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
ITPI Board Member

Barry Robbins is Vice President of ITP International. He co-founded Community ITP in Mill Valley, CA, Palo Alto ITP 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 former nationally ranked athlete and heads up the ITPI initiative in the field of sports. He has also taken a lead role in climate change.

 

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Robert 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.

 

 


ITPI Mastery Teachers

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Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

ITP Co-Founder
Mastery Teacher

Michael Murphy co-founded Integral Transformative Practice® with George Leonard after the two formed its first experimental class in 1992. His commitment to the human potential movement began as a student at Stanford University in the 50s, when he took a class taught by Frederic Spiegelberg, a professor of Comparative Religious Studies, inspiring a dedication to the study of philosophy and the practice of meditation. After graduating from Stanford, Michael spent over a year at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India in 1956. Returning back to California and inspired to explore the human potentialities, Michael and former Stanford classmate, Richard Price, co-founded the Esalen Institute, opening in 1962. Michael is the author of four novels: Golf in the Kingdom, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons, Jacob Atabet and An End to Ordinary History. His nonfiction works include: The Life We Are Given, In the Zone, and The Future of the Body: Explorations Into the Further Evolution of Human Nature.

 

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Charlotte Hatch

Charlotte Hatch

Charlotte Hatch

Mastery Teacher

Charlotte Hatch, a dedicated practitioner of ITP, 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, co-founded ITP San Francisco in 2006 and is a 4th degree black belt in Aikido. Charlotte has been instrumental in the design and implementation of the Mastery program and leads workshops in LET and ITP.

 

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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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Donita Decker

Donita Decker

Donita Decker

Mastery Teacher

Donita Decker has been an ITP practitioner for over 18 years. As well as being a Journey of Practice teacher, Donita has assisted with ITP and LET workshops in the Bay Area, and at Esalen and Asilomar.  Donita is the 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.

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Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins

ITPI Vice President
Mastery Teacher
ITPI Board Member

Barry Robbins is Vice President of ITP International. He co-founded Community ITP in Mill Valley, CA, Palo Alto ITP 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 former nationally ranked athlete and heads up the ITPI initiative in the field of sports. He has also taken a lead role in climate change.

 

 

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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 Kenneth Marsh is committed to evolving humanity to a more peaceful, joyful, and love-based state.  He 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 and has been co-leading and convening ITP Group Leader gatherings since 2012. Through his company Beyond Belief LLC, Roger is a leadership coach opening the hearts and minds of leaders around the world.  With a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration, he brings a grounded and pragmatic approach to the further development of our human capacities.

 

 

 

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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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Kim Kristenson-Lee

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Kim Kristenson-Lee

Mastery Teacher

Kim Kristenson-Lee, ACC, unlocks your potential to lead, through action learning. She is works with ITPI as a Mastery teacher. She is founder of Labyrinth Leadership Group, a for-cause organization helping you to navigate your leadership challenges. A leadership coach, she is President-elect for the ICF Sacramento Charter chapter. Kim has 25 years’ experience in leadership development.

 


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