CCB: Conscious Conversation on Stakeholders: Employees

  • March 26, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Impact Hub Boston 50 Milk St., Boston, MA 02109 - Entrance is off Devonshire. Event is on the 20th floor in Lighthouse West. Happy hour to follow at Scholars, 25 School St.


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A Conscious Conversation on Stakeholders: Employees

“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.” –Ken Blanchard

Integrating your personnel strategy with a conscious corporate mission is an essential aspect of realizing your company’s commitments to conscious business practices. Conscious capitalism cannot exist without a labor force that is engaged in the socially responsible and/or sustainable commitments of a company. An employee is a key stakeholder in this movement because employees execute the core competencies of a business on a day-to-day basis.  

Our panelists will discuss how to effectively create and implement an employee engagement strategy that will create a connection between employees and the conscious objectives of the company or organization.  This event will also have an introspective component where panelists and attendees will be asked to reflect on their experiences within companies that supported a conscious mission and how that influenced their commitment to the business, job duties, performance metrics etc. Conversely, attendees will reflect on their experiences as conscious employees who tried to effectuate change in a company without a conscious vision or mission. 

Key Objectives

  • Understand employee engagement in a conscious business
  • Learn about the role of the employee in a conscious business
  • Learn how an employee can create change in a company that does not have a conscious vision or mission

Mark Feldman, Principal and Managing Director, Cause Consulting

Mark is recognized as an “exemplary leader in corporate responsibility” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine and is the recipient of a 2015 Presidential Points of Light Award for his on-going leadership and commitment to community involvement and local change. Mark’s experience spans the corporate, nonprofit, government and consulting sectors. He kicked-off his career by helping ignite the corporate volunteerism movement at New York Cares and developing community programs at Citibank. While at the U.S. Government’s Corporation for National Service, he formed public-private partnerships to support and launch AmeriCorps. Later, Mark became the Executive Vice President of Omnicom’s Cone Communications, where he built and drove its Cause Branding and corporate responsibility practice. Mark has written for Harvard Business Review and Corporate Citizen Magazine.

Evan Grossman, Vice President of Systems Integration, athenahealth 

Evan is responsible for interoperability between athenaNet and over 11,000 trading partners / endpoints. Prior to his current role, Evan served in a range of roles at athena, leading its consulting organization, driving EHR product strategy, and running clinical opeations. Evan joined athenahealth in 2010 after serving in senior management positions at several technology-based companies, most recently as managing director, EMEA Retail, for RedPrairie Corp. He has also been a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and a journalist with PC Week. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.

Etta Jacobs, Founder and Principal, HermesPath Executive Coaching

Etta gained her corporate expertise as an award-winning design executive at two Fortune 500 companies, where she coached cohorts of managers and directed teams of creative professionals on innovative, multi-million dollar projects. She shepherded her teams through continuous technological transitions and multiple corporate reorganizations—helping them thrive through increasingly aggressive deadlines, uncertainty, and industry-wide disruption. Etta draws upon this 20+ years of corporate experience when coaching her corporate and non-profit clients. Her passion and expertise is in coaching mid-level managers. Etta holds a Master in Organizational Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College. She obtained her BFA from Syracuse University.

More speakers to be announced soon!

About the Conscious Conversations series  Our Conscious Conversations are designed to facilitate peer exchange about a specific aspect of Conscious Capitalism. Each event consists of a short panel discussion, followed by small group discussions to allow participants to share ideas, challenges and solutions. We leave plenty of time to make new connections with other conscious capitalists.

Who we are  Our mission is to connect, educate and inspire leaders and workers to consciously build businesses that positively impact the world. Members of the Boston chapter of Conscious Capitalism are diverse individuals who recognize the power of capitalism to improve the human condition and create enduring value for all stakeholders. We come from organizations large and small, at different stages of our careers, from CEO to student. We’re bound by our common curiosity about these ideas and the desire to create change in organizations and society.

This event is brought to you with the special support of ImpactHub Boston.

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