Who We Are
Emily is an explorer for the new creative solarpunk world and catalyst for regenerative economies and permanent cultures (permacultures). As the co-founder of Seeds of Tao she helps create experiences and opportunities for entrepreneurs to build strong regenerative enterprises. She is an artist, creative designer, and brand strategist who has worked with small and large businesses to create content that shares the brand identity through a compelling message and story. Using her creative design talent, Emily has also become a permaculture land designer, helping to design both commercial and residential lands for long-term regenerative change. She fluently speaks Spanish and English, adores Latin-American culture and chooses to build community and regenerative stewardship in the rainforests of Central America alongside her husband and four children.
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Josh is the Co-Founder and Director of the Seeds of Tao learning platform for regenerative entrepreneurs. He has over 10 years of experience creating, building, and operating startup solutions alongside entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes. That experience has shown him that entrepreneurs have the biggest role to play in the Anthropocene as we either create the solutions for, or become the root problem of, our people, planet, and future. Josh now co-creates educational programs that disrupt the current way our entrepreneurs learn. His holistically designed educational programs empower entrepreneurs to stop chasing “silver-bullet” solutions and start designing solutions that use regenerative systems.
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Why we're here
We imagine a world where global economies are no longer extractive or exploitative. Where economies are tied to their local bioregions and enterprises are designed based upon regenerative business systems. In short, we see a future with regenerative business economies in every bioregion.
This is no overnight transition completed by one organization. This is an ongoing endeavor meant for individuals and communities all over the world. At Seeds of Tao, we are committed to doing our part in that transition by helping to educate and support 100,000 current and future impact entrepreneurs by 2033. Helping them to start, build, or scale their regenerative enterprise.
To upgrade the education and support systems that our current and future entrepreneurs have access to. Entrepreneurs are a keystone species, in that if they were removed or reduced, our world would see drastic change. That change can be for better or worse, but we believe that entrepreneurs building regenerative enterprises have the greatest potential to help us transition toward economies that are both resilient and regenerative.
This is why our mission includes three specific objectives.
1) Open up access to educational resources that help entrepreneurs start, build, and scale regenerative enterprises.
2) Increase the success rate of entrepreneurs building triple-bottom-line profits into their business through incubation and acceleration programing.
3) Facilitate and provide space for entrepreneurs to create lasting change to local regions through bioregional support hubs.
How we show up
We Build Strong Roots
We nurture our familial relationships with great care. We know that our work is generational and family roots must be strong to support regenerative change for the future.
We Start Fires
We help impact entrepreneurs to get started on their purpose
and passions. Whether a student, first-time founder, or serial venture entrepreneur we are with you right from the start.
We Create Community
We establish a supportive community that lifts one another up in all endeavours. We attract good-spirited people into the community and enjoy being around each other. We guard each others hopes and nurture each others dreams. We influence and help each other to become better people.
We Learn and Teach
We grow the understanding of the deep interconnectedness we have with our people, the planet and future. We all have something to learn from one another. We all have something to teach.
We Play in Sandboxes
We invite the regenerative movement to come
play with us as we test and validate practices that pave the road for a solarpunk future together. Finding new solutions definitely takes experimentation and a willingness to get things wrong. You'll find an environment that encourages you to test, get things wrong, and learn from your mistakes.
We Share the Surplus
We give back to individuals and communities with
love and respect for all. Each product we create, each service we provide is designed to create triple-bottom-line profits that give back to people, planet and future generations.
We Empower People
leading entrepreneurs, clients, and communities
to be more self-reliant and regenerative. We are your accountability partner. We believe in you so whenever blame, justification, or complaining threatens to take your power away we'll empower you to take ownership of both the good and bad and step into your higher self.