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The Regenerative Paradox Podcast

The Regenerative Paradox Podcast

By Paradoxum Consulting
The Regenerative Paradox Podcast is your resource for all things regeneration! Join Ashley Sloan and Arianna Thornton-West, Co-Founders of Paradoxum Consulting as they dive into what regenerative business is and how it will benefit your business, community and the world.
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Episode 30: Planned Communities with Stephanie Christy
Join us as we learn all about planned communities with Stephanie Christy, Community Relations Manager of the Salishan Association. Stephanie shares with us what a planned community is, how it works and what it’s benefits are by using the Salishan Neighborhood in Tacoma, WA as a case study. Our conversation covers topics including social justice, equity, environmental design, community engagement, organizational partnerships, and strategies for collaboration and change at a neighborhood level. During the episode, Stephanie mentioned Ruhi Institute - you can learn more about it here. And you can follow the Salishan Association on Facebook here. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
48:15
June 5, 2021
Episode 29: Human Design with Allyson Turk, Part 2
Our conversation with Allyson Turk of Speak Through Collective continues! In this portion of our conversation, Allyson reviews Ashley and Arianna’s Human Design Charts. You’ll inherently learn more about your hosts, as well as see how you can take the information from Human Design and apply it into your decision making, communication strategies and general work practices. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
38:57
May 7, 2021
Episode 28: Human Design with Allyson Turk, Part 1
In this episode we sit down with Allyson Turk of Speak Through Collective to learn all about the tools of Human Design and energetic alignment. She shares what it is, how it works and goes over the specifics regarding the Strategy, Authority and Types. We also chat about strategies for knowing what energy is yours, understanding and practicing consent in business, and recognizing personal alignment. Check back for part 2 where Allyson reviews Ashley and Arianna’s human design charts! --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
45:05
April 23, 2021
Episode 27: Case Study: YWCA Adopt A Room
Join us as we chat about our experience in furnishing a bathroom for the YWCA Adopt A Room program, while seeking to purchase local, environmentally conscious and durable products. We dive into barriers that exist to purchasing these products, including cost, greenwashing, decentralization and lack of information. We also chat about the benefits of communication, transparency and partnering with businesses to find products/packages that will work best for your needs. We hope this conversation provides you with insight, inspiration and questions into the process of furnishing a room exclusively with local, environmentally conscious/sustainable and durable products. In this episode we mentioned Episode 3: Greenwashing + Bioplastics With Krystina Jarvis. You can give it a listen here. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
21:29
April 9, 2021
Episode 26: Thriving Through Partnership With Jennie Serrano and McKenzie Brentin
Join us as we chat with Jennie Serrano, owner of Jade and Co, and McKenzie Brentin, owner of Terra-Cotta Coffee and Tea while we dive into their business partnership - a plant shop and coffee bar. We dive into how their partnership came to be, challenges they’ve faced, how they navigated opening their business during a pandemic, and specific sustainability measures they have adopted. We hope this conversation provides you with inspiration and insight into the power that exist through partnership. In this episode we mentioned Episode 14: Co-Creators. You can give it a listen here. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
36:39
March 26, 2021
Episode 25: Introducing the RE Tacoma Project
We are excited to share the newest Paradoxum Consulting endeavor - RE Tacoma! In this episode we chat about the project, share our inspiration, and announce our first RE Tacoma Workshop, happening on April 3rd. We hope you’re just as excited about this project as we are, and if you’d like to follow along for updates and access to membership, give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram @TheREtacoma --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
15:08
March 13, 2021
Episode 24: Resiliency with Krystina Jarvis of A Drop In The Ocean
In this episode we re-release one of the interviews from our Business Resiliency YouTube series! Our interview with Krystina of A Drop in The Ocean took place in April of 2020 (which is what you will hear first) following that Ashley + Arianna share Krystina’s business updates and chat about the profound insight and inspiration she shares. If you’d like to see the recording of the original interview, you can check it out here. You can check out A Drop in The Ocean here. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
24:14
March 6, 2021
Episode 23: Resiliency with Lillie McCatty of Bridges and Boundaries Counseling Services
In this episode we re-release one of the interviews from our Business Resiliency YouTube series! Our interview with Lillie McCatty of Bridges and Boundaries Counseling Services took place in April of 2020 (which is what you will hear first) following that Ashley + Arianna chat about how the tips Lillie shared have helped them practice resiliency in their business.  There is real wisdom and solid tips here and we hope you enjoy! If you’d like to see the recording of the original interview, you can check it out here. You can learn more about Bridges and Boundaries Counseling Services here. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
20:06
February 19, 2021
