Gathering around the Table is now available for preorder!
In 2007 Kari Warberg Block gained a patent for the country’s first botanical-based no-kill system of pest control and, in that moment, began changing the environmental landscape forever. But the road to this sort of impact didn’t come without a few challenges along the way. A farm wife who once lived off the land and worked tirelessly to raise her two children, Kari had the grit and tenacity to tackle every fight that came her way. But those battles weren’t just about victory. They also became about finding clarity around her purpose, her integrity, and how far she was willing to go to make a difference in the world that didn’t easily want to be changed. From losing her land to losing her life, Kari shows us, through her beautiful storytelling, what it means to see life through the lens of making an impact worth leaving behind.
Gathering around the Table shows the importance of value-based decision-making as the foundation of conscious leadership, and demonstrates how navigating obstacles from a place of personal beliefs and strong morals can lead to businesses—and lives—filled with prosperous financial growth, greater social impact, and deep personal fulfillment.
An inspirational public speaker, nature lover, inventor, entrepreneur, industry disrupter, and author, Kari Warberg Block was the first to educate the public on how to keep their homes pest- and poison-free without paying a hefty price, personally or environmentally. A fierce protector of our earth’s pollinators, Kari works with nature, not against it. Once a farmer and now CEO of EarthKind, a manufacturer of naturally powerful and effective insect and rodent deterrents, she cultivated the fastest-growing household pest prevention brand and only pest control brand that considered the health and well-being of all stakeholders—including the pests. Kari is a former member of the NWBC, which advises the president, the US Small Business Administration, and the United States Congress on matters of impact and importance for women in business. On her personal blog One of a Kind Achievers, Kari shares insightful discoveries made along her entrepreneurial journey as the leader of EarthKind and her passion for serving others. Underneath her words, you’ll find a soul that consciously cares for the well-being of the planet and all its inhabitants. Kari lives in North Carolina with her husband Jim and their rescue dog Benny on a little corner of the earth she is happy to call her own and share with the local wildlife.