10 years of experience in project & volunteer coordination and management. She is also a certified empowerment coach has over 10 years of experience in experiential education. Michelle brings her experience in coordination, outreach, and designing online communities to the team to assist Shift Movement in supporting local, regional and global circles, hubs and communities in connecting, collaborating and co-creating a web of consciousness across the globe.