Conscious Connection is a global collective of writers, artists, adventurers and business leaders dedicating to making an impact doing what we love. We’re committed to helping people achieve their potential and have a positive impact in the world.
We were founded on the idea that outward change begins at the inner level. Our purpose is to cultivate the consciousness of our readers and connect like minds to transformational ideas that can benefit our world. We’ve interviewed top performing Olympic Athletes, multiple Grammy Winning Musicians and feature a weekly column with advice from the world’s top sustainable business leaders, wellness experts and conscious lifestyle connoisseurs.
who we are
We’re digital storytellers dedicated to inspiring people to impact the world doing what they love. Everything we feature in our magazine has been exquisitely crafted and hand picked to serve your highest potential.
As cultural creatives who value the planet and each other, we’re passionate about sharing the conscious connection with everyone.
We tell the stories of the people that are changing the world every day from the bottom up. Our aim is for our collective experiences to inspire you in the pursuit of your own dreams and impact goals.
MEET THE TEAM
Anthony Chiaravallo, Founder & Editor
Anthony founded Conscious Connection in March of 2010 after a surf sabbatical with the vision to transform the world through the power for conscious media. Since then, he’s grown the publication into a global movement of change agents advocating for the triple bottom line and sustainable living. Anthony is responsible for the overall strategic direction and design of the magazine as well as our content calendar and branded partnerships.
With a twelve year career as a Digital Marketing Executive, Anthony works with global brands to develop integrated marketing strategies that deliver impact and ROI at-scale. Anthony most recently served as the SVP, Performance Media for BCW Global, sits on the board of several ad tech companies and speaks on marketing trends at conferences like SxSW, TEDxNavesink and Digiday. He received his Business Degree from Rider University and tweets @anthonychiara.
Tara Barnett, Creative Director
Tara currently holds the position of Creative Director at Conscious Connection and oversees the day-to-day art direction as well as the vision for our creative lifestyle series. Tara began her career in NYC working for internationally acclaimed illustrator Barbara Nessim and partnered with top designers, photographers and writers on the production of her memoir, An Artful Life.
In addition to running our creative studio, Tara is a highly sought after visual artist and art educator. As Executive Director of Canvas Studio Art in Fair Haven, NJ she has implemented a comprehensive creative arts programs for children and adults and was recently featured on the Facebook Business Blog for her creative social media strategy during COVID-19.
Tara received her BFA in Illustration from Parsons the New School for Design, and a Masters in Education from Monmouth University. In her free time Tara enjoys hiking, herbalism, painting and skiing. Follow her on Instagram @tarabarnett.
Karl Girolamo, Associate Publisher
Karl recently came to Conscious Connection as Associate Publisher and editorial contributor spearheading our Cannabis Industry Series. Karl has worked for over 15 years in the film industry in New York and Los Angeles as an award winning artist across writing, producing, directing and acting. Karl has a long history of collaborating with creatives including Oscar winning Directors and Actors. Karl wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed film The Good Ones which has won multiple awards including Best original Screenplay and Best Actor at the LA Shorts awards. He has also received the Exceptional Emerging Artist award in 2017 by The Hollywood Film Festival.
Originally a native of Staten Island New York, Karl received his Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey and currently resides in Los Angeles California. Karl’s passion for digging deeper into stories and offering a fresh perspective on challenging topics while making an impact doing what he loves, makes him a perfect fit for the Conscious Connection Magazine.
Lindsey Dolan, Editorial Contributor
Lindsey Dolan joined Conscious Connection Magazine as Editorial Contributor in 2020 after spending seven years working as a multimedia artist, high mountain athlete photographer and content creator world wide. Lindsey has traveled extensively for art, business and expedition, with a particular interest in pattern recognition and trends. She looks for honest, relevant, thought provoking content that connects creatives, investors, and opinion leaders.
Currently located in Chamonix, France, she enjoys alpine climbing, steep skiing, alternative continental travel and running local community arts projects. Follow her on Instagram @Lindsey.Dolan.
our editorial purpose
We have an Experience-Based Editorial Policy which simply means if we haven’t experienced something—and loved it—our readers won’t find it in the digital pages of our publication.
In the era of fake news and mass media manipulation, our team is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity and are committed to only producing content that has your best self in mind.
Our mission driven approach to media harnesses the power of storytelling to elevate thinking, encourage conscious discussion and inspire real-world impact.