Zachary Twist

Founder and Principal, Claristic Consulting

Business Engagement Lead, Pachamama Alliance


Zachary Twist is the founder and principal of Claristic Consulting based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Claristic guides organizations in enlivening their core values, strategies, and systems to make their work more effective, powerful, and fulfilling.  Having provided consulting and coaching services to numerous businesses, municipal governments, non-profits, and corporations in a wide range of industries and types, Zachary specializes in visionary leadership, environmental and social sustainability, employee engagement and education, and organizational development.

Zachary also leads the Business Engagement Initiative (BEI) of the Pachamama Alliance, and its flagship workshop offering, Awakener.  This unique interactive course is a powerful organizational experience that wakes people up to the challenges of our time and inspires them to take a stand for building a more thriving, just, and sustainable world.  Utilizing an adaptation of that course, Zachary will be co-leading this year’s Conscious Capitalism “Awakening Conscious Leadership” pre-conference Mastermind.

An experienced coach and facilitator with over 15 years of executive management experience in business, government, and education, Zachary provides a tremendous wealth of knowledge and insight into the power of effective organizational frameworks and purpose-driven visionary leadership. He holds an MBA with an emphasis on Sustainability and Business from Pinchot University, and a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  He has traveled widely on five continents and carries a deep commitment to using his professional and personal time to contribute to a more thriving, just, and fulfilling world for all. Zachary resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three children.