who we are

the consul

we are women who woke.

we come from many fields with a unified mission: to inspire conscious culture.

because now is the time to unite, to evolve, to shine.  

the earth needs us. we need us.

 

founders

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Mel Nahas

MEL WORKED TEN YEARS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY; PRODUCING LIVE MUSIC TELEVISION AND A NATIONAL RADIO SHOW, AS WELL AS WORKING ARTIST-SIDE IN DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT, MEL HAD NO FORESIGHT THAT SHE WOULD EVER LEAVE MUSIC. DURING THE LAST FEW OF THOSE YEARS, SHE CREATED A BLOG PROFILING CONSCIOUS LIVING PEOPLE, PRODUCTS AND PLACES FOUND THROUGH HER TRAVELS. A NEW NETWORK OF INCREDIBLE PEOPLE STARTED TO FORM AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS BLOSSOMED. SOME OF THEM ASKED HER TO WORK ON THEIR CONSCIOUS EVENTS OR DEVELOP THEIR BRANDS, KNOWING THAT SHE COULD TRANSLATE HER EXPERIENCE IN A NEW PARADIGM. AFTER AN EPIPHANY WORKING BACKSTAGE AT A MUSIC FESTIVAL, MEL DECIDED TO LEAVE MUSIC AND DIVE RIGHT INTO A WORLD THAT WOULD ELEVATE CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH BRANDS AND COMMUNITY. SHE FOUNDED CONSCIOUS CITY GUIDE, A PLATFORM FOR CONSCIOUS EVENT PRODUCERS AND SEEKERS, WHO CAN LIST, FIND, TICKET AND MANAGE CONSCIOUS EVENTS AROUND THE GLOBE. SHE’ S CURRENTLY WORKING ON BEING MORE IN TUNE WITH HER HIGHER-SELF, WHICH ULTIMATELY PROVED TO HAVE MORE FORESIGHT THAN HER PHYSICAL-SELF. SHE NEVER KNEW WHY SHE STARTED THAT BLOG, NOW SHE DOES. . .

Kiki Falconer

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KIKI IS A CREATIVE DIRECTOR, illustrator, AND creative ADVISOR.

AFTER A DECADE-long career in NETWORK TELEVISION IN VANCOUVER AND SYDNEY, Kiki DECIDED TO use her skills to INSPIRE CHANGE. SHE MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK WITH ECOLOGICALLY-MINDED NON-PROFITS and CONSCIOUS COMMERCIAL CLIENTS.  IT WAS HERE SHE RECONNECTED WITH MEL AND, THROUGH THEIR ALIGNED VISION, CO-CREATED CONSCIOUS CITY GUIDE.

KIKI IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ART, THE EARTH, AND THE PRESENT MOMENT. 

co-creators

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Marlena Marchewka

WITH A CAREER SPANNING 15 YEARS IN FASHION, CONSUMER AND RETAIL, MARLENE HAS UNCOVERED NEW PATHS TO GROWTH AND GUIDED CRITICAL TRANSITIONS FOR BRANDS SUCH AS JENNI KAYNE, JUICY COUTURE, VICTORIA’S SECRET AND REFORMATION. SHE IS KNOWN FOR A BRAND CENTRIC APPROACH, CONNECTING THE DOTS ACROSS VISION, PRODUCT, CONTENT AND CHANNEL TO TELL COMPELLING STORIES & DELIVER INSPIRING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES THAT ENGAGE AND CONVERT. 

MARLENE IS GUIDED BY PURPOSE AND PEOPLE. SHE HOLDS A FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF THAT PURPOSE-DRIVEN BUSINESSES, THOSE THAT EXIST NOT JUST TO BUILD AND SELL, BUT TO BUILD AND SELL FOR A PURPOSE, ATTRACT, ENGAGE AND CREATE VALUE FOR STAKEHOLDERS. SHE IS PARTICULARLY PASSIONATE ABOUT ELEVATING THE CULTURE & BUSINESS OF WELLNESS, GROWING INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES AND HEALING FINANCIAL & MONEY SYSTEMS

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Lenea Sims

Lenea Sims is a writer, healer, and founder of self-care platform Gooey Girl where she explores how to get through the gooey bits of life using self-care modalities modern and ancient. She is known for her approachable and inclusive approach to wellness and, recently, Essence Magazine named her one of the "Self-Care Sistahs That Helped Redefine Wellness in 2017." Lenea's current passions lie in exploring energy medicine and encouraging people to cultivate their own energetic health routines that heal their souls and uplift their lives. 

Ray Ray Hughes

Rachel Hughes

RACHEL IS AN AUSTRALIAN BORN, LA & NY BASED PRODUCER AND CURATOR SPECIALIZING IN EVENTS, BUILDING COMMUNITIES AND BRANDING. THE LAST 12 YEARS, SHE’S DEVELOPED EXHIBITIONS, FESTIVALS, MAGAZINES, VIRAL CONTENT, MUSIC VIDEOS, FOOD AND BEVERAGE ACTIVATIONS & ART INSTALLATIONS. MOST NOTABLE PROJECTS INCLUDE, LOST PARADISE FESTIVAL, ONDALINDA X CAREYES, VIVID LIGHT FESTIVAl. SHe is also the founder of natives, the global network for conscious professionals.

RACHEL BELIEVES THAT WE, AS HUMANS, NEED TO BE TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES & THE PLANET FROM A PREVENTATIVE STANDING POINT, RATHER THAN REACTIONARY. THROUGH DAILY HOLISTIC & SUSTAINABLE HABITS, ALL HUMANS CAN ACCESS A THRIVING, HEALTHY LIFE IN SYMBIOSIS WITH THE PLANET. 

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ARIELA IzSAK

Ariela is a practicing family law attorney, peacemaker, problem-solver and healer of conflict. She is deeply passionate about all things related to social justice and believes one of the best ways to create positive and long lasting social change is through collective action, connection and collaboration. She is honored to be a part of the Conscious City Guide team and is inspired by the conscious community of wisdom sharers and seekers committed to our collective consciousness, progress and evolution.