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Meet our board


In 2017 we started this venture to leave our legacy on the world and for our children.  One reality we have come to deeply understand is that we can't do it alone

We have been exceptionally fortunate and are forever grateful to have people in our lives with expertise, experience, and belief that have offered and continue to offer their time and knowledge to help this mission reach more people.  


Founder and CEO of New Leaf Ventures

#1 International Best-Selling Author | Professional Public Speaker | and Certified Diversity and Inclusion Trainer & Coach

#1 International Best-Selling Author | Professional Public Speaker | and Certified Diversity and Inclusion Trainer & Coach

#1 International Best-Selling Author | Professional Public Speaker | and Certified Diversity and Inclusion Trainer & Coach


Wendy Kim is an international best-selling author of the book: Beyond Blending In: An Immigrant Daughter's Guide to Overcoming Cultural Bonds for a Life of Authenticity and Abundance, public speaker and certified diversity, equity and inclusion educator. Wendy has been married to her partner for 17 years and is a mom to her son, Ethan, daughter, Audrey, and dog, Oreo, She is committed to supporting people from underrepresented groups to make their voices heard, take up space and be leaders in their organizations. In her work across different organizations, Wendy has found that one of the most underutilized resources is leadership across underrepresented groups. To address this, Wendy leads diverse leadership groups and trains them in the VOICE Framework, to support people from underrepresented groups to have greater influence and impact and to make a difference to themselves, their teams and organizations. She also leads diverse leadership cohorts pro-bono for Reality Changers, a non-profit organization that empowers youth who are the first in their families to go to college.

Wendy Kim

#1 International Best-Selling Author | Professional Public Speaker | and Certified Diversity and Inclusion Trainer & Coach

Steve is passionate about advancing startups and innovation that make the world a better place. He brings over 20 years of experience as a senior executive, board member, angel investor, advisor, and founder in a variety of organizations including startups, nonprofits, and Big Tech. Over his 16-year career at Microsoft, he held multiple leadership roles in sales, licensing, and business development. In his last role, he led the National Licensing Sales team for Microsoft's U.S. Corporate Accounts business—a $5B business with over 10,000 customers. He co-founded, the first web-based provider of fundraising tools and resources for nonprofits, government organizations, and academic institutions. He successfully led the development and launch of product offerings across fifty states and was responsible for sales, operations, business development, product management, and e-commerce. Steve graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is currently the founder and CEO of New Leaf Ventures, a consultancy that helps CEOs, business leaders, and boards develop and execute strategies for driving growth and business transformation.

Steve lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter. When not working or immersed in any number of home renovation projects, he enjoys hiking, paddling, and spending time with family and friends at their cabin in Tahuya on Hood Canal.

Steve Schellong

CEO and Founder of New Leaf Ventures


To break 1 million people out of their echo chambers it takes a village.  We have amazing relationships and partnerships with these outstanding organizations


National Day of Unplugging

We are advisors for National Day of Unplugging.  National Day of Unplugging is an awareness campaign that promotes a 24-hour respite from technology annually observed the first weekend in March. For more than a decade, schools, religious institutions and businesses have used our resources to inspire healthy life/tech balance. Participation is open to anyone who wishes to elevate human connection over digital engagement.

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