100 episodes

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 movements on our planet at this time.

Around the world. people are discovering how to lead with compassion 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.

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

Awarepreneurs Paul Zelizer

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 88 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 movements on our planet at this time.

Around the world. people are discovering how to lead with compassion 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.

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

    260 | Red Flags to Avoid to Get Funding with Pedro Sostre

    260 | Red Flags to Avoid to Get Funding with Pedro Sostre

    Our guest this week on the pod is Pedro Sostre.  Pedro is the CEO of Navigate Accelerator, a new kind of startup program that helps founders launch better, grow faster and raise smarter.

    And a special thanks to members of the Awarepreneurs Community for sponsoring this episode!
    Resources mentioned in this episode include:
    Navigate Accelerator site Navigate Accelerator blog Pitch Deck post Company of One book Visible Hands site iFundWomen site Black VC Google for Startups Awarepreneurs Community Paul's social entrepreneur coaching

    • 54 min
    259 | The First Company Whose Sole Product is LGTBQ Equality with Todd Sears

    259 | The First Company Whose Sole Product is LGTBQ Equality with Todd Sears

    Our guest this week on the pod is Todd Sears.  Todd is the Founder and CEO of Out Leadership, a company that develops innovative and forward thinking initiatives to leverage LGTBQ opportunities across a range of industries and a globally regarded business leader and equality entrepreneur.  

    And a special thanks to Saybrook Business Administration programs for sponsoring this episode!
    Resources mentioned in this episode include:
    Out Leadership site
    2022 State LGTBQ Business Climate Index
    OutNEXT event
    Angels in America play
    Saybrook Business Administration programs Paul's social entrepreneur coaching

    • 51 min
    268 | Reducing Stigma and Engaging Men with Gigi Sabbat

    268 | Reducing Stigma and Engaging Men with Gigi Sabbat

    Our guest this week on the pod is Gigi Sabbat. Gigi is the Founder and CEO of Life Service Center of America, LLC, a Motivational Speaker, and a 5x Best Selling Author. She's also a Life and Confidence Coach, a 1st Generation Haitian American, the host of the Walk With Me Podcast and a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate.
    Resources mentioned in this episode include:
    LSCOA site
    Global Confident Men's Conference
    National Domestic Violence Hotline (US)
    LSCOA Coaching
    LSCOA Business Service Navigator
    Walk With Me Podcast
    The Awarepreneurs Community
    Paul's social entrepreneur coaching

    • 46 min
    257 | Fund Your Climate Startup the Smart Way with Dimitry Gershenson

    257 | Fund Your Climate Startup the Smart Way with Dimitry Gershenson

    Our guest this week on the pod is Dimitry Gershenson.  Dimitry is the Co-Founder and CEO of Enduring Planet - they ofter growth capital for climate entrepreneurs that is simple, fast and founder-friendly. 
    Resources mentioned in this episode include:
    Enduring Planet site Enduring Planet blog Supply Shift site PCDN site Climate Policy Initiative site Climate Tech VC Saybrook Business Administration programs Paul's social entrepreneur coaching

    • 53 min
    256 | How to Grow an Impact Business in a Challenging Economy with Paul Zelizer

    256 | How to Grow an Impact Business in a Challenging Economy with Paul Zelizer

    This week on the pod is our montly solo episode with Paul Zelizer.  Paul is the Founder & CEO of Awarepreneurs and the host of the popular Awarepreneurs podcast.  He's also been a coach for social entrepreneurs and conscious business owners for more than 15 years.
    Businesses started during a recession article
    Awarepreneurs core values
    Enduring Planet site
    Lean Startup book
    Paul's Strategy Sessions

    • 35 min
    255 | How to Grow a National Impact Business with Kirsten Saenz Toby

    255 | How to Grow a National Impact Business with Kirsten Saenz Toby

    Our guest this week on the pod is Kirsten Saenz Toby.  Kirsten is the Co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of Revolution Foods, a social enterprise dedicated to citywide wellness by making healthy food accessible to all.
    Resources mentioned in this episode include:
    Diet for a Small Planet book
    Revolution Foods site
    No Kid Hungry site
    Saybrook Business Administration programs
    Paul's social entrepreneur coaching

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Cher Hale ,

Offers so much for self-reflection

I’ve admired Paul’s work for years now and am happy that I recently rediscovered the podcast. The advice he offers serves a bright light during tough times and gives me so much to reflect on.

Get hectic ,

Paul is the man!

Paul has such a giving heart and it comes through in his show!! He’s doing important work

Zach Thanasilangkul ,

The coolest podcast guests ever

Sometimes we need reminded that society is actually full of cool people trying to make the world a better place. Paul brings on some of the most interesting, heart-centered entrepreneurs changing the way we do business today. If you need inspiration or some resassurance for the future, listen to Awarepreneurs.

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