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Our Culture

Mark Copeland recruited a team of creative minds and founded SmartMinds to educate and install a framework into organizations who are willing to transform the status quo.

Our Culture

Mark Copeland recruited a team of creative minds and founded SmartMinds to educate and install a framework into organizations who are willing to transform the status quo.

Guide & Focus

Vision & Mission

VISION

Transform the business world to positively impact
society & the environment.

MISSION

Create & deliver life-changing content,
platforms & training.

VISION
Transform the business world to positively impact society & the environment.

MISSION
Create & deliver life-changing content,
platforms & training.

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Support us towards fulfilling our purpose.
Energetic Drivers

Our Values

About Us

SmartMinds is a values-driven organisation that is passionate and committed to facilitating global change. We are an organisational development consultancy that provides world-class content & training for Leaders in Organisations towards transforming company culture.

Internally, we focus on team & culture development through applying in-depth personal development and culture strategies as an innate part of our work/life integration. As a team, we believe that the Key Objective is to get along and inspire each other to become the best versions of ourselves.

CEO & Founder

MARK COPELAND

Mark has been traveling the world over 20 years and worked in more than 10 different industries, which has led him to develop a unique approach to life: “I have come to understand there is only one constant in life, change”.

Coming to fully realize his place in this world, through travel and personal development, Copeland compiled his experiences and knowledge into tangible best-practices & high-impact training. He has developed a framework that will lead individuals to build a trust-based & values-driven world.

CEO & Founder

MARK COPELAND

Mark has been traveling the world over 20 years and worked in more than 10 different industries, which has led him to develop a unique approach to life: “I have come to understand there is only one constant in life, change”.

Coming to fully realize his place in this world, through travel and personal development, Copeland compiled his experiences and knowledge into tangible best-practices & high-impact training. He has developed a framework that will lead individuals to build a trust-based & values-driven world.

Yasmeen Maldonado

Yasmeen Maldonado

Communications Leader

Since joining SmartMinds in November 2016, Yasmeen has experienced a lifetime of both professional & personal growth. As the Communications Leader she spends her days supporting collaboration efforts both internally and externally, helping to represent and build the SmartMinds Vision, Mission & Core Values. Yasmeen’s love for art, dance & culture have helped her develop creative adaptability, leading her to play a role in all functions of the team from creative and content construction to site development, accounting and finance. It’s this passion, adaptability, and intuition that continue to challenge and inspire her team members every step of the way.

Defina Sumardji

Defina Sumardji

Creative Designer

Defina is a self-taught artist and graphic designer who brings passion and personality through every bit of work she touches. With experience across a broad range of industries, her adaptive nature is the perfect fit for the diverse work that the SmartMinds team tackles. Bringing new perspectives to life through her work, Defina is committed to generating positive social change through the art she creates and is a testament to the notion that great strength of will and character can come even in the smallest of packages.

Shaan Coelho

Shaan Coelho

Chief Operational Officer

An energetic, curious and adaptable leader, Shaan brings a history of building things, selling things, and bringing things together to the SmartMinds team. A former VP at VaynerMedia, he has built teams primed for growth and environments designed for change across New York, Los Angeles and London. A former sailor, winemaker, writer and mixed martial artist, he consistently aims to explore and experience the world around us. At SmartMinds Shaan strives to nurture and support the team by bringing focus, awareness, and follow through to each and every day.

Alexander Woytkiw

Alexander Woytkiw

Director of Content

As the Director of Content at SmartMinds, Alex focuses his energy toward transforming our team’s ’visions’ to ‘visuals’ through creative and innovative solutions. After serving 5 years as an intelligence operator with Marine Special Operations, Alex was featured on American reality television where he grew a deep understanding of social media and content development. Using his extensive network of global contacts across the entertainment industry, Alex strives to align SmartMinds with individuals and organizations who believe in contributing toward a solution for the global climate crisis.

Kieran Junge

Kieran Junge

Digital Media Creative

An ecstatic man built on perseverance that lives to give! Kieran supports the team as a videographer, editor and investment specialist. Bringing an eclectic mix of experience to the table, Kieran has done everything from studying under a holistic doctor, to working for multiple NGOs and the U.S. government, to traveling around the world working and living in sustainable communities. On his journey he realized a need for a more effective approach to creating a healthier planet. He believes blockchain is the answer to many of the world’s current needs and is taking the steps to forward the SmartMinds team’s reach by documenting the journey.

Martin Drendel

Martin Drendel

Project Leader

Doing the best possible in any situation, setting the team up for success in even the most unconventional environments and relishing the beauty in our differences are just some of the things that make up Martin. As a project manager, his focus is on keeping the team on track in every sense of the phrase. Whether it’s a challenge or opportunity that’s presented, Martin’s meets them all with a clear and calm: “We will do this”. Years as a club manager in Germany have given him the background to tackle a broad range of obstacles, a skill he exercises regularly while supporting the team. Overseeing the SmartMinds online infrastructure, site development, and coordination with external resources are just some of the ways Martin contributes to SmartMinds.

David Kormandel

David Kormandel

Head of Business Development & PR

With an insatiable hunger for personal growth, building authentic connections with others, and inspiring people to pursue the things that inspire them, David has found the most suitable of homes heading SmartMinds outreach, business development, and PR. A former Director of Content & VP of Sales in the marketing, tech, & entertainment industries, he has built an authoritative art around storytelling and a reputation for positively influencing those around him. An avid traveler & explorer, he consistently loves being in new environments & company. David ventures to emanate the SmartMinds culture to everyone he comes in contact with to leave a legacy of people living their best lives.

Adrian Reed

Adrian Reed

Business Development & PR

Energetic, engaging and captivating, Adrian has been helping inspire and activate the SmartMinds team since its earliest days. A restauranteur by trade, Adrian is known for transforming any environment he steps into, infusing it with a mix of passion and purpose. Internally he keeps the team focused and motivated, while externally he aims to extend the footprint of the SmartMinds Enterprise through business development and outreach efforts.

Grant Gatti

Grant Gatti

Partnerships & Investment

With a background in business and finance, Grant has played a key role in diverse projects ranging from private equity & venture capital to derivative trading and green energy. Market strategy and relationship development are areas where he contributes to the SmartMinds team. Fluent in 3 languages, his keen vision regarding the blockchain and all things cryptocurrency brings a unique lens to the future roadmap of all SmartMinds related ventures. A student of the arts and passionate about sustainability, Grant has lived all around the world and supports the global expansion of the SmartMinds team.

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Purpose & Vision driven organizations outperform those who do not.
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Net income growth of high-performance cultures
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Employee growth over a 10 year period for high-performance cultures.
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of PwC leaders say that company culture is critical to organizational success.

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