Membership

You believe

  • In balancing People, Purpose, Performance, Planet and Profit.
  • Your work should be meaningful and align with your personal purpose, core values, vision and dreams
  • Business needs to be reinvented to eliminate damaging, wasteful, unhealthy and unsustainable practices
  • It's better to BE Good, DO Good and DO Well
  • Collaboration, Co-Creation and Communication produce better results
Join Enlightened Capitalist

By joining our community, you can get all of this and more.
The choice you need to make is “Which option is best for me right now?”

Are you established in business?

Which Guild Option?

Are you looking to find a mentor, evolve your skills and build your portfolio?

YES - Join as a Guild Go-Getter

NO - Join as a Guild Researcher

Guild Researcher


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    Learn Enlightened Capitalist practices for improving personal, professional and business performance 
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    Participate in a monthly instructional webinar including Q&A
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    Access the Resource Library
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    Review the Job Board
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    Connect with other Enlightened Capitalists
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    Access to Level 1 courses
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    Access to Level 2 courses
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    Gain experience with Enlightened Capitalist project work
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    Apply to be featured in our Guild Member Spotlight
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    Post your profile in the membership directory
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    Get recognized for outstanding work
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    Group A.M.A (ask me anything) offered monthly
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    Participate in Enlightened Capitalist community projects
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    Assistance to find a mentor
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    Ability to app​ly for a scholarship to attend UnConvention ($550 value)
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    Ability to apply for a scholarship to attend Academy Live ($24,000 value)
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    Professional interview for your portfolio after you’ve completed your first year

Join Us and Get 12 Months
For the Price of 10 Months

$350/year


Join Us and Choose the Monthly Option

$35/month

Guild Go-Getter


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    Learn Enlightened Capitalist practices for improving personal, professional and business performance 
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    Participate in a monthly instructional webinar including Q&A
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    Access the Resource Library
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    Review the Job Board
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    Connect with other Enlightened Capitalists
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    Access to Level 1 courses
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    Access to Level 2 courses
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    Gain experience with Enlightened Capitalist project work
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    Apply to be featured in our Guild Member Spotlight
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    Post your profile in the membership directory
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    Get recognized for outstanding work
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    Group A.M.A (ask me anything) offered monthly
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    Participate in Enlightened Capitalist community projects
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    Assistance to find a mentor
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    Ability to app​ly for a scholarship to attend UnConvention ($550 value)
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    Ability to apply for a scholarship to attend Academy Live ($24,000 value)
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    Professional interview for your portfolio after you’ve completed your first year

Join Us and Get 12 Months
For the Price of 10 Months

$990/year


Join Us and Choose the Monthly Option

$99/month

Which Community Member option is best for your?

How much value are you looking for? How much can you contribute? How far do you envision your positive ripples reaching?

Reinventor


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    Networking
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    Education
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    Visibility
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    Professional Development
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    Personal Development
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    Recognition
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    Early notification for event tickets
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    1st choice for Trade Show Booth Location
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    Ask Me Anything (quarterly)
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    Ask Me Anything (monthly)
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    Prepaid UnConvention General Admission
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    Prepaid UnConvention VIP Admission
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    Prepaid UnConvention VIP+ Admission
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    Gift Voucher*1 toward your choice of an Enlightened Retreat or Enlightened Journey
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    CEO Summit admission *2
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    Weekend Workshop Admission *3

Annual Membership

$599/year

Advocate


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    Networking
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    Education
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    Visibility
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    Professional Development
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    Personal Development
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    Recognition
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    Early notification for event tickets
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    1st choice for Trade Show Booth Location
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    Ask Me Anything (quarterly)
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    Ask Me Anything (monthly)
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    Prepaid UnConvention General Admission
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    Prepaid UnConvention VIP Admission
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    Prepaid UnConvention VIP+ Admission
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    Gift Voucher*1 toward your choice of an Enlightened Retreat or Enlightened Journey
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    CEO Summit admission *2
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    Weekend Workshop Admission *3

Annual Membership

$1,999/year

Champion


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    Networking
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    Education
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    Visibility
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    Professional Development
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    Personal Development
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    Recognition
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    Early notification for event tickets
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    1st choice for Trade Show Booth Location
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    Ask Me Anything (quarterly)
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    Ask Me Anything (monthly)
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    Prepaid UnConvention General Admission
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    Prepaid UnConvention VIP Admission
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    Prepaid UnConvention VIP+ Admission
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    Gift Voucher*1 toward your choice of an Enlightened Retreat or Enlightened Journey ($500 value)
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    CEO Summit admission *2
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    2 Weekend Workshop Admission *3

