Business Category

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

Posted On January 17, 2017By Parvati MagazineIn Business, February 2017 - Devotion

Business: Just Listen, with Mark Goulston

Dr. Mark Goulston is the author of seven books including the international best seller Just Listen which became the top book on listening worldwide. Parvati Magazine sat down with him to learn how he weaves his enduring personal mission to heal the world into his work as a business coach and trainer. Parvati Magazine: How does your enduring personal mission of “healing the world, one conversation at a time” translate into your coaching work for business? Mark Goulston: I have to sneak it into my business relationships. Why? Because youRead More
Conscious Capitalism, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism and supporting an emerging network of Conscious Capitalism chapters serving as a community of inquiry worldwide. Parvati Magazine interviewed their Co-CEO Alexander McCobin. Parvati Magazine: You’ve said the Conscious Capitalism movement has the power bring about a new era in human existence. Can you share this vision? Alexander McCobin: Conscious Capitalism’s vision is a world in which business is both practiced and perceived as the greatest force for good. We believe business isRead More
This month Parvati Magazine spoke with Christine Fløysand, Founder and CEO of By Nature, a non-profit corporation established to showcase Norwegian technology, entrepreneurs and companies helping the world become greener and more sustainable. The By Nature brand will feature Norwegian companies in sectors as diverse as bio energy, sustainable transportation, water, solar, heating and cooling, and climate adaptation. Parvati Magazine: What or who inspired you to start By Nature? Why now? Christine Fløysand: Norway is transitioning away from oil and gas dependency towards a green economy. However, the slow paceRead More
Parvati Magazine spoke with Mel Wilson, PhD, Partner and National Leader, Sustainable Business Solutions at PwC Canada,  to ask him about his work helping organizations manage their environmental and sustainability performance. Parvati Magazine: How does corporate sustainability relate to corporate responsibility and why does sustainability matter? Mel Wilson: I would argue corporate sustainability is a subset of corporate responsibility. Corporate responsibility deals with the big question, “If a company is a legal entity, what are its ethical obligations?” This question covers a wide array of ethical obligations: obligations to shareholders,Read More

Posted On September 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn Business, Community, October 2016 - Witnessing

Business: Polarity, by James Greengrass

The human brain defaults to seeing things in an “either/or” framework.  Either that rustling in the underbrush is a threat or it is not.  The person approaching me has hostile intent or they do not.  This proposal is beneficial or it is not.  That framework also shapes the way we evaluate leadership. Our culture tends to treat “leader” as synonymous with “problem solver”.  An effective leader solves problems.  An ineffective leader does not.  This “black and white” view is intuitively satisfying (translation: it lines up with our brain’s default settings)Read More