NextGen Leaders

Richard Branson of Virgin, Rose Marcario of Patagonia, Paul Polman of Unilever, and thousands of business leaders are taking a stand for people and our planet.

They are leading social enterprises, businesses with a higher purpose, green businesses, ethical businesses, sustainable businesses, best places to work and organizations that qualify for B Corp certification.

As a next generation leader who intends to follow in these visionaries’ footsteps, it will be a lot easier if you have a coach, mentor or sponsor, and other experienced people to bounce ideas off, courses, workshops and events to learn and share best practices; and have access to vetted consultants, facilitators and confidential advisors who specialize in creating and reinventing enlightened businesses.

Also, wouldn’t it be great to receive shout-outs and other recognition for your work and the impact you are making?

This is what Enlightened Capitalist does. We bring the community together – mentors, sponsors, educators, consultants, advisors and others, like you, who are Enlightened Capitalists and we do it by hosting events, developing educational materials, connecting you with people who can guide you along the way, and being your cheerleader while shining a spotlight on your impact.

We invite you to join our community today.

As you embark on your personal and professional journey to become a more Enlightened Capitalist while you transform your career you

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    Must decide where to start – Do you know how to prioritize the transformation?
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    Will be asked to prove the business case – Do you have the tools to do it?
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    May have troubles convincing skeptics and office politics will come into play – Do you have the skills and tools to overcome these hurdles?
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    Must beat the odds of failure with change initiatives (70%) – Do you know how to navigate accordingly?
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    May feel like you’re pushing a boulder up a hill at times – Do you have supportive, experienced people to turn to for advice and encouragement?

We’ve worked with business leaders in organizations of all sizes – from solopreneurs to Fortune 100 companies and while the organization culture, priorities, market and external influences are unique to each, there are common denominators that work across the board.  

We don’t want you to get frustrated.  We want you to succeed and to celebrate your accomplishments and impact.  We want to shine a spotlight on you and we invite you to share your experiences with others.

We’re here to help you grow personally and professionally while you create tomorrow’s business today.​

Explore our proven platform for


Enlightened Capitalist Education Enlightened Capitalist Academy Enlightened Capitalist Mastermind Teach, Mentor or Sponsor Enlightened Capitalist Podcast Enlightened Capitalist Webinars Enlightened Capitalist Resource Library

Enlightened Capitalist Spotlight Tools

Transforming lives and reinventing business requires a community.
Here’s how we support the Enlightened Capitalist Community

Post or Find a Job or Project
Get Interviewed & Share Your Story
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Watch Enlightened Capitalist TV
Search for Enlightened Capitalists
Get listed in Our Directory
Shop in the Enlightened Capitalist Store
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Host Your Video on EC TV
Co-author Papers or Books With Us
Nominate Individuals For an Award


Throughout the year, we host online and in person events. Check out our Event Page for more events and details.

Which Ev​ent is Best for Me?

Which Event is Best for Me?

Enlightened Journey

5 days

Outside in – Create an impact for Planet & Society then bring the learning back to Self

Leadership evolution through experiences

Starts approximately 6 months prior to the Journey then implemented and experienced during

Group size:


Enlightened Retreat

3 days

Inside out – Explore Self first then expand to create an impact for Planet & Society

Becoming more enlightened to create better results in personal and professional lives

Starts approximately 2 weeks to a month prior to the Retreat then explored and experienced during

Group size:

North, Central and South America

Academy Live

365 including 4 @ 4 or 5-night cruises

Inside out – Explore Self first, then Work, Organization and Impact for Planet & Society

Performance Improvement for self, employees, finances, environment and society

Starts 3 months prior to each intensive trip and explored through projects and workshops and discussion during

Group size:
+/- 100

Cruise ship

CEO Summit

1 day and 3 days

Outside in and out again – Organization first, then leadership, collaboration, co-creation and Impact for Planet & Society

Leadership and navigating transformation

Interactive, hands-on, co-creation with expectation that it’s transferable upon return

Group size:
+/- 225

Canada, Australia, UK, US

5 days


2 + optional days

A mixture of approaches

A variety of Enlightened Capitalist topics from personal, professional, industry, performance, philanthropy and environmental

A variety of panel discussion, group discussion, workshops, World Café and experiences

Group size:
Goal is 10,000+

Vancouver, BC, Canada


Join us in the Guild

In the Guild

The Guild is designed to support, educate and advocate for NextGen Leaders.

The Guild is a membership community designed to help you to build your experience portfolio, to give you skills the market is looking for, and to connect you with mentors, sponsors and those who can help you to get established in your chosen industry and profession.

Find out more about Guild

Join our Membership


We offer 4 types of membership, with 2 optional add-ons in the Enlightened Capitalist community.

Increase your visibility using our spotlight tools. 

Network at live and online events.

Receive recognition for your positive ripples. 

Evolve your personal and professional development and further your education.

Find out more about Membership

Join us as an Educator

As an Educator

Do you have a desire to shape the future of business and how it contributes to a healthier and wealthier society?

Do you have experience as an adult educator who specializes in experiential learning and uses an upside-down classroom model?

Do you have lived experience using Enlightened Capitalist principles?

Have you created instructional materials already?

If so, let's have a chat about how we can educate together

Join us as a Consultant

As a Consultant

Do you have a proven track record and lived experience successfully transforming business in one or more of the Enlightened Capitalist focus areas?

Leadership, purpose-driven organizations, customer experience, employee experience, organization culture, performance improvement, value-creation, environmental responsibility, innovation, technology, marketing, sales, strategic alliances, communication, collaboration, transformation initiatives, ethics or governance.

If so, let's have a chat about how we can work together

Join Enlightened Capitalist

Click on the above image to become a member, send an email to our President, Carol Wain, at or book a call time with her to discuss the best way for you to work with us.