Sum+Substance Denver EventWe are proud to be working with Thrive Consulting Group to help bring attention to Sum+Substance Denver, a unique event being held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 that will bring together six diverse business leaders for an evening of enlightenment, motivation and mingling to share their personal stories and inspire others to go forth and do good work. ”Across the country, people are unleashing their passion, creativity, and entrepreneurialism in their jobs and companies to make work meaningful,” said Maren Keeley, co-founder of Conscious Company Magazine.

Presented by Conscious Company Magazine, Sum+Substance Denver is being hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and Thrive Consulting Group and will feature:

  • Matthew Dodge, dean of assessment and technology for the Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design;
  • Tricia Halsey, co-founder and executive director for the Big Idea Project;
  • Pamela Norton-Shelpuk, founder and CEO of Liberti;
  • Amber Nystrom, advisor for Anastasia Impact;
  • Katie Wallace, Assistant Director of Sustainability for New Belgium Brewing Co.;
  • and Scott Yates, CEO of BlogMutt.

Each leader will share their personal journey to find fulfilling work and each will leave the audience with a unique challenge. These challenges will spark new ideas, partnerships and opportunities.

“Stories affect us in a way that statistics cannot.  The data show us that purpose and meaning matter most. We’re after the stories of the people who prove it,” said Meghan French Dunbar, co-founder of Conscious Company Magazine.

Rather than sitting in a conference room watching an endless presentation of power point slides, Sum+Substance sets the stage for an intimate evening of real stories, told by real people. “Sum+Substance is a call to action. We will spend half of our waking adult lives at work and if that time is not being spent working on something that matters to us, we have to make a change,” said Nathan Havey, Thrive Consulting Group CEO.

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About Sum + Substance:
Sum+Substance is a national event series created to share the stories of individuals who have found fulfillment through work. Each speaker shares their personal story of finding fulfillment through work as well as offering a challenge to the audience that helped them shape their path to success. This an engaging evening about finding one’s calling as well as connecting and collaborating with leaders across industries.
Launched in 2015, Sum+Substance has shared the stories of entrepreneurs, advocates, educators, CEOs, and creatives all who share the common belief that pursuing fulfilling work matters. Conscious Company Magazine and Thrive Consulting Group are traveling the country hosting live events, sharing stories and creating bespoke digital content to elevate this conversation. To learn more, visit