Episode 22: Resiliency with T’wina Nobles of The Tacoma Urban League
In this episode we re-release one of the interviews from our Business Resiliency YouTube series! Our interview with T'wina Nobles, President & CEO of The Tacoma Urban League took place in April of 2020, where we chatted about all things relating to resiliency. T'wina shares her incredible insight regarding how the black business community in Tacoma is being effected by the pandemic, as well as general strategies for resiliency. If you’d like to see the recording of the original interview, you can check it out here. You can learn more about the Tacoma Urban League here. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
14:31
February 12, 2021
Episode 21: Resiliency with Michael Liang of Spaceworks Tacoma
In this episode we re-release one of the interviews from our Business Resiliency YouTube series! Our interview with Michael Liang of Spaceworks Tacoma took place in March of 2020, where we chatted about what business resiliency looks like with creative entrepreneurs and creative business practices in response to the pandemic. We found many of the things we discussed in the initial interview are still inspiring almost a year later! We hope you enjoy our conversation. If you’d like to see the recording of the original interview, you can check it out here. You can learn more about the Spaceworks Tacoma Program here. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
15:50
February 5, 2021
Episode 20: Resiliency with Dana Coggon
In this episode we re-release one of the interviews from our Business Resiliency YouTube series! Our interview with Dana Coggon took place in April of 2020, where we chatted about all things relating to resiliency, food security, gardening and community. We found great insight and hope during this conversation and we hope it resonates with you. If you’d like to see the recording of the original interview, you can check it out here. You can connect with Dana via the Gardening For Our Greater Good Tacoma Facebook Page. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
13:43
January 30, 2021
Episode 19: Resiliency with Aikita from SWASH. Body
In this episode we re-release one of the interviews from our Business Resiliency YouTube series! Our interview with Aikita Jones took place in April of 2020 (which is what you will hear first) following that is her 2021 update. We really enjoyed learning about all the growth Aikita has experienced over the past several months, both personally and with her business pursuits. There is real wisdom and solid tips here and we hope you enjoy! If you’d like to see the recording of the original interview, you can check it out here. And please check out SWASH. Body, Hustlepreneur Consulting and NotaryHustle Mobile Services! --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
24:41
January 15, 2021
Episode 18: Resiliency With Marissa of Ascent Fitness
In this episode we re-release one of the interviews from our Business Resiliency YouTube series! Our interview with Marissa Lyons of Ascent Fitness took place in April of 2020 (which is what you will hear first) following that is her 2021 update. We really enjoyed this episode for its candor and authenticity. There is real wisdom and solid tips here and we hope you enjoy! If you’d like to see the recording of the webinar, you can check it out here. And please check out Ascent Fitness here! --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
23:20
January 10, 2021
Episode 17: 6 Powerful Tips for Business Resilience (Webinar Replay)
Episode 17: 6 Powerful Tips for Business Resilience (Webinar Replay) In this episode we re-release a webinar we hosted focusing on creating business resiliency! In today’s uncertain times, all businesses can benefit from increased resiliency. Our team prepared their top 6 most powerful strategies that can be implemented quickly to help your business increase its resiliency. Here are the tips presented in the webinar: Harnessing the power of focused energy: Identify your core Craft compelling goals Identify your ‘big why’ Getting outside the box + into creative thinking: Create an inventory of resources - access the worksheet Identify stakeholders Change your perspective - We reference this TED Talk If you’d like to see the visuals and the recording of the webinar, you can check it out here. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
36:24
January 1, 2021
Episode 16: Get to Know Paradoxum
Similar to episode 1, we spent a little time interviewing each other so that ya’ll could get to know us a bit more! In this episode we share our passions and struggles around regenerative business. Tune in to learn more about us! --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
21:04
December 19, 2020
Episode 15: Customers (Framework Mini Episode)
Welcome to part six of our six part mini series! We did it! We’re on the final area of our framework that we use to identify and visualize the different systems and ecosystems that exist within a business. The framework consists of 6 areas: Organizational Operations, Community, Co-Creators, Customers, Investors, and Earth. In this episode we dive into customers! We share examples and strategies on how you can invest in and engage with them. As well as how they are also co-creators and investors in your business. In this episode we mention  A Drop in the Ocean Shop, Jade & Co, and Terra-Cotta Coffee and Tea --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
09:25
December 11, 2020
Episode 14: Co-Creators (Framework Mini Episode)
