Ever wonder how pursuing purpose plays out in business?

If you're interested in learning how to run a successful, innovative, purpose-powered business, explore these conversations and learn how these leaders are using purpose to: 

  • Attract, retain, and engage top tier talent 
  • Cultivate vibrant relationships with their communities and clients
  • Foster innovation and transform static industries

Conversations to help you imagine a new set of possiblities for your organization and learn from their real-life experiences.

While we may embrace the quest for progress and improvement in our working lives as a heroic journey, many of us view travel itself as a time for leisure. In this episode, Kevin and guest Jake Haupert from the Transformational Travel Council and Explorer-X discuss the power of travel to bring greater purpose, passion and meaning to our business pursuits and lives.

For-profit businesses have the ability to create positive social change, perhaps even more than non-profits do. To learn more about the power of business to give back to society, Kevin interviewed Brandale Randolph. Brandale runs the 1854 Cycling Company, which employs those most at risk of living in poverty – mothers with criminal records. 

Why is joy elusive to so many people, especially at work? Have you ever thought about joy as a business value? Kevin talks to Rich Sheridan about his new book Joy, Inc., and about how to create a radically different kind of workplace culture based on destroying fear and fostering dignity, respect and joy. tttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

Kevin sits down with Bruce Ballengee, founder and CEO of Pariveda Solutions, a tech consulting company doing things differently. The mission of Pariveda is helping people achieve their highest potential – including both their clients and their employees. Bruce discusses how focusing on purpose has translated into success for his business.

Charting a new path for your business is not just about making a few improvements - it’s about the transformation of individuals and institutional culture. Today, Kevin talks to Gary Adamson of Starizon about how to create real transformations in business and in oneself.

Kari is editor-in-chief of Rank and File magazine, a digital publication for purpose driven entrepreneurs and a value-based magazine. She loves talking to people about her mission, one to which she has devoted her life, and today, she and Kevin talk about the value of entrepreneurial leadership that serves others in all life.

When James Boettcher was just starting out as a young entrepreneur, the new business he had just bought burned to the ground right before opening day – after he had already invested all of his loan money in renovations. That was Fiasco Gelato, a now-thriving purpose-driven enterprise. James explains how he persevered to bring Fiasco to where it is today, and the benefits of Fiasco’s flexible and humanistic workplace culture.

Kevin sits down for an inspiring conversation with Tom Ziglar, of Ziglar, Inc. Tom was the President and CEO of Ziglar until eight years ago, when he began speaking and motivating others to change their lives. Tom and Kevin discuss how to live life on purpose, without regret. They also talk about helping others become the best versions of themselves possible, overcoming anxieties and challenges, and not regretting the choices we have made. 

Kevin sits down with Russ Stoddard, founder of Oliver Russell, a consulting business that is all about creating social and environmental impact. Oliver Russell focuses on four core values: social responsibility, creativity, collaboration, and moving forward by embracing change.

Ari Weinzweig opened Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan 36 years ago, and now Zingerman’s has grown to include 700 employees, and a wide variety of businesses from a candy factory to ladership training initiative. Kevin sits down to talk to Ari about the special culture and philosophy at Zingerman’s that has allowed the enterprise to thrive.

Cyndee Lake says her purpose is helping other people become their best selves. Cyndee is the Chief Purpose Officer of Blank Page, a company that helps people connect to their purpose through designing meaningful experiences and creating the space to have big conversations. Your purpose defines your priorities, and your priorities determine what actions you actually take. Cyndee and Kevin unpack the philosophy behind Blank Page.

Kevin talks with Lisa Cooper of Figure 8 Investment Strategies, a group that brings a multicultural perspective to financial advice and investment management. Lisa describes her purpose as creating positive social change through business. Business is potentially a really powerful tool – it’s all about learning how to use it to create positive change. Figure 8 helps people meet their financial goals while using their investments to positively impact others.

We hope these stories inspire you to imagine what purpose makes possible. We help leaders and organizations unleash the power of purpose at every level of the organization. If you're looking for someone to help you navigate that journey, contact us. 

MEET KEVIN MONROE

Look around, and you see the power of purpose at work on every continent and in every sector of society. Purpose is transforming all facets of business, commerce, and entrepreneurship. 

I hope that excites you as much as it does me. Helping you and your team navigate to your true north and tap into the power of purpose is what we do. We design and facilitate transformational experiences and encounters for our clients, their companies, and their cultures. 

We enjoy curating and sharing stories that illustrate the transfomational power of purpose to illuminate the path forward to others. And we help purpose-powered organizations identify, collect, and share the stories of transformational impact and do it in a way that positions the client as the hero and the company as a trusted guide with the authority to create transformations for others. 

We would be honored to join you on your journey and help you tap into the power of purpose and unleash it at every level of your organization.