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Introduction to the Conscious Business Training Course

Registration for the Introduction to Conscious Business Training Course
(April 12th - May 19th, 2017) Is Now Open!

Enrollment Deadline:
April 10, 2017
(for only $300)

Enroll Now!

Is Conscious Business Part of Your Personal Journey?

If you’ve gotten to the point of reading this, there is some part of you that is resonating with the Conscious Business Declaration and the potential to be part of a global community aimed at manifesting a very new model for business in the world. A model that challenges the deepest assumptions upon which the current model of business is based. A new model that is life-affirming and regenerative in the biosphere and can lead to personal, collective and global well-being.

Perhaps you recognize that business has unrivaled power to connect those with needs with those with the capacity to meet those needs… that it fires the creative imagination, leading to previously unimaginable innovation… that it is likely the greatest driver shaping the evolution of our planet…
           … but you also see clearly that the current standard of business is not working… for the planet, for people, or for business.

Perhaps you have enjoyed a successful career in the business world, developing many skills and talents…
           … but are finding it more and more difficult to reconcile the ends to which your gifts are being used with your growing sense of what the earth and its interconnected living systems need to flourish.

Perhaps you don’t think of yourself as a “business person” at all. You may identify primarily as an artist and/or activist and/or a heart-worker volunteering at a non-profit/NGO aligned with a cause you feel deeply about…
           … but your dwindling financial reserves are forcing you to spend time in the “unconscious economy” in order to put food on the table, shelter overhead, provide for your family, educate your children.

Perhaps you have been on a deep spiritual journey leading to higher stages of consciousness…
          … but your heart-break at what is unfolding in the world is calling you to right-action and right livelihood.

In these or a number of other ways, you may feel drawn to the Conscious Business Initiative, but may still be uncertain if the path offered by the Conscious Business Initiative is the right path for you?

Helping you answer this critical question is the reason we created the Introduction to Conscious Business Course.

What is the Introduction to Conscious Business Training Course?

The Introduction to Conscious Business Training Course is the newest addition to Humanity’s Team’s Conscious Business program. It offers a low-cost ($300) entry point for those who may still be uncertain if the path offered by the Conscious Business Initiative is the right path for them. It also serves as a great introduction for those already eager to get started on their Conscious Business path.

This six-week online course is intended to deepen and expand your connection to the inner spark that led you to the Conscious Business Initiative. It will give you a comprehensive tour of the entire scope of Conscious Business and invite you into exploration of your own personal role in this unfolding, planet-changing story. Structured around the Conscious Business Wisdom Framework and the Conscious Business Global Change Model, it introduces you to concepts, practices & tools at four different levels of agency: personal, interpersonal, organizational, and inter-organizational.

Along the way you will be introduced to some of the teachings and instructors from the Conscious Business Foundational Training curriculum and to current members of the Conscious Business Community of Practice.

Course Structure

Each week includes a 90 minute, live, instructor-led session and a 90 minute Community Building Discussion Group. Some weeks will also include pre-recorded videos for viewing on your own time prior to the instructor-led session. The Discussion Groups include break-outs into smaller interactive (virtual) rooms. Some weeks, the break-out rooms offer you the opportunity to jointly explore thought- (and heart-) provoking questions related to Conscious Business while getting to know your fellow training class participants. Other weeks, the break-outs will offer live Q & A sessions with some of our Certified Conscious Business Change Agents (CBCA). All of these change agents have been through the full Conscious Business Foundational Training Program and the CBCA Certification Process and are now embarked on projects that are putting the principles of the Conscious Business Declaration into action. These sessions offer a great opportunity for you to ask them about their journeys and the challenges they faced during their journey.

Course Objectives

  • Awaken: to the urgent need for Conscious Business
  • Inform: Scope, Content, Benefits of Conscious Business Initiative
  • Connect: With Fellow Participants and Community of Practice members
  • Activate: Catalyze Engaged Action -- Activate Personal Conscious Business Journeys

Course Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, you will:
  1. Have a deeper understanding of what Conscious Business is all about;
  2. Have a clearer sense of the unique role you are being called to play and greater awareness of the resources available to assist you on your journey
  3. Feel a growing sense of connection with the Conscious Business community,
  4. Have greater clarity about whether to continue your Conscious Business journey by joining the Conscious Business Community of Practice, and enrolling in the full Conscious Business Foundational Training program, possibly followed by the CBCA Certification program.

Course Elements

  • Pre-Recorded Videos with concepts, practices & tools in various areas of Conscious Business, drawing on the teachings from CBI’s World-Class Foundational Training instructors
  • Six 90 Minute Live, Interactive Instructor-Led sessions (audio and video via Zoom)
  • Six 90 Minute Online Community Building Sessions (including break-outs with other training participants and already Certified Conscious Business Change Agents (CBCA)
  • Introduction to Conscious Business Training Website: your one-stop shop for course logistics, course materials, course schedule, online discussions, help pages & FAQ

Course Schedule

Six weeks starting on April 12, 2017 and ending on May 19, 2017
Each week has the same schedule:
Wednesday, 9:00AM - 10:30AM PDT, Instructor-Led Training
Friday, 9:00AM -- 10:30AM PDT, Community Building Discussions

Pre-recorded videos will also be provided at least 1 week in advance of each Wednesday class for viewing at your convenience prior to the Wednesday class each week.

All class sessions are recorded and the recordings and class materials will be posted to the Introduction to Conscious Business Training Web Site.

