Daryl is the CEO of Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), where he spearheads a coalition of over 200 CEOs of the world’s leading companies with the belief that business can and should be a force for good in society. He brings over 30 years of executive experience in the US and abroad to the role, including as a public company CEO, officer for several Fortune 500 companies, and a director of several public & private companies. Prior to joining CECP, Daryl served as the turnaround CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., and the President of Kraft/Nabisco. He also has an extensive background in non-profits, having served on the boards of MANA (Mother Administered Nutritive Assistance), which is focused on reducing childhood hunger around the world; and the RWJF-supported Partnership for Healthy Kids, which is working to decrease childhood obesity. Daryl currently serves on the boards of Freshpet, Inc., as well as several privately-held growth companies and non-profit organizations.
Political scientist, serial entrepreneur, change agent and social critic. Kelly Burton is a modern-day renaissance woman who leads with passion, purpose and vision. She is the founder of Nexus Research Group, a social impact firm that works with foundations and large-scale non-profits to help them catalyze change in local communities.
Her newest venture is Founders of Color (FOC), a digital platform committed to helping minority entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. Today, FOC has more than 4K users in 40+ states, with members ranging from early stage tech startups to multi-million dollar companies.
In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, she’s been a regular contributor for HuffPost and currently serves on the Advisory Board for SXSW Pitch. Kelly has two hard-earned degrees, a BA from Clark Atlanta University and a PhD from Emory University, both in Political Science.
Under Jim’s leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.- based company to a worldwide organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions. Jim is a bestselling author of The Coming Jobs War and coauthor of Born to Build.
Jim created The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that links the behaviors of employees and customers to business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide. His most recent innovation, The Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world’s 7 billion citizens a voice on virtually all key global issues.
Jim serves on several boards and is the chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. His blog appears regularly in the Influencer section of LinkedIn and on Gallup.com’s Chairman’s Blog.
The iconic boutique hotelier who helped Airbnb’s founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand, Chip Conley is a New York Times bestselling author whose manifesto on ageism, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, is inspired by his experience of being both a mentor and an intern in his 50s. After selling the company he started as a rebel entrepreneur at age 26, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Chip wasn’t sure what was next. He could have retired at age 52. But the young founders of Airbnb came calling. He served as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy for four years — while also being CEO Brian Chesky’s mentor — and continues today as a Strategic Advisor to the company’s leadership. While writing Wisdom@Work, Chip was inspired to build the world’s first “midlife wisdom school,” the Modern Elder Academy, with a 3-acre oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Chip is an active mentor to six young CEO founders in the hospitality/tech world, and serves on the board of Encore.org and the advisory board for the Stanford Center for Longevity. He believes curiosity is the elixir of life and started learning Spanish and surfing at age 58.
Jeremy has been with Biggby since taking a part-time job as a barista in 2000. He has served in many roles since then, most recently as a Moonshot Guide, where his daily work is fully aligned with the Higher Purpose of Biggby—to support people in building lives they love—and his own personal mission. Jeremy’s Moonshot is to laugh at home every day and to die knowing that he’s helped no fewer than one million people to build a life they love.
Jeremy lives with his wife Megan and their three dogs in the Grand Rapids, MI area. He loves the outdoors as much as his wife doesn’t, so enjoys a healthy mix of outdoor adventures like disc golf, camping, and futzing with projects out on their property along with indoor activities like playing nerdy board games, binging tv series, and reading.
Laura Eich has been part of the Biggby Coffee family since 2011, where she started as a part-time barista. She has worn many hats at the Biggby Home Office, but her most recent, longest lasting, and most precious role has been leading the people and culture development team. It has been an honor to help carve the path to Biggby’s vision of improving workplace culture across America by supporting people in building lives they love.
Laura is on the journey toward her Moonshot – to fundraise her way to $1 million worth of wishes for the Make a Wish Foundation. Today, you can likely find Laura running her way toward that vision through run-draising! When she’s not getting her miles in, you will find Laura spending time with her husband, Stephen and dog, Sammie in their 150-year-old farmhouse in Southeast Michigan.
Dr. Riane Eisler
Riane Eisler is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, and attorney whose research, writing, and speaking has transformed the lives of people worldwide. Her newest work, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, co-authored with anthropologist Douglas Fry and coming out with Oxford University Press in July 2019, shows how to construct a more equitable, sustainable, and less violent world based on partnership rather than domination.
Dr. Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS), dedicated to research and education, Editor-in-Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, an online peer-reviewed journal at the University of Minnesota that was inspired by her work, keynotes conferences nationally and internationally, has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Department of State, and Congressional briefings, and has spoken at corporations and universities worldwide on applications of the partnership model introduced in her work.
