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SportsArt Eco-Powr
This month Parvati Magazine connected with Ivo Grossi, CEO of the Americas with SportsArt, an innovative world leader in sustainable gym equipment. Their new ECO-POWR™ treadmill and cross-trainer line take sustainability to a new level by harvesting energy generated by the user and feeding it back into the grid. Parvati Magazine: Congratulations on your appointment as CEO of the Americas with SportsArt. As a yogi and student of meditation, what attracted you to the firm? Ivo Grossi: The initial draw was the sustainable technology they were developing, which allows fitnessRead More
This month Parvati Magazine connected with Ian Rosenberger, Founder & CEO of Thread and Team Tassy, created in 2012 in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. To date, Team Tassy has helped prepare almost 500 Haitians for employment. Thread has shipped nearly 30,000,000 plastic bottles out of Haiti and Honduras to be turned into high-performance materials. So far the network supports nearly 4000 jobs. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: What was the inspiration for Thread and how does Team Tassy fit in? Ian Rosenberger: I wentRead More
This month our Business Editor, Pam Bryan, spoke with Sandra Capponi, Co-Founder of Good On You, an Australia-based company on a mission to transform the way we shop by giving us tools to enable buying decisions aligned with our values. They have started out in the fashion world, with plans to expand across a full range of consumer products worldwide. Parvati Magazine: The modern shopper has a dilemma. We know our choices have a huge impact on the planet, for better or for worse. And yet we have limited informationRead More
This month, our Business Editor Pam Bryan spoke with Daniel Pink, author of several provocative, bestselling books about business, work and human behavior. Pink’s TED Talk on motivation is one of the ten most-watched TED Talks of all time. We find out how he started writing and why he remains committed to helping us live our lives more fully through deepening our understanding of human behavior. Parvati Magazine: You have spent the last 20 years writing and speaking about motivating ourselves and others, informing the world and impacting business practices.Read More
This month we spoke with Michael Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s. His family has been making soap since 1858. His grandfather, Emanuel Bronner, founded Dr. Bronner’s in California in 1948, selling ecological soaps and sharing the message “We are All-One or None!” Parvati Magazine: How has being a Bronner shaped your views and inspired the company’s strong social and environmental activism and business practices? Michael Bronner: I was raised a normal American kid, not concerned about the legacy of the soap business. Dad and Mother instilled concrete values in me,Read More
This month Melinda Emerson, the “Small Biz Lady”, sat down with Parvati Magazine to discuss her passion for serving by helping small business owners succeed and how she starts her own busy days as entrepreneur and Mom. Parvati Magazine: What inspired you to begin your mission to end small business failure? Melinda Emerson: When I first wrote my book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, I spent the time to write the book because it was advice I wish I had when I started my first company nearly 20Read More
Parvati Magazine spoke with David Allen, author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, a perennially bestselling book on personal organization. Parvati Magazine: What is the GTD productivity system? David Allen: It’s a set of best practices I discovered, uncovered, tested, researched, and implemented over the last 30 years with thousands of people. It’s a way to be able to surf on top of your work instead of being buried by your work. The basic process is to build an external brain to get things out of yourRead More
Marshall Goldsmith is a world leading executive coach and the million-selling author or editor of 34 books. His books have been translated into 28 languages and are best-sellers in ten countries. Parvati Magazine: How does your “life is good” philosophy reflect in your life and your work? Marshall Goldsmith: My “life is good” philosophy is based on Buddhism. I have been a Buddhist since my mid-twenties. Buddhism underlies three of my favorite sayings: “Life is good”, “Be happy now” and “Let it go.” Buddhism meshes perfectly with behavioral coaching. IRead More
Parvati Magazine interviewed Amanda Steinberg, who founded DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a new perspective to personal finance. In 2016 she launched the digital investing service WorthFM and her book Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms, was published in February, 2017.   Parvati Magazine: Your background is in technology, yet you launched DailyWorth to help women manage their money. Why did you choose this path? Amanda Steinberg: I’ve been concerned about the state of the world since I was five years old, and even though I’ve had theRead More

Posted On February 17, 2017By Parvati MagazineIn Business, Community, March 2017 - Relations

Business: Meaning Motivates

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor E. Frankl Today, more than 50 percent of American employees are “disengaged” with a full 17% “actively disengaged”, as reported by Gallup. They have been researching employment engagement and motivation for many years and tell us these numbers have been rising by about 2% a year since 2000. This is a big problem because when people are disengaged they are unhappy in work and in life and productivity drops. It’s a lose/lose situation.Read More