Transforming leaders and teams from the inside out
Adam Rinder - Undercover Accountant
Entrepreneur, yoga teacher, non-profit consultant and the most charming accountant you'll ever meet. The most formative years of my professional career began when I started teaching AcroYoga. That catapulted me onto the journey around the world and connected me to a global community of ordinary people, living with extraordinary intention. I aim to empower those around me to cultivate their personal best with radical authenticity.
Adam Rosendahl - Founder and CEO of LATE NITE ART®
In 2011, when Adam Rosendahl was working as a Wilderness Instructor in the alligator-infested swamps of Alabama, he never would’ve expected that 4 years later he’d be leading workshops with the US Court and Fortune 100 companies. Adam is the Founder and CEO of LATE NITE ART®, a creative experience lab that drives innovation and builds empathy, inside of companies and institutions. As a facilitator and experience designer, he creates learning spaces that help his clients shift their team’s culture, and break routine ways of thinking. Clients include Instagram, Google, VMware, Mexico Tourism Board, Accenture, and the US Probation Office.
Adam Smiley Poswolsky - Author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, Millennial workplace expert
Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, keynote speaker, and author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters. Smiley has inspired thousands of young professionals and entrepreneurs to find fulfilling work, through speaking at Fortune 500 companies and collaborating with organizations like the Hive Global Leaders Program, Camp Grounded, the Bold Academy, StartingBloc, The Passion Co., Esalen, and General Assembly. His writing has been published in The Washington Post, Fast Company, and Time.
Alan Ratliff has been designing culture-shaping experiences for IDEO and its clients since 2004, turning everyday routines into magical community moments. He has reimagined the experience of airport employees, designed new workplace tools, and architected studio environments and talent development in innovation labs. An expert community builder, Alan collaborates with leaders seeking to build inclusive workplaces. Alan founded IDEO’s LGBTQAI employee group in 2005 and has since launched groups for other underrepresented populations. He’s passionate about designing for the unique needs of today’s emerging talent and committed to the idea that more inclusive design practices lead to better design solutions.
Angella Okawa - Leadership Coach
Angella Okawa, MA, LMFT, works with individuals and organizations interested in taking personal and professional development to the next level. Utilizing a background in design, tech and psychology, she helps executives, new managers, and teams improve their EQ and flexibility working across differences. She has a coaching and psychotherapy practice in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento and a 15+ year meditation practice.
Chris M Murchison - Independent Consultant, Advisor, Coach
Chris is a passionate advocate for positive workplace cultures. In his broad career spanning the higher education, for-profit and not-for-profit fields he has focused his energy on developing creative means to building community at work and practices that support an employee experience of deep respect, connection, joy, and generative learning.
Cyndi is an Inner Game Coach and master facilitator working with leaders committed to creating vibrant conscious cultures. By raising their level of understanding around how ‘thinking’ is subjective and transitory, she helps them consistently show up as their most resourced selves. Combining her years as a brand strategist, with her Masters in Psychology -- she’s been transforming creative businesses for over 20 years. Her clients include 72andSunny LA/NYC/Amsterdam, Buddha Jones Productions, Joe Lewis Events, the LA Philharmonic and more. She also brings this work into California Prisons for the past 10 years through the Freedom to Choose Project.
Jerri Chou - Founder, The Feast
Jerri's purpose is to create experiences that help people unlock their potential and realize they're part of something greater. A facilitator, artist, and coach, she draws on over 10 years of experience in working with leaders, convening, experience design, and purpose-based innovation and foresight to spearheaded pioneering projects and companies. Among these is The Feast, which brings together innovators from across disciplines to explore possibilities for themselves and the world and special projects ranging from opportunity identification to prototyping with partners like Intel, MSNBC, and SAP to Nonprofits and government agencies like The MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Jolene Anello Oliver - Project Management Consultant
As an Innovative People Development Leader, Jolene Anello Oliver generates purpose-driven organizational cultures to propel employee engagement and productivity. Leveraging intuition, Jolene helps companies strengthen their connection to their core values and mission through change management by harmonizing teams on their shared values and empowering employees to leverage their greatest strengths. Jolene has been a creative change agent who inspires stakeholder engagement and business transformation. Her work emanates from her desire to help people thrive personally and professionally.
