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Hosted by Jeff Blanton and produced in community with BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest SD Campus, Conscious Capitalism SD, B Local SD, Business For Good SD, and Cause SD

Conscious Curiosity SD

Conscious Curiosity SD provides insight and inspiration from San Diego’s CEOs and Founders who bring purpose to their work and are proving business can positively change the communities we work and live in.

Jeff Blanton | Host

Jeff is a master facilitator, recognized leadership consultant, author, speaker and creator of Jailbreak Leadership, a process that unlocks team performance. Jeff works with teams to facilitate the connection, alignment, and commitment required to identify and implement sustainable change.

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

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Second Chances with Bill Payne

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Second Chances with Bill Payne
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Second Chance in San Diego is training and developing a highly engaged and motivated workforce of justice-involved people who are far too often overlooked. On this episode of Conscious Curiosity SD, Bill Payne, President and CEO of Second Chance shares a passionate and insightful look at the win, win, win that their programs provide for […]

Empowerment with Tom Capizzi, Jr.

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Empowerment with Tom Capizzi, Jr.
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On this episode of Conscious Curiosity SD, Tom Capizzi Jr., winner of the 2023 BBB Torch Award for Ethics, shares how “he is not handcuffed to the front door of his business.” Tom’s hiring practices, company culture, and willingness to empower his teams have resulted in award-winning companies and an extremely fulfilling and balanced life. […]

Creating a Thriving, Safe Community in San Diego || Caryn Blanton

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Creating a Thriving, Safe Community in San Diego || Caryn Blanton
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Caryn Blanton, Executive Director of Shoreline Community Services, joins Jeff for a special episode of Conscious Curiosity SD celebrating our 2nd anniversary and 50th show! Caryn is leading a movement by harnessing the power of ALL the community’s stakeholders to solve the most pressing social issues in the Central Beach Area.  This phenomenal story of […]

The Challenges of Home Healthcare || Dan Sweiger

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The Challenges of Home Healthcare || Dan Sweiger
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Dan Sweiger of BrightStar Care of Carlsbad and winner of the 2023 BBB Torch Award for Ethics, provides the backstory and critical insights into the world of Home Healthcare. Faced with the challenge of aging parents or your own future needs, understanding the landscape from a leader and company that leads with integrity, values, and […]

The Soul of Business with Neville Billimoria

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The Soul of Business with Neville Billimoria
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Neville Billimoria is one of San Diego’s most purposeful leaders and we are excited to share with you again, “The Soul of Business.” Neville is a Sr. VP at Mission Federal Credit Union and has been a part of the UC San Diego community for over 40 years.  Neville’s insights deliver the core message of […]

Helpless to Hopeful: Collaborative Clean Energy with Karin Burns

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Helpless to Hopeful: Collaborative Clean Energy with Karin Burns
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Karin Burns is the CEO of San Diego Community Power and is on a mission to address the challenges of global warming with transformational leadership, inclusion, and community collaboration. On this episode of Conscious Curiosity SD, Karin shares how San Diego Community Power goes beyond a singular focus of providing affordable, clean energy and is […]

Mitch Mitchell || 2023 Cause Conference: A Collaborative San Diego

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Mitch Mitchell || 2023 Cause Conference: A Collaborative San Diego
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Mitch Mitchell is no stranger to collaboration in San Diego. Mitch is the Sr. VP and Chief Legislative Officer for SDG&E and Southern California Gas. Mitch serves on the boards of the San Diego Housing Commission, Lucky Duck Foundation, and Sharp Hospital Board, just to name a few. And, he is Co-Chair of the 2023 […]

Cien Chiles & Maria Covarrubias | Naturally San Diego

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Cien Chiles & Maria Covarrubias | Naturally San Diego
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“Pour your heart into everything you do.” The mantra Maria Covarrubias, CEO and Founder of Cien Chiles, follows everyday. On this episode of Conscious Curiosity SD, Maria shares her heartfelt entrepreneurial story from selling her mom’s jewelry (to her mom’s surprise!), to the intense kitchens of fine dining restaurants, to the hand crafted Cien Chiles […]

2023 Cause Conference || Soraya Alexander

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2023 Cause Conference || Soraya Alexander
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Soraya Alexander, President of Classy & COO of GoFundMe, is our next guest on Conscious Curiosity SD. Sorya is the Co-Chair of the upcoming 2023 Cause Conference on September 14, 2023, which brings together leaders from business, non-profit, and government sectors with the recognition that we can do so much more together than any of […]

Shawn Nelson: “Let Me Save You 25 Years”

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Shawn Nelson: "Let Me Save You 25 Years"
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Shawn Nelson, founder and CEO of Lovesac, is sharing lessons learned from 25 years of building a $700 Million publicly traded company. Shawn shares insights from his soon to be published book and podcast, “Let Me Save You 25 Years” for accelerating success, significance, and sustainability from a “business operator’s” point of view. On this […]