The ROI of Conscious Business: Measuring Social Impact & the Bottom Line of Workplace Happiness
June 27, 2019 – In June, the evening was filled with an engaging program with Gianna Biscontini, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Founder and CEO of W3RKWELL, a boutique social impact firm. W3RKWELL’s mission is to elevate companies and communities by making employee wellbeing a serious business metric.
“The Farmer’s Footprint” screening & speaker Dr. Zach Bush will be discussing the Triple Bottom Line
May 28, 2019 – Farmers have begun to save our planet, our food, and our health by spearheading a new sustainable agricultural revolution: Regenerative Agriculture. Dr. Zach Bush’s project Farmer’s Footprint docuseries is telling their story.
On May 28th we watched the first short film in their docuseries and to learn about the relationship between for profit and nonprofit missions from Dr. Bush.
Breakthrough to Best: Achieving Optimal Leadership
April 23, 2019 – If you are ready to play your LEADERSHIP EDGE, then it’s time to break through any preconceived notions, limiting beliefs, and unhealthy circumstances that have been holding you back. No matter what you degree you’ve earned, or where you went to school, it’s pretty unlikely that you took a course that taught you how to become an authentic, CONSCIOUS LEADER. Most of us learned strategies to articulate our vision and mission, to design and manage business, and even to market our products and services, but few left school with the tools to TRULY LEAD. We had a great evening exploring how to unleash one of the Conscious Capitalism tenants – CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP.
A Night of Conscious Connection: Conscious Circles Gathering for the Conscious Business Community
March 6, 2019 – Conscious Community Circles are designed to create intimate connection over a short amount of time. The goal: to create more connected community and offer a taste of what it might be like to be in a regular Conscious Circle.
Why? We connect in an intimate and intentional way to set up the possibility of deeper connections. We had a wonderful night of warmth, energy and real meaningful conversation. There was no better way to interact with the more conscious, mindful community than this wonderful yet casual gathering.
“Making Work Meaningful” with author of Jailbreak Leadership, Jeff Blanton
On February 12, 2019 – Jeff Blanton explored what is behind this atrocity, what to do about it and what it will mean to you, your employees and your customers. According to Gallup, only one-third of the American workforce are actually engaged, while 16% are actively disengaged, leaving 51% that are just showing up and doing the bare minimum! We found out why.
The Blueprint to Conscious Leadership Workshop
Janary 8, 2019 was an experimental evening of learning, connecting and applying with author, entrepreneur and executive coach, Eric Kaufmann.
Conscious Confessions Mini-Speaker Event ~ Elevating Humanity Through Business
November 13, 2018 was an evening filled with inspiration. We learned from the hearts and minds of conscious business leaders in our community. We explored deeper into the truth of where business meets purpose and elevates our community.
20th Annual Cause Conference |Cause + Commerce
During October 11-12th, 2018, the West Coast’s largest conference advocating community conscious, purpose-driven organizations [like Conscious Capitalism]! We explored these three especially engaging sessions:
1) Conscious Leadership Advances the New World of Cause + Commerce | The Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism with Daniel Friedland.
2) Activating the Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism | Tools for Transforming Your Organization with DJ King and Jenn Perell Bush . In this interactive workshop, use tools developed from the Conscious Capitalism Field Guide to transform your business.
3) Conscious Capitalism in Practice | How Leading Companies in San Diego are Advancing Cause + Commerce with Malcolm Avner .
Catalyzing Conscious Leadership By Leading Well from Within With Daniel Friedland, MD, CEO of SuperSmartHealth
On September 11, 2018 we enjoyed a dynamic and interactive event with Dr. Daniel Friedland at Corporate Alliance in San Diego.
Dr. Daniel Friedland shared a neuroscience and mindfulness-based framework outlining the new science, skills and practices to better navigate stress and optimize your conscious leadership mindset— as well as coaching others to do the same—so you can be most influential and fulfilled in creating a meaningful difference for the benefit of all.
