Scotts Valley, CA | April  10-12, 2019

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“There are leaders forums that upgrade your knowledge and networking but then there is the Conscious Company Leaders Forum. Be prepared to do some soul searching to discover personal and business growth you didn’t know was out there. The world is a better place because of the positive impact from influential leaders coming out of this powerful week.”

Kevin Rutherford, CEO, Nuun

“The Conscious Company Leaders Forum was an incredible gathering that created the space for me to be able to show up authentically and experience the wisdom and support of this growing community. Thoughtfully curated content, a dedicated host team, an incredible space at 1440 and inspiring attendees — I highly recommend it.”

Emily Lutyens, Co-founder & CEO, Legworks

“The community of people was the most invigorating part. It charged us up and focused us again on what’s important. We can’t wait until next year!”

Bob Fish & Mike McFall, Co-founders & Co-CEOs, Biggby Coffee

The Conscious Company Leaders Forum has become the premier gathering for the who’s who of CEOs, executives, investors, and thought leaders who are interested in conscious business, where companies make a profit and have a positive impact on society.

For three days from April 10–12, 2019, a curated group of business leaders from some of the most impressive brands in the space gather at a world-class mindfulness retreat center in the heart of the redwood forest to have real, unfiltered conversations about what’s really working for conscious leaders and businesses.

This is not your typical event. The forum is an unparalleled experience where you will:

  • Listen to the real, unfiltered stories from behind the scenes of some of the most impressive brands in the space
  • Connect with the most successful people in conscious business
  • Participate in workshops hosted by world-class facilitators and trainers
  • Hear from new, diverse voices on-stage
  • Find fellow business leaders you can talk to about the issues you're facing
  • Take time to celebrate and make invaluable connections
  • Have time for yoga, hiking, or simply relaxing at a beautiful wellness center



2019 Confirmed Speakers

Walter Robb

Former Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market & Founder, Stonewall Robb Advisors

Suzy Batiz

Creator & CEO, Poo~Pourri & Supernatural

Bob Chapman

Chairman and CEO, Barry-Wehmiller

Haley Rushing

Co-Founder and Chief Purposologist, The Purpose Institute

Kip Tindell

Founder, The Container Store

Rahama Wright

Founder & CEO, Shea Yeleen

Raj Sisodia

Co-founder, Conscious Capitalism & FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Babson College

José Corona

Director of Equity & Strategic Partnerships, City of Oakland Mayor's Office

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

Executive Director-Social Venture Circle; Owner of Red-Horse Financial Group Inc.

Ally Siegel

Equality Narrative & Content Manager,Salesforce, Business Insider's 30 Under 30 Rising Stars in Tech

Matthew Griffin

Co-founder & CEO, Combat Flip Flops

Frederick Hutson

Founder & CEO, Pigeonly

Richard Sheridan

CEO and Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations; Author of Chief Joy Officer and Joy, Inc

Liz Allen

Policy Director, C.O.O.K. Alliance, Founder, Invisible Stories Project

Why Is This Different

The Forum is an unparalleled experience where we have deep, raw conversations as business leaders for multiple days. There are no keynotes. No slides. No listening to someone talk at you for hours on end. No, the Leaders Forum is a space where business leaders come to connect, collaborate, and truly engage with each other. Everyone in the audience will be a peer who you can learn something from, not someone who will be pitching you on their product or service. And we require our speakers to drop the façade and talk about what it’s actually like to be a business leader, so we can learn from each other’s mistakes, challenges, and triumphs rather than hear canned, polished speeches. In short, it’s the one event where business leaders come to truly be themselves and find others who they can learn from on their journeys.

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Apply to attend the 2019 Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum.  Feel free to email with any questions.

Ticket prices range between $1,299 and $2,099 for this event.

Why Invite Only?

Our intention for the Leaders Forum is to bring together key executives, decision makers, and business leaders who can have real conversations about what matters most in conscious business. In order to facilitate a transformative experience, we curate the attendees to ensure that every single person in the room is able to engage with and contribute to high-level, nuanced conversations about business so that we can build an incredible conference experience together. If you feel you should be in this room, please apply now.


Corporate Members

Previous Event Speakers Include

Michael C. Bush

CEO at Great Place To Work®

Lorna Davis

Global Ambassador, B Lab; former CEO, DanoneWave

Justin Rosenstein

Co-founder, Asana

Chad Houser

Founder and Executive Director, Cafe Momentum & 2018 CNN Hero

Deepa Purushothaman

National Managing Principal, Inclusion at Deloitte


World-renowned Poet and Songwriter

Rodney Foxworth

Executive Director, BALLE

Raj Sisodia

Author, Conscious Capitalism; Frank Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Babson College

Akaya Windwood

President, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Bryan Papé

Founder and CEO, MiiR

Bob Fish & Michael McFall

Co-CEOs, Biggby Coffee

Seungah Jeong

President & CEO at MPOWERD Inc.

