Josh Nickell: CEO & Founder, Sankalpa

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Josh Nickell's endless curiosity has led him to travel around the world, earn a Master's degree in international economics from John's Hopkins, and run strategy and operations for high growth startups.  Josh is currently CEO & Founder of Sankalpa where he is dedicated to creating quality products that represent a worldwide community of artists & yogis.

What do I do best?

I’m very analytical. This makes me great with operations, strategy and the executional side of running a business.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Being surrounded by smart and motivated people, and seeing a high potential upside to what I’m working on.

What are my aspirations?

To run a sustainable business that I am passionate about, while also balancing business success with family time, and a healthy lifestyle.

My Biggest Success?

Building out my beautiful family.

My Most Challenging Moment?

The decision to start Sankalpa and build my own company.  I was on my honeymoon and had recently started a new job.  It was a big risk to my current situation, but ended up being very well worth the risk.

My Motto?

(Tell us a personal mantra, saying or adage that you tend to live life by or believe in strongly)

The light in me salutes the light in you.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

Patthabi Jois

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Greece and Italy.  I love the sun and ocean. Also, I got engaged in Greece so it holds a special place in my heart.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

My Sankalpa yoga mat and all of my apple devices.

My Current Passions?

Ashtanga yoga and healthy living and eating.