Business Leader Q&A

Have you ever wanted to bring your leadership or business questions straight to the Conscious Leadership pioneers at the forefront? Now you can!

Each month, Conscious Company selects a different thought-leader in the conscious business movement to host an open, virtual, hour-long LIVE Q&A session. Register today to attend the next Q&A or watch our videos of past Q&As.

Q&A Library

Erin Meezan
Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Interface, Inc.

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Meezan gives voice to Interface’s conscience, ensuring that the company’s strategy and goals are in sync with its aggressive sustainability vision established more than 20 years ago. Today, Interface has evolved its thinking to go beyond doing less harm to creating positive impact, not just for Interface and the flooring industry but for the world at large. Meezan led the company to unveil a new mission in 2016 ⁠— Climate Take Back, tackling the single biggest threat facing humanity: global climate change.

Bob Fish + Mike McFall
 Co-CEOs of Biggby Coffee

Join us for what is certain to be a keep-it-real Q&A session with co-CEOs of Biggby Coffee, Bob Fish and Mike McFall. After starting their coffee franchise from a single store in East Lansing, Michigan, Biggby has grown to 200 stores across nine states. In 2014, the company was bringing in $83 million in annual revenue with growth hovering around 20 percent for a decade. But this success had come at a great cost; the workplace culture of Biggby has become toxic and cynical. When Bob & Mike learned that their company had a toxic culture, they became dedicated to turning it around.

Read or listen to the back story on Biggby here, and then join us for the Q&A to dive deeper into the art of crafting long-lasting, superb workplace culture as an engine for growth.

Lorna Davis
Senior advisor to Danone’s CEO and Global Ambassador for BLab

After beginning her career at Unilever, Lorna Davis held various senior business and marketing positions in South Africa, Australia and the UK. In 2003, Lorna Davis was appointed Vice-President for Danone’s global topline acceleration “Growth Too” project. She was later appointed President for Danone Biscuits in China, and subsequently to the sale of Danone’s biscuits division to Kraft Foods (now Mondelez) in 2007, she became President of Kraft China. From 2015-2018, she served as the Chief Manifesto Catalyst of Danone, member of the Executive Committee and Chairwoman of DanoneWave, the world’s largest B Corp. Join us for this Q&A if you are curious about scaling growth as a B Corps, certification at the enterprise level, or ethical international supply chain management.

Kevin Rutherford
CEO of Nuun Hydration, Former CEO of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day

Kevin Rutherford knows a thing or two about taking strong brands and making them better by upping the level of purpose. While serving as CEO of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day in 2010, he introduced a new mission that helped transform the cleaning company into a purpose-driven brand focused on wellness for people and the environment. In 2013, Rutherford became CEO of Nuun Hydration, the Seattle-based purveyor of electrolyte tablets that turn water into a sports drink. Nuun has since reformulated its entire product line to remove artificial ingredients, become completely plant-based, and obtain non-GMO certification. In both stints as CEO, Rutherford emphasized a purpose beyond profit — and the brands boomed as a result

Diana Chapman
Co-Founder of The Conscious Leadership Group & co-author of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

Diana Chapman has been a trusted advisor to over 1000 organizational leaders and many of their teams including clients from Asana, Genentech, Yahoo! and Glint. Diana invites leaders to the edge while igniting the courage to leap into the unknown. Her commitment to Conscious Leadership makes her the perfect person to answer questions about Conscious Leadership hurtles the future of work.

John Replogle
Former CEO of Burt’s Bees & Seventh Generation

John Replogle is the former CEO of both Burt’s Bees and Seventh Generation and has an impressive track record in Corporate Advocacy – this Month’s Conscious Company content theme.  John’s commitment to long-term thinking and using business for policy change that makes his entire industries better has given him a wealth of knowledge to share with our members on the topic of Corporate Advocacy.

Lynne Twist
Best-selling author of the Soul of Money, Co-founder of Pachamama Alliance and founder of the Soul of Money Institute

Lynne Twist is the co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, founder of Soul of Money Institute, and the best-selling author of The Soul of Money.  Lynne’s commitment to indigenous communities and climate action through the Pachamama Alliance and life-long dedication to transforming our society’s relationship with money makes her perfect for our September Q&A Host on the topic of Money & Finance.

Raj Sisodia
Co-founder of Conscious Capitalism, best-selling author

Raj Sisodia is the co-founder and co-chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. and the best-selling author of nine books, including Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, and Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family working with notable co-authors like John Mackey, Co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, and Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller. He is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College.

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