Jim Barnett

Co-founder & CEO, Glint; Former President,

Diana Chapman

Co-Founder, The Conscious Leadership Group

Rahama Wright

Founder & CEO, Shea Yeleen

Lynne Twist

Co-founder Pachamama Alliance & Founder, Soul of Money Institute

Sydney Thomas

Investment Associate & Head of Operations, Precursor Ventures

Kevin Rutherford

President & CEO at Nuun Hydration; Former CEO, Mrs. Meyers

Brook Eddy

Founder, Bhakti Chai

Cory Smith

Co-founder & CEO, Wisdom Labs

Rodney Harl

CEO, Alene Candles

Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Founder & CEO, SoulTour

Christine Bader

Author & Former Director of Social Responsibility, Amazon

Emily Lutyens

Co-Founder & CEO, LegWorks

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Forum

  • 1

    Brave Conversations

    The Forum is a place for business leaders, both on and off stage, to drop the facade and be real with one another. The experience is built around everyone in the room, including our speakers, having raw and honest conversations about what it actually takes to succeed in business.

  • 2

    An Incredible Network

    The Forum is a place to find your tribe — other conscious business leaders who understand what you’re going through. These are peers who can help you with any issue you’re facing and who will be great potential partners for your business. Our invite-only format means everyone in the room is a potentially valuable contact for everyone else.

  • 3

    New and Diverse Voices

    We pride ourselves on finding new stories that people have never heard, having conversations that don’t typically happen in a business context, and finding voices that aren’t the usual suspects when it comes to conferences about conscious business. We intentionally curate both our speakers and our conversations for an experience you won’t find anywhere else.

  • 4

    Behind-the-Scenes Looks at Incredible Brands

    As a media company, we continually survey the business landscape to find companies and people doing truly impressive work. Not only do we invite these individuals to speak at and attend the Forum, but we create a space in which these folks share what it really takes — the good, the bad, and the ugly — to build the types of companies they have.  

  • 5

    New Strategies and Ideas To Improve Your Business

    We’re not just talking philosophy or lofty ideas here; this is a convening designed to delve into the practical, brass-tacks challenges of doing business in a new way. We facilitate conversations focused on practical tips and lessons learned as much as on storytelling and big-picture questions, and we’ll be giving you space and help to start integrating what you’re learning into your own life.

  • 6

    An Inside Line to Conscious Company Media

    If you’re a fan of Conscious Company Magazine (and we hope you are), the Leaders Forum is the place where the stories come off the pages and come to life. Both the audience and the speakers are curated from the hundreds of stories that we’ve told over the years. And if you’re interested in partnering with us in some way in the future, meeting our team at one of our events is a great way to kick off that relationship.

  • 7


    Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we truly believe we’ve created the most conscious business conference about conscious business. Our programming focuses on holistic impact, including personal leadership developmentworkplace culture development, and new ideas for creating larger impact in the world as business leaders and through our companies’ operations. For the conference experience, we examine every aspect from inclusion and diversity to the conference’s footprint and the wellness of attendees. 

  • 8

    A Space for Joy

    While we focus on the serious issues of addressing major world problems through the power of business, we also take the time to celebrate and have a tremendous amount of fun at the Forum. As leaders, we carry a lot. It’s critical to take the time to celebrate our accomplishments and hard work, and the Forum is a place where you can kick back and let loose with your peers in a healthy, grounded, meaningful way.

  • 9

    Real Community

    The intimate scale and retreat-like setting, combined with our emphasis on creating a brave space for authentic, vulnerable conversations, means you can count on skipping the small talk and getting real with other attendees. People have described our previous events as “like coming home to a giant family reunion” and “reconnecting with your tribe, or finding it for the first time.”

  • 10

    Time for Rejuvenation

    The conference venue, 1440 Multiversity, provides an incredible space to rejuvenate and take care of yourself, complete with an on-site wellness center, daily mindfulness classes, hiking trails through redwood forests, and healthy, nourishing, gourmet meals. As leaders, we often put ourselves last. Not here. We intentionally curate the Forum experience so everyone has time to take advantage of the setting and the rejuvenative services that 1440 provides.

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1440 Multiversity

Scotts Valley, CA

The 2019 Conscious Company Leaders Forum will be held at 1440 Multiversity Retreat Center in Santa Cruz County, California. Set deep in the redwood forest, the immersive experience at 1440 creates a wonderful environment for open-minded learning, connection, and inspiration.

800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley,CA 95066


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