Carter Phipps

Carter Phipps

Carter Phipps

Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Author of Evolutionaries

Carter Phipps is an author, speaker, and thought leader who works at the intersection of business, politics, personal development, and culture. His books include Conscious Leadership (Portfolio, 2020), coauthored with Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey and Steve McIntosh, and his acclaimed first book Evolutionaries (Harper Perennial, 2012). Publishers’ Weekly magazine praised Evolutionaries as a “masterful survey . . . of the diverse ideas that make up the emerging field of Integral thought ... broadening the definition and scope of what evolution is understood to be.”

Carter hosts the Thinking Ahead podcast, an in-depth interview show that reflects his broad-ranging and integrative perspective on business, politics, science, technology, consciousness, and more. He speaks at conferences, organizations, and educational institutions around the country; leads workshops on personal growth and conscious leadership; and serves as an advisor to leaders in both non-profit and for-profit enterprises. He regularly participates in leadership gatherings, including the Transformational Leadership Council and Conscious Capitalism summits. He has appeared on BBC Radio, MSNBC, and NPR.

Carter is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a nonprofit social policy think-tank based in Boulder, Colorado, and inspired by Integral Philosophy. Through original research and writings; public talks and lectures; and invitational conclaves, the Institute is working to better understand and influence the cultural roots of America’s political challenges.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma and pursuing an early career in the technology industry, Carter followed his passion for personal development and cultural change, becoming a journalist, writer, and dedicated spiritual practitioner. As executive editor of What Is Enlightenment? magazine in the 2000s, he played a key role in making new thinking accessible to a wide audience, and won a Gold Award for Editorial Excellence from Folio, the leading magazine industry awards. Carter lives with his wife Ellen in Northern Colorado.

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