Elan Divon
Elan Divon
Founder & CEO

Elan Divon is a Harvard-trained author and speaker dedicated to helping people thrive, prosper, and adapt in an increasingly automated...

Elan Divon
Elan Divon

Founder & CEO

Elan Divon is a Harvard-trained author and speaker dedicated to helping people thrive, prosper, and adapt in an increasingly automated world. Following a brush with death at age 20, Elan left home and later quit a lucrative job in Manhattan to immerse himself in the study of ancient wisdom and belief systems. He studied anthropology and comparative religion at Brandeis and Harvard Universities, and went on to apply his knowledge to the education and non-profit sectors.

Since then, Elan has directed a peace camp for embattled Israeli and Palestinian teens; delivered countless personal development workshops to young professionals around the world, frequently presents before CEO’s and business leaders; and most recently co-founded the Einstein Legacy Project to inspire the next generation of brilliant minds on the planet. The project was featured on NASDAQ and published the world’s first 3-D printed book, Genius 100 Visions.

To further his message, Elan writes for The Huffington Post while his work has been covered nationally and internationally. Elan is currently completing his next book entitled, The Initiation. Learn more at www.elandivon.com

Mana Saranj
Mana Saranj
Director of Operations

An accomplished real estate developer and businesswoman with a passion for education, Mana manages the coordination of events and programs...

Mana Saranj
Mana Saranj

Director of Operations

An accomplished real estate developer and businesswoman with a passion for education, Mana manages the coordination of events and programs for Divon Academy. Having lived through a revolution and 8 years of war before immigrating to Canada where she started her own business as a single mother, Mana is passionate about helping others achieve their potential.

Divon Academy - Adam Kahan
Adam Kahan
Chief Strategist

Former Vice President of Advancement for Ryerson University, Adam is a respected strategist and leader who has run non and...

Divon Academy - Adam Kahan
Adam Kahan

Chief Strategist

Former Vice President of Advancement for Ryerson University, Adam is a respected strategist and leader who has run non and for profit organizations in the U.S., Canada and England. Through his many roles Adam has raised over $3.8 billion dollars, and led the rebranding of Ryerson University into one of the top universities in Canada. Adam currently serves as the President of ABK Associates, is a senior advisor to 'PUBLIC', a leading creative marketing agency, and sits on the Advisory Board of Flybits; a unique, cloud-based experience management software product.

Kathy Guardarian
Kathy Gardarian
Senior Advisor

Kathy is an award winning businesswoman, author of "Feet to the Fire", and founder and CEO of Qualis International, a...

Kathy Guardarian
Kathy Gardarian

Senior Advisor

Kathy is an award winning businesswoman, author of "Feet to the Fire", and founder and CEO of Qualis International, a California-based sales and distribution company. She has served as a director on many boards, including Vans Inc., The World Business Academy, Chapman University, The Gorbachov State of the World Forum, and the Woman's Leadership Board at Harvards JFK School. She lives in Newport Coast, California.

Sanjiv Chopra
Sanjiv Chopra MD
International Advisory Board

Sanjiv Chopra is a professor of medicine and former Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School.

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Sanjiv Chopra
Sanjiv Chopra MD

International Advisory Board

Sanjiv Chopra is a distinguished professor of medicine and former Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and is a best-selling author and highly acclaimed motivational speaker. More about Dr. Chopra at www.SanjivChopra.com

Haile Menkerios
Amb. Haile Menkerios
International Advisory board

Haile is the former U.N. Undersecretary-General and head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (2013-2018).

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Haile Menkerios
Amb. Haile Menkerios

International Advisory board

Haile is the former U.N. Undersecretary-General and head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (2013-2018). A highly respected diplomat, Haile was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for his role in helping broker peace between Sudan and South Sudan as the latter earned its independence. Previously, Haile served as Eritreas first ambassador to Ethiopia and permanent representative to the U.N. His is a graduate of Brandeis and Harvard Universities.

Eeke Wizman Divon Academy
Eeke Wizman
International Advisory Board

Eeke Wizman is a certified trainer and coach based in Amsterdam, specializing in developing training modules and teaching study skills

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Eeke Wizman Divon Academy
Eeke Wizman

International Advisory Board

Eeke Wizman is a certified trainer and coach based in Amsterdam, specializing in developing training modules and teaching study skills, such as speed-reading, speed learning and presentation skills. Combining her knowledge of voice dialogue and systemic work, she also runs a successful practice as a life balance coach. In her private practice she has advised and coached clients from students to CEO’s, to live a more balanced, purpose driven and fulfilled life.

Her various appointments in the European Parliament, VU University and the international hotel company GCH, and her personal background have made Eeke a ‘jack of all trades’, and someone who is able to connect with students, professionals and business leaders with ease.

Marisa Samek with Divon Academy
Marisa Samek
Student Programs Consultant

Marisa is a researcher with Ryerson University's Synaesthetic Media Lab, where she designs interactive technology

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Marisa Samek with Divon Academy
Marisa Samek

Student Programs Consultant

Marisa is a researcher with Ryerson University's Synaesthetic Media Lab, where she designs interactive technology that facilitates collaborative urban planning. She is curious about how technology has affected our relationship with ourselves, with each other, and with our environment and she is passionate about designing technology that brings beauty and meaning into these relationships.