Reinventing Volunteerism Using Time Banking and Technology to Build Stronger, More Inclusive Communities with Anitha Beberg

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Our guests this week is Anitha Beberg, the founder of Seva Exchange. Seva Exchange is reinventing volunteerism. Their mission is to connect, motivate and retain valuable volunteers for community-minded organizations. We are an official spin off of Timebanks.org, the organization that pioneered giving volunteers time credits redeemable for reciprocal volunteer help.

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For the Awarepreneurs conscious business podcast, Paul Zelizer interviews diverse leaders doing innovative work in the intersection of conscious business, social impact and awareness practices.  It's rare for a conscious business podcast to get this far into the granular decisions leaders in the sector face around impact, marketing, and pricing. 

EP 070 Two Social Entrepreneurs Got Off Leash Creating Dog Cards as a Tool for Transformation

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Our guests this week are Randy Crutcher and Barb Horn, the creators of the Divine Dog Wisdom Cards. The cards are designed to inspire and delight you while offering meaningful guidance for your day and your life. The cards won the 2018 New Age Product of the Year at a large trade show in the industry. We talk about what it takes to create and sell a transformational product that sells well (they are into their second printing after only a year).

Randy Crutcher is an author, psychologist, counselor, personal and professional development coach and organizational facilitator. 

Barb Horn is a Certified Alchemical Hypnotherapist (CCHT), SoulCollage© Facilitator, Cosmic Clown, Toe Reader, Mentor, Ceremonialist, Inspirational Emcee, and Levity and Laughter Coach.

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For the Awarepreneurs conscious business podcast, Paul Zelizer interviews diverse leaders doing innovative work in the intersection of conscious business, social impact and awareness practices.  It's rare for a conscious business podcast to get this far into the granular decisions leaders in the sector face around impact, marketing, and pricing. 

 

EP 069 Live Your Best Fat Life: Wellness for the Larger Body with Tiana Dodson

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Our guest this week is Tiana Dodson. Tiana is a body liberation coach that teaches her clients that health isn't about the size of your body.  It's about how you function in your body, fuel your body and feel about your body.

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For the Awarepreneurs conscious business podcast, Paul Zelizer interviews diverse leaders doing innovative work in the intersection of conscious business, social impact and awareness practices.  It's rare for a conscious business podcast to get this far into the granular decisions leaders in the sector face around impact, marketing, and pricing. 

EP 068 Women's Issues are Not White: The Emerging Stories of Black & Indigenous Womxn Identifying Leaders with Sonali Fiske

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Our guest this week is Sonali Fiske. Sonali is an international speaker and leadership consultant for marginalized & underrepresented visionary womxn and emerging women-identifying leaders. Her private and group programs teach leaders to unearth their cutting edge and deeply rooted messages, to help inform, educate the cultural zeitgeist. Her masterclass on "Dismantling White Dominance in Women's Entrepreneurship" went viral, and centered the stories of black, indigenous women of color countering the current narrative in leadership and influence.

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For the Awarepreneurs podcast, Paul Zelizer looks for diverse leaders doing innovative work in the intersection of conscious business, social impact and awareness practices.  It's one of few the conscious business and social impact podcasts that gets into the the granular decisions around finances, marketing, and pricing that leaders face. 

EP 067 A People Powered Currency: Using the Power of Blockchain to Reduce Inequality with the Co-founders of Manna

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Our guests this week are the cofounders of Manna, an online platform for the world’s first Universal Basic Income cryptocurrency.  Eric Stetson is the Founder and Executive Director and Brandon Venetta is the Co-founder and Director of Networking.  Manna is distributed by the People’s Currency Foundation as a basic human right that every person in the world is eligible to receive, for free. Founded in 2015, Manna has achieved milestones in the cryptocurrency movement, as the first blockchain-based currency to be created and distributed by a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, and the first digital currency to implement a Universal Basic Income as its primary method of distribution. 