August Conscious Connection Event
On August 8, 2018 we celebrated conscious culture at Culture Brewing Company, Encinitas. Conscious businesses have trusting, authentic, innovative and caring cultures that make working there a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment. We care about conscious business and we care about Culture.
CCSD Summer Social
On July 12, 2018, we celebrated summer with our Conscious Capitalism tribe. It was a chance to add Conscious Connections to your personal business community and have a little fun after your workday. Beers were on tap, yummy tacos & there were wonderful Conscious People to meet!
Our thanks to VOXOX, for opening its fun space (complete with ping pong and pool tables, X-box and massage chairs) to Conscious Capitalism San Diego for our Summer Social! VOXOX is a leader in cloud communications that empowers businesses to communicate more effectively with their customers. The company exemplifies Conscious Culture through its collaborative team environment.
Conscious Connections Roundtable
On June 26, 2018, we spent a wonderful evening at WD-40 to experience a roundtable conversation with local conscious business leaders about How to stay true to the higher purpose behind our Corporate Social Responsibility activities and keep our good intentions from being co-opted for commercial purposes. This was a real-life display of the tenets of Conscious Capitalism in action, and showing conscious leaders facing the resistance and opportunity of raising organizational consciousness.
A New Definition of “Prosperity”
Profit at any cost has cost taxpayers, the environment, and society at large plenty. In his new documentary Prosperity, bestselling author Pedram Shojai talks to leaders of the next generation of companies like Guayaki, Rodale Publishing, and Whole Foods Market that incorporate socially conscious practices into their businesses, turning “for profit” into “for benefit.
On May 21, 2018, Conscious Capitalism San Diego joined together for a movie screening and discussion with the filmmaker, Pedram Shojai and a panel of experts in medicine, finance and sustainability.
Achieving Conscious Capitalism Through Employee Ownership
Conscious Capitalism encourages business to make a positive impact on the world by focusing on the entire ecosystem of stakeholders and on a higher purpose.
Companies that turn employees into owners are often industry leaders in supporting their communities, and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) can over time help address the growing problem of income and wealth inequality between owners and employees.
On April 10, 2018, Conscious Capitalism joined together at the Beyster Institute at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management to learn from experts about why and how to create an employee-owned company.
CCSD Spring Kick-Off ~ Conscious Connections Business Highlight Event
CCSD is very excited to have launched our first ever Conscious Business Highlight Event. So often, as board members, we are asked questions surrounding Conscious Capitalism. As one of our core commitments to our members and the community, we strive to give you learning and growth opportunities. Our Conscious Business Highlight Events will be quarterly and give you the opportunity to meet a San Diego Conscious Company and learn from them.
Our evening included a Fireside Chat with Goal Structured Solutions, Chairman and CEO Ken Ruggiero & CCSD President Kori Joneson followed by Q & A. In addition, we enjoyed Happy Hour & Open Networking!
Conscious Connections | Speed Networking
At sundown, we gathered together for a beer with other cool and conscious humans at Stone Brewing Liberty Station.
While we honor the slow life, this night was dedicated to speed. Speed networking, connecting, and learning about each other! It was a wonderful evening spent outside socializing under the stars.
Conscious Connections – What is Conscious Capitalism?
Ready to connect with your local community and elevate humanity through business this year? We explored how with the board of Conscious Capitalism San Diego as we had a conversation around the four principles of Conscious Capitalism.
We are ready to connect, create, and contribute! We enjoyed sharing our vision of bringing conscious humans and companies together to elevate one another. We’re also eager to hear from you.
Purpose X Profit Conference
We are excited to share, in December 2017 we joined with our Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles Chapter to host a very special one-day gathering of conscious business leaders from across the southwestern region.
At Conscious Capitalism, we know that the status-quo is no longer relevant when it comes to business & life. The PXP Conference was THE event to bring you the progressive brands and change-making leaders who are living and breathing this new way of doing business.
2017 Cause Conference
Over 400 attendees embarked on a journey to maximize impacts through the power of purpose. Collectively, purpose-minded marketers, nonprofit leaders, business executives, and social entrepreneurs learned and shared ideas and strategies for solving big problems with purpose-driven solutions—all in the name of maximized impact and revenue!