Josh Levine - Author, Co-Founder of Culture LabX, Principal of Great Monday
A company is only as good as its people, and Josh Levine is on a mission to help organizations create a culture advantage from the inside out. His day job is Principal of Great Monday, a 10-year-old culture design company serving technology companies and social enterprises. Curious to experiment and connect with like minds, he co-founded CultureLabX in 2013 and has seen it grow into an international community. And because he just can’t get enough, you will also find him sharing his ideas as an instructor in the MBA programs at California College of the Arts, and on stage at culture conferences. His book Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love will be published in 2018 with McGraw-Hill Education. Josh holds a BS in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University, and BFA in design from the Academy of Art University.
Larry Vales - Director of Talent, James Irvine Foundation
Larry is responsible for leading the talent strategy for the James Irvine Foundation and upholding the mission and values of Irvine in a way that supports and develops its staff. Larry is an experienced facilitator in conflict resolution, mediation, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Born and raised in California, Larry is a former theater teacher and director. Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Drama from San Diego State University and advanced certifications from the Society of Human Resource Management, Carolina Dispute Resolution Center, and Duke University.
Laura Delizonna - Speaker, Executive Coach, Culture Consultant
Laura Delizonna, PhD is a Stanford University instructor, international speaker, author, and executive coach with an expertise in optimal performance, team effectiveness, inspirational leadership, and thriving in life. She delivers practical, science-based trainings and inspiring keynotes. Laura has presented to business leaders, government officials, and public audiences in over 15 countries. She works with innovative leaders to shape their company’s culture, including Google, Facebook, Hewlett Packard, Yahoo, and Disney.
Laura co-authored four books including Enhancing Emotional Intelligence, Mindful Leaders, Thrive, and Mindful. Her recent article on high performing teams was published in Harvard Business Review. She was trained at Stanford, Boston University, and Harvard.
Marc Pomerleau is experience designer, fire-starter, trend-spotter, creative collaborator, inspirational speaker and vice president of global strategy at Freeman, the world's leading brand experience company. In his role at Freeman, Marc builds capacity and will for the design and production of transformative, learning experiences and creates the code for catalyzing high performing teams and true, meaningful change. Marc holds a Masters degree in Asia studies and international economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC, a Masters certificate in organizational psychology from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and has attended Beijing University and the Stanford Center at Taiwan University.
Marisol MacGregor - Leadership Coach + People Developer
Marisol MacGregor is a lifelong learner of people development. She's a transformational coach and specializes in emotional intelligence, strengths-building, and psychological safety within culture development. She works with diverse executives and managers at top tech companies and leading-edge startups and has consulted for various companies within people development, including Zendesk and Logitech. She’s also managed Global Learning & Development Programs within Zendesk, a Fortune 'top-10 tech company to work for’, shaping global, companywide manager development, employee engagement, and performance feedback programs. Prior to finding her sweet spot in People + Culture Development, she spent 7 years focusing on people while in Product Management and Marketing lead roles for forward-thinking global tech companies, including at a face-recognition company acquired by Google.
Mary Candice Shindler - Program Manager & Facilitator, LinkedIn
Mary Candice is dedicated to nleashing the potential, creativity, and leadership of individuals to make their greatest impact. As a facilitator and coach, she has helped Fortune 100 companies, the United Nations, schools, and non-profit organization align with their purpose, champion inclusion efforts, and transform their culture. She is currently managing Learning & Development programs for LinkedIn.
Mike G. Katz - Founding Director & Lecturer, Interpersonal Development Program, UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business
Mike believes all people deserve meaningful work. He brings this belief to bear by practicing with clients to cultivate their relational skills, including perspective taking, empathy, and dialogue-based communication. In this regard, he leads assessments, coaching engagements, and workshops for Haas MBA student leaders. He also manages a team of coaches. Mike is a Lecturer in the Management of Organizations department, where he designed and teaches the popular courses “The Pursuit of Meaningful Work” and “People Development.” Mike also coaches executives and emerging leaders from organizations such as Google, American Express, Credit Karma, and Blue Bottle Coffee.