Annual Membership

$4,999/year

Enthusiast


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    Networking
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    Education
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    Visibility
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    Professional Development
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    Personal Development
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    Recognition
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    Early notification for event tickets
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    1st choice for Trade Show Booth Location
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    Ask Me Anything (quarterly)
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    Ask Me Anything (monthly)
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    Prepaid UnConvention General Admission
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    Prepaid UnConvention VIP Admission
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    Prepaid UnConvention VIP+ Admission
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    Gift Voucher*1 toward your choice of an Enlightened Retreat or Enlightened Journey ($1000 value)
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    CEO Summit admission *2
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     4 Weekend Workshop Admission *3

Annual Membership

$9,999/year

Networking

One of the main reasons people join communities is to meet others who share the same interests as them. You want opportunities to meet those people, share your stories, ask for and give assistance and perhaps even do business with them.

You can network at our live events, in our LinkedIn Group, during our online events and workshops, as a mentee and/or mentor and on Enlightened Capitalist projects and/or research.

Relationships matter in life and in business, so we are committed to giving you as many opportunities to connect as we possibly can.

We also intend to add 2 categories to the membership, driven by demand.

The first is Local Chapters, which will bring people together within a specific region. These groups are meant to connect you with your community, regardless of how long you have been in business or your role within business. We all learn from each other and when we use our combined experience, skills and passion to support others nearby, everybody wins and lives transform.

The second is Strategic Industry Groups, which will bring people together within specific industries. Oftentimes there are glaring problems within our industry that are best served by collaborating and co-creating a solution.

For example, the waste from the fashion industry is immense, so people in the industry could come together to figure out how to reduce consumption of natural resources while reducing waste.

Another example is the hospitality industry which often faces huge turnover, thus impacting profitability and customer experience. People in this industry could come together to figure out how to create a workplace that bucks the trend.

Lately, there are also political reasons to join forces and give voice to decisions which go against what we, as Enlightened Capitalists, believe in. When one of those decisions negatively impacts an industry – such as flavor of the moment changes that strand passengers or cause them to rethink travel plans altogether – the Enlightened Capitalists in that industry are encouraged to join together to create a plan and a voice of opposition.

Of course, each business has its unique culture and its “secret sauce” which is proprietary and confidential. However, tackling bigger industry issues that can be jointly created to solve industry-wide challenges related to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals is definitely a worthwhile objective.

Visibility


Being a business leader is tough and being a trailblazing business leader adds a layer which can be a lonely and frustrating exercise in self-doubt at times. That’s why we are committed to spotlight the hard work you are doing along with the positive ripple impact you are making.

We’ve created a variety of spotlight tools (and we’re open to creating more, just let us know what you need!) Many of these tools are included in your membership and some of them incur additional fees.

Here’s an overview

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    Get Interviewed for the Enlightened Capitalist Podcast (included) – let us shine the spotlight on your achievements, lessons learned and advice to other Enlightened Capitalists by interviewing you for the EC Podcast.
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    Membership directory (included) – use this tool and build your profile, highlighting your purpose, vision, achievements, interests and where you intend to make your ripples. Remember, Enlightened Capitalist is about the people behind the organizations, so while your work is associated with an organization, this directory is about YOU. So, toot your own horn and use the directory to find others who share your interests. Reach out to them. Collaborate, co-create and make an even bigger ripple together.
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    EC TV – For those of you who use video to share your story, your lessons and your impact, consider linking your videos to the EC TV Channel. If you need a place to host your videos (remember, YouTube can shut down your channel) we can help with this too. (some services have additional costs)
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    EC Store – List your products and/or services in our Enlightened Capitalist Store and you could find new customers who are looking for what you offer. (additional cost)
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    Co-write a book – If you want to be recognized as a leader in your area of expertise, writing a book is a key activity to achieving your goal. Writing a book isn’t exactly easy though, so we’ve partnered with a number of people to offer services including ghost-writing, editing, coaching and publishing. (additional cost)
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    Advertise on the Enlightened Capitalist websites – we have a few websites, so pick the one(s) that make the most sense for you and advertise yourself and your work. Organizations can also advertise, provided there is at least one Enlightened Capitalist community member to vouch for them (additional cost)
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    Be a contributor (included) – If writing a book seems like too much of a stretch for you right now, consider being a contributor for our magazine, blog and newsletter.
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    Join our Speaker’s bureau (included) – Event planners are always looking for great speakers for their events. If speaking is part of the work you do, list yourself in our Speaker’s Bureau.
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    Send us your stories (included) – We want to spotlight your successes, so tell us your great news and allow us to shine the spotlight on you. Every piece of positive news helps!

