Safi Bahcall, Loonshots, How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas | The IGEOS Show 22
Safi Bahcall is a second-generation physicist (the son of two astrophysicists), a biotech entrepreneur, and former public-company CEO. In 2008, he was named E&Y New England Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research.
He is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries. Loonshots describes what an idea from physics tells us about the behavior of groups and how teams, companies, and nations can use that to innovate faster and better. The book has been recommended by Bill Gates, three Nobel laureates, Adam Grant, Malcolm Gladwell, and Tim Ferriss; and selected as a best business book of the year by Amazon, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Newsweek, Strategy + Business, Tech Crunch, and the Washington Post. It was the #1 most recommended book of the year in Bloomberg’s annual survey of CEOs and entrepreneurs.
Join us as we have a fascinating conversation with him!
Learn more here:
HBR article: https://hbr.org/2019/03/the-innovation-equation
Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller CEO, Truly Human Leadership | The IGEOS Show 21
Bob Chapman was recently named the #3 CEO in the world by Inc. magazine and is very intentional about using his platform as a business leader to build a better world. He is the Chairman and CEO of St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller, a $3B global manufacturing business with almost 12,000 team members. Over the past two decades, a series of realizations led him away from traditional management practices to what he now calls Truly Human Leadership–a people-centric approach where his employees feel valued, cared for, and an integral part of the company’s purpose. At Barry-Wehmiller, they have a unique measure of success: by the way they touch the lives of people. Chapman’s experiences and the transformation he championed were the inspiration behind his 2015 WSJ bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. The book is co-authored by Raj Sisodia, founder and co-author of Conscious Capitalism. Join us as we have a meaningful and inspiring conversation with him!
Learn more here:
Bob’s TEDx talk: https://youtu.be/njn-lIEv1LU
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Social Venture Circles Executive Director | The IGEOS Show 20
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl is the Executive Director of Social Venture Circle, a non-profit organization with over three decades of combined experience leading the way in the field of social impact; building and galvanizing the business world to create social, economic, and environmental change. She was recently appointed to the Board of Stanford University’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and will be teaching a Stanford course on Entrepreneurship for Race and Social Equity in 2019. Join us as we have a conversation with her on topics of her diverse background, leading with love, and creating a better world for future generations.
Anna McGrath, Culture and Transformation, Whole Body Wisdom | The IGEOS Show 19
Since 2003, Anna McGrath has supported organizations globally to build response-agility into their cultures and transition into self-organizing structures. She has worked with the full continuum of organizations, from traditional hierarchies to bleeding-edge start-ups, and is a popular speaker on Holacracy™, transformation, and whole-body wisdom practices. After 14 years of incubation and experimentation, her company, WonderWorks Consulting, was acquired by Godfrey Dadich Partners, where Anna is currently Partner, Culture and Transformation.
She is also one of the Co-authors of the book From Hierarchy to High Performance: Unleashing the Hidden Superpowers of Ordinary People to Realize Extraordinary Results
Anna’s focus is on whole-body wisdom, unleashing genius, aligning purpose, beliefs, behaviors, structures, commitments and actions in service of embodying individual and organizational purpose.
Learn more here: https://www.godfreydadich.com/ https://www.hierarchytohighperformance.com/
Bob Sutton, Stanford Professor, Organizational Friction, The Friction Project | The IGEOS Show 18
Bob Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at #Stanford, where he co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (“the d school”). He studies leadership, organizational change, innovation, scaling, and workplace dynamics. Currently, he and Huggy Rao are focusing on “The Friction Project,” a multi-pronged mission to understand why companies make the right things too difficult, the wrong things too easy, and what to do about it.
He has published over 200 articles in academic and popular outlets, along with seven books, including Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No Asshole Rule which were New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Scaling-Up Excellence (which he co-wrote with Huggy Rao) is a Wall Street Journal bestseller and Financial Times picked it as among the best six management books in 2014. His latest book is The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt. https://www.bobsutton.net/ https://ecorner.stanford.edu/series/friction/
Lynne Twist, Pachamama Alliance Co-Founder, The Soul of Money | The IGEOS Show 17
Lynne Twist is the co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance and author of, The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life. Join us as we learn about her inspiring background into her meaningful work!
