Love Not Fear As A Core Value For Business
Our guest on the podcast this week is David Henzel, CEO of Upcoach and a veteran entrepreneur who has been building in the SAAS and e-com space for over 20 years. He has had multiple successful exits, including MaxCDN.
Aside from Upcoach (which just happens to be my favorite coaching platform), he has a small portfolio of companies including LTV plus, (Outsourcing for e-commerce & SAAS), TaskDrive (Sales Development), Shortlist.io (Digital Marketing Agency), and his passion project Managing Happiness (Peak Performance Group Coaching for entrepreneurs). And as you will hear us talk about today, his latest idea of bringing love not fear to the marketplace to empower us all to remember what matters most. David’s passion that runs through all his enterprises is the intention to help individuals and their organizations reach their full potential.
Today David shares aspects of his life that have shaped his approach to business, from growing up with Shambhala Buddhism and Catholicism to converting to Islam after marrying his wife, and then practicing spirituality in Los Angeles as he began his tech startup. He also speaks to the personal traumas that became pivot points of reflection for what mattered most to him, shifting his perspective and guiding him on different paths.
Listen in as David shares the personal stories of how his mantra of love, not fear has inspired so many people in his world helping them to feel empowered and building a culture of love, deeply embedding this powerful energy within the cultures of his companies. It may be a bumper sticker slogan, but it is profound in its simplicity which might just allow David to help us all to remember that sometimes the most profound changes are small, yet if enough of us engage then the ripple effect can be what changes the world. So incredibly inspiring!
If you are an entrepreneur or a business leader interested in building a business as a force for good, then I encourage you to listen to this deeply human dialogue for insights. I suspect you’ll enjoy David's energy and perspective on how you too can make the most of your potential. I get the sense you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
“I’m personally not a fan of non-profit organizations. Non-profits feel like a car without an engine that somebody else has to push. I like for-purpose businesses, they make money while having their own engine”—David Henzel
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