We are so inspired by the businesses in our community because of how many of them are committed to helping to make the world better than it is today. Check out some great businesses below and how they are helping others.

Bevin Niemann | Life Purpose Coach & Intuitive Career Mentor

Eight years ago, I happened across research about a temperament trait called sensory processing sensitivity, more commonly known as being a highly sensitive person (HSP). The four characteristics: being a deep thinker, feeling everything more intensely, noticing all the subtleties in the world around me and a tendency to get overstimulated with too much noise, too much time pressure, too fast of a lifestyle pace – it all made so much sense. I was so relieved to learn that my way of being (since childhood) was perfectly normal for highly sensitive people. I immediately wanted to meet others like me, so launched a local group and held monthly gatherings in my home. I had no idea that those small group connections would lead me to launch a coaching business. Read more>>

Christian Lehinger | Entrepreneur

Mental health affects so many aspects of people’s lives and health, from relationships to how well they are able to manage chronic diseases. Since 1 in 5 people suffer from a mental health condition and most don’t know it, there is a huge need to identify these underlying mental health conditions. Our business is called Connected Mind, and we are making an impact by screening for the 6 most common connected mental health conditions. Our tool is used by doctors and schools, and we just released a free version for use by the public. To date our tool has helped to identify over 2,500 people who were suicidal. We are so proud to be able to make a real impact, and this is only the beginning. Read more>>

Melody Thornton | Founder of Alkababy LLC

Alkababy helps the community by empowering them to make healthy choices to nourish their inner and outer being. We offer products boost your immunity, clean your blood, rid your body of mucus, moisturize your skin, relieve muscle aches and so much more naturally. Our labels are simple because we take your health as seriously and hope that our community will continue to do the same. Read more>>

Tanya Gulakova | Linen Advocate

We love our linen products because of their sustainability. They are highly biodegradable while at the same time they are very strong and resistant to mold. They will serve you for a long time. All our fabrics come with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, an assurance that the products are safe to use and have been tested for harmful substances. Read more>>

Charmaine Pruitt | AMPED Abroad, Founder & President

Adventure Minded People Exploring Diversity Abroad (AMPED Abroad) benefits communities–and our world. When people sign up for an AMPED Abroad volunteer placement or internship assignment they’re taking a bold step to embark upon an immersive experience that will (1) challenge them to expand their cultural understanding and empathy; (2) allow them to share their knowledge and experience to help advance community development abroad; and (3) learn different approaches to treating issues and problem solving that they can apply to their personal and professional life and pass on to others in their home country. Read more>>

Brandon Hayes | Cigar Maker and Retailer

I am really proud of the community that we have built and what that has means for so many people. One thing I love about the cigar community is how it brings people of all walks of life together with little or no preconceived judgment. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see two people who would have otherwise never met talking about business, helping one another solve a problem or celebrating together. I see established business professionals helping guide the next generation or simply dropping nuggets of advice that will help them lead a more healthy and happy personal and business life. Additionally, the community is quick to support any meaningful charitable efforts that we have suggested. On many occasions we have introduced cigars that benefit a number of charities and they have always been well supported. Read more>>

Christine Allen | Non-Profit Founder & President

Ark of the Rainbow empowers underpriviledged families in India to overcome poverty and prevent human trafficking. We transform lives through our work in education, gender equality, anti-human trafficking awareness, leadership development, and family health. Read more>>