Deb Nelson is the Vice President of Client & Community Engagement at RSF Social Finance. At RSF Social Finance they envision a world in which money serves the highest intentions of the human spirit and contributes to an economy based on generosity and interconnectedness. Learn Deb’s thoughts about how money can be used to heal the world around us. Deb is passionate about economic justice, women’s rights/human rights, environmental sustainability, hiking amidst redwood forests, and courageous leadership.
[2:15] Carley reflects on the need for hospicing old ways in our beautiful world, and introduces Deb Nelson, VP of Client and Community Engagement, who has come onto today’s podcast to share a new financial system that can better support all people and our planet.
[5:52] Deb outlines the experiences from her childhood and winding career path that helped shape her views of money and the need to reinvent its place in our world today.
[9:14] The questions everyone should take time to answer in order to identify their relationship with money and ways money can be used to support values.
[11:48] An overview of the work and initiative of RSF Social Finance, its investors and donors.
[13:02] A spotlight on Jessica Norwood, social entrepreneur and founder of The Runway Project, who tackled the racial wealth gap issue in the US head-on and has created an immensely successful company as a result.
[17:29] A look at the social investment fund at RSF Finance and the kind of people that are working to create an economy based on connection rather than separation.
[23:01] Deb’s recipe for resilience as she juggles her many roles as a mother, a career woman and a deliberate leader starts with humility and persistence.
[26:29] Feeling all of the emotions that live in our bodies without getting stuck in the story that accompanies them is a far more healthy and productive way to face the hard realities of today’s world.
[35:33] A spotlight on Sallie Calhoun of the #NoRegrets initiative who used her wealth to focus on fighting climate changes and regenerative agriculture and soil health solutions.
[38:43] Deb closes with the call to question assumptions about money and reject the belief that you can’t move money for good.
[39:54] Carley encourages listeners to learn more about RSF Finance and offers an overview of the free coaching sessions that she is offering her through the Womens Conscious Leadership program.
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