Across the globe, humanity faces a host of challenges that can seem daunting to confront. The potential that exists in the business community for brave solutions to these challenges is palpable. Through business, we have the ability to alleviate poverty, create equity and justice, support health and well being for all and so much more. As the Conscious Capitalist community grows, so will the positive impact we’ll see due to the efforts of dedicated conscious business leaders around the world.
Abby holds a B.A. from West Chester University. Her professional background includes nonprofit volunteer and program coordination, project administration for a top pharmaceutical consulting company, and medical residency education program management. Abby now focuses primarily on events where she can apply her love of building inspiring experiences, facilitating meaningful connections and enthusiastically checking things off of extensive ‘to do’ lists. A one time entrepreneur, Abby and her business partner secured two patents for their unique packaging technology, “The Friend End”. Balm Chicky Balm Balm was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank season 6 and although they didn’t get ‘a deal’, product has been sold at a variety of retailers including Target stores, Wegman’s groceries and select Whole Foods Markets.
Abby is passionate about volunteerism and community involvement. She works closely with the Portland-based grassroots group Free Hot Soup which provides food and life saving supplies to people living on the streets. Abby also produced a semi-annual fundraising event called FINDpdx that benefits a local nonprofit providing support services to survivors of domestic violence and she also supports the Feast food festival which contributes funds to Hunger Free America and Urban Gleaners. In her free time, Abby gets into the great outdoors of her now home state of Oregon as often as possible and has recently begun a rather fervent weaving hobby that has over taken a large portion of both her time and living room.
Find Solutions to Deliver Results Award
As Conscious Capitalists, our team members recognize that conscious leadership is a process of continual improvement. We recognize everyone on our team as a leader and our leadership principles guide us as we strive, individually and together, to improve ourselves daily. We seek to recognize and celebrate our leaders when they exemplify our principles in action. For this purpose, we have created an award to recognize and honor our leaders in a public forum and hold them up as examples of true conscious leadership. This month, we recognize Abby Schwalb for her energy and commitment to the Leadership Principle: Find Solutions to Deliver Results.
This Leadership Principle requires leaders to identify issues before they become problems, acquire the resources they need, and implement solutions. It’s not always easy to identify an issue; it requires an openness to complexity and chaos, a willingness to ask difficult questions, and the capacity to occasionally be wrong.
The embodiment of curiosity and commitment to thinking through challenges; it is no wonder that Abby has excelled in embracing and actioning this principle. A collaborator in spirit and practice, Abby is committed to asking difficult questions; putting together plans to address them; and utilizing the tools and practices designed to help our leaders find the best solutions to deliver timely and effective results. Please join us in celebrating Abby for her exemplary leadership to Find Solutions to Deliver Results!