Meet the Team

All of us at ITP International are passionate about supporting you as a practitioner and developing new programs to help our members, ITP groups, and partner organizations. Get to know more about our founders, management team and ITP Mastery teachers below.

Integral Transformative Practice Founders

Human Potential pioneers, Michael Murphy and George Leonard co-founded ITP to evolve body, mind, heart and soul as an outgrowth of their collaboration at Esalen Institute.

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Michael Murphy

ITP Co-Founder

 

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George Leonard

ITP Co-Founder

 


 

ITPI Management Team

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Pam Kramer

ITPI President

Pam Kramer

Pam Kramer

ITPI President
Mastery Teacher

Pamela Kramer is President of ITP International, a non-profit organization that stewards ITP and the work of its founders, George Leonard and Michael Murphy. Pam is an ITP Mastery teacher, is on the faculty of Esalen Institute and presents workshops at venues in the US and abroad. She is engaged in training ITP teachers, helping to form ITP groups and bring integral principles and practices to the workplace. Pam is a performance consultant and executive coach with 30 years' consulting experience for organizations and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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Barry Robbins

ITPI Vice President

Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins

ITPI Vice President
Mastery Teacher

Barry Robbins is Vice President of ITP International. He co-founded Community ITP in Mill Valley, CA, and is co-leader of ITP San Francisco. Barry is an ITP Mastery teacher and leads workshops at Esalen Institute and other venues in the US. He is a formerly nationally ranked athlete and heads up the ITPI initiative in the field of sports.

 

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Rober Stewart

Operations + Programs Director

Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart

Operations + Programs Director

Robert Stewart is Operations and Programs Director for ITP International and provides program, branding and marketing oversight for all events and fundraisers. Robert attended California College of the Arts and completed undergraduate studies at Brooks Institute in 1995. Robert and his wife Eva-Lena own Artseed, offering small businesses creative solutions in the areas of design and branding, illustration and photography.

 

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Michelle Sixta

Project Manager

Michelle Sixta

Michelle Sixta

Project Manager

Michelle Sixta provides project management, database oversight and marketing support for ITP International. Michelle is also a freelance electronic production artist, and when she isn’t working on projects for ITPI or her clients, she enjoys birding, photography, creating digital art, knitting and spending time with her husband and daughter exploring the San Francisco Bay Area. Michelle is currently learning Spanish.

 

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Oana Lansman

Financial Services

Oana Lansman

Oana Lansman

Financial Services

Oana Lansman is ITP International’s bookkeeper, administrative partner and assists with social media marketing efforts. Oana was born in Romania and studied Economics and Finance before immigrating to Canada in 2005. It was a trip to Mount Shasta, California, where she met her husband, that led her to her current home in San Francisco. Oana teaches yoga when she isn’t assisting at ITPI and is starting an Ayurvedic practice in the Bay Area.

 


 

ITPI Mastery Teachers

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Charlotte Hatch

Charlotte Hatch

Charlotte Hatch

Mastery Teacher

A dedicated practitioner of ITP, Charlotte Hatch has been practicing ITP since its inception in 1991 when she was a member of George and Michael’s “experimental group.” She has been a Mastery teacher for 9 years and co-founded ITP San Francisco in 2006. Charlotte is a 4th degree black belt in Aikido and studies and instructs at City Aikido in San Francisco under Robert Nadeau, Shihan. Charlotte has been instrumental in the design and implementation of the Mastery program and leads workshops in LET and ITP.

 

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Max Gaenslen

Max Gaenslan

Max Gaenslan

Mastery Teacher

Max Gaenslen joined the ITPI Management Team in 2006 and has been involved in the design and implementation of the Mastery program since its inception. In addition to being a Mastery teacher, Max presents at ITP and LET workshops, conferences and at Esalen Institute. Max is the Coordinator of the Esalen Center for Theory and Research. He has shared his passion for growth and transformation in business, educational and therapeutic settings. He has been practicing ITP since 2004 and is co-leader of ITP San Francisco.

