The Open Circle represents a confluence of the nearly two decades of exploring human culture in living communities, dynamic organizations, and spiritual practice.
Founder of the Open Circle, Adam has a Masters in Business Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Modern Literary Studies from UC Santa Cruz. He served as Executive Director of The Ojai Foundation for 3 years of significant growth, after directing marketing efforts and leading youth programs there for 2 years prior.
During this time, he helped to develop the Center for Council and became a trainer leading Council Trainings in schools, prisons, businesses and non-profits.
He has studied group facilitation from masters in the field, and leads workshop in Ojai, at the Esalen Institute, and other world-renowned educations for alternative learning.
He is director of Mysore Oakland, a school of traditional yoga with a unique focus of social engagement.
Miriam Joy JONES
Miriam has been exploring cultural leadership along with both social and organizational transformation and change for over twenty five years. This curiosity has lead to a professional focus on practices and methodologies for collective wisdom, the practice of council and rites of passage for all ages wherein her personal and professional focus are deeply integrated.
Miriam has worked with a huge variety of audiences from homeless teenagers to executives in a boardroom of the top Fortune 500 companies, from the department of Prime-minister and Cabinet to those on the frontline of social justice. She has successfully founded her own companies and lead both for profit and not for profit organizations in the personal transformation and adult education sector.
She has most recently completed a year long journey as the Co Executive director of the Ojai Foundation with Adam Rumack, started a journey as a Council Trainer and continues to partner with Adam in her organizational consulting and facilitation as part of Open Circle.