Founders


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Paul Zelizer
Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Weirdness Officer

Paul Zelizer is one of the first business and marketing coaches to focus on the needs of the Wisdompreneur – coaches, consultants and other service entrepreneurs who have a foundation of mindfulness or awareness. 

Paul runs a global coaching practice supporting wisdom entrepreneurs in growing their businesses to the next level. He’s also the former Director of Social Media for Wisdom 2.0, one of the premier mindfulness brands in the world. 

In 2013, Paul co-created Wisdompreneurs because he saw the need for an organization to bring entrepreneurial skills to transformational leaders and to bring easy to implement centering practices to the entrepreneurial world. 

Today, he is the Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Weirdness Officer of Wisdompreneurs - a title that brings a smile to face.  He is also a popular speaker on Wisdom and Entrepreneurship, Mindful Leadership, Mindful Cofounders, and other conscious business topics.

Paul is also passionate about just about anything you can do in the mountains. yoga, dark chocolate, sustainable living, poetry and deep centering breaths. 

He lives in a solar adobe homein the mountains near Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Alison Raby
Co-Founder, CTO & Chief Alchemist

As Co-Founder, CTO and Chief Alchemist of Wisdompreneurs, Alison brings a compelling mindset and skill set to her responsibilities. Alison launched her first business at 21 and has since has founded and led several successful retail and service organizations. 

Currently, she heads two businesses that she created over a decade ago: Mariposa Search, a retained executive search firm with a dedication to diversity, inclusion and socially-conscious business; and LifeBeforeDeath, which provides seminars, individual guidance, and resources for personal development and the cultivation of increased aliveness. 

Her own wisdom practice began at 17 and includes a focus of nearly twenty years studying and teaching Gestalt Awareness Practice in the Bay Area and at Esalen Institute. She Co-Founded and administered the first degree-granting holistic health program in the United States and is a licensed Professional Development Counselor. 

She was the Volunteer Coordinator for Wisdom 2.0 in 2013, served on the board of Wisdom 2.0 Women and chairs one of the Bay Area’s largest association of search professionals. 

Alison also enjoys horseback riding, cuddling with her dog Linus, evangelizing about the importance of diversity and inclusion, facing death, and cultivating aliveness.