Ted Rau

Co-founder of Sociocracy For All and co-author of “Many Voices One Song”, author of Who Decides Who Decides (2021) and Collective Power (2023). Ted cares about systems change for more equality and sustainability that also brings more human-friendly organizations and relationships. Ted is transgender, has 5 children, born in 1979, holds a PhD in linguistics and is a German/British citizen in the USA.
Highly purpose-driven, Ted is using his manifestation energy towards systems change for a world that works for all. After decades of thinking he didn’t fit anywhere – a little bit too idealistic for some, too doing-oriented for others. Between genders, between countries that are “home”, he realized in his 30ies that it was exactly those both-and and multi-perspectives that shaped him and that he benefits from now. His classes are full of parenting stories on self-management.
His career in Academia, research and teaching in linguistics, was deeply joyful but also disturbing – it taught him how to shoot someone’s ideas down intellectually. Yet is was building and weaving things he was interested in, not taking things down. Ted is excited by blueprinting, prototyping and combining transformative systems that enhance each other. His latest book project is http://wiserorganizations.org
He lives in an intentional community with 80 neighbors. He now spends his days leading, teaching, writing, conceptualizing, parenting, and writing songs.

Ted co-authored Many Voices One Song (2018) and wrote Who Decides Who Decides (2021) and Collective Power (2023).

Co-Gründer von Sociocracy For All und Co-Autor von “Many Voices One Song”. Ted arbeitet für strukturelle Systemveränderungen, die mehr Gleichheit und Nachhaltigkeit, aber auch menschenfreundlichere Organisationen und Beziehungen mit sich bringen. Ted ist transgender, hat 5 Kinder, einen Doktortitel in Sprachwissenschaft und lebt als deutscher/britischer Staatsbürger in den USA.

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

Jerry finds joy supporting effective, egalitarian organizing in service of human and planetary needs. He believes we can work together with shared meaning and purpose towards a vision of a world-wide cooperative economy that is inclusive and regenerative.
Jerry does coaches and consults for individual and organizational development in the areas of governance, decision-making, and communication skills. He is a CNVC-certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication and founder of New England NVC. He has taught sociocracy since 2006. He was certified as a consultant by The Sociocracy Group in 2013 and by the International Sociocracy Certification Board (ISCB) in 2019. Jerry co-founded Sociocracy For All in 2016 with his life and work partner Ted Rau.
Jerry Koch-Gonzalez was born in Cuba and moved to New York City when he was eight. Jerry describes his life as living on the bridge between middle class and working class, Latino and white, heterosexual and gay, Catholic and atheist/Buddhist. Having observed how class background affects the capacity to dream and the societal impact of wealth concentration, Jerry seeks to bridge connections among all people seeking greater equity. He currently lives with Ted and his family in the sociocratically run 29-year-old Cherry Hill Cohousing community.