Libba Pinchot


Libba Pinchot


I like to call myself an educator, ethicist and social entrepreneur, and also at age 70 a Saybrook PhD student in organizational systems. In 2002, I co-founded the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) to re-invent work as a positive force for equity, peace, & a healthy planet. Along with innovative MBA, MS & certificate entre/intrapreneurship programs, BGI is an action lab for students, faculty, & staff to deeply connect and innovate through communities that address the challenges of the future. I will soon build a learning history (Roth & Kleiner) of BGI, to ensure its collective impact for the future. In long stretches over many prior years, I’ve worked on innovation (intrapreneuring) in big companies and non-profits; as a family systems therapist; as a biodynamic farmer co-leading a crafts business (our only business school); director of a head start teacher training center; curriculum writer/teacher with the first (1960’s) computer-assisted education lab at Stanford. BTW, we’re now looking for other cooperative stewards for a 20-year-old wilderness learning center for sustainability and social justice immersion – Channel Rock, Cortes Island. With Gifford, husband of 40 years, I work for all children, including our granddaughters. “Work is love made visible” – Gibran


Seattle, WA USA

What draws you to the STIA conference?

Immersing myself in systems thinking and action in order to be more successful spreading future-focused, systemic, ethical innovation through education and organizations.

What are you hoping to experience?

Inspiration, learning from colleagues, the few I know and the many more I look forward to meeting.

What are you most passionate about?

Re-purposed education – for the future. Movement building. Working collectively to find and spread visions of a positive future compelling enough to motivate widespread, populist, creative, scalable initiates to ensure that future. Forming effective collaborative networks of local and global innovators with implementations to improve everyone's health and well-being, while reversing the emerging catastrophic climate crises.

How do you see transformation occurring from this conference?

Perhaps together we can find ways to create systemic, innovative interconnections for a healthier future for people and the planet.

What’s your bigger vision?

Hope it gets even bigger and more implementable at STIA

What needs to happen for you to evaluate this STIA+ experience as a success?

Lots of mutual support and potential collaboration for real initiatives for real solutions for the future