Rebels with a Heart:
The New Rules of Leadership

Conscious Capitalism: Business As A Force For Good

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

11:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM CT | 2:00 PM ET


  • Michael J. Gelb – Founder & CEO, High Performance Learning
  • JeVon McCormick  – President & CEO, Scribe Media
  • Karen Sammon – Founder, Investor, Board Member, CEO + Advisor on Digital and Cultural Transformation

Moderated by: Derek Lundsten, President & CEO, LifeGuides


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Conscious Capitalism is the modern way for leaders to think about capitalism and business in today’s global society.  It drives organizations to serve a higher purpose, with all stakeholders finding interdependencies and synergies (vs. trade-offs).  It is business as a force for good elevating people through humanity, so everyone flourishes, finds purpose – and prospers.  

Over the hour, topics include:

  • Implementing the 4 Tenets of Conscious Capitalism
  • Insights & Tips on creating a Conscious Culture within your organization
  • Leadership practices to be a Servant Leader, and to cultivate servant leaders within your management team 

Meet This Month’s Rebels:

Michael J Gelb - by Michael Mahoney No7

Michael J. Gelb is a pioneering practitioner and thought leader in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and conscious leadership.  He is the author of 17 books, including How To Think Like Leonardo DaVinci, The Art Of Connection and Mastering The Art Of Public Speaking.  Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. 

In 2003, Michael received a Batten Fellowship in Innovation from The University of Virginia and co-directed the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the Darden Graduate School of Business for more than 10 years. 

In 2020, he was invited to become a Senior Fellow of the Center for Humanistic Management at Fordham’s Gabelli School Of Business. Michael is also a master teacher of the Alexander Technique, aikido and qigong, as well as a professional juggler, who performed with the Rolling Stones. 

JeVon McCormick was born the son of a black pimp father and a white orphan mother. Today, he is CEO of a multi-million dollar publishing firm, recently ranked as the #1 Top Company Culture in America by Entrepreneur Magazine.

JeVon is the President & CEO of Scribe Media, a publishing firm helping individuals from a variety of backgrounds write, publish, and market their books. Scribe Media has worked with 1900+ authors, including members of The Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Nassim Taleb and David Goggins, whose blockbuster book, Can’t Hurt Me, has sold over 2 million copies.  

Despite numerous obstacles and self-described shortcomings, JeVon McCormick is the consummate Modern Leader. Today, he enjoys sharing the lessons from his incredible journey to shed light on the intersection between people, business and American Society.

Karen Sammon is a CEO, President, Management Executive, public company Board Member and committed Conscious Capitalist. She has a successful record of spearheading turnarounds, driving corporate transformations, including digital and culture, plus transitioning business models from transactional to recurring revenue. She strategically cultivates and empowers collaborative, engaged and high performing teams, through servant leadership and authenticity. 

Karen is also a Board Member of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a global network of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs. She has been the Governance Committee Chair and now serves on the Executive Committee.

Karen is a published thought leader, attorney and speaker on corporate transformation  and Conscious Capitalism. She is also a supporter of women in business, including the Colgate Program on Women in Business.