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Common Ground - Building A Foundation for Sustainability

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This course is derived from insights that were shared during the Sustainable Business Council’s #SoilTotallyROCKS event. The Sustainable Business Council is a professional networking and educational forum for business leaders and professionals in Southern California.

Course Description

Welcome! The following course shows how soil and the environment are connected. How we are all one. Join us as we journey into the mindset of sustainable business leaders and explore the soil eco-system and what can be done to protect the precious planet we all call home! We are the generation that can regenerate our planet. The solution is right beneath our feet. All we need is Common Ground!

What Makes this Course Unique in the Market?

This course is truly unique for multiple reasons. Students can take this course at their own self-directed pace. Instead of being all about sharing theoretical constructs this course will be a 360 degree learning experience in which the learner is as much a teacher and mentor as a student. In this way the lessons shared in this course will quickly become practical information you can easily implement in your daily life. The insights shared in this course will be about the craft of the person sharing them as much as the lessons that they share. The subject matter will not only nourish your sense of wellbeing but it will also feed that part of you that is on a quest for humanitarian knowledge, peace, love and understanding with all. And the course will be fun and give you something really remarkable to look forward to each and every day.

This course also comes with a virtual mentor! Prof Molly, me, I'm standing by for your email to help you better understand this Common Ground course. I'll be posting the responses to your questions on the course discussion board. Please connect with me via social media. Please post updates on how you are doing with the course, I'll be tracking your progress. You can connect with me at:

Facebook:SustainableBusinessCouncil Page & SustainableBuisnessCouncil Group

Instagram:SustainableBusinessCouncil & Molly Lavik

Twitter:SustainableB

LinkedIn: Ask to join the special

Sustainable Business Council LinkedIn Group

Email: Molly.Lavik@SustainableBC.org

Molly.Lavik@MentorInSight.net

Topics includes:

In the course we will explore:
I. Creating a Sustainable Foundation to Stand Upon
Lesson 1: Building Your Support Network
Lesson 2: The 5 Pillars of Sustainability
Lesson 3: Soil the Fabric of Life

II. Empowering R.O.A.: Regenerative Organic Agriculture
Lesson 1: Composting
Lesson 2: Sustainable & Regenerative Rhythms of Life
Lesson 3: A Restorative World

III. Staking Your Ground with GOOD Intentions
Lesson 1: Meet Some Social Entrepreneurs
Lesson 2: Meet More
Lesson 3: Cultivating Common Ground

What are the requirements?

  1. An open heart and mind
  2. An interest in learning about ways to sustain your future health and wellbeing
  3. An imagination to dream about creating future innovations that will protect the planet and the environment
  4. Broadband Internet Access

What am I going to get from this course?

Upon completing this course students will potentially transform their health and wellbeing and may experience feeling euphoric and a much more energetic disposition. Students will have a new sense of self-purpose. You will also discover a new found appreciation for the very ground that we stand upon. You will come away from this course with an understanding how you yourself could embark on utilizing sustainable agriculture practices to protect the planet. How the soil beneath our feet is the key to combating climate change for many generations to come. And how your own personal destiny path, cultivated with common ground, could launch you on a social entrepreneurial journey of a lifetime!

About the Author
Prof Molly serves as Executive Director, Sustainable Business Council for almost a decade. Previously she taught social entrepreneurship/sustainability related courses at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, Alliant International University, and Ecotoursim at Vatel International Hotel School. She owns and operates Mentor Insight, Inc., a media company dedicated to helping social entrepreneurs thrive.


Your Instructor


Molly Lavik
Molly Lavik

Molly’s mantra: “empowering entrepreneur’s access to success” began over a decade ago with the formation of her own company, Mentor InSight. As CEO of this corporation, she has assisted hundreds of socially-responsible entrepreneurs find their true potential and authentic purpose by transforming their new venture visions into reality.

Mentor InSight has also developed media programming that imparts the insights and driving philosophies of socially-responsible entrepreneurs. Mentor InSight is currently in development on a program that will eventually serve as a holographic-virtual entrepreneurial mentor so that those embarking on ambitious startup enterprises can benefit from the wisdom derived from the successes and setbacks of pioneering entrepreneurs that had a paradigm-shifting impact on “inventing a better world today!”

Additionally, Molly serves as executive director for the Sustainable Business Council, an educational non-profit organization which provides professional networking, mentoring, and educational forums to sustainable business professionals in Southern California. Molly’s previous credits include providing marketing and strategic development services for Microsoft, DreamWorks SKG, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Westin Hotels & Resorts and serving as executive director for the Los Angeles New Media Roundtable. Molly possesses an academic teaching background and she is a professor at the Vatel International Business School, Los Angeles and an adjunct professor for Alliant International School of Management. Molly previously was a practitioner faculty of Marketing at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. She has a MS in Technology Management from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, and a BA degree in Mass Communications from Purdue University.


Class Curriculum


  Creating a Sustainable Foundation to Stand Upon
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  Empowering R.O.A.: Regenerative Organic Agriculture
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  Staking Your Ground with Good Intentions
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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