 

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Pam Kramer

Pam Kramer

Pam Kramer

ITPI President
Mastery Teacher

Pamela Kramer is President of ITP International, a non-profit organization that stewards ITP and the work of its founders, George Leonard and Michael Murphy. Pam is an ITP Mastery teacher, is on the faculty of Esalen Institute and presents workshops at venues in the US and abroad. She is engaged in training ITP teachers, helping to form ITP groups and bring integral principles and practices to the workplace. Pam is a performance consultant and executive coach with 30 years' consulting experience for organizations and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins

ITPI Vice President
Mastery Teacher

Barry Robbins is Vice President of ITP International. He co-founded Community ITP in Mill Valley, CA, and is co-leader of ITP San Francisco. Barry is an ITP Mastery teacher and leads workshops at Esalen Institute and other venues in the US. He is a formerly nationally ranked athlete and heads up the ITPI initiative in the field of sports.

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Donita Decker

Donita Decker

Donita Decker

Mastery Teacher

Donita Decker has been an ITP practitioner for over 12 years. As well as being a Mastery teacher, Donita assists with ITP and LET workshops in the Bay Area, and at Esalen and Asilomar.  Donita is co-leader of the ITPI Group Leader Elevation and Evolution Team (GLEE) that brings together the ITP Group Leaders from around globe to share continuing education and growth in their leadership experiences. Donita founded and is co-leader of the ITP group in San Rafael, CA. She is a Blue Belt in Nia and has an MBA in Healthcare Administration. She consults with medical practices and envisions bringing ITP into healthcare settings.

 

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Lucy Piper

Lucy Piper

Lucy Piper

Mastery Teacher

Lucy Piper has practiced ITP since 2008 and leads the ITP groups in Tulsa. She developed her leadership skills by attending two cycles of Mastery in the Bay Area. Her appreciation of the depth in that program led her to be instrumental in bringing Mastery to the Heartland. Lucy is a life-long learner and is passionate about facilitating learning for herself and others. She has a BA in Philosophy and a MS in Curriculum and Instruction. Before retiring in 2013, she taught for thirty years, mostly in the elementary grades.

 

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Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh

Mastery Teacher

Roger Marsh has been practicing ITP since 2004 when he helped establish and lead ITP Walnut Creek in Northern California. Roger has continued to develop his leadership through all ITP Mastery Programs since 2008. He was a primary author on the ITPI Group Leader Guide and has been co-leading and convening ITP Group Leader gatherings since 2012. Roger holds a B.S. in Engineering, a Masters in Business and is a Certified Life Coach. Working with both individuals and organizations, Roger's passion is to facilitate the divine wisdom in all people for action in the world.

 

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Sally Mahe

Sally Mahé

Sally Mahé

Mastery Teacher

Sally Mahé has been a dedicated ITP practitioner for over 10 years and has been able to incorporate ITP into her work as a founding staff person of United Religions Initiative, where she has held senior staff positions for over 20 years. Sally formerly served as Director of Organizational Development and Director of Global Programs, working primarily with regional staff across the world. Sally co-authored The Birth of a Global Community in 2003, and is co-author of A Greater Democracy Day by Day, and the Law in Action Series. Sally holds Master’s degrees from Harvard and the General Episcopal Seminary, NYC.  She lives in the Bay Area with her children and grandchildren nearby.

 

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Robert Doenges

Robert Doenges

Robert Doenges

Mastery Teacher

Bob Doenges is an ITP Mastery teacher and sits on the board of ITPI. He has been practicing ITP for 15 years and experiences a new fullness and purpose to his life because of ITP.  Bob has founded two ITP groups in Tulsa, OK, mentors ITP group leaders and is actively engaged in forming more groups around the country. He has a passionate belief in the power of practice and one's ability to awaken to and keep playing the edge of one's potential through ITP.

 


ITPI Board Members

ITPI board members embody the vision of ITP through their dedication to long-term practice and service in the world. Situated in different regions of the country, many have launched their own ITP groups and currently serve as ITP group leaders. Along with their commitment to the practice, they also bring their business expertise and enthusiasm for personal growth and positive change.

 

Robert Doenges
Lydia Dugan
Christina Grote
Rachel Hamilton
Pamela Kramer
Emanuel Kuntzelman
Michael Murphy
Gregory Owens
Barry Robbins

"Generally speaking, human capacities develop most fully in cultures that prize them."

George Leonard  and  Michael Murphy The Life We Are Given