cc15 Practicum

Elevating humanity through business

Kip Tindell


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Under Tindell’s leadership, The Container Store — the original storage and organization store — opened its doors in Dallas, in 1978. Today, the company has stores across the country with over 11,000 storage and organization solutions designed to save space and time, coupled with a full suite of digital shopping services.

Over the years, the company has been lauded for its focus on its original concept, differentiated inventory mix and commitment to employees as the formula for its success. But for Tindell, the goal was never growth for growth’s sake; rather, it was to adhere to the company’s seven, values-based Foundation Principles™, as well as the tenets of Conscious Capitalism®. These business philosophies guide decisions for The Container Store’s entire interdependent set of stakeholders, starting with employees and including customers, vendors, the community and shareholders. Tindell’s commitment to its employees has landed The Container Store on Fortunemagazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” year after year for nearly two decades.

As Chairman, Tindell focuses on strengthening the company’s employee-first culture, vendor relationships, and elevating The Container Store as a beacon for good business. Tindell’s book, UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives, discusses the retailer’s unique approach to business and culture.

Tindell is the Chairman of the National Retail Federation, and serves on the boards of Whole Foods Market, Akola Project and Conscious Capitalism, Inc.– a movement led by a community of like-minded business, thought and academic leaders working to elevate humanity through a conscious approach to business.

Brian Mohr


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I deeply believe the most valuable currency in today’s workplace is meaningful work, not just a paycheck. In April of 2000, I became a founding member of a job board called Jobing.com. Over an 11-year period, I helped build the company from 5 employees and a few thousand dollars in revenue to nearly 400 employees and $38M in revenue – the secret to our success was hiring people who aligned to our purpose and values. I consulted with nearly a thousand employers on their employment brand, employee value proposition, and employment advertising strategies. Through this experience, I saw first-hand the power of values, the power of culture, and the power of unwavering purpose – when done right, it was the ultimate competitive advantage.

I started Y Scouts with the belief that today’s leaders must authentically connect to the purpose and values of the organizations they lead. If disconnected, the strength of their experience (i.e. their resume) will only compensate for so long. With more than 70% of the workforce unhappy with their work experience, and the associated half trillion loss in productivity this disconnect yields (not to mention the host of additional ripple effects), there has never been a more critical time to re-examine how we find and connect the right leaders with the right companies.

I joined the board of Conscious Capitalism in January of 2016 to more fully engage with other leaders who are making a meaningful difference. When I’m not focused on transforming how people and companies connect to work that matters, you will find me spending time with my wonderful wife of 17 years and 2 gorgeous daughters. I’m also guilty of spending my free time learning to play guitar, perfecting my Texas hold ’em skills, and traveling to see my favorites musicians and bands.

Timothy Henry

Timothy Henry


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I’m the co-CEO and Managing Partner of BRIDGE, a global consulting and leadership firm, with over 30 years of experience working as a trusted business advisor; from Fortune 20 to entrepreneurial, owner managed businesses, across the globe.

A former Principal at Booz, Allen and Hamilton in New York and Tokyo, I have subsequently worked closely
with David Norton and Bob Kaplan on the Balanced Scorecard and with Bill George (author of “Authentic
Leadership” and “True North”) on executive programs at HBS. I have helped develop and grow two start-up consulting firms; I serve as the Chair of the Board for Syntrio Inc., a company focused on training for HR compliance and ethics issues.

I have been a with Conscious Capitalism as Trustee and co-founder from the beginning, and I am the co-author
of “The Conscious Capitalism Field Guide” from Harvard Business Press.

The focus of my work at BRIDGE is the evolution of leaders and their organizations to do well and do good. I’m passionate about coaching and catalysing leaders and their top teams to bring organisational purpose to life and
support them in developing purpose-led strategies to ensure sustainable longer-term success. I help leaders begin and define their journeys to becoming conscious capitalist organizations.

I’m a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford University, England in PPE and the University of Southern California where I received an honors degree in interdisciplinary studies- Psychology, Biology and Philosophy.

Fabienne and I commute between Boston and London, and I’m a proud father and step father to five young adults. When not at work, I enjoy going to the theatre in London, hiking, and staying fit and well in the fullest sense of the word.

My purpose is to catalyse and coach leaders and organizations to accelerate the journey to becoming great organizations and to be as human as the people who work in them.