Allison Holzer

Why do we need a new way of doing business?

The world of work has drastically changed in the last 10 years. More than ever before, people want to have a calling, they want the organizations they work for to have a cause, and they want to feel a sense of community both within and outside of work. When people feel inspired by their work and the mission of their organizations, they bring their best to the table. Collectively, everyone benefits. I love Hamdi Ulukaya’s recent TED talk where he says that businesses can be the great positive change agents in today’s society. 

Give us an idea of how have you helped make the world a better place?

I believe that sustainable inspiration is one of the most underrated and most critical resources to be managed in modern work. I’ve spent the last several years researching inspiration, cracking the code on how we can tap into this resource more intentionally. In sharing this knowledge with clients and the world, I’m helping them clear away clutter, activate their strengths, and deliver on extraordinary results. We spend 90K hours on average at work in a lifetime. When more of these hours are inspired ones – both individually and collectively, the world is most certainly a better place. 

What does Conscious capitalism mean to you?

Gone are the days when businesses who only care about the bottom line profits at any cost to others succeed the most. Conscious Capitalism is a collective commitment to being intentional about how we do business so that we are attuned to our impact on others, our colleagues, the environment, the community, the world. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about being conscious and attuned to our impact on others, so when we do make mistakes, we learn from them and grow collectively in the process.  I believe that conscious capitalists are people who are called to do business with empathy.