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Sustainability should support people, our planet, and be profitable. Ian Peterman, leading expert in Conscious Design, legacy branding, and product development, shares his personal experience as well as interviews forward thinkers, designers, and entrepreneurs on how to make a better world through conscious design. Join us for weekly episodes packed with unique perspectives and innovative ideas.

Conscious Design Podcast‪™‬ Ian Peterman

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Sustainability should support people, our planet, and be profitable. Ian Peterman, leading expert in Conscious Design, legacy branding, and product development, shares his personal experience as well as interviews forward thinkers, designers, and entrepreneurs on how to make a better world through conscious design. Join us for weekly episodes packed with unique perspectives and innovative ideas.

    A Mission to Remove Single-Use Plastic with Marina Tran-Vu of EQUO

    A Mission to Remove Single-Use Plastic with Marina Tran-Vu of EQUO

    Today Ian welcomes Marina Tran-Vu, who begins by talking about her story as she got started and what she does. Marina then talks about the durability and popularity of different materials and the process of choosing on which materials to focus. Marina also talks about the products she sells and on which is the main focus and where they are trying something new. Marina talks more about the business plan for the future and who are they trying to currently sell and market their products to.

    Parts:

    0:00 – Guest Intro

    3:29 – Materials

    6:42 – Products

    9:49 – Subscribe!

    10:15 – Business Plan

    16:41 – Guest Outro

    About Marina Tran-Vu:

    EQUO products are designed by harnessing the raw power of mother nature to replace single-use plastics. They are uncompromising in their mission – to provide a variety of truly eco-friendly solutions for everyday items. All of their products are 100% plastic-free, biodegradable and compostable. Simply – they’re here to rid the world of single-use plastic.

    Marina Tran-Vu, a proud Vietnamese-Canadian, had the idea for EQUO in 2019. Her journey started when she went to Vietnam to help her family.

    With the inspiration of trying to bridge the gap between Vietnam and the rest of the world, building a

    sustainable future for her newborn nephew, working to support local economic growth and job creation

    from her parent’s hometown, and the desire to raise Vietnam's profile as a global leader in sustainability and innovation, she decided to venture on her own to bring to the world truly eco-friendly solutions.

    Know more about Marina and EQUO here:

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/equo-raises-1-3m-usd-for-eco-friendly-options-301527918.html

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/equointl/

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    👉Our website: https://www.petermanfirm.com/

    We created this content so creative entrepreneurs like you can code social and environmental responsibility right into your brands’ DNA through Conscious Design. Ian Peterman is the leading expert in Conscious Design, hosting the Conscious Design podcast and co-author of the book Conscious Design.

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    • 20 min
    Energy Collection and Production with Alexander Suma of IBIS Power

    Energy Collection and Production with Alexander Suma of IBIS Power

    Welcome to another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast, today Ian welcomes Alexander Suma. Alexander starts off with a quick background story and introduction of his business. Alexander then mentions where this inspiration for this business came from and how he managed to expand it into a successful business plan. Ian and Alexander then discuss which buildings are the easiest and hardest to work with and how does a building type affect the efficiency of the power production. Alexander then continues to explain the energy collection process and how it is collected. Ian and Alexander then discuss numbers of how much energy can be produced in different scenarios. Alexander then continues to explain in which sectors he sees possible application and where the company is headed. In the guest outro, Alexander shares his final thoughts and invites people to visit his site and contact him if needed.

    Parts:

    0:00 – Guest Intro

    3:51 – Inspiration

    8:29 – Building Types

    12:15 – Subscribe!

    12:40 – Energy Collection

    18:03 – Energy Production

    21:57 – Other Applications

    25:37 – Guest Outro

    About Alexander Suma:

    Alexander Suma is a business leader, inventor and a futurist with a passion for design, technology and clean energy. He prepared his career with five academic degrees in architecture and engineering followed by business school and leadership training which he combines today with over 15 years of experience in the cleantech startup and scaleup world. Alexander is an inventor of 5 patent families, won 30+ international prestigious awards for his innovations, 8 personal awards, and is delivering 500% revenue growth in 2021 in his role as CEO of IBIS Power.