She is internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 27 foreign editions and 57 U.S. printings. Her book on economics, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, was hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking” and by Jane Goodall as “a call to action.” Her Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships, co-authored with Teddie Potter, won national and international awards, and her Equal Rights Handbook was the only mass paperback on the Equal Rights Amendment. Other books drawing from Eisler’s research include her award-winning Tomorrow’s Children, Sacred Pleasure, and Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life, statistically documenting the key role of women’s status in a nation’s quality of life. Through the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Campaign she developed new metrics demonstrating the economic value of caring for people, starting in early childhood, and of caring for nature.
She has written over 500 articles in publications ranging from Behavioral Science, Futures, Political Psychology, The Christian Science Monitor, Challenge, and UNESCO Courier to Brain and Mind, Human Rights Quarterly, International Journal of Women’s Studies, and World Encyclopedia of Peace, as well as chapters for books published by trade and university presses (e.g., Cambridge, Stanford, and Oxford University).
Dr. Eisler pioneered the expansion of human rights theory and action to include the majority of humanity: women and children. Her research provides a new perspective on our past, present, and possibilities for the future, including a new social and political agenda for building a more humane and environmentally sustainable world.
She is the only woman among 20 major thinkers including Hegel, Adam Smith, Marx, and Toynbee in Macrohistory and Macrohistorians in recognition of the lasting importance of her work as a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist. She has received many honors, including honorary PhDs, the Nuclear Age Peace Leadership Award, the Feminist Pioneer award, and inclusion in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of twenty leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.
Pascal is Co-Founder (and enfant terrible) at be radical, Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship Open Innovation, and Venture Partner at BOLD Capital Partners, Peter Diamandis $250M VC fund investing in exponential transformation His work focuses on the intersection of technology, global impact, and culture; inspiring, educating and empowering entrepreneurs, corporate irritants and change makers to tackle the most intractable problems of our time.
He has spent his career pushing the boundaries of technology and passionately believes it can profoundly impact the betterment of humankind. He got started on the net before there was a web browser, founded a series of technology startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm helping entrepreneurs with their strategy operations, and invested into early-stage tech startups. Pascal led Mozilla’s Open Innovation Lab, created Mozilla’s accelerator program WebFWD, and headed up Mozilla’s Office of the Chair. As Principal at Google.org, he invested into social impact organizations around the globe. Most recently he built Singularity University’s startup programs including the SU Accelerator and Venture Fund. Further, he founded the nonprofit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the “GyShiDo” (Get Your S%# Done) movement and publishes the opinionated newsletter, “The Heretic”, which is read by tens of thousands of change-makers globally. He’s the author of the published book “The Heretic – Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs”.
Pascal frequently speaks and writes about the magic and potential which happens at the intersection of technology, culture global impact. He is also a trained Co-Active executive coach working with clients on achieving their full leadership potential. Most of all – Pascal loves to work with changemakers who want to, and can, make things better.
Lawrence Ford is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Capital Wealth Management. He was dubbed the “Shaman of Wall Street” by the Washington Post and The Economist Magazine referred to Lawrence as a “Man of Two Worlds”. NPR named him “The Finance Guru” and the Retirement Income journal dubbed him as “The Spiritual Advisor”.
Through Mr. Ford’s collaboration with some of the world’s best thought and action leaders, he founded Future Capital in partnership with the United Nations and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences working on a project for a new paradigm for our civilization. He has dedicated much of his life to being a bridge between the modern world of business and the ancient world of wisdom and the nexus of consciousness and capital.
Dr. Daniel Friedland, is an expert on the science and practice of high-performance leadership and the author of Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership.
“Dr. Danny” helps leaders and their organizations leverage powerful neuroscience and mindfulness-based skills and practices to better navigate stress, clarify vision and purpose, and create high performing teams and thriving cultures to multiply their positive impact in the world. His expertise from publishing one of the early textbooks on Evidence-Based Medicine has enabled him to apply science-based solutions to leadership growth and development.
He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, hospital systems, medical groups, Vistage, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Conscious Capitalism, The Global Wellness Summit, and leaders in the Texas state and Australian governments – having delivered over 2000 programs, reaching more than 100,000 health care and business professionals.
He not only understands the science of leadership, but having served as the Founding Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and the Co-Chairman of the San Diego Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, personally understands the challenges of leadership and the growth it asks.
