An Interview with Peter Matthies, founder of Conscious Business Institute (CBI)
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.
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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.