    Know more about Alexander and IBIS Power here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandersuma/

    https://ibispower.eu/

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    👉Our website: https://www.petermanfirm.com/

    We created this content so creative entrepreneurs like you can code social and environmental responsibility right into your brands’ DNA through Conscious Design. Ian Peterman is the leading expert in Conscious Design, hosting the Conscious Design podcast and co-author of the book Conscious Design.

    If you enjoy our content, please support us by subscribing and sharing our episodes!

    • 31 min
    Luxury Redefined with Moyang Yang of MOYA London

    Luxury Redefined with Moyang Yang of MOYA London

    Welcome back to another episode of Conscious Podcast, today Ian welcomes Moyang Yang, who starts off by presenting her back story and what her business is all about. Then she continues to explain about challenging the notion of luxury materials being purely leather and leather only. Moyang then explains the importance of the personal touch in the world of luxury fashion and how it actually helped her keep the costs down initially. Ian and Moyang then talk more about the importance of building a good customer relationship and how that always helps business to grow rapidly. Ian then mentions and admires the way Moyang collects customer feedback and Moyang replies with the reasons why she feels it’s important. Moyang in the guest outro invites people to check her out and where to find her.

    Parts:

    Guest Intro 0:00

    Luxury Redefined 4:36

    Personal Touch 11:41

    Subscribe! 18:41

    Relationships 18:53

    Feedback 28:54

    Guest Outro 36:06

    About Moyang Yang:

    Moyang is a serial entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in luxury fashion e-commerce. As someone who is equally passionate about sustainability and fashionable designs, she found it hard to find products that have both, especially for handbags. So she created MOYA London, a luxury handbag brand with a mission to bring unparalleled designs to ethical fashion.

    Know more about Moyang and MOYA London here:

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/moyangyang

    https://www.moyalondon.com/

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    Hosted by: Ian Peterman

    Creative Director: Sara Clark

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    👉Our website: https://www.petermanfirm.com/

    We created this content so creative entrepreneurs like you can code social and environmental responsibility right into your brands’ DNA through Conscious Design. Ian Peterman is the leading expert in Conscious Design, hosting the Conscious Design podcast and co-author of the book Conscious Design.

    If you enjoy our content, please support us by subscribing and sharing our episodes!

    • 43 min
    The Famous Buffer-Boomerang Technique with Richard Blank of Costa Rica's Call Center

    The Famous Buffer-Boomerang Technique with Richard Blank of Costa Rica's Call Center

    Welcome to another episode of Conscious Design Podcast, today Ian welcomes Richard Blank. Richard starts off by explaining what he does and what his company is based around. Richard even talks a bit about his background. Richard and Ian both discuss the importance of culture and how it shapes the business you are trying to build in the foreign country. Richard then discusses how to properly motivate employees and what techniques he uses. Richard then mentions and recommends how to treat your employees and what are some techniques he has mastered and tried out which bring him results. Richard however mentions what is important when calling customers and what needs to be said and done to make them interested in what you are selling. Richard also mentions trust and how it is built. In the guest outro Richard invites people to check him out.

    Parts:

    0:00 – Guest Intro

    4:53 – Culture

    8:26 – Motivation

    14:46 – Employees

    18:46 – Subscribe!

    19:11 – Customers

    28:48 – Trust

    36:10 – Guest Outro

    About Richard Blank:

    Richard’s journey in the call center space is filled with twists and turns. When he was 27 years old, he relocated to Costa Rica to train employees for one of the larger call centers in San Jose. With a mix of motivational public speaking style backed by tactful appropriate rhetoric, Richard shared his knowledge and trained over 10,000 bilingual telemarketers. Richard Blank has been the CEO of Costa Rica’s Call Center since 2008.

    Richard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Spanish at the University of Arizona and a certificate in language proficiency from the University of Sevilla, Spain.