He currently serves as the CEO of SuperSmartHealth, where he provides keynotes, workshops and executive coaching to develop high-performing leaders, teams and organizations.
Global business leader with a track record of creating and driving successful brand merchandising strategies. A consumer-centric brand leader in the fashion and consumer goods space. Operational expertise in both front and back of house (for retailers and brands) in terms of driving growth with profit and purpose.
Laura has spent over 30 years as a global apparel, accessory and home retail business leader. Having lived and worked in Europe, Asia and America, she has led merchandising, inventory planning, new product and re-branding initiatives for some of the world’s leading retail consumer goods brands like DFS Group Ltd (division of LVMH), Burberry, and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Laura left her last corporate role as President of Accessories for Polo Ralph Lauren to focus on helping other brands grow profitably in a 21st century business eco-system driven by consumer connectivity, disruption and radical transparency. Laura has been called a ‘gift with purchase’ by one of her previous clients – bringing conventional business skills that delivered operational results along with a set of soft skills that enabled the company to move from problem space to solution space faster and more efficiently.
Most recently, Laura along with two other retail C-Suite businesswomen, created WHYZ Partners, a bespoke advisory company. WHYZ offers today’s retailers and brands a combination of hands-on operational and financial experience along with a high touch approach and soft skills like active listening, empathy and collaboration.
As an industry connector and advisor, Laura is committed to helping brands transform and achieve scalable growth. She is an advocate for companies that believe in a triple bottom line business approach (profit, people, planet) and is honored and humbled to be one of the founding authors of Conscious Capitalism Press.
After meeting the Firms of Endearment via audiobook while driving from Anchorage Alaska to Denver Colorado in 2013, Nathan Havey dove into the Conscious Capitalism world head first. He is the co-creator of Sum and Substance, a storytelling event about purpose at work, he is a frequent contributor to Conscious Company Magazine, and in his private consulting he helps to bring people into the movement and bring the four pillars of conscious capitalism alive inside of companies like $100 million coffee franchise, BIGGBY COFFEE. Nathan is proud to partner with Conscious Capitalism Inc. to co-create and co-facilitate the first-ever certification and conscious capitalism consulting.
John Hope Bryant is known as one of the foremost authorities on poverty eradication. An advisor to the last four sitting U.S. presidents, a thought leader, motivational-speaker, and an innovator in the business of empowerment, John is no stranger to poverty. Born and raised in South Los Angeles, John wanted to help his community and those impacted by poverty, lack of resources and a loss of dignity.
Currently, he is serving his third term as a President’s Advisory Council member, with the appointment to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans earlier this year. John is also a member of the founding class of the Young Global Leaders and was a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He co-chairs Project 5117, an initiative of Operation HOPE along with Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Bernice King that serves as a plan for the rebirth of underserved America.
A charismatic leader, renowned public speaker and writer, John is a regular contributor as a LinkedIn Influencer, Huffington Post and American Banker. He has received over 500 awards and citations for his advocacy work, including Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award.
His new book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, launched June 2014 to a flurry of media attention and recognition. It has reached as high as #9 on the Amazon list, and #1 as the bestselling book on poverty, arguably the most important issue in America.
In the book, John asserts that business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the ‘poor.’ If we give the teetering class (the poor, near poor and struggling middle class) the right tools, policies and inspiration, he affirms, they will be able to lift themselves up into a stable middle class and become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Jay Jakub is the Chief Advocacy Officer at Mars, Incorporated / Catalyst – the multinational family-owned makers of iconic brands like M&Ms, Snickers, Uncle Ben’s, Pedigree, Royal Canin, Wrigley’s and more. Jay helps Mars’ chief economist manage Catalyst, the Mars think tank. Over the last 5+ decades, Catalyst’s remit has been to challenge conventional business thinking by developing breakthrough capabilities to solve the most complex business challenges. One such capability is the Economics of Mutuality (EoM), a transformational business model innovation initiated in 2006/7 as a response to the Mars shareholder question “What should be the right level of profit?” Catalyst with Oxford University has since developed robust evidence demonstrating that when a company enacts Mutuality as a business model (using innovative management practices, new performance metrics, new modes of profit construction) they can be more responsible (for society & the environment) and more profitable – even in the short-term – than firms seeking to maximize profit. EoM is being tested across many markets and is evolving into a global movement involving multinational companies beyond Mars, and with world class universities like Oxford, Science Po Paris, CEIBS Shanghai – with the purpose to Complete Capitalism. Jay’s first book on EoM, Completing Capitalism: Heal Business to Heal the World (with Bruno Roche) was published in the US in 2017 (Berrett-Koehler) and in China in Mandarin in 2018 (CITIC Press). He is also the author of Spies & Saboteurs (Macmillan & St. Martin’s, 1999) and a co-author of the forthcoming book, The Economics of Mutuality: Putting Purpose into Practice. His PhD is from Oxford University.
