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Remote work, hybrid workplaces, a pandemic, growth, hiring, a new generation in the workforce, and shifting skillsets - these are all common topics and concerns for today's consumer brands.

Join us for a candid conversation with leadership from Bolt, Force Brands, Basemakers, and more as we discuss leadership's role in creating a thriving, adaptable culture in today's environment.

This event is brought to you in partnership with Conscious.org


  • Max Bauman (Founder & CEO of Basemakers)

    Max Bauman

    Founder & CEO of Basemakers


    Max Baumann is an established entrepreneur and business leader in the food and beverage industry. He is currently the founder & CEO of Basemakers, an INC 500 company, performing sales & merchandising services for some of the fastest growing brands like Health Ade kombucha, . He was featured on the TODAY show, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, CNN, Wharton at Work, among others. He resides in Austin, Texas and in his spare time, you can find him seeking waves for surfing across the world. Max received his CPD in General Management from Wharton’s Executive Education program in April 2014 and is a Wharton Fellow.

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  • Laura Levinsohn (Director of Employee Experience at Bolt)

    Laura Levinsohn

    Director of Employee Experience at Bolt

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  • Sean Conner (Chief Progress Officer at ForceBrands)

    Sean Conner

    Chief Progress Officer at ForceBrands


    Sean is the Chief Progress Officer who heads business development at ForceBrands. Overseeing a team of strategists and business development professionals, he works to strategically outline effective hiring strategies and organizational charts to add structure and value to high-growth brands. His understanding of client goals and their business objectives helps him scale these companies most effectively. As one of the company’s first hires, he brings enthusiasm and experience in networking to ForceBrands. His previous role helping NBA players find opportunities post-basketball solidified his passion for helping people make meaningful connections.

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  • Angela McElwee (Most recently CEO of of Gaia Herbs)

    Angela McElwee

    Most recently CEO of of Gaia Herbs

    With 28 years of experience in the natural products industry, Angela has built vision, strategy, and teams at many levels – as a retailer, CPG and nonprofit board director, community member, and most recently as the President & CEO of Gaia Herbs - a purpose-driven vertically integrated organization & B Corporation. Her leadership style is centered on the belief that people and organizations have inherent potential to serve a purpose greater than profit. That belief, once aligned with business & market opportunities, can drive dramatic and powerful results. An advocate for using business as a vehicle to promote regenerative change for people and planet (as part of an expanded stakeholder model), Angela brings that same ethos to life as a board member for other social impact and wellness organizations. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and their 4 daughters.

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