    Know more about Richard and Costa Rica’s Call Center here:

    https://costaricascallcenter.com/en/costa-ricas-call-center-2/

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    We created this content so creative entrepreneurs like you can code social and environmental responsibility right into your brands’ DNA through Conscious Design. Ian Peterman is the leading expert in Conscious Design, hosting the Conscious Design podcast and co-author of the book Conscious Design.

    If you enjoy our content, please support us by subscribing and sharing our episodes!

    • 43 min
    Branching Out Into the World of Fashion with Dr. Kenneth Gembel of L.U.C.K.

    Branching Out Into the World of Fashion with Dr. Kenneth Gembel of L.U.C.K.

    Welcome to another episode of Conscious Design Podcast, today Ian welcomes Kenneth Gembel. Kenneth starts off by explaining the projects and how he approaches them, also providing a little back story into his life. Kenneth and Ian then both talk about the different environments of the public and private sector, how to approach them and what are the possible challenges that await with these sectors. Kenneth then speaks about forecasting and explains what are the problems he sees with many companies and how to get around them. Kenneth then talks more about the entire backstory of him branching out and how a consulting company suddenly branched out into the world of fashion. In the guest outro Kenneth shares his final thoughts about the matter and then invites people to check him out.

    Parts

    0:00 – Guest Intro

    11:31 – Environment

    18:14 – Forecasting

    24:51 – Branching Out

    36:48 – Guest Outro

    About Dr. Kenneth Gembel:

    Kenneth is Senior P&L executive and strategic leader with 24 years of progressive business and manufacturing experience. Dr. Gembel also earned Ph.D of Industrial Engineering at Wayne State University, where he studied and developed a structured methodology for Tailoring and Deploying Lean Manufacturing Systems.

    Know more about Dr. Gembel and L.U.C.K. here:

    https://www.luckunlimitedapparel.com/

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    Hosted by: Ian Peterman

    Creative Director: Sara Clark

    Social Media: Jacqueline Sagun

    👉Our website: https://www.petermanfirm.com/

    We created this content so creative entrepreneurs like you can code social and environmental responsibility right into your brands’ DNA through Conscious Design. Ian Peterman is the leading expert in Conscious Design, hosting the Conscious Design podcast and co-author of the book Conscious Design.

    If you enjoy our content, please support us by subscribing and sharing our episodes!


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    • 44 min
    Waste Management with Benjamin Mandos of GOT BAG

    Waste Management with Benjamin Mandos of GOT BAG

    Welcome to another episode of Conscious Design Podcast and today Ian welcomes Benjamin Mandos. Benjamin starts off with a small introduction of what they do and what his company does. Benjamin then talks more about the methods they used to extract plastic and which areas they focus on. Benjamin and Ian then talk about the waste management mistakes that also motivated Benjamin to try and change this. Benjamin then switches the topic to talk more about the specific design of his bag and the process behind it. He continues by taking a closer look at the production and design process specifically. In the guest outro Benjamin shares his final thoughts and invites the audience to check out his product.

    Parts:

    0:00 – Guest Intro

    3:06 – Area Impact

    8:28 – Waste Management

    11:18 – Design

    15:40 – Subscribe!

    16:05 – Process

    19:59 – Guest Outro

    About GOT BAG:

    GOT BAG is a German-based start-up that developed the world’s first backpack made of Ocean Impact Plastic in 2016. Its fabric is sourced with the company’s own ocean clean-up program in Indonesia. Thus, the minimalist, timeless backpack made of an extra durable material is not only particularly sustainable, but also a symbol of the conscious use of natural resources.

    Know more about GOT BAG here:

    https://got-bag.com/

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    👉Our website: https://www.petermanfirm.com/

    We created this content so creative entrepreneurs like you can code social and environmental responsibility right into your brands’ DNA through Conscious Design. Ian Peterman is the leading expert in Conscious Design, hosting the Conscious Design podcast and co-author of the book Conscious Design.

    If you enjoy our content, please support us by subscribing and sharing our episodes!


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    • 25 min

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