Jonathan Keyser is the founder and thought leader behind Keyser, the largest occupier services commercial real estate brokerage firm in Arizona. Through sheer determination and focus on selfless service, Jonathan is disrupting the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, and beyond. An Inc. 5000 company, Keyser has rapidly become one of the fastest growing firms of its kind in the country, serving companies and their real estate needs globally. Award winning and nationally recognized, Keyser is an active member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, voted Top 10 Best Places to Work multiple years running, and is a proud Host Company for Conscious Capitalism.
When Jonathan entered the cut-throat, dog-eat-dog world of CRE brokerage, he became the worst version of himself and hated himself because of it. Then one day, Jonathan decided he’d had enough. He realized he was sacrificing his values in pursuit of success. He abandoned his ruthless ways and reinvented himself as a selfless leader, which skyrocketed his brokerage firm to eight figures in five years.
His selfless service approach to business has resonated with corporations and individuals seeking a competitive edge to acquiring and maintaining clients. Jonathan’s Wall Street Journal #1 best-selling book You Don’t Have to Be Ruthless to Win and online Keyser Institute courses inspire others to activate selflessness in their life and see how and why this counterintuitive strategy can create extraordinary, long-term success.
Khalilah Olokunola “KO” was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. She spent much of her teens active on the streets of Brooklyn and Troy NY with what many view as the cities’ most notorious street gangs—Bloods, Crips and Folks. She eventually faced the consequences of her activities and lost her name for 4-years to a Department of Corrections number.
Throughout it all, KO remained adamant about the importance of education in her life, and spent nights imagining the American dream she saw on TV. It didn’t include a picket fence, but instead her dream was an opportunity to impact the lives of others.
Today KO is VP of Human Resources for TRU Colors Brewing, where she is the force behind defining a company culture that drives both personal and professional growth. In her “free time”, KO is also an accomplished author, speaker and personal coach to women entrepreneurs.
Fred is the founding and managing partner of RTS. LeFranc’s aptitude in strategic planning, leadership training, and business development has helped numerous companies achieve increased sales and profits.
His expertise is in strategic planning, organizational development, executive coaching, performance management, marketing strategy and technology-based systems enhancement. Mr. LeFranc’s 4 decades of hospitality experience includes stints as COO, CEO board member and President of numerous hospitality and technology brands, including Flat Rock Grille, Ruby’s Diner, Fishbowl Marketing and Louise’s Trattoria. His admirable turnaround for Louise’s, which involved design, concept development, food production, IT systems and operational executions, was chronicled in Inc. Magazine.
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has built the natural and organic grocer from a single store in Austin, Texas in 1978, into a Fortune 500 company, which went public in 1992, and was purchased by Amazon in 2017. Today Whole Foods Market is a top U.S. supermarket with close to 500 stores and 89,000 Team Members across the U.S., Canada and U.K
While devoting his career to helping shoppers satisfy their lifestyle needs with quality natural and organic foods, Mackey has also focused on building a more conscious way of doing business. He was the visionary for Whole Planet Foundation to help end poverty in developing nations, the Local Producer Loan Program, which provided $25 million in low interest loans to help local food producers expand their businesses, and the Global Animal Partnership’s rating scale for humane farm animal treatment.
Mackey has been recognized as one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Winner for the United States,” Institutional Investor’s “Best CEO in America,” Barron’s “World’s Best CEO,” MarketWatch’s “CEO of the Year,” Fortune’s “Businessperson of the Year,” and Esquire’s “Most Inspiring CEO.”
A strong believer in free market principles, Mackey co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement and co-authored a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book entitled “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business” (Harvard Business Review Press 2013) to boldly defend and reimagine capitalism, and encourage a way of doing business that is grounded in ethical consciousness. Mackey cut his pay to $1 in 2006 and continues to work for Whole Foods Market out of passion to see the business realize its potential for deeper purpose, for the joy of leading a great company and to answer the call to service that he feels in his heart.
Most recently, Mackey has focused on returning to the company’s roots around healthy eating and lifestyle choices. A passionate advocate of healthy eating education, he laid the foundation for health and wellness programs for team members and customers. Mackey is co-author of The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity (Grand Central Life & Style 2017); and The Whole Foods Cookbook: 120 Delicious and Healthy Plant-Centered Recipes (Grand Central Life & Style 2018).
