Don E. Beck, Ph.D. is an innovator and consultant who created Spiral Dynamics and used it to help Nelson Mandela move towards an inclusive rainbow nation in South Africa. He has also worked with the New Orleans Saints. He is the Founder of the Global Center for Human Emergence and the National Values Center-Texas.
Spiral Dynamics is based on the work of Clare W. Graves, and provides a framework for integrating, aligning, and synergizing resources to meet the needs of people at different stages of development.
Dr. Beck uses multimedia to illustrate the value systems that cut across the human spectrum using a very rich and comprehensive approach tohuman development. He teaches the model both on a personal level as well as for large scale systems change.
He is co-author of The Crucible: Forging South Africa's Future (In Search of a Template for the World) (1991) and Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership & Change (1996).
Ben Levi has been a student of Spiral Dynamics Integral since 1999, and has been co-teaching certification trainings with Dr. Don Beck since 2009. Ben’s background is in engineering and information technology, and combines his "hardware and software” expertise with his interest in the "wetware” of the evolution of human consciousness.
His primary IT emphasis has been with Apple computer-related products, as well as Filemaker Pro database development. He assists his clients in other IT-related work such as graphic design and book editing, and manages theonline Spiral Dynamics assessments for the certification trainings offered by Dr. Beck.
Ben lives in Boulder, Colorado in a solar home he designed, where he and his partner also run a small certified organic farm.