Ethical Markets Advisory Board member, Peter Matthies reports activities of his Conscious Business Institute

Warm Holiday Wishes to the

Conscious Business Institute Family

My dear Friends and Advisors

It has been a while since I sent you an update. 2011 has been an exciting year for me, personally, and for CBI. After working on CBI since 2005, I was able to sign up some interesting, rewarding and very fulfilling projects:

Since January 2011, CBI is developing and conducting an 18-month training program for BMW Group’s emerging leaders. Every year, BMW Group plans to conduct this program for about 15-25 selected executives that have potential for their “Oberer Führungskreis” – their upper management circle. This program covers 3 modules: one in China, one in the US, and one to address Social Entrepreneurship. In addition, and as a foundation, CBI is delivering a Leadership Development and Coaching Program that provides the BMW executives with some of our new leadership approaches. Bottom-line: I have been traveling to Germany a lot this past year.

In October, I was invited to give a keynote presentation for 300 top executives of Siemens’ Industry Sector (about 100k people). The feedback was very positive, and I am currently in price negotiations to deliver a pilot program for one of their departments. Knock on wood, because the intention is to expand the ideas and approaches on a broader level.

Also in October, I signed up a new division of Intel – Intel Mobile Communications – which they bought from Infineon early this year. At present I am only coaching the CEO and his head R&D person, but we hope to slip into a change project they are anticipating to kick off mid next year.

How did it happen?

Mostly through the help of the CBI Partner Network – individuals and small companies that showed interest in the CBI approaches, which I have since guided through our CBI Leadership Development & Coaching Program, and which have since become CBI Partners or CBI Affiliates. One person in particular has become a close partner: Michaela Bürger. She used to be in charge of executive development at Siemens in Munich and now runs her own consulting firm.

Aside from that I had fun speaking at TEDx American Riviera (see link to the right), recently, and doing an interview for an Austrian funds magazine (only in German – the author will translate it, soon – see link to the right). Enjoy, if you can find some time.

After a long time of uncertainty and building CBI, I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your support along this way, for cheering me on, and for providing me helpful advice and honest feedback. I doubt that I would have managed this without your help.

Also, I am deeply grateful that my “experiment” to conduct business in a different way is actually working out – that it is working for CBI and that it is visibly making an impact in the executives we touch with our work. The feedback I receive is very positive – especially because the Conscious Business ideas and approaches hit organizations in a time of increasing pressure, complexity and change.

Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart!

Happy, happy Holidays and a healthy and impactful New Year to you!


P.S. I will send out some newsletters during the next few months to my broader mailing list. If you have any interesting information, articles, videos or news, please let me know.