Mackey is an avid backpacker and long-distance hiker. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife Deborah.
Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a leading brand consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that empowers companies to lead business, shape culture, and better our world. We First consulting shows companies how to define, frame and share the story of their good work in ways that build their brand reputation, customer community, and social impact. We First training includes keynote speeches and corporate workshops that shows how companies combine purposeful storytelling and social technologies to inspire their employees and customers to build their business and impact with them.
Simon is a member of the Advisory Board of Sustainable Brands, the Steering Committee of the Business Alliance for the Future, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He contributes to The Guardian, Forbes, and Huffington Post on branding and social technology.
Simon’s book, We First: How brands and consumers use social media to build a better world (Palgrave Macmillan) is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller. It was named an Amazon Top Ten Business Book, 800CEORead Top Five Marketing Book, and strategy+business named it the Best Business Marketing Book of the Year. It has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean.
Simon was included in the 2016 United National Foundation’s ‘Global Influencers to Follow’, Statsocial’s 2015 Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers, YPO’s Real Leaders ‘100 Visionary Leaders’ for 2015, GlobalCEO’s Top CSR Leaders for 2014, #15 on SustMeme’s CSR Top 500 Influencers for 2013, #4 on The Guardian’s, ‘Twitter List: The 30 Most Influential Sustainability Voices in America for 2013’ and Trust Across America’s, ‘Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior for 2012’. In addition, he has been featured in BBC World News, The Guardian, Advertising Age, Inc., AMA, Fast Company, GOOD Magazine and Huffington Post.
Simon is a sought after international speaker with engagements including the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Royal Society of Arts, SXSW, TEDxSF, Promaxbda, Conscious Capitalism, Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson, Sustainable Brands, Social Good Summit, National Speakers Association, and National Press Club, as well as brands such as Google, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Samsung, Toyota, Gucci, VW Group, NHL, and Patagonia. He was voted a Top 5 Marketing Speaker by speaking.com and featured on the cover of the National Speaker’s Magazine.
Prior to starting We First Simon spent 15 years as an award-winning writer, Creative Director, and Worldwide Creative Director at many of the world’s top creative advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Wieden & Kennedy, and Ogilvy working on brands such a Nike, Coca-Cola, Toyota, and Motorola, as well as consulting on dozens of F500 brands for leading advertising, production, and digital companies. He was the writer on the U.S. launch of the first three generations of the Toyota Prius, the largest national service campaign for the Entertainment Industry Foundation that brought together all four major TV networks for the first time in U.S. television history, and numerous award-winning campaigns for Nike. He has received over 60 awards at major advertising festivals including the Cannes Advertising Festival (Europe), the One Show (U.S.), the Clio’s (U.S.), the Kelly Awards (U.S), British Design & Art Direction Awards (U.K.), and AWARD (Australia), among others.
Simon studied Law and Fine Arts (1st Class Honors) at St. Paul’s College, Sydney University, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
LeeAnn Mallorie began her career as an executive coach in 2005, working with leaders and teams around the globe. Yet she soon found something was missing – the body. As the founder and CEO of Leading in Motion, she spent the last decade helping leaders combat both meaning depletion and burnout by bridging the gap between the hard-driving, logical mind and the deeper wisdom of the soul. Her women’s embodied leadership curriculum offers a concrete, actionable doorway to greater power, ethics, influence, and impact at work. Guts and Grace, her upcoming book, will be released in
January of 2020.
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Erin leads a global team that provides technical assistance and support to the company’s global business, addressing sustainability at all levels – from operations and management, to employees and customers, and in policy forums. Erin and her team are also responsible for developing industry-leading approaches to measurement, driving transparency and innovation in the field of sustainability. This includes creating a framework for and implementing the company’s newest sustainability mission, Climate Take Back, while also sharing the Mission Zero successes Interface achieved over the past 25 years.
Erin is a frequent lecturer on sustainable business to senior management teams, universities and the growing green consumer sector to audiences around the world, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, the United States and Europe. Past speaking engagements include Bioneers, Greenbuild, SXSW, and others.
Erin serves as a guest faculty member at Harvard University for the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program. She also is on the Advisory Board for Project Drawdown, a member of the Responsibility Advisory Board for SIG, and on the Advisory Board for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA) program at the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business.
Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Union Square Hospitality Group comprises some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, and more. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and Danny’s recent personal achievements include the Julia Child Award (2017) and his inclusion on the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World (2015). Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life. An active national leader in the fight against hunger, Danny serves on the board of Share Our Strength and has long supported hunger relief initiatives including City Harvest and God’s Love We Deliver.