Welcome to part five of our six part mini series! We’re continuing the exploration of our framework that we use to identify and visualize the different systems and ecosystems that exist within a business. The framework consists of 6 areas: Organizational Operations, Community, Co-Creators, Customers, Investors, and Earth. In this episode we dive into Co-Creators (employees) and ask the questions: What is the difference between a co-creator and an employee? How can I invest in my co-creators if I’m on a budget? What does it look like to partner with my employees to solve problems? We offer a few tips on how to answer these questions. In this episode we mention Carol Sanford who has completed extensive work in regenerative business and co-creators. You can learn more by checking out her books! --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
10:42
December 4, 2020
Episode 13: Komadre Kombucha With Julie Davidson
Join us as we chat with Julie Davidson, owner of Komadre Kombucha, while we talk kombucha, authenticity and starting a business during a pandemic. We venture into successes, challenges, leaning into your true self and elevating each other through our businesses and partnerships. Julie is a welcome and needed presence in the business community who is breaking down barriers and the myths that we can’t succeed together and that it’s only about the grind. We hope you enjoy her energy and wisdom as much as we did! You can learn more about Komadre Kombucha via the website or support Julie’s brick and mortar expansion through her IFundWomen campaign. You can also join the KoKo Fan Club by texting ‘@komadre’ to 81010 --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
32:60
November 27, 2020
Episode 12: Community (Framework Mini Episode)
Welcome to part four of our six part mini series! We’re continuing the exploration of our framework that we use to identify and visualize the different systems and ecosystems that exist within a business. The framework consists of 6 areas: Organizational Operations, Community, Co-Creators, Customers, Investors, and Earth. In this episode we dive into community and ask the questions: Who is my community? How do I want to show up for them? How do I plan my impact? We offer a few tips on how to answer these questions. As we experience increased COVID-19 restrictions here at home, it is an important reminder that an investment in this area is an investment in business resiliency and many of us will need the support of our communities to weather this pandemic. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
13:20
November 20, 2020
Episode 11: Investors (Framework Mini Episode)
Welcome to part three of our six part mini series! We’re continuing the exploration of our framework that we use to identify and visualize the different systems and ecosystems that exist within a business. The framework consists of 6 areas: Organizational Operations, Community, Co-Creators, Customers, Investors, and Earth. In this episode we talk about investors--we delve into who they can be, how they can impact our businesses (it’s more than just money) and what it means to align our investors with our values. We’ll share some examples and the value of digging into this area of the framework. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
09:08
November 13, 2020
Bonus Episode: Identifying + Cultivating Your Exponential Impact
In this special bonus episode, Ashley shares her remarks from the South Sound Women in Business Sustainability Summit, which took place on October 24, 2020. She discusses the power one person and one business can have and provides 3 foundational steps to begin the shift toward regeneration in your business: Identify the stakeholders and systems Analyze the current functioning of those systems Set realistic and achievable goals To learn more about the summit, check out Episode 10  --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
10:22
October 30, 2020
Episode 10: South Sound Women in Business Sustainability Summit Recap
Taking a short break from the miniseries to share with you some impactful takeaways from the virtual South Sound Women+ in Business Sustainability Summit we attended last week! We had an amazing few hours connecting with dedicated, strong women in business who are committed to a more sustainable and regenerative future. And our very own Ashley Sloan was a speaker on the panel! Mentioned in the show: Access the video replay of the Summit Allison Bishins Consulting  Intentionalist Blue Daisi Consulting --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
28:21
October 30, 2020
Episode 9: Earth (Framework Mini Episode)
Welcome to part two of our six part mini series! We’re continuing the exploration of our framework that we use to identify and visualize the different systems and ecosystems that exist within a business. The framework consists of 6 areas: Organizational Operations, Community, Co-Creators, Customers, Investors, and Earth. In this episode we explore Earth, our home. This area delves into our upstream and downstream impacts, resource utilization and stewardship and the systemic benefits of being more regenerative caretakers. We’ll share some examples and the value of digging into this area of the framework. Mentioned in the show: TRUE Certification Program A Drop in the Ocean Shop City of Tacoma TAGRO Nori Carbon Removal Marketplace  --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
16:41
October 23, 2020
Episode 8: Organizational Operations (Framework Mini Episode)
Join us as we dig into our regenerative framework in this six part mini series. We use this framework to identify and visualize the different systems and ecosystems that exist within a business. The framework consists of 6 areas: Organizational Operations, Community, Co-Creators, Customers, Investors, and Earth. In this episode we explore Organizational Operations, the area that houses the core of a business--the mission, vision, values, policies and procedures, oh my! We’ll share some examples and the value of digging into this area of the framework. --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
10:48
October 16, 2020
Episode 7: Healing Communities With Amanda Anuraga
