Joshua S. Nunziato, PhD

 Craftsman. Contemplative. Coach.



I bring
to business.


I help
founders embody
their values.


I write
about wisdom
for work.


I inspire
entrepreneurs to create
with love.


I’m a big-picture thinker with a business heart. I strive to express what matters to me most in my everyday work. My everyday work just happens to be partnering with founders and entrepreneurs to help them express what matters to them most through their everyday work.

Several years ago, I helped teach a capstone course to business students on the ‘Philosophy of Exchange.’ Most of the students were preparing to enter the workplace. And they found themselves in a bind. The exchanges that gave their lives significance depended upon an economy that couldn’t acknowledge their value. That is a familiar problem. But it hit them—and me—with particular urgency. And it brought home the need to rethink how and why we do business.

Subsequently, I led a cross-disciplinary team to design a sequel course on the philosophy of the social enterprise. For my doctorate, I researched sacred economy in ancient and contemporary thought. My work focused especially on Augustine. He was the first person to think about what it means to be secular. But, unlike much of our culture, Augustine saw secular business as open to the sacred. My research has turned into a book. (It’s mostly for intellectuals.) But this website makes some of those insights readily available to anyone.

Ancient wisdom speaks directly to the biggest questions you face as a founder. Let me work with you to connect the dots. I facilitate transformative conversations. In the real world. About the real world. Hard-headed and open-hearted. With leaders who are giving life to new ways of doing business.

There are lots of executive coaches out there. Many focus on helping clients win. My goal is different. (Though I love to win.) I coach people who are giving birth. I’m like a doula who helps founders bring their deepest self-understanding, their highest values, and their broadest spiritual aspirations into their companies for the sake of the world.

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