Mark Goulston, MD, Co-Founder


Deb Boelkes, Co-Founder



Our partnership started with a heartfelt introduction. On 21 November 2011, Runa Bouius, Co-Founder of the Conscious Leader Network, wrote:

Hello Deb,

I would like to introduce you to our very good friend Mark Goulston in Santa Monica. Mark is an extraordinary human being with a laser eye on what is really going on with people under the facade we all put up and prohibits us from being real. He is the author of numerous books, consultant, business executive advisor and keynote speaker. Mark has worked with many companies and CEO's but is bringing his focus more to women executives and their development now. He maintains that women are so much more receptive to change and learning. We do know that is true. Therefore I thought of connecting him to you as Mark might be a good resource for one of your Vista Exchange Events or anything else you might need for your women leaders.


I had the pleasure of meeting Deb a few weeks ago and learned about her Business Women Rising organization and the great offerings she has for women in leadership in Southern California. She has a big vision for supporting women in leadership and has a very impressive background herself in the business world.

I do trust that the two of you will find interest in each other’s work.

Wishing you both all the very best,



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