Conscious Capitalism Kansas City Chapter is your local branch of the global movement. We are dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism through events, presentations, and publications. We support the local community and serve as a resource on your journey to a more conscious business.

Events & Programs

Tuesday, April 13, 12-1 PM CDT

Discovering & Amplifying Higher Purpose - Virtual Event

Elevating humanity through business begins with knowing WHY your company exists.


Without a clear answer to this critical question, businesses have no compass to find and stay focused on their True North. In Part II of our series, discover the importance of operating with purpose beyond profits. Learn how pursuing higher purpose improves employee engagement, forges new partnerships, and supports all stakeholders. Plus, see why data shows companies built around purpose generate more profits and grow faster than their competitors. This session will inspire you to think about business differently.

Tuesday, May 18, 12-1 PM CDT 

Learning Connection II: Higher Purpose - Moving from Why to How - Virtual Event

Join other local leaders for an interactive online experience designed to help define and activate your company's Higher Purpose.

Engage in 60 minutes of facilitated conversations, hands-on activities, and one-on-one connections for:
• Discovery - Examining why your company and you as a leader exist
• Creation - Crafting a business purpose statement centered on the difference you want to make in the world
• Integration - Forming a plan for integrating this Higher Purpose internally and externally

Learning Connections are deep dives following each Four Tenet event. Participants are encouraged to attend both the April 13 and May 18 events for a richer learning experience.

Chapter Leadership


Ron L. Hill
Board President & CEO Council Chair
Ron L. Hill

Board President & CEO Council Chair

Heart-based conscious leader. Empowering enriched lives of meaning & purpose. Conscious Business Catalyst.

I believe in the power of people, planet & profit. I believe in the understanding that if we are not the problem then there is no solution. If we focus on solving our own problems then collectively we can thrive.

For 24+ years, I have been fortunate enough to be a founder, entrepreneur, and student of life - working with the finest group of human beings I could ever imagine. Together we got messy, had fun, made mistakes, & disrupted an industry through innovation, teamwork, caring & helping our stakeholders thrive. We grew as leaders and human beings. #Grateful

Reflecting on my experience as the founder and Chief Enrichment Officer of Redemption Plus, I discovered my purpose and inspired others to find theirs. The bottom line is helping others lead enriched lives of meaning & purpose was baked into the DNA from the start. It also became crystal clear that business can elevate humanity while being profitable. You can do both, you must do both, and you should never compromise on navigating the polarity of each. This is the future of business.

My true Redemption Story began as I learned to heal myself through my oldest son’s journey of addiction & recovery. When you heal yourself, you also heal your family and your company - it is all entwined.

These lifelong gifts I intend to share with the world by:
- practicing, coaching, and nurturing conscious business practices which begins with conscious leadership;
- leaning into the power of plant-based foods to help heal disease & our planet; and
- advocating for the power of the heart (aka love) being baked into business, community, and connection to others.

We each have the power to heal, create, and thrive in a way that allows space for our world to be more just, fair, and inclusive. Peace & Love.

If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else. - Simon Sinek

Connect with Ron: ron@rbajhill.com​ / LinkedIn: ​ www.linkedin.com/in/ronlhill​ / Twitter: ​ @rlhill​ / Instagram: ​ elgato1125

Christina Long
Events Chair
Christina Long

Events Chair

Christina fell in love with Conscious Capitalism after hearing John Mackey of Whole Foods and Co-Founder and Co-Author of Conscious Capitalism speak on November 30, 2016 in Kansas City at the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program’s annual retreat. John shared some of his hard-earned wisdom from his own journey toward building a culture based on love, community, and purpose. This concept has been Christina’s life work and as she became aware of the Conscious Capitalism community she knew she needed to learn more. After reading Conscious Capitalism and attending the April 2017 Conscious Capitalism conference, both Ron Hill and Christina resolved to found a local Kansas City chapter, which they launched in November 1st, 2017 with six founding members.

Christina’s passion for Conscious Capitalism and the belief that companies can and should be a force for good has manifested itself in every aspect of her life. As the Culture Crusader (aka Chief People & Culture Officer) at Redemption Plus, Christina is responsible for developing and executing on human resource strategies that reinforce and support Redemption Plus’s overall culture, core values, behaviors, and strategic growth plans. As an experienced business owner, coach and consultant, her unique and well-rounded business acumen has proved invaluable, in driving the success of Redemption Plus, while building a partnership culture. Christina has over 15 years of non-profit board, committee and event planning experience and currently serves as a board member for Cultivate KC, a local non-profit working to grow food, farms, and communities for a healthy local food system. Christina and her husband, Gary, have two fur-baby “French Bulldogs” Fiona and Brutus that keep them busy and entertained. They love to garden, travel, read and, in their extra time, enjoy seeing art as well as making some of their own.

Doug Waltman
Programming Chair
Doug Waltman

Programming Chair

For more than 35 years, Doug has served in a variety of leadership roles within Kansas City businesses, as well as being the founder of the Leadership Institute of Kansas City. Doug’s career has focused on helping organizations develop leadership talent at all levels. Whether it be leadership coaching, facilitating the development of leadership teams or helping create and sustain successful organizations, the foundation of Doug’s passion is leadership.

Doug feels blessed to have had a wonderful career and raise his family in Kansas City. As he entered the next stage of his career and life, he was searching for a way to give back to Kansas City and contribute to the development of the next generation of Kansas City leaders. He believes in leadership that makes a positive difference in the world and recognizes the humanity in every person. The principles and beliefs of Conscious Capitalism is the perfect platform to answer that call.

Staci Cross
Sponsorship Chair
Staci Cross

Sponsorship Chair

Staci Cross is the founder of Enjoy Pure Food + Drink restaurant in Leawood, Kansas. Enjoy's mission is providing consciously convenient and delicious food and drink to nourish the mind, body, and spirit of every customer, actively contributing to a brighter world through the positive energy of healthy people. Staci is working toward a nationwide franchising expansion to create a greater impact on health across the country. The restaurant operates as a conscious company by focusing on a kind, heart-centered staff culture with a higher purpose of supporting healthy lives. The values and principles of Conscious Capitalism align perfectly with the goals of elevating humanity through the business of Enjoy Pure Food + Drink.

In June 2020, Staci graduated from the University of San Diego's Global Advanced Leadership Program for Change-Makers.  She is newly active in leadership for the Kansas City Chapter of Conscious Capitalism with responsibilities for New Member Engagement and Sponsorships.

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