This workshop showed how the principles underlying Enlightened Negotiation can be honored and supported through conscious attention to how our corporate operational documents and contracts can establish enduring systems and structures that support and sustain conscious values and intentions even when visionary founders have moved on.
Conscious Capitalism 2017
April 18-20, Conscious Capitalism hosted their annual conference in Philadelphia. It was designed to deepen your practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism with high potency keynotes, new content for teams, multiple tracks of hands-on practicums and rich opportunities to connect with and learn from peers. You can checkout a recap of the event and highlights here.
Conscious Leadership as a Servant Leader with Ken Blanchard
On November 15, 2016, CCSD hosted Ken Blanchard. We learned how to apply the concepts of Servant Leadership as one way to bring the philosophy of Conscious Capitalism to life — elevating humanity through business. It was such an honor to listen to Ken share his experience as well as the opportunity to ask him some thoughtful questions. It was a perfect way to end 2016 for CCSD and our community.
The second in a series of webinars hosted by Conscious Capitalism Southwest Chapters took place on August 31, 2016. This webinar featured Conscious Capitalism pioneer and The Container Store Founder, Kip Tindell. It was moderated by Conscious Capitalism’s Co-CEO Alexander McCobin. The webinar recording will be available for free soon. (We do not have access to webinar recording just yet. I will let you know when we do).
Kip shared insights into the Conscious Capitalism Movement through the lens of his integral role in building Container Store. He also focused on how The Container Store brings Stakeholder Orientation to life; including how to become more effective leaders and create a company that significantly increases the alignment, engagement, effectiveness and happiness levels for all stakeholders.
The first in a series of webinars hosted by Conscious Capitalism Southwest Chapters took place on June 8, 2016. This webinar featured Conscious Capitalism co-President, Doug Rauch. CLICK on the title above or here to hear the Webinar recording for free!
Dough shared an intro to the four tenets of Conscious Capitalism plus how he incorporated them in his former company, Trader Joe’s, and now his new venture Daily Table. He further discussed through Conscious Capitalism, how to become more effective leaders and create a company that significantly increases the alignment, engagement, effectiveness and happiness levels for all stakeholders.
Wonderful memory of last week’s CCSD event, on April 20, 2016, Shakti Leadership. Thanks again to Nilima Bhat for sharing her story and purpose to create a new, more resilient leadership. Embracing both your masculine and feminine (and knowing when to pull from one or the other), can be a powerful business and life tool.
On March 21st, co-founder of Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia, PhD was the featured speaker and he was joined by a panel of distinguished leaders in conscious business. It was a rare and exciting chance for us to share the ins and outs of the conscious approach to business — according to Raj “an entirely new superstructure for business and its reason for existing.
On February 18th, CCSD held a networking reception bringing together conscious professionals, exploring first-hand how building a business around conscious, higher purpose ideals can bring rapid and significant business growth and greatly impact company culture, community and business stakeholders. Presentation given by Mark Tomaszewicz, PIRCH Ambassador of Joy, at the inspiring PIRCH headquarters.
On January 19th, CCSD had its first event of the year by leading a half-day workshop meant to guide leaders in assessing how their organization scores against all facets of Conscious Capitalism.
CCSD Conscious Connections
Thanks to everyone who attended our first Conscious Connections event on October 13th!
Sponsored by Barbera Corporate Law.
The April conference in Chicago was a huge success. The sold out event was full of life changing perspectives from amazing leaders who are walking the walk. The networking was first class and continues to be a great way to expand your circle with truly inspiring people. The next national event is the 9th Annual CEO Summit, coming up October 6-8 in Austin, TX.
CCSD Launch Event
On May 11, 2015, Conscious Capitalism San Diego officially launched with our inaugural event at University of San Diego. Speakers included Greg Koch, dynamic CEO & Co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. and Andrew Hewitt, founder of GameChangers 500. The enthusiasm of our sell-out crowd was contagious, and we feel inspired to have such a committed, passionate group of partners and supporters.