Entrepreneurship, Social Activism, and Spiritual Practice
Paul Zelizer sees his mission as nurturing a community of socially conscious and spiritually aware entrepreneurs. His mission is embodied in the Awarepreneurs, a global community he founded in which business-minded people explore how their ventures might better contribute to a just and sustainable world. Awarepreneur members focus on integrating social activism into their business practices, while cultivating their personal sense of spiritual awareness. At one time, the community had more than 2,700 Facebook members.
In this podcast, Zelizer traces the path that led him to form this community: from his childhood in a progressive Jewish household, through his early career as a social worker in New Mexico, through his role as Director of Social Media for Wisdom 2.0, one of the premier mindfulness brands in the world. In 2013, he left Wisdom 2.0 because he saw the need to gather a tribe that’s more focused on social enterprise and social justice. He agreed, he said, with the feedback he kept hearing, “Most of the conscious business brands out there are too much about privilege and feel too corporate for me.”
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