Louise Diamond’s life is devoted to fostering sustainable human systems and right relations at every level of society. Aware of the opportunity that exists within the great challenges we face as a global community, she recently founded Global Systems Initiatives to bring a systems perspective on interconnected global issues to the policy-making leadership. To support transformative change agents, she designed and taught a year-long course in How to Change the World.
Previously she co-founded The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a peacebuilder in places of violent conflict around the world. She also started The Peace Company to show that peace is good business and to bridge the gap between the non-profit and for-profit worlds. A trainer, consultant, and public speaker for 40 years, Louise is the author of four books, including a best-seller, The Peace Book: 108 Simple Ways to Make a More Peaceful World. She has an advanced degree in Organizational Development and a Ph.D. in Peace Studies. She has also been a student of Native American and Tibetan Buddhist ancient wisdom for 35 years. Louise is an Emeritus member of NTL Institute, and a co-founder of The Alliance for Peacebuilding.