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The Impact Effect

Feb 23, 2021

Before founding the Conscious Business Institute (CBI) in 2005, Peter Matthies worked as a Principal in one of the world’s leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, Apax Partners & Co. He learned from his own experience how people are searching for purpose and satisfaction in their jobs. He saw the need for more vibrant companies that will make a sustainable difference.

The Conscious Business Institute aims to help people break out of old traditions and impart relevant business concepts that will lead to a fulfilled and happy workforce and a successful organization. Tune in as we talk about how Peter started his journey and the Conscious Leadership program. 

In This Episode:

  • [00:02:06] Peter witnesses the dysfunctions within the organizations and sees the need to reset the way businesses operate. 
  • [00:07:02] What the four quadrants and the Conscious Leadership paradigm is all about.
  • [00:12:08] How the structured approach on health leadership and team leadership is critical in changing the consciousness of the entire organization.
  • [00:26:29] How people miss out on the opportunity that COVID brings because of holding on to the old ways.
  • [00:39:21] What’s in store for Conscious Business Institute.

Key Takeaways:

  • Knowing your purpose in life and fulfilling it gives true satisfaction.
  • It’s not about business, it’s about people. Meeting the emotional needs of your people creates a better and healthier culture inside the organization.
  • Give the people a strong sense of ownership. It inspires them to work harder and leads to better performance.
  • Be authentic. Understand who you really are, what you want to do and how it can make a difference.


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Meet Peter Matthies

Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute (CBI). Before founding the CBI, Peter was a Principal for a globally leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firm, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $ 1 billion pan-European VC fund.

Peter co-founded an IT company and started his career at Accenture in Germany. He published 2 books and several dozen articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology. The Conscious Business Institute provides a step-by-step system for building more inspiring, conscious organizations, including the Conscious Business Culture Assessment™ and the Conscious Business Culture & Leadership Programs™, which can scale to serve any number of users across the world. CBI’s programs have been applied in organizations from 1 to 100,000 employees, including Starbucks, BMW Group, Siemens, Alllianz, Intel, and others.

Peter is a faculty member of the Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, fellow of the World Business Academy, serves as a global advisor of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and is on the board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, and gets a kick out of Aikido, Capoeira, sailing, and a good dance with his wife.