Big Vision Podcast (socially responsible business)
Interviews with individuals creating positive change. For seven years (2006-2013), Britt Bravo interviewed over 70 people with big visions for a better world.

Kimberly Wilson is a teacher, writer, do-gooder, entrepreneur, and eco-fashion designer who is currently obsessed with Paris, potbelly pigs, and all things sparkly.  She is the creative director and founder of Tranquil Space, which was named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure.  She is also the author of two books: Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista: Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play.

With a passion for do-gooding, Kimberly launched Tranquil Space Foundation to bring yoga, creativity, and leadership to women and girls, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work.  You can learn more about Kimberly at www.kimberlywilson.com

A transcript of this interview is available on my blog, Have Fun Do Good.


Direct download: Do-Good_Tranquilista__Kimberly_Wilson.mp3
Category:socially responsible business -- posted at: 12:30 AM

Jose has worked in business and community development for over ten years. Currently, as the Executive Director of Inner City Advisors, Jose provides strategic leadership, management and direction to the organization.  He is passionate about entrepreneurship, having been raised by his father - a successful farming entrepreneur - who taught him how businesses have the power to transform communities.  Jose was recently recognized for his commitment and track record in supporting entrepreneurs by receiving the 2009 Young Professional of the Year Award by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to Inner City Advisors, Jose served as Development Director for five years at Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that provides microenterprise business technical assistance and neighborhood planning services to small businesses.  Before working in the nonprofit sector, Jose also worked in Corporate Retail Operations and Human Resources at Macy's West, Inc.

Jose sits on various economic development board.  He serves on the Oakland Workforce Investment Board and sits on the Bay Area Business Advisory Board of Directors for the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco and the OneCalifornia Bank Advisory Board.  Jose is also a member of Board of Directors of the YMCA of The East Bay, OBDC Small Business Finance and People's Grocery.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Davis, and Entrepreneur Management Development Certification from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

When he is not busy doing community development work, you will find him coaching and playing soccer--his other passion.

You can read a transcript of this interview on Have Fun Do Good.


Chris Messina of Citizen Agency and Ivan Storck of SustainableMarketing.com and SustainableWebsites.com talk about how to start a green coworking space based on their experience with Citizen Space in San Francisco, CA.

For more info about coworking go to coworking.info or wiki.coworking.info

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.

Paul Rice is the founding President & CEO of TransFair USA, the only Fair Trade certification organization in the U.S. today. Since launching the Fair Trade Certified label eight years ago, TransFair has established Fair Trade as the fastest growing segment of the $19 billion coffee industry.  TransFair is rapidly expanding Fair Trade certification into tea, chocolate, rice, sugar, bananas and other fresh fruits.

Previously, Paul worked for 11 years as a rural development specialist in the Segovias region of Nicaragua, where he founded and led an organic coffee export cooperative called PRODECOOP.  In 2000 he received the international Ashoka Fellowship for his pioneering work as a social entrepreneur in the Fair Trade movement. Paul was also honored by the Klaus Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as one of the world's top 40 Social Entrepreneurs in 2002.  More recently, Paul spoke on Fair Trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2004 and 2005.

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Direct download: An_Interview_with_Paul_Rice_of_TransFair.mp3
Category:socially responsible business -- posted at: 5:25 AM

Priya Haji is the CEO and Co-founder of World of Good. World of Good creates opportunities for hundreds of artisan cooperatives around the world to share their best work by serving as a bridge to the U.S. retail market


Priya Haji built the concept for World of Good while completing her MBA at UC Berkeley. She has led the company from inception to its current stage with a focus on using the engine of enterprise to create social impact. She also serves as the Board Chair for the World of Good: Development Organization, the 501(c)3 non-profit sister organization of World of Good, Inc.

She was recognized in 1998 as one of America's 10 Most Outstanding Young Leaders (Brick Award) by the Do Something Foundation, MTV and Mademoiselle Magazine.

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do  Good.




Reem Rahim is the Co-founder and Vice President of Marketing of the Oakland-based green business Numi Tea.  She is also the creator of the beautiful cover art on the tea's boxes. In the Fall of 1999, brother and sister Ahmed and Reem had a vision to revive the "serenity, creativity, and comfort that is inspired by the simple art of tea."  Now they are the #9 brand in the natural food industry out of about 225 tea companies.  Reem talks about how the company balances the triple bottom line of profits, people and planet.

A transcript of this interview is available on my blog Have Fun * Do Good.


Direct download: An_Interview_with_Reem_Rahim_of_Numi_Tea.mp3
Category:socially responsible business -- posted at: 5:01 PM

Kevin Danaher is the co-founder of the nonprofit, Global Exchange.   In addition to its Reality Tours and Fair Trade stores, Global Exchange co-sponsors the Green Festivals with Co-op America.  Kevin talks about The Global Citizen Center.  The Center will be a large, mixed-use building in downtown San Francisco that will serve as a hub for ecologically and socially responsible enterprise, education, and economic development.

A transcript of this interview is available on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.