Gary Moon works and plays at the intersection of capitalism, consciousness and social impact. As Managing Partner, Gary led the formation of Nfluence Partners, a Technology Boutique Investment Bank. Previously Gary ran the Tech, Media & Telecom practice for Headwaters MB which Gary and his partners grew into a top 5 Technology M&A Boutique by number of transactions in 2017 before forming Nfluence in January 2018. At Nfluence, Gary focuses on managing the firm’s institutional investor network, as well as working with mission-aligned businesses. In 2018 in partnership with Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Gary launched the Mission-Aligned Growth Summit , an annual event focused on curating a learning community interested in topics at the intersection of conscious business and capital markets. Gary serves on the San Francisco Bay Area board of Build.org, a non-profit teaching entrepreneurship to high school students in under-resourced communities. Originally a Stanford electrical engineering student, Gary started his career as an entrepreneur. After exiting that business in 2001, Gary found his second vocational passion in Technology Investment Banking, where Gary worked for Viant Capital and Ridgecrest Capital Partners including living in Barcelona leading Ridgecrest’s European/US cross-border practice before moving back to the US to launch the Headwaters TMT practice.
Gary and his partner Maria have 5 kids between them, ranging in age from 5 to 23. You can most often find them traveling somewhere in the world on various internal and external adventures.
Dr. Gloria Park is the Director of Performance Psychology with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, in support of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) and an Advisor to Eudaimonic by Design. Gloria is a skilled consultant and practitioner in the fields of human performance optimization, sport/performance and positive psychology, and has dedicated her career to bringing the best of science to understanding and cultivating the mental skills necessary for optimal performance across a broad range of performance domains. Gloria serves as faculty with the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program as well as University of Missouri’s Positive Coaching and Athletic Leadership Program. She lives in Newtown Square, Philadelphia.
Juan “Press” Bethea has been a member of the Bloods since the age of 14. Press was active in the streets as a teen and his involvement eventually lead to him being sentenced to Dobbs Youth Development as a felon, at just 15 years old.
Today Press is a leader within TRU Colors and currently heads brewery operations. Prior to that he was a TRU Colors Apprentice and worked with various partner breweries gaining knowledge and skills in brewing and brewery operations. Press has also completed his Level 1 Cicerone certification and plans to continue his education to eventually become a Level 4 Master Cicerone.
Neha Sangwan, M.D., CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, is a physician, international speaker, executive coach and corporate communication expert. She combines the science of medicine with the art of communication to transform corporate cultures into places of sustainable high performance and healing. Her consulting focuses on empowering leaders and their teams with tools for clear, effective communication, collaboration and creative problem-solving. She addresses the root causes of stress, miscommunication, and interpersonal conflict to improve productivity and employee engagement. Dr. Sangwan consults and speaks for organizations such as American Express, Apple, Google and Kaiser Permanente. She is also the author of TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness which was the basis for a public television show. Dr. Sangwan has shared her story on the stages of TEDx Berkeley, TEDx San Luis Obispo and TEDx Babson.
Dr. Sangwan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and biomedical engineering from Michigan State University and worked as a manufacturing engineer for Motorola before attending medical school at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Temple University Hospital. Learn more at doctorneha.com.
Dr. Rosie Ward is an energetic, passionate, compassionate leader, consultant, coach, speaker and author who focuses on transformation from the inside out. Her mission started over 20 years ago when she experienced firsthand the ill effects of working in a toxic work environment and found her wellbeing eroding. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to find a solution so this experience is no longer the norm. She is sought after to help rehumanize workplaces so that people are freed, fueled and inspired to bring their best selves to work – and home – each day.
Rosie serves as CEO and co-founder of Salveo Partners, LLC, a professional consulting and training company focused on equipping organizations to find success while putting people back at the forefront of their business. They focus on leveraging The Fusion (the inextricable interconnectedness of organizational and employee wellbeing) to help transform workplaces and support people in integrating their personal and professional lives. A fierce advocate for humanity, Rosie consults with organizations of all sizes and industries, coaches leaders to be more effective, develops a growing community of Paradigm Pioneers, and serves on the leadership team for the Twin Cities chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
Her first book, How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work: Featuring the 7 Points of Transformation, has served as a blueprint for hundreds of organizations to break past old, outdated paradigms and re-humanize their workplace. Rosie and her business partner, Dr. Jon Robison, are honored to be among the founding authors of Conscious Capitalism Press for their new book, Rehumanizing the Workplace: Future-proofing your organization while restoring hope, wellbeing and performance.
