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.
Daniel Dworkin is a Principal at Kotter (a management consultancy) with over a decade of cross-industry experience helping people and organizations to achieve their full potential. His areas of expertise include organizational transformation, innovation, leadership development and acquisition integration. Daniel writes for The Harvard Business Review Blog Network, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Chief Executive Magazine, among others. He is the former Co-Chair and a current member of the Board of the Conscious Capitalism Chapter of New York City, whose purpose is to help people live, play, and lead consciously.
Noel partners with several of the top scientists in the world including those at the Center for Advanced Hindsight and Ethical Systems to bring real science to bear on solving complex organizational challenges around employee health & well-being, charitable giving & prosocial spending, and ethical behavior.
Noel is the Co-Chair of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine in the Workplace committee.
Noel is on the Board of the Conscious Capitalism Chapter of New York City, whose purpose is to accelerate the realization of businesses’ full potential to create value for all stakeholders.
Andrea Cotter became interested in the Conscious Capitalism International movement in 2015. She is a resident of New York City and was delighted to discover a vibrant chapter right here in late 2017, and even more delighted to be asked to be on the Board of Directors in 2018. Andrea has high hopes that the movement will help to create a sea change in how capitalism thrives in the future with more conscious, respectful and sustaining practices that go beyond the business basics. It is the main emphasis of her business CultureTalk (www.culturetalk.com) and of her leadership teaching at NYU’s School of Professional Studies, Division of Programs in Business. Andrea shares her NYC life with her husband, adult children and lots of extended family and friends. She speaks several languages, is an avid reader, a yoga and meditation practitioner, and an aficionado of world travel and all things gourmet.
Francine Steadman is the founder of BuddhaBooth, a startup that designs and sells portable quiet spaces to enable mindfulness and meditation practices at busy workplaces. In addition, she is founder of the not-for-profit organization, Art and Soul New York, which provides a platform for individuals to heal by way of painting, drawing, writing, meditation, yoga, reiki, and other holistic healing modalities.
Morgan Brady is the co-Founder of BAX, a tech-enabled investment bank that helps startups to raise investment capital faster. She is also the former Program Director of The Community Company and the Young Entrepreneur Council. Morgan brings to us a wealth of experience in events programming and building business communities of purpose.
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!).