SEATTLE, Sept. 12, 2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The Conscious Commerce Conference from the VAST Institute ( is fast approaching, but there’s still time for enlightened business leaders to register for the event. The goal of the conference is to share practical strategies and methods for not only enhancing the bottom line, but also creating an environment where talent thrives. Scheduled for September 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT, the Conscious Commerce Conference will be hosted at The Rainier Club in downtown Seattle. 

“We have trained hundreds of individuals in the art of leadership, handling difficult communications, building win-win business strategies and creating cultures where both the organization and its employees thrive,” says Michelle Sherman, Founder and Creative Director of the VAST Institute. “We believe commerce offers an opportunity to make a significant and positive impact in the world.”

For nearly three decades, the VAST Institute has built a reputation among its many national and international clients for harvesting untapped human potential and demonstrating the practical value of trust and respect in the workplace. The institute’s curricula include certification, personal development and business programs; collectively, these services empower organizations to make a difference in the world while encouraging employees to maximize their potential. Recently, the VAST Institute launched its online marketplace where business professionals and individuals alike can learn new skills and discover a fresh perspective on what conscious business practices can achieve in the 21st century.  

The Conscious Commerce Conference will explore factors that promote or inhibit an enhanced return on human capital. The agenda also includes discussions on how to establish and then effectively leverage a superior reputation through socially intelligent leadership, igniting grass roots change creating new opportunities for professional and personal development. Ultimately, the conference will outline why embracing the core tenets of conscious commerce is a proven strategy for developing mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders.

Featured speakers at the Conscious Conference Commerce include the VAST Institute’s own Michelle Sherman; Catherine Corley, Principal of 4C Discernment, LLC; and 35-year consulting veteran Don Graf. Each brings a unique perspective to the competency of conscious commerce.

About the VAST Institute

The VAST Institute was launched in 1988 in Seattle, Washington, to support experienced business leaders and visionaries in their quest to create profitable entities that simultaneously benefited the team, the customers and resources who served the business.

What began as a success coaching company has evolved into much more. The VAST Institute’s original mission was to improve the experience of business owners and leaders in running their companies. In customized training and mentoring programs, the institute has imparted tools for dramatically reducing stress, improving work-life balance and increasing profit.

Over the past 30 years, the VAST Institute has developed and delivered customized training and mentoring programs as well as special events that generate compassionate yet highly effective business cultures. The institute strives to help others see business as the opportunity to make a positive difference in the world.


Michelle Sherman, Founder and Creative Director
(206) 935-7872
Email [email protected]


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