MEET THE 9 CO-FOUNDERS
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Director of The Twelve
JESSIE BALFOUR LYNN
NINA LOUISA MARTENS
Creative Associate, Filmmaker, Co-Director of The Twelve
Administration – Event Manager
Trustee – Advisor
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Sophie holds the vision of a society that lives in respect and integrity with itself, society, and Nature close to her heart and strives to bring this vision to reality every day. To her, everything is possible when you align yourself with the values of the universe, and are dedicated to carrying out your mission.
Passionate about growth and transformation, she’s worked in the field of consciousness since 1996. Over the years, her research has brought her to all corners of the world to learn from the wisdom of indigenous cultures.
Her drive is to discover how we can be the change and create a movement for humanity to evolve and adopt a new way of being that is more ethical, responsible and ecological.
In search of solutions for the world and more specifically for humanity, she listens to ancestral wisdom.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF OPERATIVE OFFICER - CO-DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF THE TWELVE
Olivier has spent half of his professional life in branding and marketing for the music and video game industry, and the other half in content creation as a music producer and art director/designer both in web and graphic design.
In 2016, he went on to co-found Le Ciel Foundation to fully embrace his life mission and put his creativity, experience, skillset, and insatiable curiosity in full service of Le Ciel’s global vision and team effort.
To him, this is the right time for dreamers and visionaries to rise up, come together and manifest alternate paradigms for a better and more conscious future.
Olivier started meditating and studying spirituality through the teachings of Buddhist master Tich Nath Han in his Plum Village monastery, then followed Maud Sejournant’s Tolteque training program. He was finally introduced to his actual spiritual path in 2005, in which he has been initiated through numerous rituals and ceremonies by diverse spiritual Elders. This is a path which he pursues to this day.
Together with Nina Louisa Martens, he is Co-Director and Producer of “The Twelve”.
JESSIE BALFOUR LYNN
CO-FOUNDER & JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Driven to leave behind a positive footprint on this Earth for future generations to live in an era in which humanity and nature co-exist in harmony, Jessie co-founded Le Ciel Foundation with this mission at heart.
Passionate about contributing towards a more ethical, ecologically-minded and conscious global society, she is a strong advocate of the role of education in restoring a sense of balance and direction among individuals and communities, for the good of people and planet.
Jessie’s goal is that in her lifetime, respect for the natural world become an inherent consideration in every thought and action. To realise this vision, she does her best every day to bring Le Ciel’s missions to fruition and support the co-creation of tangible, scalable solutions founded on wisdom knowledge.
A lover of people, bridge-building and colllaboration, Peter spent much of his life co-designing and co-curating international events and conferences, small and large, mostly at the nexus of technology, art and science.
For the last 18 years, Peter has pursued his interest in consciousness and humankind’s relationship to our planet, studying with Lama Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, undertaking Three Doors training and connecting deeply with several mystic spiritual traditions. This path led to, as was enhanced by, the creation of Le Ciel Foundation; firstly, as part of the team tasked with travelling the world in search of the Spiritual Elders making up the Council of Twelve and Above.
NINA LOUISA MARTENS
CO-FOUNDER , CREATIVE ASSOCIATE AND FILMAKER
With a passion for building bridges through storytelling, Nina Louisa has followed lives and captured voices from all corners of the world. As a cinematographer, director and editor of documentaries and NGO films, some of her clients include BBC Storyville, BBC 3, PBS, ARTE, CNN, SWR, UNHCR, World Food Program and National Geographic Learning. Her feature-length documentary, “Out of the Ashes” (BBC Storyville) was co-produced by Sam Mendes and won a 2011 Grierson Award. She is part of Ripple Effect Images, a nonprofit collective of world-class storytellers whose work supports aid groups that empower women and children.
Creating films with Le Ciel Foundation allows her to work on what she cares for most – bringing new perspectives to viewers that can help to create a happier, healthier and more equal world for all.
Together with Olivier Girard she is Co-Director and Producer of “The Twelve”.
CO-FOUNDER, COMMUNITY MANAGER
CO-FOUNDER & ACCOUNTS - OPERATIONS - EVENTS
Maciej was responsible for much of the logistics involved in bringing together the Wisdom Council in 2017. Detailed oriented, he has a background in the production of health retreats, culminating in bringing that experience into the Holistic Visions Symposium in 2018 and 2019. Maciej takes care of administration and event management in Le Ciel.
He is a former paramedic, whose focus shifted towards a holistic approach to health, is currently a student at The London School of Osteopathy as well as AAT Accountancy Level 3 student and a reflexology practitioner.
CO-FOUNDER, TRUSTEE AND ADVISOR
Owner of several successful companies, and founder of a re-wilding and permaculture organisation, Sam co-founded Le Ciel Foundation to create and be part of an ecosystem that could have a positive impact on the planet.
Reaching the very top of the perfume industry, she finally realised that she was harming nature by making fragrances using petrol and chemicals.