bill-smilingWilliam (Bill) Aal is deeply involved in social and environmental justice work with a particular focus on agricultural sustainability and social healing. Versed in opening the imagination, awakening people’s best thinking and inspiring group transformation, Aal works with group reflection to unleash collective genius in organizational settings. A former manager in the non-profit and information technology worlds, he co-founded Riseup.net  to build computer-based communications networks for activists. Aal has developed accessible networking tools and trainings in social analysis and use of the web for community organizing, empowering individuals who traditionally have not had access to these tools.  Currently he works with his wife, Elle McSharry in a project called Dream Transformation

Bill co-authored Practical Meditation for Busy Souls (Sourcebooks, 2008) with long time partner Margo Adair. While Margo passed away after a long illness in September of 2010 her work lives on. You can read about Margo.