We had the good fortune of connecting with Zanzibar Vermiglio and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zanzibar, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Ok, so many, but the MOST important factor has always been a rigorous focus on making a difference. The entire business has the philosophy of making a positive impact with every person and every business that we touch no matter what, whether the person or company is a customer or potential customer or not. We have always had it be that value is being created for everyone we touch. The business is predicated on bringing higher-conscious thought to business and in a way that not only creates unprecedented results, but also that brings out the brightest light possible in people. Whether we are working with an executive in a simple executive coaching capacity or with an entire department or division, or if we are doing a free consult to a non-profit or charity, the game is the same. We are as valuable as we can be to the group we serve. That we have never lost sight of that in everything we do has had a very real impact on how our clients, friends, and public at large relate to who we are.
Beyond that, it doesn’t hurt that we have a track record of creating unprecedented performance increases in the groups that we are given to work with. We are so reliable for the end result, it makes it easy for clients to advocate on our behalf. It is indeed something that we work with and teach in organizational design, that the value proposition is the reason for the business to exist. It behooves every business to create an exquisite value proposition in the market before addressing scalability or expansion.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My mission is to bring higher-conscious thinking to the world. I have found that there is a magnificent expression inside every human being. When people have their attention on what really matters to them about the world around them, their natural exuberance and vitality as well as aptitude goes up. In some cases this rise of natural aptitude is extreme. Every person in the world deserves to be inspired by their own light and have it shine with a vivid display of true inspired purpose. I have dedicated myself to having that exquisite expression of being alive shine through people.
Currently, I accomplish my mission largely through businesses. However, I also engage with this mission through a non-profit organization, writing, and even through social endeavors.
Reverse-engineering the success of companies utilizing proper thinking has turned out to be an extraordinary way to fulfill this mission for people. Because people have a shared purpose inside of organizations, it’s easy to tap into an aligned creativity and collaboration while securing it’s success through proper structures. The key is always in making sure that we are always working on what truly matters; what truly matters for their marketplace, for the organization, and for each of their employees.
I skipped college and was managing people for the first time when I was 19 years old. Managing people was a difficulty at that age to say the least. I did become a student of the game and started learning what caused performance with my teams. I read books and periodicals. Mostly the information that was out there wasn’t very useful so I just learned from experience. By the time I was 26, I had tested enough different things that I was working from what truly mattered about managing people and began to train managers.
Everything in business is an act of creativity. Every outcome someone wants to create has dozens of potential pathways to it’s resolution. What I have predicated my entire practice on is the ability to guarantee mission fidelity 100% of the time, while bringing out the best in people.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Best places to visit:
Lower Downtown – Visit some of the rooftop bars, maybe take in a baseball game.
Red Rocks – Doesn’t even matter so much who is playing… just need to go.
Flatirons and Pearl St. – Easy hike and then great food (Salt?) with a street performer here or there…. great day.
16 St Mall – Probably have to experience it for lunch or happy hour
Grizzly Rose / Lincon’s Roadhouse / Stampede – I love to dance. Everyone who comes to visit ends up going dancing at some point.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to Arthur Brock, one of my first mentors, and to my parents Janet and Philip Vermiglio.