Amelia Terrapin is an educator and entrepreneur, committed to creating participatory learning environments in the fields of education, business and social change. After a career as a professional dancer and educator, she developed an approach that uses movement to enhance learning in all different kinds of environments.
She founded Mobius Method to use movement as a powerful learning tool for groups that range from schoolchildren and at-risk teens to engineers and business executives. Participants gain a deep understanding of complex ideas, build trust, and discover new ways to relate effectively. Her approach uses the arts to build community, develop communication skills and cultivate self-mastery.
As an innovator in K-12 education, Amelia developed a movement-based K-12 STEM curriculum that blends academic content with leadership development. Through her project, The STEAM Roadshow, she trains high school students to deliver movement-based science & leadership lessons in elementary schools. Through these projects, Amelia envisions an equitable education system that cultivates the unique contribution of each person.
Amelia is a co-founder of Leading Change Institute (LCI). LCI empowers organizations to create the conditions for trusting relationships to grow, for effective teams to thrive, and for everyone to be a leader.
Amelia is a curriculum adviser and facilitator with Byron Fellowship, a leadership development initiative for change makers from around the world. Her approach has been presented at the Engineers Without Borders Canada National Conference, the Applied Improvisation Network Conference, and Bioneers by the Bay. Clients have included Mycelium, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, the North Dakota STEM Network, Teton Science Schools in Wyoming, the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations, and MetaIntegral Associates.
Operations & Strategy
Laura blends business, economic, public policy, and applied sciences expertise to support people and organizations working for a better world. She uses her spreadsheet and strategy superpowers to propel Mobius Method forward.
Laura creates value by operating both “from the balcony and on the dance floor”: she diagnoses and determines what is most needed from a high-level strategic perspective, and builds the tools, systems, and resources necessary to move projects forward. Her independent consulting work primarily focuses on project management, facilitation and experience design, and strategic operations advising.
Laura is a co-founder of the Leading Change Institute (LCI). LCI empowers organizations to create the conditions for trusting relationships to grow, for effective teams to thrive, and for everyone to be a leader. Laura focuses on strategy, operations, and product development for LCI.
Laura also serves as Program Director for the Byron Fellowship Educational Foundation, where she plans and implements the annual Byron Fellowship training program: a week-long intensive focused on vision, purpose, and transformation for emerging leaders, social entrepreneurs, and changemakers. Laura manages the organization’s operations, offerings for the Alumni network, and relationships with organizational partners. She works with the mentor team and educational partners year-round to develop trainings and content to support Byron Fellows well beyond the initial week-long experience.
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Laura grew up in Basel, Switzerland, where she was inspired by the Swiss cultural and regulatory approach to community and the environment. From 2014 to 2017, Laura lived in a self-designed, self-built tiny house, as an experiment in sustainable, values-driven living and design (hear the story from Laura’s 2015 TEDx BentleyU talk Building with Purpose: Learning to Put Values into Action). Laura lives in Chicago, Illinois with her partner Dan. She enjoys traveling and making of all kinds (sewing, cooking, furniture building, painting, and more).
Laura graduated from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2016 with a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (MSES) and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA), concentrating in Sustainable Development and Policy Analysis. Laura holds a BS in Economics and a secondary major in Earth, Environment and Global Sustainability from Bentley University, where her research covered cross-cultural communication in international business, environmental economics, and sustainability.