THE DIGITAL MAGAZINE FOR CULTURAL CREATIVES
Conscious Connection is a global collective of writers, artists, adventurers and business leaders dedicated 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 self.
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 & Publisher
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 fourteen year career as a Digital Marketing Executive and as the CEO of Vallo Media, Anthony works with global brands to develop integrated marketing strategies that deliver impact and ROI at-scale. He 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. In his free time Anthony enjoys skiing, surfing, playing guitar and, more recently, golf.
Tara Barnett, Content Director
Tara joined us in 2015 after meeting Anthony at a seaside art gallery featuring work by renowned surf lifestyle artist, Jay Alders. Since then, she has helped grow the magazine and now oversees our editorial calendar, creative strategy and community engagement. Her love of nature and helping those in need blend perfectly with our mission of inspiring people to achieve their dreams and impact the world doing what they love. Her passion for healing art and herbalism helps her cultivate a content vision which offers readers a unique perspective in a world so desperately in need of conscious awareness.
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. She most recently served as Executive Director of Canvas Studio Art in Fair Haven, NJ where she implemented a comprehensive creative arts programs that has impacted the lives of hundreds of adults and children. Her innovative work at Canvas was also featured on the Facebook Business Blog for 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. You can usually find Tara with her art, hiking under a canopy of trees, studying herbalism, writing, gardening or on a foreshore mudlarking. Follow her on Instagram @tarabarnett
Karl Girolamo, Account Executive
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 resonates well with our readership of cultural creatives.
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.