Our Founder

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Paul Zelizer, Founder and Cheif Entrepreneurial Activist

Paul is one of the first business and marketing coaches to focus on the needs of conscious entrepreneurs and social impact businesses.  He also works with leaders to help them increase the transformational impact that they have in their organizations and in the world.

Paul is the former Director of Social Media for Wisdom 2.0, one of the premier mindfulness brands in the world. In 2017, he founded Awarepreneurs because he kept getting feedback that it was time for a community that leverages the power of the intersection of conscious business,  social impact and awareness practices.

Advisory Board

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Ericka Hines, Advisory Board

Ericka Hines, principal of Every Level Leadership, is a consultant, advisor, strategist, curriculum designer, and senior trainer who works with organizations to do two things: use diversity to their advantage and leverage leadership across levels. She has worked with government agencies, nonprofits and foundations across the country to help their staff and stakeholders learn how to work in more inclusive workplaces where leadership is valued as an attribute and a title. She has consulted with national foundations, government agencies, nonprofits and small businesses. To date, she has trained over 2000 individuals in skills that will help them be more inclusive, skilled leaders for their teams and organizations. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University Of Georgia School Of Law and a B.A. Political Science from Wright State University. Clients have included the Tides Foundation, Independent Sector, Friends Committee on National Legislation and the National Civilian Conservation Corps.

Leesa Rene Hall, Advisory Board

Leesa Rene Hall is a writer, storyteller, and diversity advocate. Author of seven books, Leesa was lauded as a technology pioneer and futurist before turning her attention to using her words to disrupt the stories we tell ourselves about diversity and identity.

After writing half a million words over 365 consecutive days, Leesa discovered that words can help one find their true purpose. Leesa helps spiritual and business leaders use curious inquiry to question their views on diversity so they can become effective leaders and create truly inclusive communities, companies, and corporations. She teaches that the only way you can have hard conversations around systemic oppression is to first breakthrough your inner oppression using the combination of curious inquiry and expressive writing.

Leesa is on the Advisory Board for Awarepreneurs, a global community of social enterprise business leaders and entrepreneurs with a focus on social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Leesa’s tips have been featured in American Express OPENGlobe & MailChoiceThe Ottawa CitizenToronto StarProfit, and Inc. to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances.  Her website is LeesaReneHall.com.

Layla Saad, Advisory Board

Layla Saad is a writer, poet, speaker and guide, whose work explores spirituality, creativity, feminism, business, leadership, and sacred activism.  As an East African, Arab, British, Muslim, feminist, wild mystic woman living in the Middle East (Qatar), and sharing her work with the global community, Layla stands
at a diverse intersection of identities, from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla’s own personal journey as a black muslim woman, her work with her clients and her writings often confront the oppressive cultures of patriarchy, white supremacy and Islamophobia.

Through her work, Layla is devoted to centering and uplifting the stories, art and magic of women of colour. In addition to her popular work as writer, Layla is also a spiritual and business mentor, a certified Reiki II energy practitioner, an award-winning speaker, an Advisory Board Member for the Awarepreneurs Community, and the host of the Wild Mystic Woman Podcast.  Find out more about Layla and her work at WildMysticWoman.com.

Angelo John Lewis, Advisory Board

Angelo John Lewis is the Executive Director of the Diversity and Spirituality Network  and a life and business coach and consultant who has designed, developed and conducted group problem solving, team and community building interventions for clients that include AT&T, Verizon, ACNielsen, and a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is the the originator of the Dialogue Circle Method™, and the author of Notes for a New Age.

Kundan Chhabra, Advisory Board

Kundan Chhabra helps you simplify your business as a vehicle for creating that more beautiful free world that you had a glimpse of in your Awakening, mystical, psychedelic and flow experiences.

He does this by helping you discover your Greatest Gift (your Unique Super Power) and Deepest Why that had been created out of your Greatest Longing. Your Greatest Longing that had been born and grown out of your Greatest Struggle the way diamonds and pearls are created.

He then helps you embody your Remarkable Legacy in communion with exactly and only the people with whom you can create the optimum collaboration. Out of this service to the exact people whom you were born to serve, you experience the Deepest Spacious Fulfilling Intimacy with yourself, others and the world.  His website is kundanchhabra.com.