Join us as we chat with Amanda Anuraga, EAMP owner of Tacoma East Asian Medicine while we talk about acupuncture and how it can help heal individuals and communities. We venture into system impacts, equity and the potential ripple effects of choosing to invest in our communities with healing and regenerative actions. She shares incredible stories of the power of acupuncture, offers encouragement to business owners who want to do more for their communities than offer products and services for purchase, and even shares a few helpful health tips! You can learn more about Amanda on her website, facebook or reach her at hello@TacomaEastAsianMed.com Mentioned in the show: Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination --------------- Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
33:46
October 9, 2020
Episode 6: The Paradoxum Approach
This week we are diving into the Paradoxum Approach model. Join us as we discuss and provide tangible examples and insight for each of the 6 key principles: 1) In-Depth Discovery allows us to obtain a deep understanding of your business, culture, goals, objectives, issues, problems and economic opportunities. 2) Advantageous Perspective identifies and maximizes leverage. We view information through multiple lenses, engaging whole systems thinking, identifying cultural trends, and analyzing consumer behaviors. 3) Holistically Designed Strategies that are guided by regenerative principles, including prosperity and actionable equity. We determine cost, ROI, technical requirements and helpful tools to create scalable models and designs to enhance existing strategies, not impede them. 4) Creation of Collectives that catalyze action. We identify key agents, stakeholders and potential partners. We build strong, mutually beneficial and productive alliances. 5) Implementation + Integration from policy to action plans and procedures. We support policy management, training and coaching. Strategy integration is engaged through branding, stories and marketing. 6) Refinery perfects and improves outcomes through ongoing support, assessments, feedback, reviews and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Want to be a guest on the show? Send us an email at hello@paradoxumconsulting.com with your contact info and why you’d like to be on the show! Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Paradoxum Consulting Want to begin implementing regenerative business practices? Check out our 6-Day Regenerative Business Challenge E-Workbook Access our Free Resources Let’s be friends! Connect with Ashley and Arianna at Paradoxum Consulting: Paradoxum Instagram Paradoxum Facebook Website Email: hello@paradoxumconsulting.com
30:18
October 2, 2020
Episode 5: Creating a Mission Driven Business with Uzziah Campbell
Join us this week as we interview the owner of Calm and Cure Candle Company, 12 year old Uzziah Campbell. Uzziah, inspired by his mother, created a company designed to help calm the world. We talk with him about his mission, vision, and his commitment to help keep people and planet healthy. To learn more about him and support his business visit https://www.calmandcurecandles.com/
14:27
September 25, 2020
Episode 4: Death, A Building Block of Life
This week we discuss a key regenerative principle - death is a building block of life. Together we chat about how to say goodbye to dysfunctional, harmful or outdated business practices in order to make way for more regenerative principles. This process includes analyzing current practices through questioning, identifying systems and measuring impacts. We also look to biomimicry and nature to see how ecosystems evolve and receive nourishment from dying organisms in order to bring about new life. In this episode we reference: Regenerative Leadership by Giles Hutchins and Laura Storm Designing Regenerative Cultures by Daniel Christian Wahl
22:57
September 18, 2020
Episode 3: Greenwashing + Bioplastics With Krystina Jarvis
This week we’re talking with Krystina Jarvis, owner of A Drop in the Ocean Shop, about greenwashing. Krystina founded the first zero waste pop up store in Tacoma, WA. In this episode we talk about what greenwashing is, what to look out for and how to make eco-better choices in the midst of a pandemic and manipulative marketing from companies who spend more money to make themselves look green than actually investing in being green. We also touch on proper disposal for compostable items and bioplastics, and how businesses can avoid contributing to greenwashing. Our favorite take away from our conversation with Krystina: “Make changes when you can, where you can, and how you can.” To subscribe to Krystina’s newsletter, go to adropintheoceanshop.com  and click on the ‘make waves’ box on the bottom right to subscribe Mentioned in the show: Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (A book that Krystina is really loving right now)
38:55
September 11, 2020
Episode 2: Difficult Conversations - A Regenerative Building Block
Join us in discussing one of the most fundamental elements of building a regenerative business. Spoiler: it's probably not what you think it is. Together we'll learn about why the ability to have difficult conversations is so critical to regenerative business and strategies to help you develop this skill such as rupture and repair, giving context, checking in, deep breathing, empathy and more! ***Apologies for the wavering sound quality. Arianna's set up wasn't cooperating. It was resolved after this episode
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September 4, 2020
Episode 1: Meet Your Hosts
Curious about these voices you're hearing? Join Ashley and Arianna as they share brief bios of themselves and interview each other. You'll learn about their professional qualifications, as well as get a glimpse into their individual personalities. 
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August 28, 2020