Leading With Love at Work is the Answer

I did not expect to consider the meaning of love when I attended the Social Venture Network (SVN) Conference. With my sales pitch and freshly printed business cards, I was prepared to impress a couple of hundred new connections. On the first night when Deb Nelson, [then] Executive Director of SVN, said that 15 years ago, love drew her into the SVN community, I realized I might need to rethink my strategy.

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

Is Love In the Workplace the New Norm?

When’s the last time you told your co-worker you cared about them? Or that you appreciated their approach? Have you ever told a colleague you loved them? Does that idea make you feel awkward, unprofessional, and uncomfortable? That’s because for most of us, love and work are separate because our personal and professional lives are separate. But Jodi Clark, presenter at the Gross National Happiness Conference at the University of Vermont and student in Marlboro College’s Masters in Managing Mission-Driven Organizations, says that bringing love to the workplace is the new norm.

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Julie Fahnestock's picture

Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

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Red lollipop says LOVE, sitting on pages of book
06/04/2017
I did not expect to consider the meaning of love when I attended the Social Venture Network (SVN) Conference. With my sales pitch and freshly printed business cards, I was prepared to impress a... read more
stuffed animal toy lamb smiling
04/24/2016
When’s the last time you told your co-worker you cared about them? Or that you appreciated their approach? Have you ever told a colleague you loved them? Does that idea make you feel awkward,... read more
Red lollipop says LOVE, sitting on pages of book
06/04/2017
I did not expect to consider the meaning of love when I attended the Social Venture Network (SVN) Conference. With my sales pitch and freshly printed business cards, I was prepared to impress a... read more
stuffed animal toy lamb smiling
04/24/2016
When’s the last time you told your co-worker you cared about them? Or that you appreciated their approach? Have you ever told a colleague you loved them? Does that idea make you feel awkward,... read more