A lifelong learner, Rosie devotes herself to her own ongoing development and sharing her insights with others. In addition to having a Ph.D. and numerous certifications, Rosie was trained by Dr. Brené Brown as a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. She is often referred to as a “Ph.D. with a personality” and is known for challenging and inspiring people to think differently about what it takes to become the best version of themselves and for organizations to foster their growth and development. She has an incredible gift for taking complex ideas about culture, leadership, behavior change, and what it means to be human and synthesizing them in a way that makes them relevant, understandable, and meaningful for people. She currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband and son.
Balance Integration Corporation Founder/CEO Tevis Trower is a pioneer in optimizing corporate cultures. Heralded in bestselling Megatrends 2010 as “corporate mindfulness guru for the new millennium”, Tevis helps companies work from the top down in optimizing their most precious assets: human beings. Serving clients in over 70 US markets, Europe and Latin America, Tevis has provided global leadership and culture strategy for prestigious organizations including HBR Events, YPO, PWC, KKR, Soros, Bloomberg LP, the NBA, Viacom, Google and The Economist on issues including building trust, innovation, executive engagement, imposter syndrome, and sustainable leadership. You can find profiles and expert advice from Tevis featured in Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Glamour, YogaJournal, CIO, Pink, RealSimple, Crain’s, New York Post, Financial Times, WWD, New York Observer, MSNBC, FoxBusiness, NY1 and Martha Stewart. As NYU Faculty teaching Business Creativity & Personal Mastery, Tevis also served as resiliency expert to WebMD and Huffington Post. Tevis lives what she teaches from her home in Woodstock, enjoying surfing, snowboarding and playing guitar.
Ron is the Managing Partner of Act III Holdings, a $300 million fund that will invest in public and private restaurant and consumer companies that are driving long-term value creation and have the potential to significantly dominate their market niches. He is a frequent speaker on the dangers of short-termism and rampant investor activism and the quarter-to-quarter thinking it has inspired. “I believe a long-term perspective, a commitment to transformation and industry-specific experience remain the most important contributors to competitive advantage today. I want to help others realize that competitive advantage, so I’m putting my money where my mouth is.”
Ron Shaich is the Founder, and former Chairman & CEO of Panera Bread, a groundbreaking restaurant brand that today has more than 2,400 bakery-cafes, over 120,000 associates and nearly $6 billion in annual systemwide sales. Highly respected for his ability to recognize and capitalize on marketplace opportunities, Ron disrupted an existing industry paradigm and found new pathways to building companies of value and with values. The result: Panera was the best-performing restaurant stock of the past 20 years, generating annualized returns in excess of 25% over the past two decades and delivering a total shareholder return 44 times better than the S&P 500 from July 18, 1997, to July 18, 2017 (when Ron led a take-private transaction for Panera).
Ron sits on the boards of Conscious Capitalism Inc., Clark University, Cava, Clover Food Lab, Life Alive Organic Cafe, Tatte Bakery and Cafe and Open World. He formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Clark University and on the boards of Whole Foods Market Inc., the Rashi School, the Lown Cardiovascular Foundation and the Alliance for Business Leadership. Ron is also a co-founder of No Labels, an organization that promotes bipartisan political problem solving and the development of a long-term strategic plan for the country.
Andrew Soren is the founder and CEO of Eudaimonic by Design. For the past 20 years, Andrew has worked with some of the most recognized brands, non-profits and public sector teams to co-create values-based cultures, develop positive leadership, and design systems that empower people to be their best. Since 2013, Andrew has been faculty with the University of Pennsylvania’s internationally renowned Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program. He founded Eudaimonic by Design to harness the collective strengths of the most talented alumni from this program working at the intersection of organizational effectiveness, design thinking and positive practice. Andrew is an ICF certified coach. He splits his time between Toronto, Canada, Philadelphia, USA, and Montevideo, Uruguay.
Alexandra Stanton is the CEO of Empire Global Ventures LLC. She is an attorney with a proven record of executive leadership in business development, technology, organizational development, and public-private partnerships. She has established operations in multiple foreign markets including China, India, and Turkey, raised venture and working capital for expansion and development, identified U.S. and foreign partners for joint ventures, and facilitated export promotion to and from the U.S. Her corporate focus ranges broadly, from developing large multi-nationals to launching homegrown start-ups. A contributor to Fast Company, she is widely recognized for her experience in assisting female founders.