For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world’s wealthiest families, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of people’s relationship with money. Her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we are living in. She is a co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance and founder of The Soul of Money Institute. Her compelling stories and life experiences inspired her to write her best-selling, award-winning book “The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life.” She has been on the stages of TedX and co-presented and shared the stage with some of today’s most influential thought leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Marianne Williamson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and more. Most recently, she was awarded the Conscious Visionary Award from Sedona, Arizona’s Illuminate Film Festival in May 2018, as well as the Service Award from the American India Foundation in March 2018.
Pachamama Journeys: Join the Pachamama Alliance on a one-of-a-kind Journey to Earth’s most culturally and biodiverse region – the sacred headwaters of the Amazon rainforest and high Andes in Ecuador. Pachamama Journeys are purposeful, transformative travel immersions that go well beyond traditional eco-tourism or adventure travel. We journey at the request of our indigenous partners who invite us to visit and learn from their ancient cultures and pristine rainforest so that we may carry their wisdom and message home. Thoughtfully designed and informed by 20 years of experience, each Pachamama Journey is an extraordinary opportunity to step away from the familiar and immerse yourself in an expansive new way of seeing the world. https://www.pachamama.org/journeys
AWAKENER is an adaptation of the Pachamama Alliance’s Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium, which has been delivered to hundreds of thousands of people in over 80 countries during the past decade. It is being offered as the first product of a series of offerings of the Business Engagement Initiative (BEI) of the Pachamama Alliance. The BEI is being coordinated and spearheaded by a team of volunteers throughout the United States, with backgrounds in the business world, who are committed to supporting the institution of business being a catalyst in the shift toward a thriving, just and sustainable world. https://awakener.org/
Tiffany Jana & Ryan Honeyman, The B Corp Handbook 2nd Ed, DEI | The IGEOS Show 16
Dr. Tiffany Jana and Ryan Honeyman are the Co-Authors of the 2nd edition of The B Corp Handbook. They provide a rich powerhouse of a discussion around how they came to co-author the 2nd edition and dive more deeply into a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) which can no longer be a side conversation in our journey to be a company and business as a force for good. Join us as we learn about Ryan and Tiffany’s meaningful stories and their insightful and analytical perspectives that is beautifully inspired their work and powerfully making an impact in the areas that still need changes in the world.
Dr. Tiffany Jana is the CEO of TMI Portfolio, a network of socially responsible, interconnected companies that cultivate organizational inclusion worldwide. TMI was the world’s first diversity and equity focused Certified Benefit (B) Corporation. Dr. Jana has been featured in numerous publications and media including Fast Company, Huffington Post, Forbes, and more. They have also co-authored several books including Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences and Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion. Dr. Jana is an acclaimed international speaker with credits including TEDx, SXSW, and many more. Dr. Jana’s favorite awards and recognition include 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year from Enterprising Women Magazine and 2018’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers from Inc.com. https://tmiconsultinginc.com/
Ryan Honeyman is a Partner / Worker-Owner at LIFT Economy. Ryan has helped over 30 companies—like Patagonia, Allbirds, Ben & Jerry’s, King Arthur Flour, and Red Bay Coffee—become Certified B Corporations and maximize the value of their B Corp certification. Along with his LIFT Economy team, Ryan helped cofound the Force for Good Fund, a $1M fund that invests in women and people of color-owned, “Best for the World” B Corps (for example, those that score in the top 10% of all B Corps worldwide). He is also a co-host of “Next Economy Now,” a podcast highlighting the leaders who are taking a regenerative, bio-regional, democratic, transparent, and whole-systems approach to using business for good. Ryan has written articles for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, and more. He has been a featured speaker at SOCAP, Bioneers, the B Corp Champions Retreat, the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit, and many others. https://www.lifteconomy.com/ https://www.bkconnection.com/books/title/The-B-Corp-Handbook-Second-Edition
Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism movement Co-Founder, Healing Organizations | The IGEOS Show 15
Raj Sisodia is the co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement and co-author of the upcoming book, The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World. Join us as we learn about his rich and amazing journey, from graduating with his MBA to co-founding the Conscious Capitalism movement with Whole Food founder John Mackay and ultimately finding purpose in his work to help business be a vehicle for improving the world. Raj Sisodia is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business. He is co-author of the bestsellers Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (2013) and Everybody Matters (2015). Raj has published ten books and over 100 academic articles. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose was named a top business book of 2007 by Amazon.com. He is on the Board of Directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc. http://rajsisodia.com/ https://www.consciouscapitalism.org/
John Boudreau, Reinventing Jobs, The Future of Work and HR | The IGEOS Show 14
John Boudreau is the co-author of the recent book, Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work. Join us as we learn about John’s background and initial interests in helping to make the workplace better. Dr. John Boudreau is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. Professor Boudreau’s field studies include the future of the global Human Resources profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development. Dr. Boudreau has published more than 50 books and articles, and his research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week. Professor Boudreau serves as Research Director for USC’s Center for Effective Organizations and is a Professor, Management & Organization at Marshall School of Business. https://www.drjohnboudreau.com/
Joel Solomon, Clean Money Revolution, Impact Investing | The IGEOS Show 13
Joel Solomon is Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism. As Co-Founder of Renewal Funds, a $98 million mission #venturecapital firm, he has invested in over 100 early growth-stage companies in North America, delivering above market returns while catalyzing positive social and environmental change. Joel is also a founding member of Social Venture Network, Businesses for Social Responsibility, Chair of Hollyhock, Co-Producer of RSF’s “Integrated Capital Institute”, and serves on the University of British Columbia Board of Governors.