Recognition


You deserve to be appreciated and recognized for your contribution and work. You may prefer that appreciation to be in private. However, if you enjoy being recognized publicly, we have a number of ways we can shine the spotlight on you.

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    Our annual awards ceremony at the UnConvention – what better way to be appreciated and recognized than in front of those who know what it’s like to trail blaze and make positive ripples of impact. We’re planning our first UnConvention for September 2018, so we’ll be looking for people – like you – to celebrate.
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    We’re intending to launch our magazine in 2018, so contact us to feature you and your work in the magazine.
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    Contact us to interview you for the Enlightened Capitalist podcast and/or the Virtual Summit. Share your story and inspire others to follow your lead.
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    We’re always looking for speakers for our events and facilitators for our workshops. We’re offering you the first choice to share your experience and insight with others.
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    Sponsors are extremely important to spread our message and build our community and we proudly recognize those who support us as sponsors. Let us weave your success story into our marketing materials while we connect the dots with your organization’s sponsorship.
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    As a member, you get 1st choice for tradeshow booth location at events because you deserve to be in the prime locations (first come, first served of course).

Education


We’re entering uncharted territory as the convergence of AI, VR, AR, robotics, and the IoT meet the increasing expectations of our employees, customers, suppliers and the general public. It’s a tricky time for sure. That’s why we are heavily focused on relevant education for now and the future.

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    Our online Academy is expected to launch late 2017, with additional instructors and courses continuously added
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    Our live events, such as the UnConvention, the Academy Live, Weekend Workshops, the Fundamentals evening course and other courses are intended to offer education for newcomers and seasoned professionals
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    Our Local Chapters and our Strategic Industry Groups – when created – will host education relevant to their audiences
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    Our Enlightened Journeys promise to be life changing – when we engage with local communities throughout the world as we embark on personal and professional transformation while learning from them as we co-create opportunities
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    Our Enlightened Retreats focus on specific outcomes while we expand our experiences, create new friendships and grow in ways we never imagined
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    Our webinars are intended as bite-sized pieces to introduce new perspectives
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    And, when you choose to lead – whether by mentoring a Guild member, writing a book, speaking at an event, co-authoring a paper or becoming a Local Chapter Leader or Strategic Industry Group Leader – you grow exponentially.

Professional Development


While many of the other sections explain how to directly and indirectly evolve your professional skills, here are a few specific ways your professional development is enhanced.

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    You improve your critical thinking with our upside down classroom model of education, which includes projects and experiential learning
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    You build your portfolio with projects
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    You may find a job, if you are looking for one!
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    You can work on a project
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    You develop leadership skills as a mentor

Personal Development


When we expand our emotional intelligence, learn more about what makes us tick, realize why we’re struggling to achieve what we say we truly want, become more balanced between giving and taking and when we feel more comfortable in our own bodies, while being true to who we really are, our lives change.

Is it easy? Not at all – it’s messy and painful. We stumble, we back-step and yet it is oh, so worth it, when we take the baby steps to live an authentic life and emerge through our reinvention.

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    Learn more about what makes you tick
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    Learn your purpose (if it hasn’t presented itself yet)
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    Improve your communication
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    Love more
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    Trust more
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    Collaborate and co-create
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    Expand your emotional intelligence
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    … and so much more…

We’ve spent months thinking about ways to add tremendous value to your membership.

We know this is a huge list of promises and being Enlightened Capitalists, we also know that you will help us refine the list to delete what you don’t value and to add more of what you do value. We also know that some of you will help us deliver on these promises and we thank you in advance.

Our higher purpose is to Reinvent Business and Transform Lives.

We know we are simply the vehicle to make this happen – we’re creating the framework and inviting others to join and contribute.

We invite you to join, to learn, to contribute and to help shape the future of not only Enlightened Capitalist but the future of our planet.

Let’s build tomorrow’s business today. Let’s change the destructive practices of business. Let’s embrace the value of capitalism and the beauty of an engaged community inspired to create a better future for our children, grandchildren and generations to come.

*1 Gift Vouchers are redeemable for Enlightened Journeys or Enlightened Retreats only, cannot be redeemed for cash and expire 2 years after issuance.

*2 CEO Summits require a minimum of 25 people to be valuable to attendees. In the event that a CEO Summit is not viable in the current year, you may use the voucher for the next CEO Summit.

*3 Check the Events Page on the Enlightened Capitalist website EnlightenedCapitalist.org/events for a list of Weekend Workshops