Patricia Karpas

Patricia Karpas spent many years innovating by building brands and new businesses within larger companies – CNBC, AOL, Time Warner, NBC and Gaiam – before taking the leap into building a business around her love of meditation. The co-founder of the app Meditation Studio, named by Apple as one of its Top 10 of the year.

Show Notes

When Patricia Karpas took up meditation, she didn’t know that many years later she would build a profitable and growing business around the practice.

For many years Patricia had held executive roles in the high-pressure New York media world, building businesses within businesses as an ‘intrapreneur’ at CNBC, NBC, AOL, and Time Warner.  She built brands, developed strategic business and media partnerships, produced content and managed numerous business units.

Then she joined Gaiam, and she led the work that began there on what would ultimately become her own business with a buyout – the app Meditation Studio.

The app is top 10 Apple-rated app, and Patricia shares her experiences building a business around a practice she loves – and what it’s like to compete with better-funded Silicon Valley apps like Headspace. She’s also the host of popular podcast, Untangle where she interviews experts, thought-leaders and influencers on how meditation and mindfulness practices change us.

Learn in this episode:

  • How meditation makes us better entrepreneurs, executives and team members
  • How to innovate within large companies and manage change
  • Bootstrapped growth vs.venture capital
  • And other great tips for women in business and much more!

More about Patricia:

Through her other company, Karpas Ventures, she provides consulting services in areas related to health, wellness and positive impact.

Patricia is on Boards including The Cashmere Foundation and the Grief Support Network. Previously she served on both the Beth Israel/St. Luke's Roosevelt and the NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care boards. She has her MBA from the University of Denver and is certified as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Yoga Teacher and as an Executive Coach from New Ventures West.  She currently writes for Thrive Global, Positively Positive, Levo League and other media outlets.


Read the full transcript here:

102 Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur: Meditation Maven Patricia Karpas on Transforming What You Love Into a Growing Business

More about Patricia here:

Get Meditation Studio for free in the Apple app store…and you get a starter series of 10 meditations (great for first-timers) plus 12 amazing sample meditations.


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