Donna Morton, Co-Founder Change Finance, Ethical Wealth Management | The IGEOS Show 12
Donna Morton is co-founder of Change Finance, which is working to create 100% clean ETFs for sustainable investments. Donna had decades of experience in sustainability, economics, social innovation, clean energy, and ethical wealth management. She is also an Ashoka, Ogunte, and Unreasonable Fellow, and a lifelong serial social entrepreneur with international experience ranging from sustainability and economic policy to social justice and human rights issues. She is now EVP Impact at LumenFarm Technology – a platform to support values based purchasing.
Amy C. Edmondson, The Fearless Organization, Psychological Safety | The IGEOS Show SPECIAL EDITION
Amy C. Edmondson‘s new book is The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth where she summarizers her two decades of pioneering research on #psychologicalsafety. She is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. She is an expert in leadership, teaming, and organizational learning. With articles in Harvard Business Review and California Management Review, and numerous academic journals, she has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011.
Meghan French Dunbar, Conscious Company Media CEO, Creating Community | The IGEOS Show 11
Meghan French Dunbar is Co-founder of Conscious Company Media. Prior to launching the company, she worked in nonprofit development and strategy for nearly a decade and received her MBA from Presidio Graduate School after studying Journalism and English in her undergraduate days at CU Boulder. Her passion revolves around inspiring and empowering people to create positive impact through their careers and businesses. Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavors, you can find her running around the mountains of Colorado, making the most of every moment, and trying to make people laugh along the way.
Kevin Rutherford, Nuun CEO, Bigger Purpose, Conscious Capitalism | The IGEOS Show 10
Kevin Rutherford is the President & #CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) at Nuun Hydration. He was former CEO at Mrs. Meyers. He strives to be a beacon of light for humanity, animals & our planet. Kevin joined Nuun after an impressive career leading brands to accelerated growth both as CEO and a marketing leader. Kevin was president and CEO of the Caldrea Company, best known for the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day brand, where he successfully grew the business to be one of the leading natural lifestyle companies in the categories where they compete. Prior to Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, Kevin experienced tremendous success as a marketing director for Kashi Co. (subsidiary of Kellogg, Co.) leading bear naked to exponential growth, becoming the leading granola. Kevin is also a Ironman triathlete and runner. https://nuunlife.com/
Kevin Martin, Boundaryless Leaders, Agile Organizations | The IGEOS Show 09
Kevin Martin has been chief research officer at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) since 2012. In his role, Kevin also advises the corporate and human resources leadership teams of many leading employers on next- and best-practices in human resources and human capital strategy. He also serves as executive sponsor of i4cp’s distinguished Chief HR Officer Board. A highly sought-after speaker on all aspects of human resources and talent management, Kevin has been recognized as a “Top 100 HR Influencer to Follow on Twitter” by Witty Parrot and a “Top 100 HR Influencer” by HR Examiner. Kevin has overseen the production of hundreds of research assets pertaining to best- and next- practices in HCM. Kevin and his team’s works have been cited in leading business media, including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Bloomberg, Inc. Magazine, CFO Magazine, and on CNBC. https://www.i4cp.com/
Amy Blankson, The Future of Happiness: Technology, Well-Being & Leadership | The IGEOS Show 08
Amy Blankson, bestselling author of The Future of Happiness, is the only person to receive a Point of Light from two sitting US Presidents. After graduating from Harvard College and Yale School of Management, she has focused her work on understanding how to cultivate happiness in a digital era. She is a member of the UN Global Happiness Council, a Fellow of the World Innovation Organization, and is currently working with the IEEE to establish standards for well-being in the creation of artificial intelligence and emotion awareness. Most recently, Amy has shared her thought leadership as a speaker at TEDx, as a regular contributor for Forbes on Women, Technology, and Leadership, and as a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. http://amyblankson.com/
Jacqueline Carter, Mindful Leadership, Leadership Success | The IGEOS Show 07
