cc15 Practicum

Elevating humanity through business

Jeffrey Sinelli


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BIO:

Jeff Sinelli sums up his unique way of life with a Wayne Gretzky quote: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it’s been.” Sinelli learned the hospitality industry from his father. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Michigan State and MBA from City University in Seattle, Sinalli headed south to develop his own concepts in Dallas,  developing dozens of successful independent restaurants, bars, and nightclubs before focusing on building national concepts.

In 1998, Jeff created Genghis Grill, a Mongolian barbecue chain, which he grew to 11 units in five states, earning him high acclaim as a national restaurant developer. In 2002, Genghis Grill received the prestigious Hot Concepts! Award by Nation’s Restaurant News. Jeff sold the concept in 2003 and set to work on filling what he felt was a void in the saturated sandwich arena.

Jeff launched Which Wich in 2003, prompting QSR magazine to refer to him as a “branding phenom.”Which Wich has received industry accolades and local recognition in nearly every market it serves. In 2007, Which Wich received the Hot Concepts! Award by Nation’s Restaurant News, making Jeff one of only a handful of restaurateurs to win the coveted award twice.

 

 

Manduka


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Manduka high-performance yoga mats and yoga gear: chosen first by yoga teachers worldwide. Find the world’s best yoga mats and eco-friendly yoga products. Manduka is more than eco-conscious yoga gear. Way more. We are joyology – a study in living. Our { mission } starts on the mat.

 

Alie McManus


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Alie McManus began studying yoga and meditation in 1994 and has been teaching since 1999. Her passion for yoga has led her to Bali, Thailand, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Greece, and across the United States to study with the world’s foremost teachers and eccentrics. Alie’s primary teacher is Erich Schiffmann, and she has learned from Barbara Benagh, Patricia Sullivan and Angela Farmer. Alie has taught all over the US, and guides retreats around the globe. Chicago is Alie’s home and she teaches at Moksha and Yogaview. Alie shares her love of yoga wherever she goes, whether at home or on her continued travels around the world. Alie has recently released her first yoga DVD, Freedom Yoga in Millennium Park, which you can buy on Amazon or Vimeo on Demand.

In Alie’s class, be ready for innovative pose variations, essential alignment details, breathing techniques, and the experience of spontaneous joy, and increased luminosity. Alie will invite you to exercise indiscriminate curiosity, and to play, explore, learn, love, enjoy, and be free to be your self totally.  It is Alie’s intent for you to experience your natural state of peace.

Matt Whiat


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Matt believes the way we lead profoundly impacts the way we live together and that business has the potential to be the most powerful positive force in our societies. He serves as the Director of Outreach Programs on Barry-Wehmiller’s Organizational Empowerment Team. As the Director for Outreach, Matt shares Barry-Wehmiller’s leadership and cultural experiences and teachings under a philanthropic capitalismmodel to help other organizations transform to a people-centric culture. Previously he served over 20 years in the US Air Force where he held a variety of leadership positions in the nuclear and satellite fields, Lean manufacturing, contracting, training and development, as well as strategy and diplomacy roles. Matt’s service took him around the world, including West Africa and Afghanistan, and service in the United Nations as well as on the Joint Staff and Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon. He has graduate degrees in International Relations, Management and Finance.

Saskia Van Gendt


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Saskia van Gendt is Captain Planet for Method, the green cleaning company based in San Francisco. Method recently opened a LEED-Platinum certified manufacturing facility in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. At Method Saskia works on greenskeeping for North America which focuses on improving the company’s packaging, ingredients, and supply chain. She also manages the company’s carbon footprint, Cradle to Cradle and B Corp certifications. Previously Saskia worked for 6 years at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency where she led projects in greener packaging and material sustainability.

Vincent Siciliano


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President and CEO Vincent Siciliano leads New Resource Bank in serving values-driven companies and organizations working to achieve well being for our community and the planet. The bank seeks to transform the banking industry into an agent of positive social, environmental and financial change. Headquartered in San Francisco, the bank is dedicated to advancing sustainability through every aspect of its operations from the loans it makes to its commitment to using deposits for good. As a founding member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, New Resource Bank champions a community of values to transform banking and create a better world.

Siciliano currently serves on the advisory boards of the American Sustainable Business Council based in Washington D.C., the Ken Blanchard Center for Faith Walk Leadership, the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board, and the Regeneration Project. He began his banking career in Bank of America’s International Division and has previously served as president or CEO to a number of San Diego financial institutions. Siciliano is a graduate of Stanford University and earned a master’s degree in environmental planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

Lisa Earle McLeod


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Sales Leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod is best known for creating the popular business concept “Noble Purpose.”  Her bestselling book,  Selling with Noble Purpose,  has been a game-changer for leaders at global firms like Roche, Google,  Flight Centre, Hootsuite, and Merrill Lynch.

McLeod introduced the concept of Noble Sales Purpose™ after her research with sales teams revealed that salespeople who sell with Noble Purpose, who truly want to make a difference to their customers, outperform salespeople who are focused on targets and quotas.

The founder and President of McLeod &More, Inc. Mcleod is the Sales Leadership expert for Forbes.com. She has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, Oprah.com and Good Morning America.  She is the author of 4 bestselling books, and is a sought after keynote speaker who has rocked the house everywhere from Apple to Peterbilt Trucking.

Amy Powell


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Amy Powell is the co-founder of Conscious Capitalism’s Australian Chapter, which was the first group to be given full Chapter status in 2012. Together with the Australian start-up team, she has taken the chapter from a “twinkle in the eye” to a dynamic, active community of nearly 1400 people.  She is currently an Executive Team Member and Board Member in CC Australia.

In her day job, Amy coaches senior leaders in Australian organizations, working closely with them as they make the transition from traditional leadership approaches to new ways of leading: Leadership that’s centered around Purpose, with love and care for customers, teams, and external stakeholders, reaping the rich rewards that come from creating a conscious culture.

Amy achieves measurable breakthroughs in culture by partnering with businesses to design change programs that eliminate what’s not working in their culture, and create a new reality.  She supports this through individual, team and group coaching. Amy draws on all Conscious Capitalism principles in her work, and uses the Barrett Culture Transformation Tools to support and measure progress.

Nina Narelle


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Nina Narelle supports the learning and engagement of the Conscious Capitalism Movement in her role of Chapters and Membership Programs Manager. She brings fifteen years of experience as a facilitator, community organizer, and courageous doodler. Prior to joining the Conscious Capitalism team she worked as an organizational development consultant to non-profits and public agencies with a focus on organizational change, strategic planning and doing, and efforts to move ‘beyond diversity.’

She received a BS in economics from Lewis and Clark College, and a MA in Leadership and Organizational Development from the LIOS College of Saybrook University.

She is a mother to a rambunctious toddler, loves laughter and the color orange, and hopes to learn to ride a horse one day.

Deborah Rocco


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Deborah Rocco has over 20 years of experience helping individuals and organizations realize their full potential. As a senior HR leader in the telecommunications, biopharmaceutical, and healthcare industries, she has a depth of knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness, team collaboration, and change management. Over the past 15+ years, Deborah has led large teams of learning professionals and technical experts responsible for the design and delivery of leadership development, OD, culture, and training initiatives at MediaOne Group, AT&T Broadband, Comcast, Amylin Pharmaceutical, and Scripps Health. Deborah holds an M.Ed in Human Resource Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and is a trained Integral Coach. She is certified in a number of assessment instruments including the MBTI, Birkman and PDI 360 instruments.