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Carter Phipps is an author, speaker, and thought leader who works at the intersection of business, personal development, and culture . Carter’s books include Conscious Leadership (Portfolio, 2020), coauthored with Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey and Steve McIntosh, and Evolutionaries (Harper Perennial, 2012). Conscious Leadership was selected as a Financial Times Fall Book Pick 2020 and has been praised by some of the business world’s leading thinkers, including New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant, who called it “Living proof that we don’t have to choose between purpose and profits,” and Conscious Capitalism cofounder Raj Sisodia, who hailed it as “a tour de force that is destined to become a classic of the genre.”
Carter hosts the Thinking Ahead podcast, an in-depth interview show that reflects his broad-ranging and integrative perspective on business, politics, science, technology, consciousness, and more. He speaks at conferences, organizations, and educational institutions around the country; leads workshops on personal growth and conscious leadership; and serves as an advisor to leaders in both non-profit and for-profit enterprises. He regularly participates in leadership gatherings, including the Transformational Leadership Council and Conscious Capitalism summits. He has appeared on BBC Radio, MSNBC, and NPR.
Carter is the co-founder and Managing Director of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a nonprofit social policy think-tank based in Boulder, Colorado, and inspired by the insights of Integral Philosophy.