Gretchen Wallace founded Global Grassroots in 2004, a non-profit organization serving women survivors of war and violence in central Africa. Its core program, the Academy for Conscious Change is an 18 month social venture incubator which provides women change agents with breath-based mind-body trauma healing, conscious leadership skills, social entrepreneurship training and seed funding to start their own women’s rights organizations. Gretchen Wallace realized in her own personal growth work and breathwork with the Inspiration Community that the intersection of personal and social transformation are integral and essential for a more conscious society. She coined the term “conscious social change” to describe the work of change agents who invest in their own self-understanding so that they may advance social change consciously, compassionately and in alignment with their own sense of purpose and inner-wisdom. Gretchen now speaks and facilitates courses on conscious social change internationally for diverse audiences, including high school and university students, wellness practitioners, educators, social workers, international development professionals, Haitian earthquake survivors, Rwandan genocide survivors and other disadvantaged women, and has taught at institutions including the Omega Institute, Kripalu and Dartmouth College.