PAN is lead by Patrick Newell a catalyst, activist and leader who focuses on aligning people and organizations with their potential and future. He has created learning models, processes and frameworks for wide range from young children though Senior Executives and their organizations.
Patrick is the Co-founder Tokyo International School in 1995 (a model school in many areas of education and learning), TEDxTokyo, an organization in 2008 (first TEDx, TEDxYouth & TEDxTeachers events outside of USA that focuses on bringing thinkers, doers and innovators from Japan and beyond to share ideas), Living Dreams, an NPO that enriches the lives of orphans from children’s homes in Japan. He created 21:21, a short documentary film in 2012 ( aligning 21st century learning with 21st century learners, and the role of parents as primary educators) and founded 21 Foundation (Organization which focuses on the future of learning for all ages).
Patrick has also independently and within teams worked with many major organizations, conferences and projects on moving them forward through prototyping, internal contests and collaborative integration of new concepts and visions.
He has a lot of board meetings including snow, surf and skateboard mobile meetings. When travelling between meetings, Patrick can be found on his skateboard cruising around in Tokyo and wherever he travels.
Patrick believes his role is to serve others, make them look good and bring a sparkle of light to everyday life through relevant, purposeful and fun projects.