Who We Are



Together we hold decades of experience in the field of change leadership, human & organisational development, social innovation, entrepreneurship, legal strategic & public relations advice, communication, and ecological literacy education. 

Anneloes Smitsman, PhD(c), LLM

Anneloes Smitsman, PhD(c), LLM

CEO & Founder

Anneloes Smitsman is a published author, speaker, storyteller, trainer, legal strategist, social entrepreneur and innovator. She has more than 20 years of experience in supporting people to unlock and develop their potential and whole Self intelligence. She has lived and worked in four different countries. Her main passion is to bring the "Heart" back into human organisation by raising the standards and status quo for our human activities and relationships. READ MORE >>

Kurt Barnes, ND, DEA

Kurt Barnes, ND, DEA

Founding Director

Dr. Kurt Barnes is a senior Psychologist with extensive professional experience working with individuals and organizations from all levels of society in Mauritius and internationally. He is also a Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialisation in psychology, psychotherapy & bio-feedback.  His focus in consulting and coaching is in the area of communication for business management companies, as well as financial services companies. READ MORE >>


The transformation and healing of our world by bringing forth the best of our humanity with deep care for our planet, each other and the future generations.


To raise the standards and create bridges for the flourishing of People, Planet and Society, by working and relating from the Heart of our Humanity. 


EARTHwise has brought us together to build a Visionary Learning & Leadership HUB that supports the development of the best of our human potential.

Together with our clients and partners we explore, discover, innovate, invent and create strategies, learning pathways, business models, educational programmes, and innovation tools for the co-creation of a World and Future where all of us can flourish.

Our Story continually evolves, grows and develops with and through us. In the evolution of our Story we hold space for the deeper questions that guide us through the discovery of what truly matters in Life. Our Story connects us as living bridges for building conscious communities and networks across borders, cultures, and between the different worlds and identities.


The EARTHwise Wisdom Council acts as a Board of Advisors from where we align our Vision & Action with key stakeholders from around the World.

The Wisdom Council holds a place of Wisdom for decision-making and a long term Vision for what matters and contributes to the wellbeing and flourishing of People, Planet, and Society. The Future Generations and those not yet born have their place on the Wisdom Council as well as the Ancestors and those from where we came. This deep continuity through Space and Time is essential to ensure that we assess our decision making processes in view of the overall ecological sustainability of all concerned. Through the Wisdom Council we also integrate and honour the multiple perspectives and view points to different issues and concerns by holding these issues in our Heart from a place of Love.  Through the Wisdom Council we apply the Heart of our Humanity into Action. More information coming soon.

As Entrepreneurs, Social Innovators, and Development Agents we believe that only through partnership and collaboration can we achieve our Mission & Vision. Get in touch if you want to work with us. Learn about our partners,  READ MORE >>

Our Values & Principles are founded on what we consider the Heart of our Humanity. We actively apply this in how we work and what we do. This also guides our communication and selection for purposeful synergies and meaningful collaborations. READ MORE >>