Ms. Stanton has worked in the E.U., Washington, D.C., and New York. She has held senior positions in large public enterprises, including the NYC Mayor’s Office of Appointments for Mayor Bill De Blasio, the Empire State Development Corporation (New York State’s economic development agency) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. A veteran of state and national campaigns, Ms. Stanton has also worked in Paris, France for Doctors of the World, implementing their international organizational development programs.
Aside from serving as Chair of J Street’s Board of Directors, Ms. Stanton is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Parrish Art Museum in New York. In 2013, Ms. Stanton was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ms. Stanton also sits on the New York State Tourism Advisory Council.
Ms. Stanton received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the New York Bar. Fluent in French, she resides in New York City with her husband and two children.
Michael Strong is a lifelong education entrepreneur. His most recent project is The Academy of Thought and Industry, the high school model for Higher Ground Education, the largest and fastest growing Montessori organization in the U.S. with 38 schools in the U.S. and additional schools and training operations in China and Europe. Michael also co-founded Freedom Lights Our World (FLOW, Inc.) with John Mackey in 2005 to promote entrepreneurial solutions to world problems. Conscious Capitalism was originally a program within FLOW, and was spun off as its own organization in 2010. In his work solving world problems through entrepreneurship, he signed the first agreement with the Honduran government to create a special prosperity zone there and is still involved with the Startup Societies movement globally. Michael is the lead author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems and the author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice. He has spoken at Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, and dozens of other universities around the world and has published dozens of articles in popular media such as Barron’s, HuffPo, and RealClearPolitics as well as in academic journals on education, Conscious Capitalism, and the importance of economic freedom. He is married to the Senegalese entrepreneur, speaker, and Conscious Capitalist Magatte Wade.
George is a serial entrepreneur, having founded 11 companies ranging from financial and consumer software, to a hedge fund and automotive services, to TRU Colors, a brewery that unites and employs rival gang members (think Bloods, Crips, GD, etc.) to stop street violence across America.
Along with his responsibilities at TRU Colors, George is the Chairman of Untappd, the largest beer app in the world with over 9 million users and 18 thousand businesses on the platform. He is also Chairman of National Speed, an innovative startup that is well positioned to disrupt the performance automotive industry.
Under Tindell’s leadership, The Container Store — the original storage and organization store — opened its doors in Dallas, in 1978. Today, the company has stores across the country with over 11,000 storage and organization solutions designed to save space and time, coupled with a full suite of digital shopping services.
Over the years, the company has been lauded for its focus on its original concept, differentiated inventory mix and commitment to employees as the formula for its success. But for Tindell, the goal was never growth for growth’s sake; rather, it was to adhere to the company’s seven, values-based Foundation Principles™, as well as the tenets of Conscious Capitalism®. These business philosophies guide decisions for The Container Store’s entire interdependent set of stakeholders, starting with employees and including customers, vendors, the community and shareholders. Tindell’s commitment to its employees has landed The Container Store on Fortunemagazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” year after year for nearly two decades.
As Chairman, Tindell focuses on strengthening the company’s employee-first culture, vendor relationships, and elevating The Container Store as a beacon for good business. Tindell’s book, UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives, discusses the retailer’s unique approach to business and culture.
Tindell is the Chairman of the National Retail Federation, and serves on the boards of Whole Foods Market, Akola Project and Conscious Capitalism, Inc.– a movement led by a community of like-minded business, thought and academic leaders working to elevate humanity through a conscious approach to business.
Magatte Wade is passionate about creating jobs and prosperity in Africa through entrepreneurship and economic freedom. She was born in Senegal, educated in France, and launched her entrepreneurial career in San Francisco. She is fluent in and conducts business in Wolof, French and English. Magatte’s current product line, manufactured in Senegal, is Skin is Skin (skinisskin.com), a lip balm dedicated to reducing racial discrimination. Her previous companies, Tiossan and Adina, brought Senegalese recipes and ingredients to U.S. markets in skin care and beverages.
Based on her experiences creating consumer brands and building agricultural and manufacturing capacity in Senegal, Magatte has spoken at dozens of universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, MIT, etc. as well as at global conferences on innovation and economic development in France, England, Dubai, Guatemala, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, Gabon, Senegal, and more. She writes for the Huffington Post, Barron’s, and the U.K. Guardian. She is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum at Davos and has appeared on the cover of Forbes Afrique. She was also named one of the “Twenty Young Power Women of Africa” by Forbes U.S.
Magatte’s work was recently profiled in a FEE documentary, “Made in Meckhe” and TED recently released her talk “Why it’s too hard to start a business in Africa – and how to change it”