Peter Matthies

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Peter Matthies

Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute.

Before founding the Conscious Business Institute, 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 Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Germany. He published 2 books and several dozen articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology.

Peter founded the Conscious Business Institute (CBI) to create a better, more healthy, inspiring, and sustainable way to work and life. CBI provides an end-to-end system for building more inspiring, conscious organizations, including the Conscious Business Culture Assessment™, the Conscious Business Culture & Leadership Program™, and Hire-for-Fit™, a conscious talent advisory solution. The CBI approaches have been applied in organizations from 1 to 100,000 employees, including Starbucks, BMW Group, Siemens, Alllianz, Intel, Twitter, and others.

Peter is a faculty member of the Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, 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.

In our world of increasing uncertainty and change, there’s a huge opportunity for individuals and businesses to step up and take the lead. To create new models for business, education, governance, and even personal relationships where we can expand into our authenticity, genuinely connect with each other, and create outstanding things together.