Ami Chen Mills-Naim is a global speaker, coach, trainer, editor and author of State of Mind in the Classroom: Thought, Consciousness and the Essential Curriculum for Healthy Learning, and The Spark Inside: A Special Book for Youth. She also wrote a book on student political activism on college campuses just after graduating from Northwestern University in 1989.
With her late father, the social scientist Dr. Roger Mills (considered a pioneer of "Three Principles" work globally) she co-founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Change, and served as Executive Director and Education Director for a decade. In this role, she raised nearly one million dollars in funding for Principles-based/innate resiliency programs across the U.S.
Ami re-engaged in political and climate activism in 2016, and has served on the Extinction Rebellion Global Support Regenerative Cultures working group, bringing Three Principles training to global activists around climate and species extinction. She has been trained in Kingian nonviolence and Dynamic Facilitation. She is currently engaged in several ongoing projects addressing political division, US politics and ecology.