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EP 066 Putting Your Money to Work for Positive Change with Genevieve Mitchell

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Our guest this week is Geneveive Chavez Mitchell.  She is the Operations Partner of Goddess Ink and a social impact investor in New Mexico.  She is passionate about spirituality, family, community and being an inspiration in the world. A life time learner, she has an undergraduate degree in Social Work and Government from New Mexico State University, a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. She also has a Naturopathic Degree from The University of Natural Medicine.  

Over the past 10 years, Geneveive is increasingly passionate about the impact of values based investing in local communities and she increasingly speaks on this topic.  

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EP 065 When You've Been Off Kilter - Returning to a Business That Fits Your Goals & Energy Levels with Stephanie Calahan

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Our guest this week is Stephanie Calahan.  She is a Business Vision Catalyst who specializes in working with purpose driven entrepreneurs.  After a dynamic career in corporate consulting, Stephanie realized she had comprised her health in working long hours and living an unsustainable lifestyle.  She eventually got so sick, she had to quit everything.  In this episode, she shares how she learned to have a more sustainable business and the strategies she teaches her clients to create a business that fits their goals and energy levels.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: No Other Choice Possible - Pivoting When Your Heart Rejects Dysfunction in Your Industry with Mark Silver.

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Our guest this week is Awarepreneurs podcast sponsor and Advisory Board member Mark Silver. With much reflection, Mark and his team at Heart of Business pivoted their business. Along they way, they had meaningful and sometimes challenging conversations about elitism and manipulation in the sector. What emerged is a new business model called The Heart of Business Learning Community. It’s a “Pay From the Heart” community that combines business focused learning modules and caring emotional/spiritual support in a very unique - and highly affordable - structure.

You can watch our Facebook live interview here or on Facebook.


EP 064 Resourcing Ourselves Cleanly: Non-appropriative Inner Support for Social Justice Work with Elinor Predota

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Our guest this week is Elinor Predota.  She is a spiritual counsellor and coach, a storyteller, poet, singer and artist, a spoonie, a Marxist and intersectional feminist, a mystic, a geek, and a queer, genderfluid, bisexual Witch.  Elinor works with people who long to make action for social justice an everyday part of their life and work, and who need support with the inner aspects of that task.  Her upcoming class is called Midwinter Magic.  Here is the link to the Development Compass Rose mentioned in the episode.

Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

EP 063 Lies, Damn Lies & Ethical Jewelry: The Disconnect Between Symbol and Source of What You Wear with Marc Choyt

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Our guest this week is Marc Choyt.  Marc is the co-Founder of Reflective Jewelry and one of the leading activists for fair trade jewelry in North America. Marc works on marketing and publicity for the company (like the websites), strategic planning, and the like.  He also focuses on their supply chain, seeking ways to create jewelry that has exceptional environmental and ethical sourcing standards. Marc is also the author of The Ethical Jewelry Exposé, a new guide that explores the history of misrepresentations in the jewelry industry that seeks to hide the fact that millions of people have died in conflicts financed by precious gems and metals and great environmental and social harm continues to happen despite the narrative mainstream jewelers branding themselves as "ethical" and "responsible".
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Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

EP 062 Using Technology to Access the Wisdom of the Body with Mike Dannheim

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Our guest this week is Mike Dannheim. Mike is the Founder and CEO of the Sensie app.   It's an app that detects a neuromuscular signal that represent the stress response.  By applying research from the fields of neuroscience and psychophysiology with machine learning techniques and the sensors on your smartphone, Sensie is able to measure the fluidity of your movement - sensing whether stress is present or not and guiding your through a specific mindfulness technique to help you achieve peace and calm.

Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

EP 061 Writing as a Catalyst for Social Change with Sasha Allenby

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Our guest this week is Sasha Allenby. Sasha is an author and a ghostwriter who wrote her first book in 2005 and co-authored the popular healing book Matrix Reimprinting - which has sold around the world and has been translated into 11 languages.  In 2016, she began to hear a calling to support social evolutionaries - including those who make an impact in racial, sexual, gender, economic, religious and refugee equality - to craft and hone their messages. This is the topic of her soon to be released fourth book, Catalyst: Speaking, Writing and Leading for Social Evolution. 

Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

EP 060 Redefining Creativity as an Entrepreneur and Social Leader with Monica Kang

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Our guest this week is Monica Kang. Monica is the Founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and a creative educator who is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She is driven by the belief that everyone is innately creative and that creativity can be used to catalyze personal and professional change. Through her innovative workshops, consulting, products, and curriculum, Monica teaches creativity in a tangible, practical, and relatable way regardless of industry or job title.

Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

EP 059 Grow Your Business & Help Diverse Entrepreneurs with a Pay for Results Model with Lisa Robbin Young

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Our guest this week is Lisa Robbin Young.  She is the founder of founder of Ark Entertainment Media and the author of Creative Freedom: How To Own Your Dreams Without Selling Your Soul. She helps creative entrepreneurs make good money doing what they love and enjoy their life in the process.  Lisa founded the Creative Freedom Incubator: a hands-on business incubator for creatives ready to build a profitable, sustainable business doing what they love.  It works on a Pay For Results Model.

Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

EP 058 The Intersection of Nursing & Social Justice with Nikki Akpawera

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Our guest this week is Nikki Akpawera.  Nikki is the founder of Transform Nursing which works to give nurses the tools they need to confidently address health policy, patient advocacy, and patient engagement in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Transformative nursing means that every nurse in every country has the knowledge, the training and ability to be effective leaders who will combat health disparities through empowerment, awareness, and education.

Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

EP 057 Mindfulness in Policing: A Pathway to Ending Violence and Mental Health Issues

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Our guest this week is Jon Carson. He is a well-known speaker throughout North America speaking on mindfulness, trauma, and leadership as a police officer within Ontario, Canada and has been serving the community for over 18 years in various capacities.  It was in 2009 when he encountered a traumatic call involving a young baby that his journey took a turn and he eventually was diagnosed with PTSD.  Spending a better part of the initial stages of his diagnosis self-medicating himself.  It wasn’t until 2013 when he was offered an opportunity to look at things differently by using mindfulness practices to look within and prevent trauma from taking its toll.  He now delivers Mindfulness Based Resiliency training to the police organization he works for but also is now venturing out to deliver this valuable training through his company Mindful Cop Consulting. 

EP 056 Embedding an Equity Lens in Social Impact Leadership

Our guest this week is Ericka Hines.  She is the 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.

Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

055 Getting Free From Lies That Are Holding You Hostage with Staci Jordan Shelton

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Our guest this week is Staci Jordan Shelton.  She describes hereself as a Performance Consultant, a Breaker of Chains, a Professional Encourager , and an Alchemist.  She works with clients to help unravel the cultural conditioning that is holding them hostage from success in all areas of their lives.  In the episode, we discuss her Alchemy program.    

Thanks for listening!  And if you'd like to be part of a dynamic social impact entrepreneur community, check out the Awarepreneurs Community.

 

054 Finding Your Conscious BAM! - The Highly Energized Version of Your Business Story

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Our guests this week are Glenn & Maria Geffcken.  They are the founders of 4 Directions Branding and believe that each individual has the power to have a meaningful impact through the work they do in the world.  They work with their clients to capture their authentic essence, and co-create a strategy to convey their uniqueness in words, visuals, and culture.  This episode will help you learn how to do this.

If you'd like support and feedback about how to grow your conscious business, the Awarepreneurs Community is a community of 300+ plus conscious entrepreneurs like you.  Come join us!

EP 053 Equipping Diverse Leaders with Spiritual Tools for Greater Impact with Tara Marshall

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Our guest this week is Tara Marshall.  Tara is the owner of Healing Spaces Wellness, located in suburban Maryland providing reiki healing & instruction, spiritual wellness coaching, and yoga, crystal and sound healing workshops. As a yoga/meditation instructor, Reiki Master/Teacher, Ordained Minister, divine feminine empowerment advocate, and Intuitive Life Coach, Tara has devoted her life to helping others delve deep into their innermost selves to learn that the power to heal themselves rests within.  One of Tara's recent passions is offering retreats for women leader to help them learn how to manage their energy, feed their souls, and connect with their higher self and spiritual guidance.

If you'd like support and feedback about how to grow your conscious business, the Awarepreneurs Community is a community of 300+ plus conscious entrepreneurs like you.  Come join us!