About Astrea Strategies
We wrote a book about the power of silence and deep listening. Yet we’ve spent our careers in the boisterous worlds of public policy, media, coalition politics, and group facilitation. Today, our calling is to bridge contemplative life with the high-pressure work of practical change.
We help individuals and organizations address challenges and communicate solutions from a deeper place of attention and centeredness. We specialize in helping leaders and teams to get beyond the noise in order to surface good ideas—and then to refine these ideas and hone the right messages to skillfully communicate them with the broader world.
Justin Talbot Zorn
Justin Talbot Zorn has served as both a policymaker and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. A Harvard-and-Oxford-trained specialist in the economics and psychology of wellbeing, Justin has written for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and other publications. He is co-founder of Astrea Strategies, a consultancy that bridges deep visioning with impactful communications and action. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and three children.
Leigh Marz is a leadership coach and collaboration consultant who has led diverse initiatives, including a training program to promote an experimental mindset among multi-generational teams at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and a decade-long cross-sector collaboration to reduce toxic chemicals, in partnership with the Green Science Policy Institute, Harvard University, IKEA, Google Green Team, and Kaiser Permanente. She is the co-founder of Astrea Strategies. Leigh lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and daughter.