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, art, indigenous wisdom, cultural heritage protection, and ecological literacy education.

Anneloes Smitsman, PhD(c), LLM

Anneloes Smitsman, PhD(c), LLM

Founder & CEO EARTHwise | Co-Founder & Custodian WOMENwise

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. 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. She founded EARTHwise to help bring in the new systems from a place of deep wisdom and ecological understanding. READ MORE >>

Justine Page

Justine Page

WOMENwise Co-Founder & Custodian

Justine Page is a consultant, coach, facilitator, and public speaker, with over 20 years of multinational and multicultural experience, in marketing, branding and personal development. Her passion is transforming individuals and companies from the inside out through the empowering process of connecting people with their essence and their true potential. READ MORE >>

Rachel Tribble

Rachel Tribble

EARTHwise Council

Rachel Tribble is the vice president and co-founder of The Association for Tribal Heritage in the USA. She is an advocate for Native American education and community development and a contemporary artist working with corporations such as The Walt Disney Companies. Rachel is deeply committed to steward the First Nations wisdom teachings in her life and work with people. READ MORE >>

Kurt Barnes, ND, DEA

Kurt Barnes, ND, DEA

Co-Founder & 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 an international psycho-social expert and has worked in this capacity among migrants in Africa, providing training and consultancy to improve their living conditions and eco-psychological health. He is also a Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialisation in psychology, psychotherapy & bio-feedback. READ MORE >>

Geeta Virahsawmy

Geeta Virahsawmy

WOMENwise Leadership Team - Collaboratories & Partnership

Geeta Virahsawmy is a professional training and events organiser, with experience in international conferences, and has extensive experience in business management and partnership development. She is passionate about creating organisational trust, and empowering women and men by generating a more inclusive and fair workplace for women in business and society at large. 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 brings us together in a shared vision and dedication as stewards for a flourishing world and future.

As a conscious community, we explore, discover, innovate, invent and create strategies, learning pathways, business models, educational programmes, and campaigns to unlock and actualise the best of our human potentials. `Together we stand for the deeper issues that matter and require our collective care and love.

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 >>