San Diego Chapter Advisory Board

Dr. Daniel Friedland
Advisor
Dr. Daniel Friedland

Advisor

Dr. Daniel Friedland is an expert on the science and practice of high-performance leadership and the author of Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership.

“Dr. Danny” helps leaders and their organizations leverage neuroscience and mindfulness-based skills and practices to better navigate stress, clarify vision and purpose, and create high performing teams and thriving cultures to multiply their positive impact in the world. His expertise from publishing one of the early textbooks on Evidence-Based Medicine has enabled him to apply science-based solutions to do so.

He has served as the Founding Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and Co-Chair of Conscious Capitalism, San Diego and currently serves as the CEO of SuperSmartHealth, where he provides keynotes, workshops and executive coaching to develop high performing conscious leaders, teams and organizations.

For more information as well as a free excerpt from Leading Well from Within visit supersmarthealth.com.

DJ King
Advisor
DJ King

Advisor

Founder of King & Company, a San Diego-based culture consulting firm, DJ King’s passion is to make a difference in people’s lives. Since so much of our lives are spent at work, the focus of her work is supporting purpose-driven companies to create and sustain cultures where people are enlivened, engaged, inspired and motivated. She believes that creating an exceptional employee experience will result in an outstanding customer experience, and a world-class brand.

Although she loves travel in general, DJ is an Italiaphile. Her favorite thing is to hang out in an Italian piazza, drinking cappuccino (or red wine) and conversing with the locals in Italian on any topic.

Jenn Perrell
Advisor
Jenn Perrell

Advisor

Jenn is a conscious consultant who thrives when connecting people with each other and with their own purpose, health, and joy. She has the honor of doing so with her coaching clients, through speaking engagements, and when producing amazing events. Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in Holistic Health Education, has done extensive trainings in Intuition Medicine, Yoga, Coaching and more. She founded Live Weal in 2011 and has been successfully supporting purposeful people, bands, and events ever since. Jenn weaves natural grounding into her clients’ business, movement, and music. In her voyages and work around the world, her passion for integrating consciousness in business [and life] continually inspires others to do the same.

Ken Ruggiero
Advisor
Ken Ruggiero

Advisor

Ken has more than 25 years of management, finance and business development experience as an integral part of management teams that grew companies in fast-changing environments. He is Chairman and CEO of Goal Structured Solutions (“Goal”), a recognized industry leader in student loan program development, investing and management. Goal has managed over $10B in securitizations, invested its own capital in $3 billion of performing and non-performing student loans and manages over $26B of student loans for itself and third parties. Previously, he served as CFO and President of Goal Financial a $9 billion student loan company. Prior to joining Goal, he held executive positions at eAssist Global Solutions, NBC’s Internet Division and the public accounting firm, Arthur Andersen. He received his CPA in New York, an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Malcolm Avner
Chairman of the Board
Malcolm Avner

Chairman of the Board

Conscious Capitalism believes in the power of capitalism to elevate humanity. Malcolm’s work gives life to these principles by increasing organizational leaders’ self-awareness and skills. “I love when clients experience how higher-purpose-driven decision-making results in long-term value creation, while improving the quality of work and life for all stakeholders!”

Malcolm empowers evolving or dissatisfied business leaders to perform to their potential. In the process of coaching hundreds of business owners and senior leaders, he has developed a coaching system that transforms lives, builds businesses, and facilitates the emergence of a more conscious organization.

These days, Malcolm helps leaders via several approaches: (1) working 1-to-1 with senior leaders, (2) providing training/unifying programs for management teams, (3) group coaching of high-potential leaders, and (4) facilitating transformational retreats for strategic alignment and personal growth.

As an insatiable student of human nature and the interrelationships between meaningful living, money and spirituality, Malcolm founded the San Diego chapter of Conscious Capitalism, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board. More on Malcolm at www.LifeAndBusinessOnPurpose.com.

Michael Harth
Advisor
Michael Harth

Advisor

Michael Harth is one of the original founders of LAZ Parking, and is responsible for protecting, nurturing, and developing LAZ’s unique culture. After graduating with a psychology degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1981, Michael founded Sunset Parking, the West Coast brand of LAZ Parking. He developed Sunset Parking into a leader in the hospitality service industry with more than 175 locations, all defined by his commitment to delivering service with exceptional integrity and professionalism.

In 2008, Michael joined LAZ Parking as a senior partner after merging Sunset Parking with his childhood best friends, Alan Lazowski and Jeffrey Karp. Michael oversees the company’s human resources department, ensuring that above all, LAZ remains “all about the People”. He is a member of the National Parking Association and a founding member of the National Valet Parking Association.

Mikel Bruce
Director of Technology
Mikel Bruce

Director of Technology

Mikel has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience and is the founder and CEO of TinyFrog Technologies. TinyFrog is a San Diego-based web technology, design, development and hosting agency that was founded in 2003. Mikel has a passion for conscious capitalism and has built his company and his team by incorporating conscious practices into his business. The four tenants of Conscious Capitalism perfectly align with the mission and vision of TinyFrog Technologies and the entire team strives to treat each other, their clients and all stake holders with respect and compassion while offering the highest service.

When he is not working Mikel enjoys throwing pottery, practicing yoga, hiking, meditating and spending time with his dogs and his wife (not necessarily in that order). This combination allows him to understand the design and technological attributes that help convey the cultural nuances and thus accurately portray the intent and feeling of Conscious Capitalism San Diego. Mikel and his company provide the technical and design infrastructure to support Conscious Capitalism San Diego

Neville Billimoria
Advisor
Neville Billimoria

Advisor

Neville Billimoria is an effective communications and values leader, growing organizations through external marketing, media, and sales effectiveness, as well as internal organizational alignment, corporate communications and leadership development. He brings experience, energy and empowerment to his leadership role as SVP Membership/Marketing and Chief Advocacy Officer at Mission Federal Credit Union where he has accountability for a strategic array of crucial outward facing functions and promoting Mission Fed’s public image and brand. Neville serves on multiple local boards including; the National Philanthropy Day Honorary Committee, Ackerman Foundation, Alliance for Empowerment, San Diego Non Profit Association, & the Real World Scholars Board. After graduating from UC San Diego, Neville remains involved on the UCSD Alumni Board Executive Committee, and teaching martial arts, yoga and meditation on campus for over 35 years. He is a frequent speaker on topics including marketing, brand as culture, 21st century leadership, social capital optimization and purpose-driven civic engagement.

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