Runa, the former CEO and serial entrepreneur from trendy Iceland, was known as a trailblazer in her home country, introducing her industry to many innovative services and practices — just as, unbeknownst to her at the time, Runa was an early, avid, and pioneering practitioner of many of the Conscious Business principles taking flight today.
After selling her businesses and relocating to the U.S., Runa immersed herself in Conscious Leadership training in various disciplines such as psychology, wisdom traditions, awareness and mindfulness practices, and direct teachings from Nature.
For well over a decade Runa has been on the vanguard of the new business paradigm thinking, the creation of better workplaces and growing the bold and visionary next-generation leaders. As a global change agent and thought leader, she has inspired and ignited action in thousands of leaders around the globe through her speaking, writing, consulting, and facilitation., as well as through the social-impact platforms she co-founded in Los Angeles — the Conscious Leader Network, the Conscious Capitalism LA Chapter. and the TOGETHER! Network for purpose-driven female entrepreneurs. She co-produced the TOGETHER! Conference in 2014 around Conscious Business practices.
Runa sits on advisory boards and is a contributing author to numerous publishing platforms such as Thrive Global and the People Development Network, as well as books like Brand Real on such topics as Conscious Leadership, Conscious Business, evolving humanity's relationship to power, change and transition, and how to become a conscious leader.