Lead Instructors:

Steve Melville

Creating a Oneness Culture

Steve has had a rich professional career with more than twenty years experience in small start-ups and Fortune 500 companies as a software developer, architect and development manager, developing business application software, business process management systems, and both relational and object—oriented database products. He is also a seasoned, innovative Enterprise Architect who has helped Fortune 500 companies (U S WEST/Qwest, Sun Microsystems and Oracle) develop and implement innovative enterprise-wide strategies and has led successful Solution Design teams for large scale ($300M to $900M) systems integration projects.

In January, 2016, Steve left Oracle, fully committed to applying his technical talents and experience to addressing the deep systemic causes of our growing existential planetary crises. In August, 2016 he founded Evolutionary Enterprises LLC, a company aimed at providing a sophisticated technology platform for individuals and organizations on the forefront of the planetary shift to a world that works for all. Inspired by the principles of the Conscious Business Declaration, Steve has been a participant in the Conscious Business Initiative since its inception. In November, 2016, Steve joined John Thomas as a Co-Director of Humanity’s Team’s Conscious Business Initiative.

Steve has been instrumental in designing the new CBI 2.0 program and is the primary architect of the Conscious Business Wisdom Framework.

George Kao

Creating a Successful Coaching/Consulting Practice Based on Oneness Values

Since 2009, George Kao has been a trusted conscious marketing advisor to thousands of coaches, counselors, consultants, speakers, and authors. His mission is to raise the marketing effectiveness of those who prioritize integrity, compassion, and generosity in their business. George's specialty is helping people grow their ideal audience through authentic online marketing, including social media, webinars, launches, and business productivity & simplicity. George has conducted thousands of 1-1 business coaching sessions with clients. He has taught hundreds of audiences through webinars, teleclasses, telesummits, and in-person workshops. ​For many wisdom-based solopreneurs around the world, George Kao is the go-to expert and advisor re: heart-based marketing, and how to create a business that is truly ethical and fulfilling. George helps clients stabilize their income, expand their visibility online, and structure their business so that they can experience freedom and joy in their work.​​ You can access his comprehensive content for free through his website,

Alain Gauthier

Building an Evolutionary Co-Leadership Field

As an international consultant, facilitator, coach, educator, and author Alain focuses his work on developing evolutionary co-leadership and partnering capabilities in and across the private, public, and civil society sectors. He is passionate about integrating the inner and outer dimensions of change and leadership, both at the individual and collective levels, in the service of a new development paradigm.

Alain has designed and facilitated meetings on co-leadership capacity building in the United States, Europe, Japan, and several African countries. He is a co-founder and active member of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) in Boston and Paris, and a member of Bay Area Integral. He is also Vice-President of the Club of Budapest in Paris and a director of Pathways to Peace in San Francisco.

Peter Matthies

Peter Matthies is the founder of the Conscious Business Institute, which provides a new paradigm for business and leadership for global corporations including BMW Group, Intel, or Allianz Group. Prior to founding the Conscious Business Institute, Peter was a Principal at Apax Partners & Co., one of the world’s largest Venture Capital and Private Equity firms with more than US$ 20 billion under management. He also served as Investment Manager at b-business partners, a US$ 800 million technology venture capital firm backed by blue chip corporate investors including Hewlett-Packard, Ericsson, and ABB.

Peter is the author of 2 books and more than 100 articles on technology, investing and Conscious Business practices. He lives in Santa Barbara and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.

Ozioma Egwuonwu

Building an Evolutionary Co-Leadership Field

Ozioma Egwuonwu is an internationally renowned speaker, writer, teacher and transformational strategist. She is the CEO of BurnBright International, a global consultancy she founded to help individuals, businesses, and communities reach their full potential.She has solved complex strategic problems for a diverse array of clients across a number of product and service categories including Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, small business owners, and a variety of personal development clients seeking to tap into a higher order of excellence and deliver dynamic breakthrough results. She has also had the honor of speaking at a variety of global platforms including the United Nations, SXSW Interactive and TEDx, and Social Media Week. She has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MSNBC, Time Warner Cable and the Houses of Parliament and written for numerous publications, including Huffington Post. In 2012, Ozioma created World Dream Day, a global vehicle for empowering ideas, goals, and dreams around the world Held in September, World Dream Day has been celebrated in 50+ locations around the world.

Ozioma's personal and professional mission is to support individual and collective transformation through teaching people to develop their strategic capacities.

Join us in transforming business. Enroll in the Introduction to Conscious Business Training Program today!
Enroll Now!

Enrollment Deadline:
April 10, 2017
(for only $300)

Conscious Business Training Program Refund & Cancellation Policy

A 100% full refund will be given if you choose to withdraw from the Introduction to Conscious Business training program within the first 14 days of the training period, no later than April 25, 2017. The training period includes all calendar days beginning from the day of the first live training session and ending on the day of the last live training session. No refund will be given if you withdrawal after April 25, 2017. If you wish to withdraw and request a refund, please notify our CBI Support Team by email at You may also contact our Support Team if you have other questions about our refund policy.

    Here is a first-hand account from John Thomas, Founding Director of our Conscious Business Initiative:

    “When I was working in the high tech field at Intel, I remember feeling fear about becoming a conscious business change agent. When we look at the state of business culture today, this can seem like a scary step - even terrifying. But once I made that choice, I experienced what conscious business change agents universally report.

    This step enriched my life in ways I couldn't even imagine when I made it! I began to feel happier and more at ease at work... and in all areas of my life. I became more deeply aware that I was part of something bigger than me, and as my sense of mission and purpose grew, I had more energy and creativity as a leader."

    If you have questions about the Conscious Business Initiative, Declaration, Training and Certification, or Community of Practice, please e-mail us at
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