Patricia Diorio, M.A., Get Conscious Now! Co-founder, Co-Host and Partner
Patricia Diorio brings twenty years of experience in education and psychology to her work as a spiritual counselor and intuitive. She is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to remember that we are all powerful spiritual beings having a human experience.
Patricia offers intuitive readings, workshops and classes in her private practice in Santa Barbara, CA and at various locations in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Over the years, she has assisted hundreds of clients to move to their next level of excellence in life by tuning into their own inner guidance and getting clear on their visions and goals and how to achieve them.
Over a period of 11 years, she produced and hosted “The Paradigm Shift” television and radio shows in Santa Barbara, interviewing pioneers of evolutionary thought who are leading experts in their respective fields as scientists, educators, researchers, medical doctors, health care practitioners, artists, politicians and business people. She is currently, producer and co-host of a TV show called “Get Conscious Now” on TVSB, Cox Cable in Santa Barbara.
Previously, her two-decade career as a social work administrator began with the founding and direction of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Fairfield County, Connecticut., and ended with the position of Regional Director for Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara County. A unique combination of administrator, futurist, and visionary, Patricia excelled at her social work motivated by her passionate commitment to making a difference in the lives of the people she served. Her clientele were primarily children from single parent homes, the homeless and indigent.
Patricia has a B.S. is Education from Central Connecticut State University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology , Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Bridgeport, in Connecticut. She has just completed her first book called “Balanced In Infinity- Living Your Divinity in a Material World.”
Patricia can be reached at patriciadiorio.com.
Stu Zimmerman, Get Conscious Now! Co-Host and Partner, Founder Share the Wealth Foundation
He went to an Ivy League school (Cornell) as an undergrad. He graduated first in his MBA class in finance (Northeastern Univ.). He then spent twenty years focused on the Almighty dollar in the stock market, as a stock broker, options trader and money manager.
At the peak of his financial success in the late 1990’s, his wife was diagnosed with cancer that was ultimately terminal. It was clear that there was no amount of money that would give him and his family what they really wanted. This was his wake-up call, a spiritual two-by-four that slapped him upside the head.
He started a journey that led to his letting go of the investment world to discover the answer to these questions: “Who am I?”, “Why am I here?” and “What is this fixation on money, wealth and security all about?”
To explore these questions, he co-authored, “Inner Security and Infinite Wealth: Merging Self-Worth and Net Worth” with Jared Rosen. He then created and hosted the nationally broadcast radio program, Inside Wealth, interviewing such diverse luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Tony LaRussa and George Zimmer about their perspective on success and world vision. More recently, he created and hosted the Inner Espresso short-form video series that translated universal wisdom into practical calls to action for business.
Stu currently co-hosts the award-winning television show, “Get Conscious Now!” having interviewed Deepak Chopra and Rev. Michael Beckwith among other forward-thinking leaders. His “Stu’s Views” segment offers wit, wisdom and light-heartedness that transmits an energy of delight and possibilities for a more joyful life.
Stu is also the Founder of Share the Wealth Foundation, a 501C3 educational foundation, whose tagline reads, “Wealth is a rainbow. Money is a color.” Its mission is to educate, inspire and empower a worldwide culture of social responsibility, financial stewardship and the daily celebration of life. Share the Wealth Foundation offers and supports experiential programs, utilizing the media and sponsoring live events to stimulate a wave of deeper self-inquiry, more fulfilling interpersonal relationships, sustainable communities and enlightened business practices.
Thanks for showing up! You may reach Stu at email@example.com.
Patty DeDominic, Co-founder and Executive Producer
Capitalizing on over two decades of successful experiences as an entrepreneur and board member, Ms. DeDominic currently operates DeDominic & Associates, a specialized business consulting firm which offers professional services to enterprise builders and other high achievers.
Patty is an expert in Executive Coaching, succession and strategic planning; the former owner of CT Engineering and PDQ Personnel Services, Inc., which she founded in 1979. Patty sold in 2006 to a privately held firm which is now over one billion dollars in annual sales nationally and one of the nation’s largest human resources/staffing firms. She is an author and co-creator of Reality Based Certification which assures the best coaching, consulting, and professional services and products from the most trustworthy sources.
Patty DeDominic was named Chief Executive Officer of the Year by the LA Business Journal and has received over twenty distinguished awards including recognition by the United States Department of Labor and other organizations as one of America’s finest employers; The Bank One Top Customer Service Award; The Artemis Award presented in Greece; and The President’s Award from Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) presented in Washington, DC. She was inducted into the Women’s Business Owners Hall of Fame over ten years ago.
As a leading community volunteer, Patty has chaired the Board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the foundation for SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) and was the National President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She has served and advises visionaries such as Dr. Jane Goodall, Hugh O’Brian with their institutes and was on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University for Dean Joseph Nye and the Council for Women World Leaders.
Her firm became a case study of successful entrepreneurship and succession planning at the MBA program at Stanford University.
Robin Eschler, Director of Communications
Robin Eschler has been marketing for-profits and nonprofits in B2B and B2C for decades. Her career started in Silicon Valley where she initially worked for Hewlett Packard and then moved into consulting. She helped a number of start-ups spawned from HP to develop and implement comprehensive, international campaigns and branding. Her client list included Galil Motion Control, PLX Technology, Oak Technology, all of which are now international corporations.
Robin has also helped introduce a number of consumer technologies to mass marketers nation-wide for Motorola, Casio, Ford Industries and others to Macy’s, Radio Shack, Gottschalks, Service Merchandise and more. Since then, she has introduced other nascent technologies to consumers. In 2014-2015, within 7 months of work for a start-up bio-tech firm, she lead them from no website or branding identity to being one of only 27 companies nationwide, the bulk of which were global corporations, invited to present to the US Congress in DC.
Upon moving to San Diego and then back to Santa Barbara, her home town, Robin’s career took a turn and changed focus toward her life-long passions to help others. After 12 years of work in nonprofit where she developed several programs reaching disadvantaged populations including foster children and at-risk youth, she founded her current business, Social Impact Marketing.
Aware of the paradigm shift occurring in nonprofit from “checkbook philanthropy” to sustainable change, she produced and hosted an online radio show, Socially Conscious Investing, conducting interviews with international social entrepreneurs, scientists, authors and artists. Her client list shifted to for-profit businesses and nonprofits making a social impact all over the world including Afghanistan, Kenya, USA, Canada and others across diverse industries.
As a past spiritual practitioner for Science of Mind (Ernest Holmes) and having been initiated as Master in Reiki, Robin’s path has long included the development of higher consciousness. She studied Kundalini yoga as a youth and has meditated utilizing various methods, recently including TM, throughout her adult life. Her current work attracts clients who are also on the path to better the world through greater compassion, consciousness, peace and caring for our Earth.
Late in 2012, crowdfunding caught Robin’s eye as a great way for companies to enjoy immediate gratification from improving their marketing. Since then she has consulted with new crowdfunding platforms looking to improve their success with better training for their campaigners. She has also presented crowdfunding seminars to Rotary, SCORE, SABER, Santa Barbara Business Expo, NAWBO and other groups, and she’s designed and managed a number of successful campaigns for clients.
Her value for her clients is in providing the top-down view of the marketing landscape together with actionable, bite-sized tactics to achieve marketing and business goals. Her tactical toolbox includes online marketing techniques for ecommerce, website development and SEO, membership site development, social media marketing, in addition to both online and offline PR, advertising, publications, email or direct mail, conferences and trade shows, and high impact, market discovery research. Throughout all of her work, Robin works intuitively and with a focus on bettering our world.
You may reach Robin at RLEschler@socialimpactmarketing.net.