Zhena is an award-winning, purpose-driven social entrepreneur, teacher, author, public speaker, and the publisher of Enliven Books, a new Mind-Body-Spirit imprint.
In her critically acclaimed book, Life by the Cup, Zhena chronicles her journey from - being a single mom with $6 to her name - to building a multimillion-dollar fair trade tea company. It’s such an inspirational story. Mark Wahlberg’s production company has actually optioned her book to create a TV series out of it.
Something I love about Zhena is not only that she built this amazing company out of nothing but that she believes that business is the most powerful force for good on the planet. And that all executives should adopt a stronger triple bottom line commitment of PEOPLE, PLANET, & PROFIT. Yessss.
Zhena was a pioneer of the fair trade movement. Her company, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, which she is no longer the CEO of, was built from this holistic perspective - dedicated to building equitable trading partnerships that create opportunities to alleviate poverty. This includes providing fair wages and added benefits such as better housing, healthcare, education and a sustainable environment.
Zhena’s mission is to inspire others to achieve their most audacious dreams and live in ways that heal themselves and our world. Join us!