Purposeful Entrepreneurship? 🌐
Impact investment maverick Steve Distante tells us the truth.
What would it take to have your business be about more than money (and yet still bring in plenty of green)?
How would it feel to have your business be an expression of your essence and your core values?
If you’ve ever felt like entrepreneurship was your calling, this Conversations with Moxie with Steve Distante is for you.
Steve Distante is the Chief Entrepreneurial Officer of NY-based impactful investment firm Vanderbilt Financial Group and a heart-based maverick in the investment world.
He's an ambassador to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, a chapter president of the global Entrepreneur Organization, and has established the widely lauded online educational platform Impact U.
Steve’s helped hundreds of companies focused on impact also make bank.
What makes today’s episode so great are the stories Steve shares about real companies he loves like World Tree, TRU Colors Brewing, and John’s Crazy Socks—all of which are included in the documentary: Igniting Impact—and the gritty realities of wanting to make a difference with your for-profit company.
Check out this juicy conversation in which Steve shares:
How Vanderbilt Financial Group grew by 800+% when Steve got aligned with who he was and what he was about.
How he was born an entrepreneur, and sold horse poop to neighbors as his first business. (Spoiler alert: He was “deep” into sustainability from a tender age. 😆)
The BIG mistake well-intentioned entrepreneurs make when embedding their purpose into their profitable business… and how to avoid it!
AND—(if you’re a heart-based business owner this one is for you!) Steve definitively explains why it’s not an impossible dream to have a business that’s not only purposeful, but also wildly profitable. 💸💸💸
I don’t know about you, but when I meet big-hearted entrepreneurs who are really up to changing the world with their work, it lights me on fire.
What kind of difference would you like your business to make in the world?
Steve and I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and let us know.
We’re all part of the Moxie community here, and we can all learn from each other. You just never know when a seemingly small thing shared can have a big impact on someone lucky enough to see it at the right time.
Thanks for being someone who cares.
About your host
Deb Beroset, founder of Moxie Creative + Consulting, Inc., is The Influence Stylist and specializes in helping people consciously create how they show up in the world. She is an award-winning international journalist, the former head of Hallmark’s innovation think tank, a certified Neurotransformational Coach, and has relationships with the media worldwide.
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