Leading With Love at Work is the Answer

I did not expect to consider the meaning of love when I attended the Social Venture Network (SVN) Conference. With my sales pitch and freshly printed business cards, I was prepared to impress a couple of hundred new connections. On the first night when Deb Nelson, [then] Executive Director of SVN, said that 15 years ago, love drew her into the SVN community, I realized I might need to rethink my strategy.

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

Finding Your Edge: Vulnerability

Personal development and growth in both physical and mental manifestations comes from exploring your own weaknesses, your own vulnerability!

The word vulnerability is not often associated with strength. However, your greatest strengths have resulted from times when you were vulnerable.

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Wearing and Removing Masks

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Cond√© Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Red lollipop says LOVE, sitting on pages of book
06/04/2017
I did not expect to consider the meaning of love when I attended the Social Venture Network (SVN) Conference. With my sales pitch and freshly printed business cards, I was prepared to impress a... read more
10/09/2015
Personal development and growth in both physical and mental manifestations comes from exploring your own weaknesses, your own vulnerability! The word vulnerability is not often associated with... read more
trio of three white, neutral masks on black background
10/26/2014
'Tis the season for masks and haunts and shadows and hidden, frightening things. I LOVE this Halloween holiday, and every cheesy, spooky element of it. I may be forced into shake-my-head mode at... read more
Red lollipop says LOVE, sitting on pages of book
06/04/2017
I did not expect to consider the meaning of love when I attended the Social Venture Network (SVN) Conference. With my sales pitch and freshly printed business cards, I was prepared to impress a... read more
10/09/2015
Personal development and growth in both physical and mental manifestations comes from exploring your own weaknesses, your own vulnerability! The word vulnerability is not often associated with... read more
trio of three white, neutral masks on black background
10/26/2014
'Tis the season for masks and haunts and shadows and hidden, frightening things. I LOVE this Halloween holiday, and every cheesy, spooky element of it. I may be forced into shake-my-head mode at... read more