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Thanks for checking out the Awarepreneurs podcast! My name is Paul Zelizer and I am passionate - you could say obsessed - about the intersection of 3 things: a) conscious business, b) social impact and c) awareness practices. I believe these 3 movements are some of the most dynamic and hopeful movements on our beautiful planet at this time.

Around the world. people are discovering how to lead with awareness, have massive positive impact and create businesses that truly are a force for good. Each week, I do a deep dive interview with a thought leader in this intersection. Someone who has an enterprise that is market tested and already transforming many lives. I ask the gritty and sometimes challenging questions - like how they earn their money, how many people they help and what some of their biggest failures are.

Lastly, one unique aspect of the Awarepreneurs conscious business podcast is an opportunity for dynamic community colearning. Every Tuesday, I post a new episode. And, I post an invitation to dialogue - including with the host - in the Awarepreneurs Facebook group. There are thousands of smart, funny and experienced social enterprise leaders in the group. This opportunity for colearning is a unique aspect of Awarepreneurs.

My goal for this show is to help you grow your businesses, enhance your well being and increase your social impact.

Awarepreneur‪s‬ Paul Zelizer

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

Thanks for checking out the Awarepreneurs podcast! My name is Paul Zelizer and I am passionate - you could say obsessed - about the intersection of 3 things: a) conscious business, b) social impact and c) awareness practices. I believe these 3 movements are some of the most dynamic and hopeful movements on our beautiful planet at this time.

Around the world. people are discovering how to lead with awareness, have massive positive impact and create businesses that truly are a force for good. Each week, I do a deep dive interview with a thought leader in this intersection. Someone who has an enterprise that is market tested and already transforming many lives. I ask the gritty and sometimes challenging questions - like how they earn their money, how many people they help and what some of their biggest failures are.

Lastly, one unique aspect of the Awarepreneurs conscious business podcast is an opportunity for dynamic community colearning. Every Tuesday, I post a new episode. And, I post an invitation to dialogue - including with the host - in the Awarepreneurs Facebook group. There are thousands of smart, funny and experienced social enterprise leaders in the group. This opportunity for colearning is a unique aspect of Awarepreneurs.

My goal for this show is to help you grow your businesses, enhance your well being and increase your social impact.

    191 | BIg Impact Through the Power of Small

    191 | BIg Impact Through the Power of Small

    Our guest on the pod this week is Masami Sato. Masami is the Founder of the global giving initiative B1G1 - also known as Buy One, Give One.  They help businesses give back in meaningful ways.  Since 2007, they've worked with over 2700 businesses creating over 220+ million giving impacts.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    B1G1 site Giving Business book What are the SDGs? What is CSR? Vicki Abadesco Awarepreneurs interview Movement Fund The Podcast Success Team Paul's business coaching site

    • 57 min
    190 | You and Your Business Need Nature to Thrive

    190 | You and Your Business Need Nature to Thrive

    This week, we're doing our monthly solo episode with Awarepreneurs founder and CEO, Paul Zelizer.  Paul shares tips about how you can leverage the power of nature to help you and your business thrive.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Mary Oliver's Wild Geese poem
    Paul's business coaching site

    • 26 min
    189 | Socially Conscious Messages in an Entertaining Way

    189 | Socially Conscious Messages in an Entertaining Way

    Our guest this week on the pod is Johnny Crowder. Tara is a film producer and director known for Survive (2020), Eva Longoria Versus (2015) and Christiano Ronaldo: World at his Feet (2014).  Her latest film is You Are My Home (Dec 2020) which tells the story of a young girl separated from her mother by ICE agents, who is taken in by a grieving foster parent.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    The McGyver Secret book
    You Are My Home movie
    Tara on IMDb
    The Podcast Success Team
    Paul's business coaching site

    • 54 min
    188 | Yes, Mental Health Applies to YOU

    188 | Yes, Mental Health Applies to YOU

    Our guest this week on the pod is Johnny Crowder. Johnny is the founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a Tedx Speaker and a Mental Health Advocate.  He's a suicide/abuse survivor dedicated to rebranding the global mental health conversation.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    National Alliance on Mental Illness site
    Cope Notes site
    Cope Notes podcast
    Essentialism book
    The Podcast Success Team
    Paul's business coaching site

    • 53 min
    187 | The Values Compass

    187 | The Values Compass

    Our guest this week on the pod is Dr. Mandeep Rai.  Mandeep is the auther of The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life & Leadership.  She is a global authority on values, working with companies, institutions and individuals around the world.  She has traveled to more than 150 countries and reported for the BBC World Service, Reuters, and many others.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Mandeep's site The Values Compass book The Body Scan Yoga Nidra Gratitude research Dr. Nitin Nohria at Harvard Awarepreneurs core values The Podcast Success Team Paul's business coaching site

    • 1 hr 1 min
    186 | An LGTQ+ Trauma Informed Moving Company

    186 | An LGTQ+ Trauma Informed Moving Company

    Our guest this week on the pod is Trix Kirkpatrick.  Trix is the founder and owner of A Move to Remember, a LGTQ+ owned moving company in Chicago.  They specialize in helping people in the LGTQ+ community move as well as atypical moves - those involving bed bugs, clients with hoarding tendencies, unfair evictions, roommate disagreements, etc. 
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    A Move to Remember site Queer Exchange Facebook group LGTBQ+ Biz Bootcamp Silver Fox Moving NYC We The Unhoused podcast The Podcast Success Team Paul's business coaching site

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

beattrain ,

Super Insightful

Awarepreneurs is an enriching and inspired podcast, masterfully hosted by Paul Zelizer, with super interesting guests. Highly reccomended!

Rachel S. Heslin ,

Practical, conscientious, and uplifting

I love this podcast! Paul and his guests tackle the challenging work of trying to simultaneously connect with our higher selves, make a sustainable living, and have a positive, tangible impact on the world, especially underlying social and societal inequities.Highly recommend.

Profit Wise ,

Gentle soul

You can tell Peter is a generous thoughtful person, and he asks very good questions to get the most out of a guest.

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