Formerly a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Birju Pandya focuses on the nexus of money, social good and inner transformation and works with organizations on the cutting edge of this inquiry. He is a Managing Director with Armonia, a private equity firm specializing in “regenerative investing” using nature-based solutions. He is Chief Mindfulness Officer for Nessel Development, working in 'beyond sustainable' real estate and also a senior advisor to RSF Social Finance, focusing on projects which facilitate “inner impact.” Birju is a longtime volunteer of ServiceSpace, a non-profit that has been popularizing gift culture paradigm.
In this interview we discuss:
Blossoming into meditation and mindfulness with small steps
Whole person development in the workplace
Dynamic interplay between inner work practices with transcending limiting organizational structures and linear-thinking approaches
Contrasting “ripple effects” with our concepts of “scaling”
The subtle yet profound role of psychological work in using business as a means for personal transformation becoming a better person
Having the vulnerability and courage to ask others “What do I not see?”
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Ryan Honeyman is a Partner at LIFT Economy and author of The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers). LIFT Economy is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @honeymanconsult or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.