As founder and CEO of Intengine Enterprises, Inc., a company dedicated to connecting people with environmentally and socially responsible businesses, Connie Linder leads with the creative drive of an award-winning entrepreneur, the pragmatic mind of an MBA, and the heart of global citizen committed to transformative change for the betterment of all. “Sustainability is love in action and our platform is an intention engine for connecting people with resources and suppliers that can help implement your intention of wanting to be more sustainable,” she shares.
With 20 years of experience that began as a stockbroker and the owner of several innovative enterprises, Connie launched Intengine Enterprises in 2010. The Vancouver-based company is now the fastest-growing database and business platform of its kind in North America, expanding globally, and was recognized as the world’s most outstanding eco business platform in 2019 and 2020. “My time as a stockbroker gave me a great background in understanding how to put companies together, and also let me see a lot of what was wrong with the system,” she explains. In addition to Intengine Enterprises, she is also a co-founder of Agora Energy Technologies, which won Ali Baba’s Global Environmental Award for developing a process to use carbon dioxide to store energy in a battery, and as co-founder of Churchill Armoured Car, received the RBC Top New Supplier Award.
As a business strategist and a thought leader in the sustainability space, Connie works with a unique approach that blends personal intentions with business savvy. “The way I live aligns with the works I do. My left brain is my business background; my right brain is my holistic background. My left-and-right-brain approach helps me align intentions for positive change with a practical approach to being able to actualize and implement those intentions,” she shares.
While her pragmatic approach is exemplified through her MBA and investment education, she is also a trained personal development counselor with a reiki designation who has spiritual development training, and has trained with a master chi gong leader for meditation. In her work, she is a bridge. “In terms of how I line up my own intentions is alignment—what outcomes do we need to see as a world.” As an extension of this, Connie founded the Intengine Global Change Foundation to support future leaders with the personal development and professional skills required to be able to implement sustainability in their industry.
For her work, Connie has garnered a cache of awards, including the TECHGREEN Award from the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC, the Women of Worth Sustainable Living Award, a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Minerva Leadership Award, the BC Innovation Council's New Ventures Award, and she was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women as a trailblazer/trendsetter.
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CEO and Founder — Intengine Enterprises, Inc.