Center for Transformative Leadership

Our vision and Practice

CTL uses leadership as a practice to enable profound growth. Being part of a global community of leadership thought and practice, we bring together decades of experience in the fields of leadership development, skill training and collective meaning-making to synthesize an innovative brand of work.

RETHINKING leadership is demanded of us all, with each new challenge the world constantly brings to us. We don’t treat leadership as something reserved for certain roles or positions, but as actionable capacities inherent within collectives. Our emphasis is on developing human capacities parallel to systemic structures and new routines.

PRACTICE is key to leading in a way that supports growth. By focusing on continuously growing our own knowledge and skill base, we prepare ourselves for meeting the unmet needs of future challenges.

THIS culminates in our vision for cultivating leadership as a practice. In order to do so, we have established ourselves as a working laboratory amongst co-learners. Together we are finding new ways for supporting leaders in rethinking leadership practices in the modern world.

Jonathan Reams

Co-Founder & Principal Consultant

Jonathan practices the cultivation of leadership through the use of awareness-based deep learning practices. In addition to working with CTL, he has a position at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and contributes to thought leadership and praxis in the field of adult development applied to leadership. 

+47 481 48 900

John Richard Hanssen

Co-Founder & Senior Consultant

John Richard supports business transformation through an integral perspective to organizational development. In addtion to being a partner at CTL, he is doing management consulting related to digital transformations through Abilator.

+47 911 22 779

Juliane Reams

Senior Analyst

Juliane conducts research for CTL that provides background resources for our action research and skill development programs. She is focused on building foundations for more robust learning in the field of self-leadership and cognitive development. She also conducts debriefs and coaching of developmental assessments.


Wayne Buckhanan

Tech Geek & Consultant

Geek: Computer Scientist, Electrical Engineer, Physicist, Mathemagician;

Prof/Trainer: ChangeWorks®, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Applied Neuro Synergy, 4MAT® Instructional Design, IPT Coaching Faculty, EE/CS Prof;

Guide: Professional/Performance Coaching, Productive Tension Management, Octalysis Gamification, ChangeGrid®, LAB Profile, Path of Self Discovery;


Mark Keily




Clint Fuhs

Senior Consultant

Dr. Clint Fuhs is an Organization and Leadership Development Consultant with leading-edge expertise in human development and organizational learning and over fifteen years of experience designing capacity-building interventions across many industries including technology, education, military, pharmaceuticals, retail, research, and human service.


Bernhard Hilmarsen

Senior Consultant

Bernhard is a CTI-certified leadership coach with a long experience in the Energy and Consulting industries. His practice relies on the transformational principles of adult development. With a certificate in Robert Kegan’s Immunity to Change, much of his work focuses on growing personal awareness into more mature stages.