Making Great Things Happen, In Community
Developed over several years and launched by Founder Ron Gilliland in 2023, Conscious Profits brings a values-driven, locally based, purposeful approach to supporting local businesses, nonprofits, and the people who work within them.
With a deep appreciation for the values and history of the community, an evolving network of coaches, thought leaders, and changemakers collaborate to forward a mission of Making Great Things Happen, In Community.
Ron Gilliland has been working as a professional coach since 2000. Prior to becoming a coach, he built a retail business from scratch and successfully sold it, which gave him time to reset. He discovered a powerful book on coaching that inspired him to invest in years of coach and leadership training.
After achieving a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and while in graduate school to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, he was offered an opportunity to work with InsideTrack, a coaching company, whose mission was increasing college and university graduation rates. Initially he worked with college students to help them get the most out of their education.
With an academic background in counseling psychology, he recognized a need for the coaches to receive the benefits of the holistic coaching program that they were delivering to students.
Speaking up at a company meeting that was focused on “coach sustainability,” he advocated for a coaching program to support the coaches, and the room exploded with applause. Over the years, his program expanded from being The Coaches Coach to serving everyone in the organization as the Employee Coach.
After 13 years with InsideTrack, he thought it was time to retire to working with fewer clients and a quieter lifestyle, but after four months he realized he couldn’t retire with a clear conscience. He was concerned for the health of the local community of businesses and nonprofits and the young people who were growing up in such tumultuous times.
Reflecting on his experience in business, Ron came to realize that the success he achieved for his retail business and in his corporate work was the result of more than knowledge and skill. That led to an epiphany; his success was the result of a set of community-building principles. Moreover, his experience taught him that successful ventures are in reality successful communities.
Conscious Profits is an extension of Ron’s coaching work, and a commitment to enlivening a network of locally-based subject matter experts who can support local businesses and nonprofits and their employees and leaders.
The Importance of Our Mission
When individuals come together in a community, their combined efforts can lead to greater impact and positive change. By collaborating and pooling resources, community members can tackle larger-scale projects and address common challenges more effectively than they could individually.
Communities offer a wealth of diverse resources and expertise. When people work together, they can leverage these collective resources to overcome barriers, innovate, and create something greater than what they could achieve alone. By tapping into the knowledge, skills, and experiences of community members, great things can be accomplished.
Working together in community fosters a sense of belonging and connection. It creates a shared purpose and a feeling of being part of something larger than oneself. This sense of community can provide support, motivation, and a sense of identity, all of which are essential for making great things happen.
In a community, there are often diverse perspectives and ideas. By embracing this diversity and encouraging inclusive participation, great things can be achieved through the integration of different viewpoints. This diversity of thought can lead to innovative solutions, creative problem-solving, and well-rounded decision-making.
When great things are accomplished in community, there is often a focus on sustainability. By considering the long-term impacts of actions and decisions, communities can create lasting positive change. This can involve promoting sustainable practices, ensuring equitable distribution of resources, and addressing the needs of future generations.
Working together toward common goals strengthens the social fabric of a community. It fosters a sense of unity, trust, and collaboration among community members. This social cohesion is important for resilience, support networks, and overall well-being within the community.
Engaging in community projects and initiatives provides opportunities for personal and collective learning and growth. People can acquire new skills, expand their knowledge, and develop leadership abilities through participation in community-driven endeavors. This personal development contributes to the overall capacity of the community to make even greater things happen in the future.
We make great things happen for you and your organization using community building principles through a local lens with world class expertise.
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1. Fostering a Conscious and Sustainable Business Environment
Conscious Profits helps businesses and nonprofits in the Linn and Benton cCommunities, align their actions with sustainable and socially responsible practices. By coaching organizations to prioritize sustainability and generate value, Conscious Profits contributes to a culture of conscious business practices in the communities we serve. This can inspire other businesses to adopt similar approaches and contribute to a more sustainable local economy.
2. Promoting Inclusivity and Diversity
With its focus on inclusivity and embracing diversity, Conscious Profits fosters a culture of acceptance and appreciation for different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. This commitment to inclusivity promotes a more inclusive and diverse community, where individuals and organizations value and respect one another.
3. Inspiring Personal and Professional Growth
Through their coaching expertise, Conscious Profits supports individuals and teams in Corvallis to cultivate awareness, exercise commitment, and prioritize learning. By encouraging personal and professional growth, Conscious Profits contributes to a culture of continuous improvement and lifelong learning within the community.
4. Encouraging Collaboration and Cooperation
Conscious Profits promotes the principles of cooperation and respect, which can foster a collaborative culture. By inspiring cooperation among organizations and individuals, Conscious Profits helps build bridges and partnerships that can lead to collective success and positive community impact.
5. Sparking Innovation and Imagination
By emphasizing the importance of sparking imagination and embracing creativity, Conscious Profits encourages innovative thinking and problem-solving. This can contribute to a culture of innovation, where individuals and organizations are empowered to think in new ways and explore new possibilities.
Making great things happen in community is important because it harnesses collective impact, leverages shared resources and expertise, fosters a sense of belonging, promotes diverse perspectives, focuses on sustainability, strengthens social connections, and facilitates personal and collective growth. By working together in community, individuals can achieve remarkable accomplishments that benefit everyone involved.
Whether you’re seeking our services or want to be part of the collective, we invite you to join us.