EP 007 Effective Websites for Social Entrepreneurs

My guest for this episode is Rachael Kay Albers, of RKAink. Rachael is one of the most talented and smartest web designers for social enterprise brands that I have ever met.

Some topics covered in this conscious business podcast episode on creating effective social enterprise website include:

  • How to clarify and present your social impact goals on the web effectively.
  • Identifying and being aware of issues of priviledge.
  • How to create a comprehensive strategy based on your values.
  • When does it make sense to DIY and when should you hire a designer.
  • What is the single most important decision social entrepreneurs need to make regarding their website?

Join us as we explore the leading edge of social enterprise and how to move past challenges and into truly having the positive impact you desire.

And, as always, there is an unique opportunity to discuss the themes covered in this episode in the Awarepreneurs Facebook community.  Just do a search in the group for EP 007.  And be sure to pick up Rachael's guide, Don't Hire a Web Designer.

And here is the link to the book mentioned, No More Heros: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality.

EP 005 Scaling Social Impact in Challenging Environments

My guest for this episode is Jesse Sullivan, of Alter.  Jesse helps scale businesses in places like Afghanistan, Haiti, Cuba and other economies that have less robust entrepreneurial ecosystems and has learned some very valuable lessons.

Some topics covered in this conscious business podcast episode include:

  • How to come to the work from a place of wholeness rather than a needs based orientation
  • How to engage local leaders to increase your positive impact
  • Creating a business that is connected to something larger than yourself
  • What being faithful has to do with success in challenging environments
  • Tips for success for economies with less cash resources

Join us as we explore the leading edge of social enterprise and how to move past challenges and into truly having the positive impact you desire.

And, as always, there is an unique opportunity to discuss the themes covered in this episode in the Awarepreneurs Facebook community.  Just do a search in the group for EP 005.

EP 004 Why Marketing is Hated (with real examples of manipulation)

My guest for this episode is Mark Silver, of Heart of Business.  Marketing is often a challenging topic for many conscious entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.  In this heart felt interview, we look at:

  • How marketing was born in the context of colonialism
  • How insights from early psychological thinkers were co-opted by large corporations
  • Why a majority of conscious business owners have a charged relationship with marketing
  • What to do instead of manipulative marketing techniques
  • Why ethical business and marketing practices are more important than ever

Join us as we explore the not so pretty history of marketing and how to move past that into truly ethical and effective marketing practices.

And, as always, there is an unique opportunity to discuss the themes covered in this episode in the Awarepreneurs Facebook community.  Just do a search in the group for "EP 004".

EP 003 Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Social Impact with Chris Zydel

My guest for this episode is Chris Zydel, of Creative Juices Arts.  Some topics covered in this leading edge conscious business podcast episode include:

  • What are some practices that deepen and enhance creativity?
  • What are embodied practices that shift us away from the judging mind?
  • How to develop intimacy with yourself through the creative process.
  • How to grow a thriving creativity based business.
  • How creative work can be integrated with social impact work.

Join us as we explore creativity based business and how to integrate social impact into this kind of business.

And, as always, there is an unique opportunity to discuss the themes covered in this episode in the Awarepreneurs Facebook community.  Just do a search in the group for "EP 003".

EP 002 Kylie Slavik on Using Archetypes to Grow a Conscious Business

Kylie Slavik on the Awarepreneurs podcast

My guest for this episode is Kylie Slavik, of KylieSlavik.com.  Some topics covered in this leading edge conscious business podcast episode include:

  • What are archetypes and why are they so powerful?
  • Why does the marketing of many conscious businesses feel underpowered?
  • What are some examples of conscious businesses using archetypes to grow?
  • How to use archetypes in an effective and ethical way.

Join us as we explore depth based marketing, how to be both powerful and ethical in your business development activities, and harnessing the power of resonant storytelling in your business.

And, as always, there is an unique opportunity to discuss the themes covered in this episode in the Awarepreneurs Facebook community.  Just do a search in the group for "EP 002".

EP 001: Vicki Abadesco on Empathy, Diversity & Social Enterprise

Welcome to our initial episode!

In this episode, Paul Zelizer interviews Vicki Abadesco founder of Soul Shoppe.  Soul Shoppe is an innovative social enterprise with a team of 22 people that offers empathy based programs focused on preventing bullying to diverse young people in the Bay Area and beyond.  They served 105,000 kids in 2016 and they are on a mission to scale that to 1 million kids per year.

Join us as we explore compassion based programming, how to increase your skillfulness around diversity issues and innovative approaches to social enterprise in this episode.

And, as always, there is an unique opportunity to discuss the themes covered in this episode in the Awarepreneurs Facebook community.  Just do a search in the group for "EP 001".

Welcome to the Awarepreneurs podcast!

Welcome!  Thank you for your interest in the Awarepreneurs podcast.  The first episode will go live Tuesday, May 2ndEach Tuesday after that, I will post a deep dive interview with a different social enterprise thought leader.

Two of the innovative aspects of the Awarepreneurs podcast are the focus on leading edge models and a deep commitment to co-learning:

  1. Awarepreneurs is more than just me, Paul Zelizer, the founder.  It's a dynamic global community.  And as a leading edge community, we know who's doing transformational work, who's thriving, and who's experimenting with innovative models. Together, we'll find the most growing edge social enterprise and conscious business leaders in the world and ask them real questions.  Including the gritty details about how their business works.
  2. The learning doesn't stop when the podcast episode is over.  Through meaningful dialogue between podcast guests and community members, you get to participate in a world class co-learning ecosystem.  This happens through discussions in the Awarepreneurs Facebook group each week after the episode.  

Deep dialogue with thought leaders and dynamic co-learning with some of the leading conscious business leaders on the planet.  That's what makes Awarepreneurs unique.

I look forward to journeying together!