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122. How Impact In Business Is Changing with Paul Zelizer

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How Impact In Business Is Changing with Paul Zelizer

Our guest on the podcast today is social impact pioneer, Paul Zelizer. Since 1993, Paul Zelizer has worked with and led programs for 30,000+ leaders working for positive change in and through their organizations. He started his business in 2008, making him one of the first business coaches to focus on the needs of social entrepreneurs and impact business leaders. In 2017, he founded Awarepreneurs as a way to amplify the practices successful social enterprise leaders use. Today he is best known as the host of the Awarepreneurs Podcast, one of the world’s leading social entrepreneur podcasts. Paul maintains a busy coaching and consulting practice working with impact-focused founders, leaders, and companies.

Today we delve into the complexities of the modern world and the quest for meaningful work, justice, and sustainability. From the challenges faced by tech giants to the importance of connecting with nature, Paul’s insights provide a refreshing perspective on the intersection between business, personal values, and planetary wellbeing. With engaging discussions on topics ranging from indigenous cultures to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this episode invites listeners to deepen their understanding of what it means to be a sacred changemaker and discover how they can contribute to positive change in their spheres of influence. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that will leave you feeling motivated and ready to create a more sustainable and purposeful future.

Listen in as we discuss the complexities of the modern world and the quest for meaningful work, justice, and sustainability. Paul’s insights provide a refreshing perspective on the intersection between business, personal values, and planetary well-being. We talk through how business is the biggest lever for change we have, as we invite you to deepen your understanding of what it means to be a sacred changemaker and discover how you too can contribute to positive change in your spheres of influence. I am sure you will find this to be an inspiring conversation that will leave you feeling motivated and ready to create a more sustainable and purposeful future.

Key Takeaways

  • Paul’s unique life journey that shaped his life and work in unexpected ways
  • The importance of meaningful work and its impact in business
  • Finding solace and meaning with a sense of place and community
  • How the landscape of impact and sustainability has evolved over the past 15 years, and the trends for 2024
  • The value of deep conversations and collective wisdom

Memorable Quote

“Social entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing college majors on college campuses around the world. It’s like, people are looking around, especially young people, under the age of 35, and saying, ‘Wow, we’re not doing so well as humans living long term on planet Earth, what are we going to do about it?'”

Paul Zelizer

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