Making the World Round Again
Speech/Presentation by Matthew Egan Rochte
While pessimism rules and hope appears scarce, a recent convergence of business, science, and spirituality is creating conscious capitalism and restoring hope to the future.
First Given at the Northland Bioneers Conference Sat 21st of September 2006
Conscious Capitalism: is the dynamic matrix of social, economic, and spiritual trends transforming free enterprise (Megatrends2010 p45) recognized by integrity, transparency; enlightened governance as well as higher social and environment standards; and awareness of how actions will effect constituencies of shareholders and stakeholders.
Spiritual Capital: is the amount of spiritual knowledge, and expertise available to an individual or a culture where spiritual is taken to mean “meaning, values, and fundamental purposes.” Spiritual Capital is our shared meaning, our shared purpose, our shared vision of what most deeply matters in life and how these are implemented in our lives and in our behavior strategies. It is capital that is increased by drawing on the resources of the human spirit. (Spiritual Capital p27)
Bio of the Presenter: Matthew Egan Rochte
Matthew is an Executive Business Coach who is passionate about businesses being great and doing business consciously. He understands that capitalism and corporations are living entities and as such they must be engaged as the complex adaptive systems that they are. Our IQ & EQ can only take us so far. It is with the SQ (Spiritual Intelligence) that we harness the power of paradigm shift and innovation, ask the fundamental questions of why and integrate new perspectives that allow us to engage these systems that thrive on the edge of chaos. As an integrative thinker and seasoned coach Matthew works with senior executives and business owners to bring about sustainable and conscious business practices. He brings to the table 7 yrs of effective triple-bottom-line manufacturing practices, 20+ yrs of business ownership, and 17 yrs of executive leadership coaching. Matthew served on the board of the Minnesota Coaches Association and currently serves on the ICF’s Ethics & Standards Committee.