Kern Beare is a former vice president of communications for a large technology firm in Silicon Valley, CA. After leaving the corporate world in 2005, he co-founded Global Mindshift, a non-profit offering online facilitated workshops on the essential skills we need to survive and thrive in today’s interconnected and interdependent world.
In 2009 Kern brought both his corporate and non-profit experience to FeelGood—a college youth leadership program—joining them as director of education and strategic communications. In 2015, he and his FeelGood colleagues launched Crew 2030—now called the Enlight Collaborative—a non-profit initiative serving organizations focused on youth engagement.
Kern has travelled extensively, including living two years in the People's Republic of China in the early 1980s, where he and his wife Amy taught English. He's sat on the board of two non-profit organizations—The Foundation for Global Community, and Volunteers in Asia—and, in addition to leading workshops on the art and science of dialogue, currently serves as a consulting advisor to the Enlight Foundation.
Kern and Amy live in Mountain View, CA and have two grown sons.