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Conscious Curiosity SD

Welcome to Conscious Curiosity SD, the podcast that provides the back story of local successful San Diego Leaders who bring hope, inspiration and purpose to the work they do and the people they lead.  Conscious Curiosity is sponsored by Conscious Capitalism San Diego, and is hosted by Jeff Blanton from Jailbreak Leadership.

Conscious Capitalism calls for a different type of leadership.  Leaders that seek a higher purpose for their business beyond profit that positively impacts all the stakeholders beyond the shareholder  – employees, customers, vendors and the community they work in.

In this podcast, we will explore why they have come to lead in this way, the rewards and challenges of being a conscious leader and their vision for the future for their business and the community of San Diego.

Jeff Blanton | Host

Jeff is a recognized leadership consultant, author and speaker. Even with the success of money and position, Jeff found himself in a state of “smoldering discontent.” In his own pursuit of achieving deeper satisfaction from the work he did, it became clear how few people were able to embrace who they were at their best. His solution gave birth to the Jailbreak Leadership Process. For driven individuals who yearn for more—where life has deeper meaning and stronger impact—Jeff’s approach helps leaders understand how much richer their work can truly be and the impact and legacy they can create through their business.

Jeff spent 20 years in Corporate America, including leadership in a successful medical device start-up. He has been a serial entrepreneur since 2000. He is the founder and partner of several consulting companies and a popular keynote speaker for corporations, nonprofits, government agencies and business leaders bringing his passion, energy and expert knowledge to everyone seeking to go to the next level.

Jeff jumped on the chance to host the Conscious Curiousity Podcast to help the movement of Conscious Capitalism in San Diego. The tenets of Conscious Capitalism are completely in line with Jeff’s goals for, Make Work Meaningful by creating a higher purpose beyond profit for both the company and employees, embracing the concept of Servant Leadership, establishing strong values as guiding principle for how work gets done and belief in honoring all stakeholders.

Jeff lives in San Diego with his wife and is having the time of his life, doubling down on his personal purpose to help others mobilize their biggest possibilities and make work meaningful.

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KIMBERLEE CENTERA – VALUES UNDER FIRE

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Kimberlee Centera, Founder and CEO of TerraPro Solutions shares her thoughts on the importance of values in an organization and the courage required to stay true to those values in the face of a crisis.  Kimberlee has been acknowledged by multiple organizations for her amazing leadership in the Renewable Energy Industry.  An advocate and mentor …

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Beyond Zero – A Transformational Story of Higher Purpose

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Beyond Zero – A Transformational Story of Higher Purpose
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Captured by the documentary, Beyond Zero, is the inspiring story of leadership, culture and the power of having a higher purpose in business. Called “the most important business story of the past 100 years,” Beyond Zero chronicles the story of a visionary leader, Ray Anderson, and his company, Interface. After a life-changing epiphany, Ray led …

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Matt Fehling – The Better Business Bureau is Building Better Businesses

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Matt Fehling – The Better Business Bureau is Building Better Businesses
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Matt Fehling, the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving the Pacific Southwest, joins the podcast to share how he is going about leading change. The iconic BBB, built over a hundred years ago with the higher purpose of “doing the right thing,” is a great and profitable business model.  However, what …

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The Soul of Business – Neville Billimoria

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The Soul of Business – Neville Billimoria
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Neville Billimoria, Senior VP of Membership and Advocacy at Mission Federal Credit Union Neville’s dream is to change San Diego from “America’s Finest City” to “The Kindest and Most Purposeful Bi-National Region” as we stretch to include our neighbors to the south. Challenges in belonging as a youth was his catalyst for championing #inclusion and …

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Douglas Raggio – Challenging the Industrial Food System

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Douglas Raggio – Challenging the Industrial Food System
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Douglas Raggio, the founder of Pass the Honey, joins the podcast to share his inspiring entrepreneurial story to “reclaim honey” by introducing new ecological diversity practices beyond what is perceived to be possible. According to Douglas, honey is the third most fraudulent food that we eat. Nearly 80% of all liquid honey on retail shelves …

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Caitlin Wege – Women in Business

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Caitlin Wege – Women in Business
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Caitlin Wege, the President of Tech Coast Angles San Diego and partner for Moodoos Investments, joins the podcast to share her insights on the phenomenal impact and success that women are having as entrepreneurial leaders, early-stage investors and board members.  While many women have endured and are familiar with the barriers to entry that women …

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Ken Ruggiero – How to Successfully Invest in Higher Education

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Ken Ruggiero – How to Successfully Invest in Higher Education
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Ken, the Chairman and CEO of Ascent Funding, is taking on the higher education industry’s model for financing a student’s future.  With one out of four Americans with student debt, totaling up to $1.7 Trillion dollars, Ken has a different plan.  A plan that allows every student from all economic and social backgrounds to pursue a higher education that ensures a good return on the …

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Jesse Langley – Pushing the Limits of Social Entrepreneurism

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Jesse Langley – Pushing the Limits of Social Entrepreneurism
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  Jesse Langley, the COO of Lotus Sustainables, is on a mission to eliminate 10-billion plastic bags from the environment by the end of 2022.  Join us as he shares his adventures in pushing the limits of Sustainable Entrepreneurism.   Jesse was born a Conscious Capitalist.  He kicked off his career to save the planet and make some …

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Laura Hall – Making Numbers Glamorous and Sexy

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Laura Hall – Making Numbers Glamorous and Sexy
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Laura has spent most of her business career in the fashion industry, helping to steer famous brands like Burberry and as President of Accessories for Polo Ralph Lauren.   She is currently a principle with WHYZ Partners, that focuses on brand strategy and development, product development, omnichannel execution and operational excellence.   The fashion industry is ranked the …

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Jackie Reed – Power of Mentorship

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Jackie Reed – Power of Mentorship
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Jackie is the CEO of TS Restaurants in California and Hawaii with iconic local locations in San Diego, Dukes of La Jolla and Jakes in Del Mar. Jackie is the model of the great American success story.  At just 18 and at a low point in her life, she just needed a job.  She took a position …

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