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Welcome to Products with Purpose. This is Eli Harrell the purpose of this interview series is to tell the stories of people just like you and me, who are putting everything on the line, going all-in to create real impact. It is my job to tease out the most valuable stories from people who are building products and businesses that are laser-focused on solving meaningful problems on this planet (or beyond).

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Welcome to Products with Purpose. This is Eli Harrell the purpose of this interview series is to tell the stories of people just like you and me, who are putting everything on the line, going all-in to create real impact. It is my job to tease out the most valuable stories from people who are building products and businesses that are laser-focused on solving meaningful problems on this planet (or beyond).

    #56 Paul Klein - Impakt: Change for Good: How businesses can benefit from helping to solve social problems

    #56 Paul Klein - Impakt: Change for Good: How businesses can benefit from helping to solve social problems

    In this episode of Products With Purpose, Eli spoke with Paul Klein founder and CEO of Impakt and Author of Change for Good
    Impakt is a B-Corp that helps corporations to benefit from solving social problems that have been identified as UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). They have also helped leading non-profit organizations understand their social purpose and improve their impact.
    Paul is a social change advisor, thought leader, and author. Aside from founding Impakt in 2001, he is also the founder of the Impakt Foundation for Social Change, a charitable organization that creates social change by building pathways to employment for newcomers and refugees.
    Paul has also written extensively about business and social change for publications including Forbes, the LSE Business Review, The Guardian, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and the LSE Business Review.
    Some of the highlights from this episode:
    How Ben & Jerry's story inspired the creation of ImpaktSimple actionable steps in activating social changeB-corp as a way of getting out of businesses’ comfort zoneThe core purpose of business and its role in solving our biggest problems-Relevant Links-
    Paul's LinkedInImpakt-Episode’s Recommended Read-
    Change for Good: An Action-Oriented Approach for Businesses to Benefit from Solving the World’s Most Urgent Social Problems by Paul KleinHow to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill GatesNet Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take by Andrew S. Winston and Paul PolmanBanker to the Poor by Alan Jolis and Muhammad Yunus-Connect with Eli-
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    #55 Charlotte Connell - Climate Salad: Using the Power of Community to Amplify the Impact of Climate Tech Innovators

    #55 Charlotte Connell - Climate Salad: Using the Power of Community to Amplify the Impact of Climate Tech Innovators

    In this episode of Products With Purpose, Eli spoke with Charlotte Connell, Director of the Climate Tech Ecosystem at Climate Salad
    Climate Salad is an active network to boost climate tech companies, in Australia, with tools, programs, and community support. Their vision is to bring out massive climate action by helping companies build products to solve climate challenges to get connected to customers, talent, and investors.
    Charlotte founded The Sustainability Collective to democratize sustainability so that all businesses can create positive change for people, the planet, and a prosperous future. She’s also Fishburners Expert in Residence for Sustainability and recently developed the Founder Institute’s first global Sustainability Accelerator program. And mentor for the NFP Climate-Focused accelerator Subak.
    An advocate for social change, Charlotte volunteers her time as a Director on the Board of the international charity One Wave which raises awareness for mental health issues through surfing, saltwater therapy, and community. As well as combing her passions for climate and surfing as a board member of Surfers for Climate.
    Some of the highlights from this episode:
    Building Green UnicornsClimate tech also means preparing for climate change impactLeveraging the power of community to amplify impactAdopting a giving philosophyOptimism about hitting the 2030 SDGs-Relevant Links-
    Charlotte's LinkedInClimate SaladSubak-Episode’s Recommended Read-
    Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam GrantSpeed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now by John DoerrThe Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor by Eddie Jaku-Connect with Eli-
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    #54 Tim Jones - Grow Good: Are You Ready to Go B-Corp?

    #54 Tim Jones - Grow Good: Are You Ready to Go B-Corp?

