EP 078 The Gentle Business Revolution with Sarah Santacroce

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Our guest this episode is Sarah Santacroce. She is a LinkedIn Specialist, an online presence mentor and the founder of The Gentle Business Revolution.  She is passionate about bringing empathy and kindness into the business world and helping introverts thrive in business without aggressive or hyped up sales approaches.

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EP 076 What's Happening in the Publishing World Now? with Anne Key

Our guest this episode is Anne Key.  Anne is author of 3 books, the latest being Burlesque, Yoga, Sex and Love: A memoir of Life under the Albuquerque Sun.  She is also the cofounder of the independent press Goddess Ink as well as a professor at the University of New Mexico - she's taught courses in women’s studies, religious studies, and English.

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EP 075 How to Grow a Burnout Free Business Nature's Way with Julie Wolk

Our guest this episode is Julie Wolk.  Julie is a coach and community builder who teaches women entrepreneurs a nature based approach to growing your business.  She is also the founder of The Redwood Circle, a community of experienced depth based entrepreneurs who meet seasonally to help each other grow their businesses in sustainable ways, and a cofounder of Wilderness Torah.

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EP 074 The Intersection of Spirituality & Leadership: How to Create an Advanced Professional Training with Gitanjali Hemp

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Our guest this episode is Gitanjali Hemp, the founder of Syntara Systems.  Gitanjali is a spiritual teacher, leadership trainer, mystic and healer.  She and her team developed a 2 year long, deep dive training called the School of Energy Awareness 2 Year Training that is unlike anything I've yet seen.  It's deep, delivered in person, and made for leaders who already have whole communities looking to increase their positive impact in the world.

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EP 073 Leaders are Allowed to Have Sh*t Up Too! with Starr Sheppard-Decker

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Our guest this episode is Starr Sheppard-Decker, the founder of Radical Revelations. Starr is a Spiritual Leader, Professional Vocalist, Public Speaker, Founder of Radical Revelations, and provides Spiritual Guidance & Business Strategy for Coaches & Healers in Personal Crisis.  Through some very challenging experiences in her own journey as a healer and spiritual leader and seeing many other leaders struggle, Starr's developed a deep personal and professional passion for this topic.

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EP 072 Living from Strength & Faith: A Rough Hike From Refuge to Success with Rukshana Triem

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Our guest this episode is Rukshana Triem, the founder of Women's Lifestyle Coaching. Before the age of 15, Rukshana and her family lived in refuge camps in 3 countries.  She immigrated to the United States and worked on a lot of trauma from her childhood.  Today, she is a successful Lifestyle Coach, Author & Speaker.  

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EP 071 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.