Stephen Dynako – Host
Jeff Vander Clute
Bibi Shanaz Ali
Friday 9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific
Education and training offerings about conscious business are not yet mainstream, but they are available. In this panel, we explore the essence of three such pioneering programs that provide a combination of principle, theory, inner reflection, and practice to support expanding consciousness among business professionals and leaders.
Stephen Dynako passionately and courageously brings to the business world his gifts of communication, leadership and presence. Throughout his career, he has used these gifts in various roles that he held in the financial, technology, and media industries. In service, Stephen has applied his gifts in the realms of counseling and the ministry.
Stephen has worked in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments for over 30 years. This includes leadership positions at companies such as IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and BMO Harris Bank; plus as founder of companies that variously developed online learning solutions, published information that aimed to bring transparency to the hedge fund industry, and guided business planning for start-up ventures.
Stephen earned his master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Certified Conscious Business Change Agent, plus he successfully completed the very first Leadership Academy by The Shift Network. Stephen is author of the book The Self Aware Lover.
Jeff Vander Clute is a veteran entrepreneur, consciousness coach, and organizational consultant committed to co-creating a human society filled with businesses and institutions that are AWAKE. In partnership with a vast network of collaborators – and with Life itself – Jeff has developed unique wisdom systems and processes that enable individuals and teams to operate with radical clarity and insight, develop extraordinary abilities, and get results.
His areas of focus and passion include:
- Methods to “source” answers to complex challenges
- Advanced Human Capacities
- The Consciousness of Money
- “Beautiful Organizations” and gamechanging enterprises
- Superconscious Super-human-organisms
- Collective Enlightenment
Jeff has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience in the technology, social enterprise, and Consciousness domains. He is working with a growing number of next-level enterprises that are building awakened partnerships between Earth and Humanity. Jeff’s professional and volunteer affiliations include Sourcing The Way, UNITY EARTH, the Evolutionary Leaders, Alliance for the Earth, Planet Protector Academy, the Global Compassion Council of Charter for Compassion International, and The Source of Synergy Foundation.
Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute. Before founding the Conscious Business Institute, Peter was a Principal for a globally leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firm, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $ 1 billion pan-European VC fund.
Peter co-founded an IT company and started his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Germany. He published 2 books and several dozen articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology.
The Conscious Business Institute provides an end-to-end system for building more inspiring, conscious organizations, including the Conscious Business Culture Assessment™, the Conscious Business Culture & Leadership Program™, and Hire-for-Fit™, a conscious talent advisory solution. The CBI approaches have been applied in organizations from 1 to 100,000 employees, including Starbucks, BMW Group, Siemens, Alllianz, Intel, Twitter, and others.
Peter is a faculty member of the Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, serves as a global advisor of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and is on the board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.
He lives in Santa Barbara, California, and gets a kick out of Aikido, Capoeira, sailing, and a good dance with his wife.
Sarah McCrum is an author and coach who specialises in working with gamechangers and conscious business owners.
She co-founded the program, The Consciousness of Money, that helps people transform their relationship with money. She also runs the Gamechangers Connect program where she teaches self-mastery and advanced techniques for solving big problems.
Her first book, Love Money, Money Loves You is the foundation of her work with the consciousness of money and her next book was written for business owners who work too hard. It’s called Energy On Demand: Master Your Personal Energy and Never Burn Out.
After growing up in UK and graduating from Cambridge University she started out by becoming a school teacher and then spent 10 years working for BBC Radio, travelling all over the world as she specialised in interviewing children.
Her life changed direction when her younger sister died and she subsequently discovered Chinese Metaphysics at the age of 30. She went on to train with Chinese Masters for the next 22 years and immersed herself in gaining knowledge and experience with the Chinese understanding of energy and natural health.
She’s been coaching entrepreneurs and leaders in many different countries for 20 years. She now lives in Australia and travels regularly to USA and Europe to teach and lead workshops.
She’s known for her practical, grounded spirituality and strong focus on tangible business and personal results.
Bibi Shanaz Ali has focused on the expansion of her competencies and the creation of a strong network of alliances to achieve her personal goal of: Supporting rural and urban women and youth and micro and small businesses as it relates to food and nutrition security and sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, natural resource conservation, climate change and decent work for all.
Bibi is a Conscious Business Change Agent, a Law of Attraction Life Coach and an Ayurvedic Technician; founder of the non-for-profit organization (2015), The Caribbean Network for Empowerment Through Training (CNETT) with a mission of creating conscious businesses, leaders and lifestyles through the offer of (a) Technical and Competency Based Education and Training and (b) support for micro and small agri-businesses development (www.cnett.org); Assistant Professor at the University of Trinidad and Tobago for Agricultural Programmes as well as Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Research Scientist, National Project Coordinator and Consultant for several agricultural and biodiversity projects across the Caribbean Region.
Bibi holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a Ph.D. in Plant Science.
Bibi’s personal creed is: Transform yourself…transform the world.