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An Interview with Cory Smith, Co-Founder and CEO at Wisdom Labs

Cory describes his entrepreneurial journey and business background. Cory speaks about the impact that media has on society. We need to work on building resilience within people and organizations. Self-awareness, social awareness, and creativity will be a premium moving forward. Cory explains the many tools that Wise@Work has to help organizations create a wiser workplace. Business holds the most potent influence in the world, for good or for evil. There are no shortcuts; changes need to happen from individuals and teams. Later, Cory speaks about the growing market for Wise@Work, trends in conscious leadership, and how Cory shows up as a conscious leader at work.

In this episode:

  • [01:00] Meet Cory Smith. Cory explains his business background and reveals his travel stories. 
  • [12:30] The impact of media on society. 
  • [15:30] We need to build resiliency with people in organizations despite chronic stress, worry, and burnout.  
  • [17:20] Creating wiser workplaces for a better world.  
  • [23:30] The results employers will see when implementing Wise@Work. 
  • [30:30] The growing market for Wise@Work.  
  • [34:40] Trends in conscious leadership.  
  • [36:55] How Cory shows up as a conscious leader. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Organizations need a community where they learn social awareness. 
  • Any room can turn into a mindfulness room. 
  • Chronic stress and loneliness rates are going up each year. 
  • Meditation and mindfulness are essential tools in battling chronic stress. 
  • We need to find a way to navigate burnout in leadership.

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Meet Cory Smith  
Cory has spent over 20 years aligning purpose, entrepreneurship, and social good to create companies that have a positive impact on people and the planet. Previously, Cory was CEO of Impact Hub Bay Area, CEO of the Social Capital Markets Conference, the first Innovation Fellow for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, CEO of Webcast Solutions (acquired by StarMedia/France Telecom) and Co-founder of MediaCast, the first on-location webcast company.
Cory’s LinkedIn
Wisdom Labs
Wise@Work the Podcast 

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