We are the NYC Chapter of Conscious Capitalism. Our purpose is to connect, inspire, and activate Conscious Capitalists in our community. Living in a leading business, financial and cultural hub gives us a unique opportunity to create a paradigm shift by spreading the principles of Conscious Capitalism. We are business leaders united by the shared desire to make work more meaningful and elevate humanity through business.
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Kathy Eastwood has recently joined the CCNYC Board and will be co-chair of the Community Outreach Committee. Her passion is inspiring and enabling others to realize their dreams. With more than 20 years in the IT/Software industry and various leadership roles in HR, Finance, Sales, Customer Success and Engineering, Kathy has focused on driving change through strong employee engagement in both large corporations as well as small privately-owned businesses. Currently, she is working to establish her business, E Equals Why whose mission is to inspire and enable organizations and individuals achieve success and happiness simultaneously. She became interested in Conscious Capitalism in 2017, as it it aligns to her core beliefs that all businesses and individuals should be able to clearly Express their higher purpose, Execute on an agenda that is greater than just the bottom line and actively Engage all stakeholders. Kathy lives in NYC with her husband and enjoys traveling, good food and wine tasting (ideally all together).
JP Laqueur chairs the board of Conscious Capitalism NYC. Initially drawn to the movement in 2015, he believes passionately that free-market capitalism can be the planet’s greatest force for good – if it evolves consciously. The CC framework aligns with JP’s work at BrandFoundations a firm he co-founded to help mid-sized enterprises ($25-500M revenue, 100-1000+ employees) to unlock the value of their two biggest intangible assets: brand and culture. Sought out by private equity sponsors and purpose-driven CEOs – especially those who are rapidly pivoting, growing or transforming as a result of M&A – JP helps develop powerful brand stories that energize a company's culture, create competitive separation, and enhance exit valuation. JP holds a BA in Political Science from Hobart College. He lives in Westchester with his wife and two teenage children and can is an avid skier, biker, and hiker.
Bob is the founder of Strategy Generation Company, a training and coaching business that helps product managers, marketing managers, and business leaders become more intuitive strategic thinkers and planners. Bob is also the owner of the multimedia production company, Rawls Creek Studios, the host of 3 separate business-related podcasts, the composer and creative director for the Theatre Of Life music project, and the author of the book Creative Strategy Generation (McGraw-Hill), in which he shows business strategists how they can tap into their creative centers to help them build more successful product and business strategies.
Bob is passionate about helping companies develop strategies that align with their true purpose, which is a sentiment that he also carries over to the board of CCNYC. You can learn more about Bob by visiting his personal website at bobcaporale.com or visiting his company website at strategygeneration.com.
Rob, Founding Partner of An Ordinary Attempt, is a business strategist and brand accelerator whose specialty is guiding and inspiring people and
organizations along the path to discovering their full potential. He has over a decade of experience in fashion, technology, hospitality, and
entrepreneurship, working with some of the world’s most recognized companies. His reputation is built on helping companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, and Converse embrace change and connect with consumers to drive long-term growth. Rob joined the Conscious Capitalism NYC Board as the Committee Chair for Events.
Rob joined CCNYC because he believes that it’s time to reexamine our own attitudes, views, and actions- as individuals and corporations. He knows that Conscious Capitalism is the necessary, responsible, and rational "way" of rational beings.
In partnership with his fellow CCNYC board members, he's driven to help people to understand what it means to be a conscious capitalist, to draw inspiration from it, and to move irresistibly towards putting it into practice.
Joe Laranjeiro is currently a partner at the Conscious Business Institute - a culture and leadership development practice. Prior to joining CBI, Joe spent 18 years working intimately with some of the world’s well-known organizations, most recently as Director and Client Business Partner with the Nielsen Company where he led strategic research & analytics engagements with premier global clients. Outside of his work supporting the spread of Conscious Capitalism, Joe serves on the board of The Humane Society Animal Shelter of Bergen NJ where he is also a proud foster dad. Joe enjoys reading about global politics, practicing various physical fitness activities, and following international soccer (football!).