    In this episode of Products With Purpose, Eli spoke with Tim Jones CEO of Grow Good
    Grow Good specializes in helping teams navigate the B Corp Assessment and get their certification more easily and quickly.
    Tim is New Zealand’s 1st qualified B Consultant having successfully completed the training program run by B Lab ANZ.
    To date, he has helped close to 100 companies from around the world successfully navigate the B Corp Impact Assessment and is working with new businesses every month to take them through the process.
    Some of the highlights from this episode:
    B Corp’s assessment or verification processWhat is an Authenticity Gap?Balancing Purpose and ProfitAvoiding Greenwashing, Purpose washing, and Green HushingBring your team to the B Corp journey-Relevant Links-
    Tim's LinkedInGrow Good-Episode’s Recommended Read-
    Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander DumasLongpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs by Ari Wallach-Connect with Eli-
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    #53 Soner Haci - Pons: Bringing the Benefits of Ultrasound Scanning to Any Home or Village

    #53 Soner Haci - Pons: Bringing the Benefits of Ultrasound Scanning to Any Home or Village

    In this episode of Products With Purpose, Eli spoke with Soner Haci CEO and co-founder of PONS
    PONS is a compact ultrasound technology that can be used by consumers with an AI-driven cognitive function that autonomously performs the risk assessment of health conditions, smart image processing, with a mobile ultrasound device, and reports the findings to doctors.
    Soner and his teams are passionate to optimize access to healthcare and improving the quality of life for all, regardless of their location or income so that nobody loses their loved ones to preventable diseases
    Some of the highlights from this episode:
    Being twin brothers and co-foundersProviding resources to take full ownership of your healthTraining a system with continuous dataThe shift from inpatient care to value-based outpatient careThe possibility of donating PONS to developing countries-Relevant Links-
    Soner's LinkedInPONS-Episode’s Recommended Read-
    Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose by David B. Wolfe, Rajendra S. Sisodia, and Jagdish N. ShethLongpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs by Ari Wallach-Connect with Eli-
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    #52 Cortland Dahl - Healthy Minds: We Can Train Mental Wellbeing in Just a Few Minutes a Day

    #52 Cortland Dahl - Healthy Minds: We Can Train Mental Wellbeing in Just a Few Minutes a Day

    In this episode of Products With Purpose, Eli spoke with Cortland Dahl who is the Chief Contemplative Officer of Healthy Minds Innovation
    Driven by a mission to translate science into tools to cultivate and measure well-being, Healthy Minds Innovations is a non-profit affiliated with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which was started in 2014 by world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson.
    We see this app as one of the most powerful tools available anywhere for creating positive change for the future. We hope you will find this episode and this app incredibly useful.
    Some of the highlights from this episode:
    Exciting developments in mindfulness researchAwareness, insight, connection, and purpose as the key components of mental wellbeingCortland’s amazing life story that led him to this callingHow Healthy Minds started and was even supported by the Dalai LamaMindfulness as a learned behavior-Relevant Links-
    Cortland's LinkedInHealthy MindsHealthy Minds’ Framework-Episode’s Recommended Read-
    The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Eric Swanson and Yongey Mingyur RinpocheAltered Traits by Daniel GolemanEmotional Intelligence by Daniel GolemanThe Brain that Changes Itself by Norman DoidgeIncognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David EaglemanMindset by Carol Dweck-Connect with Eli-
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    #51 Elliot Taylor - ThroughLine: Connecting People to Mental Health Crisis Support in 130+ Countries

    #51 Elliot Taylor - ThroughLine: Connecting People to Mental Health Crisis Support in 130+ Countries

    In this episode of Products With Purpose, Eli spoke with Elliot Taylor CEO and co-founder of ThroughLine
    Throughline is a startup on a mission to ease every emotional crisis by providing real-time support on internet platforms. Their first product, findahelpline.com, connects people in crisis to free emotional support from a human in 140 countries.
    Elliot is greatly fond of building new things and is perpetually on the hunt for solutions that hit the social impact sweet spot of desirability, impact, and growth.
    I love how Elliot talks about adjusting their model as they’ve learned, and the way that they have partnered with huge players like Google to provide help to people in moments when they need it the most.
    Some of the highlights from this episode:
    Democratization of Mental HealthBlind spots and realizations in product developmentAccessible, affordable, and meaningful mental helpMulti-stakeholder challenges: Bringing up the mental crisis conversationPrinciples of product management-Relevant Links-
    Elliot's LinkedInThroughLinefindahelpline.com-Episode’s Recommended Read-
    Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good by Eric RiesIncognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman-Connect with Eli-
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