We learn best as humans through stories. The “fishbowl” engagement process uncovers stories and observations to help us learn from the experiences of others and our own.
In the “fishbowl”, you sit at the center of a circle with Carol Sanford as your thinking partner. Everyone in the circle holds their own business, project, or product in mind as Carol poses questions and helps you discover systemic ways of thinking through an authentic Socratic process. Everyone learns by mentally engaging with the person(s) in the center. But you get the most profound exploration of your business at the center of the fishbowl on stage, in real time.
Participation at the center of the fishbowl costs $397 and includes a follow-up phone consultation after the Summit to continue moving your business forward in a regenerative paradigm. Sign up to participate in a fishbowl when you register for the Summit.
MATERIAL VALUE-ADDING BUSINESS STREAMS:
SPIRIT LIFTING VALUE-ADDING BUSINESS STREAMS
There will be three fishbowls at the Summit based on this year’s theme: INVEST! Each fishbowl will focus on one of three critical factors that businesses face.
Fishbowl #1: Invested Co-creators. This fishbowl examines how to foster all individuals and organizations to take on stewardship, caring and even ownership for the outcomes of the business and everyone it impacts. Co-creators include employees, suppliers, contractors, and others in the process of creating value for customers and other stakeholders. This fishbowl will help one business that is ready to deeply examine its relationships do so publicly, on stage, for their own benefit and to give everyone in the audience a valuable learning experience.
Fishbowl #2: Strategic Investments. Businesses have scarce resources to grow their business and have a marketplace effect. It is hard to know which initiatives are the most likely to succeed. This fishbowl focuses on three critical success factors for assessing and leading responsible growth. If your business needs help discerning how to invest your resources for maximum impact, sign up for the this fishbowl. You will walk away with an understanding of how responsible financial effectiveness works, and how to invest your scarce resources wisely.
Fishbowl #3: Engaged Investors. Business growth requires many kinds of investments, including financial. This fishbowl explores the three critical success factors that give investors confidence to invest in a business. If you are considering or searching for outside investment and want to examine how you are likely to be viewed by prospective investors, step into this fishbowl.
You will leave the center of the fishbowl with a much clearer idea about how to shift your practices with co-creators, how to be more strategic in considering investments, or how to engage investors in your business. We are offering this direct, hands-on experience at the Summit for less than 10% of the price to hire Carol to do this work with your business. This special price includes a follow-up phone consultation after the Summit and gives you a rapid-fire way to transform your business outcomes in the regenerative paradigm. Sign up to participate in a fishbowl when you register for the Summit.
“Carol Sanford uniquely understands how to develop more conscious, creative, innovative, and intentional human beings. Her work contributed to exponentially increasing the value of my company and perhaps most important, helped us discover that work can be deeply fulfilling in ways that feed your soul.”
Jeffrey Hollender, Founder & CEO SustainNatural.com, Founder, Founding CEO Seventh Generation
“Carol advocates for a vision of firms as cradles of human development, supporting their employees through journeys of discovery that focus on the lived experience of the customer. Her work points the way to building authentically purpose driven firms that will drive the kind of disruption that my own research suggests is likely to be catalysts in reimagining capitalism and to a way of being in the world that is simultaneously deeply pragmatic and an expression of transformative hope.”
Rebecca M. Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School
Mark Beam, Maverick in Residence Kauffman Foundation
“Leading successful business transformation in a complex and challenging environment requires clarity, alignment, will and a sense of purpose at all levels across the organization. The principles and ideas presented for The Regenerative Business deliver these effects systemically an in a way that brings deeper satisfaction and meaning to work. Using the frameworks to build a developmental view is producing significant cultural shifts that are moving our business forward. Associates are energized to grow their impact, and customers are feeling the difference.
Lara Lee, President, Orchard Supply Hardware
Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius, Principal, Kaospilot, Denmark, Business & Design in leadership and entrepreneurship
Jessica Lipnack and David McConville, Co-chairs, Board of Directors, Buckminster Fuller Institute
2017 Underwriting Champions
Some of the Participating Businesses
International Living Futures Institute
The Bark House
Babson Executive Education
Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurs
The Decurion Corporation
Terra Genesis International
Google Food Lab
Goodly Brand Foods
La Rousse Seattle Boutique Salon
Second Line Designs
Penn State University
Two Wolves, SP