Mark Reichert has been at Improving for the past 14 years, has been Director of Sales for the Twin Cities office for the past 7 years and has been in the business and IT consulting industry for the last 20 years. Improving has been part of Conscious Capitalism for the past 6 years and has helped start or re-invigorate chapters in each of its 10 locations around North America.
Salli Rarick is the Director of Recruiting for Improving – Twin Cities. She has been with Improving – Twin Cities the past 14 years. She is passionate about helping people and finding a higher purpose in life and in her career. The Conscious Capitalism movement was a natural direction to take in her life. Improving has been part of Conscious Capitalism for the past 6 years and has helped start or re-invigorate chapters in each of its 10 locations around North America.
David Craig Utts has been a keynote speaker, an executive advisor, leadership coach, and meeting facilitator for over 23 years and has over 38 years of experience in business. David has developed a complete and proven system that has been proven to support C-suite executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs to turn their visions into reality.
He has supported the development of senior leaders in such organizations as AT&T, Arthur Andersen, Booz Allen Hamilton, EPA, Ernst & Young, Department of Defense, Discovery Channel, Duke Corporate Education, Grant Thornton, Iron Mountain, KPMG, NASA, National Resource Defense Council, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Red Robin, The World Bank Group, University of Notre Dame Integral Executive Program, and Willis Towers Watson.
Addie Peper has a passion for connecting with and bringing positivity to those around her. Side by side, she and her Millennial and Gen Z counterparts are reshaping the workforce as they aspire to have a whole life of purpose - which includes a meaningful career. As a recent valedictorian college graduate, Addie is newer to the full-time workforce and she's a shining example to her peers as a professional elevating humanity through business. As Cultivator of Connection at Envision IT, she is consciously connecting with ours and providing that business can be a force for good.
Nancy Pautsch’s life purpose is to initiate a sustaining ‘ripple of goodness.' For several years that focus conflicted with her successful career in the sharp-elbowed and competitive technology industry. Then she read the book Firms of Endearment which opened a whole new world to her – a world where a thriving and for-profit business can be a force for good. With that inspiration, she continues her self-work as a conscious leader of Envision IT where she’s led the effort to operationalize the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. Envision IT is a soulful company whose business is technology optimization ensuring that mainstream technologies in businesses today are an enabler to employee engagement and business success (versus being an obstacle). As a conscious business positioned for long-term success, Envision IT has received global recognition by the technology industry for innovation, has been locally awarded for contributions to the economy and community, and most importantly is delivering on their mission to enrich the lives of their stakeholders.
Dr. Rosie Ward’s mission started when nearly 20 years ago she experienced firsthand the ill effects of working in a toxic work environment and found her wellbeing eroding. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to find a solution, so this experience is no longer the norm. As a consultant, coach, author and one of the top speakers in the country on organizational and employee wellbeing, she is sought-after to help re-humanize workplaces so that people are freed, fueled and inspired to bring their best selves to work – and home – each day.
Rosie serves as CEO and co-founder of Salveo Partners, LLC, a professional consulting and training company focused on equipping organizations to find success while putting people back at the forefront of their business. They focus on leveraging The Fusion (the inextricable interconnectedness of organizational and employee wellbeing) to help transform workplaces and support people in integrating their personal and professional lives. Her book, How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work: Featuring the 7 Points of Transformation, co-authored with her business partner, Dr. Jon Robison, has served as a blueprint for hundreds of organizations to break past old, outdated paradigms and re-humanize their workplace. They are currently writing their new book, Re-Humanizing the Workplace…future-proofing your organization while restoring hope, wellbeing and performance, which will be published by Conscious Capitalism Press in late 2019.
Alissa is an Account Executive at Improving - Twin Cities where she brings diverse expertise in customer insights, technology, and leadership development. Leveraging her CliftonStrengths of Arranger, Communication, Harmony, Positivity, and Woo, Alissa connects companies with the technical and business resources they need in order to thrive.
As a member of the Conscious Capitalism Twin Cities leadership team, Alissa believes that businesses have both the opportunity as well as the imperative to elevate humanity. This can be done by creating organizations that follow 4 tenets of Conscious Capitalism: Higher Purpose, Stakeholder Integration, Conscious Leadership, and Conscious Culture & Management.
Alissa also serves as VP, Volunteers for the American Marketing Association Minnesota chapter. In this role, Alissa's mission is to recruit and retain a team of diverse, engaged, active volunteers in the Twin Cities marketing profession. A natural networker, she enjoys connecting people with opportunities where they can add value, as well as learn and grow professionally and personally.
Shannon Rose is driven to ignite and heal our world through love-based and conscious business coaching and consulting. She has deep experience in global business and sales, giving her a unique perspective of how corporate environments behave, how corporations engage their stakeholders and what their key barriers to success are. Through these experiences, Shannon Rose developed her #LoveFirst approach to business coaching and consulting, bringing all levels of an organization together to create space for love-based outcomes to realize. She executes through Emotionally Intelligent Change Leadership and Corporate Culture Impact, facilitating and coaching the conversations and deep work needed for transformational change to take place. As a result, Shannon Rose comes from a place of compassion, positivity and service-to-others.
In order to keep up with the intensity of her work and life, Shannon Rose also coaches and participates in Combat Muay Thai, working daily to support and serve others by strengthening the whole-person in mind, body and spirit. She is grateful for all that is her life and is optimistic and hopeful for our global future.
The quotes Shannon Rose lives by are:
“Be the change you want to see in the world,” Mahatma Gandhi.
"Choose love, and don't ever let fear turn you against your playful heart," Jim Carrey
Shannon Rose is currently the founder and principal consultant at Shannon Rose Consulting and a senior consultant at Digineer.