As an International Partner and the North American Director for Potential Project, Jacqueline Carter helps leaders and organizations enhance performance, resilience and creativity through understanding and training the mind. She works with corporations including Cisco, Accenture, Marriott and Bank of America, to engage in a new way of working with greater focus, clarity and results. Jacqueline is co-author of The Mind of the Leader – How to Lead Yourself, Your People and Organization for Extraordinary Results published by Harvard Business Press in March 2018. This book is based on a two-year research study including interviews of over 250 C-suite executives and assessments of over 35,000 leaders from around the globe. The book outlines three core qualities for 21st Century leadership success. https://www.potentialproject.com/
Lorna Davis, Conscious Leadership, B Corp Global Ambassador | The IGEOS Show 06
Lorna Davis was born and educated in South Africa and began her career in Marketing at Unilever. She has lived and worked in 7 countries, across 5 continents and has been a President of large, multinational consumer goods companies for 20 years. In 2015, Lorna moved to France to lead the next phase of the journey to purpose for Danone. After Danone’s acquisition of WhiteWave Foods in 2017, she moved to the US to become CEO and Chairwoman of DanoneWave. In that capacity, she established that $6Billion entity as the largest Public Benefit Corporation in the world, and set it on the path to being a certified B Corporation. That entity, now called Danone North America achieved B Corp certification in April 2018, and is now the biggest B Corp in the world. On behalf of Danone, Lorna has now joined B-Lab, the nonprofit that supports the B Corporation movement on an assignment to support the journey of large multinationals on the path to using business as a force of good. https://bcorporation.net/
Rajeev Peshawaria, Leadership Energy, Followership, Challenging Convention | The IGEOS Show 05
CEO of The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, author of the Wall Street Journal and Amazon best seller Open Source Leadership (McGraw Hill 2017), Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders (Simon & Schuster 2011), co-author of Be the Change (McGraw Hill 2014) and a regular writer for Forbes, Rajeev Peshawaria is an out-of-the-box thought leader on #leadership, #management and corporate governance. He has extensive global experience in leadership and organizational consulting, with a particular focus on uncovering personal and organizational “leadership energy.” https://rajeevpeshawaria.com/
Bonnie St. John, Olympic Medalist, Leadership, Micro-Resilience | The IGEOS Show 04
Bonnie St. John is one of the nation’s leading inspirational speakers and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, and many others. She combines the lessons she has learned as an Olympic athlete, a Rhodes Scholar, a best-selling author, a White House Official, and an entrepreneurial business woman into inspirational solutions to the challenges of the 21st Century workplace. Her latest work, Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy rethinks today’s prevalent ‘drive until you drop’ philosophy by focusing on small, immediately effective adjustments that allow everyone to be more resilient hour-by-hour, every day, all day long. http://bonniestjohn.com/
Tony Schwartz, Sustainable High Performance, Full Engagement | The IGEOS Show 03
Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, a consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations solve intractable problems and add more value in the world by widening their world view. Since founding The Energy Project in 2003, Tony has written extensively for the Harvard Business Review. Tony is the author of several books, including The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time (with Jim Loehr), which spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller. https://theenergyproject.com/
Alexander Kjerulf, Happiness Expert, Leading with Happiness | The IGEOS Show 02
Alexander Kjerulf is the founder and chief happiness officer of Woohoo inc and one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. He is an author and speaker, presenting and conducting workshops on happiness at work at businesses and conferences in more than 30 countries. His clients include companies like Hilton, Microsoft, LEGO, IKEA, Shell, HP, and IBM. Alex is the author of five books. His latest book is Leading with Happiness – How the Best Leaders Put Happiness First to Create Phenomenal Business Results and a Better World. https://woohooinc.com/
Cy Wakeman, Reality-Based Leadership, No Ego | The IGEOS Show 01
Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. Backed by 20 years of unparalleled experience, Wakeman’s philosophy offers a new lens through which employees and executives alike, can shift their attention inward, sharpen their focus on personal accountability, and uncover their natural state of innovation simply by ditching the drama.