Steph Sharma

Principal

Driven by a primary imperative to growth, Steph is an influencer of change and a determined advocate for socially responsible strategies. She contributes shared understanding balanced with creative insights, encouraging leaders to consider their own biases, find meaning and develop new ways to drive business value. Through facilitation, coaching, writing and iterative design sessions, she helps teams work together more effectively.

Steph’s expertise is founded on being an entrepreneur from an early age, working with the Gallup Organization for 20 years, teaching MBA Strategy and providing volunteer services to health, sustainability and social impact organizations. She gains centering from international travel with her husband and time spent riding her two horses, which helps her build trust, reflection and mindfulness.

Education:

  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, Executive Certificate, Global Corporate Responsibility (2012)
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, Global MBA, International Business (2010 – 2012)
  • Gallup Leadership Institute (2005)
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, majority credits toward Human Resource Development (1998 – 2000)
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, MA, Communications, Business, Spanish (1992)

 

Professional Experience:

  • Executive Director, the Human Value Institute (2015 – present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Strategy, Presidio Graduate School (2016 – 2017)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Strategy, International Study Abroad, Pinchot (2013 – 2016)
  • Principal, Social & Economic Analysis, Gallup (2004 – 2010)

Community Involvement:

  • Business Mentor, Community Development & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Seattle University School of Law
  • Organizing Chair, Board of Directors, Social Enterprise Alliance, WA State Chapter (2012 – present)
  • Board of Directors, Net Seattle, Seattle Professional Chapter (2012 – 2013)

Kori Joneson

Principal

Kori draws on her experience and learning mindset to help business leaders create environments where each individual can find their voice and use it to make a difference. With a focus on cultivating inclusion, empathy and holistic well-being in the workplace, she works closely with our clients to utilize a more thoughtful approach to selection, team and customer experience and overall organizational strategy.

Kori’s professional and volunteer experience encompasses 10 years of conscious leadership, strategic thinking and sustainability expertise. As the current Board President of the San Diego California Conscious Capitalism Chapter, she contributes to the education and empowerment of business for good. Kori finds joy and continuous learning through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the art of Bonsai and time with her retired racing Greyhound.

Education

  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, Executive Certificate, Global Corporate Responsibility (2012 – 2013)
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, Global MBA, International Business (2010 – 2012)
  • California State University, Fresno, BS, Business Administration (2001 – 2005)

Professional Experience:

  • Operations Director, the Human Value Institute (2015 – present)
  • Senior Associate, Triage Consulting Group (2010 – 2011)
  • Associate, Triage Consulting Group, (2008 – 2010)

Community Involvement

  • Founding Board Member and current President of the Board of Directors, Conscious Capitalism San Diego (Jan. 2015 – present)
  • Impact Project Lead, Net Impact Los Angeles (2013 – 2015)
  • Volunteer, Strategy and Business Acumen, Downtown Women’s Center (2011 – 2013)

Elizabeth Morrison

LCSW, MAC

Elizabeth specializes in supporting healthcare organizations in embracing human centered care practices that have a substantial positive impact on both employees and patients.   Elizabeth brings decades of experience in behavioral health integration, complex care services, and empathy-based communication practices, all of which meaningfully decrease stigma and improve health equity within organizations and communities.

Ellen Faquir

Success Coach

After spending over ten years in the field of Human Resources, Ellen Faquir has a deep understanding of what makes a team good and what makes them great. She understands that when people focus on how to provide the very best of themselves to the world, they find their true happiness. Happiness and joy in a job well done is a vital key to employee engagement and team cohesiveness.

Since becoming a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach in the Spring of 2015, she has had the privilege of helping over two hundred people discover their talents using CliftonStrengths. Her clients have grown by focusing on further developing their own unique talents and becoming team members that also embrace the uniqueness of others.

Madhu Singh

Chief Legal Officer

Madhu is in her element working side by side with CEOs and businesses crafting legal solutions that fit the needs, vision and values of today’s growing companies. She is particularly interested in the emerging intersections of technology, new media and business law and enjoys helping companies navigate the front lines of these fast-developing areas.

Since starting her solo practice, MK Singh Law, in 2009, Madhu has worked to pioneer a nontraditional approach to legal support that emphasizes efficiency, agility and hands-on collaboration. Today, as the founder and Chief Legal Officer of Foundry Law Group, Madhu fosters a unique innovative work environment that empowers both the team and our clients’ teams to achieve their fullest potential.

Laura Rubin

Communications

For social change to achieve its true impact, it needs an effective storyteller. That’s why Laura Rubin helps sustainability-minded organizations reach and influence a variety of audiences through clear, intelligent and approachable writing. A variety of roles from healthcare operations to corporate communications have provided her with expertise in performance analysis and a knack for identifying innovative solutions. Laura has dedicated her career to blending sustainability and traditional business strategies within a range of organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

For social change to achieve its true impact, it needs an effective storyteller. That’s why Laura Rubin helps sustainability-minded organizations reach and influence a variety of audiences through clear, intelligent and approachable writing. A variety of roles from healthcare operations to corporate communications have provided her with expertise in performance analysis and a knack for identifying innovative solutions. Laura has dedicated her career to blending sustainability and traditional business strategies within a range of organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Ross Latham

Principal

A veteran of several technology, enterprise, small business and social enterprise startups, Ross has successfully developed and applied human capital strategies across multiple industries over 30 years.  As an intrapreneur for IBM, entrepreneur, executive team and board leader, Ross has developed and led strategy, key partnerships and culture shifts with corporate partners resulting in greater performance improvements in margin and mission initiatives. His background includes business development roles and change management with Fortune 500 firms, telecom startups, non-profits, hospitality and small business management.  Ross’ previous roles include project consultant, sales & marketing, operations management and C-suite assignments with for-profit and not-for-profit social enterprise organizations.  By evaluating and recognizing existing cultural systems and identifying increased human capital value opportunities, Ross builds empowered, high-performance teams through increased collaboration, purpose and creative thinking. In addition to Social Enterprise Alliance WA, Ross serves as a director and consultant for other social purpose and academic organizations within both King and Snohomish Counties. Ross graduated from Golden Gate University, San Francisco CA with a BA in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington’s Executive Development Program.