Monisha Chandanani - Founder of See Love Choose, a system for Conscious Creation
Monisha Chandanani is Intuitive Leadership Coach and the founder of See.Love.Choose., a system for conscious creation. Over the past eight years, Monisha has worked with thousands of clients on 6 continents and over 25 countries. Through private coaching and group workshops, she assists her clients and their teams to achieve more by doing less. Affectionately called a “corporate analyst for the soul,” Monisha is especially skilled in coaching her clients in creating a life filled with purpose, power, play and positive global impact. She has the honor and privilege of working with extraordinary leaders from Twitter, Google, Airbnb, and Qualcomm along with game-changing entrepreneurs.
Natalie Brain - Founder, Brass Bamboo. Leadership Development Facilitator and Coach.
Natalie helps leaders and teams grow fearlessly. She facilitates the flagship people manager training at one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2018”. She has ten plus years of management experience on six continents and was a full-time lecturer at the University of Melbourne in Australia on the science of peak performance. She has an MBA from MIT, master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and undergraduate degree in Economics/Business from UCLA. She is also a CPA and mindfulness facilitator at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Niki Lustig - Head of Learning & Development, GitHub
Passionate about helping managers to lead teams, and teams to become more effective, I partner with employees to identify, design and facilitate the right learning solutions to help them do the best work of their lives -- from their first day at GitHub and beyond. And I love it.
As a facilitator, experiential educator, and psychologist, Nilisha designs imaginative learning spaces. She has been using arts-based practices since 2010, to build skills in adults and young people - be it CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, teachers from low-income schools, or young people from foster care homes. She has worked with groups across India and USA.
After a 2-year tour of duty in Silicon Valley as a product designer, Norman realized the real bugs weren’t in software, but in people. Since then, he’s worked with learners from high-schoolers to executives. He’s built a design thinking playbook for K12 educators with Stanford d.school, facilitated Stanford Graduate School of Business’ flagship course on emotional intelligence (“Touchy Feely”), and is currently a Learning Experience Designer at a one-year tuition free college alternative called MissionU. Norman’s focus at MissionU is equipping students with self-awareness, and skills for effective influence and connection. He enjoys jazz piano in his spare time.
Rahmin has founded and/or grown mission-driven organizations throughout his career including Good Eggs and Opendoor. He now supports leaders as a coach while developing his next project. He’s currently exploring the intersection of blockchain for good, crypto-economics and evolved governance models.
Roe gets people. In fact, they’re gigantic part of what she thinks about all day and she’s super happy about that.
Facilitator, Human-Centered Designer, Intentional Living Zealot, and Believer in all that’s good in humanity, she designs events, gatherings, conversations, and resources to help people make deeper meaning of their lives.
From transformative community development work in Uganda to creating one of the largest and recurring community events for social entrepreneurs in coworking, she thinks we’re just getting started with what we can do with culture.
A few thousand hearts follow her here to build lives they love. Come party.
Rocky is one of Canada’s most passionate evangelists on the Future of Work who preaches that technology, a sharing economy and the connected generation have dramatically changed the way companies attract, engage and retain their people. Companies that fail to embrace this reality will find themselves disrupted or made redundant by an increasingly innovative and agile economy. Rocky couples 10-years of executive HR and operations leadership in large enterprise organizations, with 5-years of startup tech experience. He is the co-founder of NoW Innovations where he brings humour and high energy to people and organizations wanting to future proof their companies.
Spencer is dedicated to helping people live more naturally and honestly in themselves. He is a Certified Integral Facilitator, student of Thomas Hubl, Shadow yogi, and student of the Art of Circlesinging. Spencer works with a variety of groups, teams, and organizations using music, play, and movement to integrate shadow material and unlock creativity. He lives with his wife and son in the East Bay, CA in Wildcat Canyon.