Transforming leaders and teams from the inside out
Justin Rosenstein is the co-founder of Asana, a fast-growing app that makes it easier for teams to track their work with greater clarity, accountability, and efficiency. He’s also the primary author of Wavelength, an online publication for teams who aspire to do great things together—through a mindful, purposeful approach. Previously he led development for products at Facebook and Google, including the Like Button, Facebook Pages, and Gmail Chat. Justin majored in Math and got part way through a Master’s in Computer Science at Stanford. He is also a serious student of yoga, meditation, and cats.
KT NELSON joined ODC/Dance in 1976 and partners with Brenda Way directing the ODC/Dance Company. Nelson choreographed and directed the Company's first full-length family ballet in 1986, 'The Velveteen Rabbit', which has since been performed annually in the Bay Area as an ODC/Dance holiday production. Nelson has been awarded the Isadora Duncan Dance Award four times and her collaborators have included Bobby McFerrin, Geoff Hoyle, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Max Chen, Zap Mama, and Joan Jeanrenaud. Over the last 25 years, KT has played a major role in defining and implementing ODC's on-going and project-based outreach programs, and she continues to mentor emerging artists in the Bay Area and abroad.
Larissa is a coach, culture designer, and rites of passage guide who helps leaders navigate from their deep listening into greater alignment through her business, Wayfinding. She creates the training ground for Wayfinders by blending ten years of experience in leadership coaching, culture consulting, ecosystems science, ceremony design and facilitation, and holistic healing into uniquely transformative experiences.
Larissa’s offerings range from 1:1 coaching and leadership circles, to rites of passage, culture transformation, and leadership qigong. All of her work is designed to help leaders foster integrity through inner listening, embody their authentic leadership style, and navigate from their center, so they can more skillfully serve as stewards of creative energy. She's worked with hundreds of leaders across startups and the Fortune 100 from companies like Box, Deloitte, Genentech, Google, and the Wikimedia Foundation.
President & Founder, Soul of Money Institute; Co-Founder, Pachamama Alliance
Lynne Twist is a highly recognized global visionary and author of the best-selling book, The Soul of Money, which examines our attitudes toward money and offers compelling insight into our lives and the essence of prosperity. From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to serving in refugee camps in Ethiopia, and preserving the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of the social tapestry of the world and our current historical landscape.
Lynne was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for the show Super Soul Sunday, which will air on April 16, 2017.
Marti is a veteran traveler, creative marketer and social entrepreneur. As Founder & CEO of International Connector, Marti brings Next Generation Thinking Methodology to reimagine solutions in HR, research and brand experience for Fortune 500s, governments and NGOs. With 20 years experience working on developing brands, products and platforms to attract younger generations, Marti is successfully attracting and engaging talented diverse Millennials/GenZs worldwide. Marti is the winner of the 2017 Hivery We Rise Award working for equality. Through programs such as #ICGlobal and Your Big Year, she supports youth led innovation and has engaged over 100,000 youth from 190 countries.
Factory is a distributed global network of leading innovators, working across disciplines, focused on developing disruptive new technologies and exploring new models for human civilization.
Factory is the creator of Zero, a full-stack Innovation Operating System that connects top innovation talent to initiatives across the Fortune 500, helping companies innovate faster while giving innovators an alternative to traditional employment.
Factory's customers include over $3 trillion of global companies, including Apple, Nike, General Electric, Proctor & Gamble, Lowes, Verizon and others.
Prior to Factory, Matt founded Curve Technologies, where he raised $20 mm by age 20 and developed and patented the world’s leading cloud-based practice management and digital x-ray system in the dental industry.
Matt has been recognized by Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Forbes. He is a Canadian native, where he started programming when he was eight years old. He grew up in a dojo, received his black-belt at age nine and is a two-time national Tae Kwon Do champion.
Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs
Parneet is Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, a company that focuses on the art and science of thriving by delivering evidence-based learning solutions to promote wellbeing, resilience and productivity in the workplace. She provides the health and medicine expertise towards content and product development, teaches both in-person and virtual programs, and leads the company’s research efforts.
A Harvard- and Columbia-trained physician, Parneet is on a mission to create a compassionate society where health is the default. She moved away from clinical practice to focus on chronic disease prevention, working at the intersection of lifestyle medicine, behavior change and technology. Her decade-long meditation and mindfulness practice is key to her personal wellbeing. She continues to foster interdisciplinary health innovation as a TEDMED Scholar and Presenter. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Harvard Business Review and she has been featured on the cover of Mindful magazine.
Prakash is a leader in Executive Development at LinkedIn. His mission is to facilitate opportunity and help people connect with their superpowers so they feel inspired to take action towards collective success. He brings practical tools leaders can use to help achieve their potential. He coaches, facilitates, and runs workshops focused on mindfulness, values, and connection.
His background enables him to take a unique, and actionable approach to developing leaders. From beginning his career on Wall Street, to globally scaling a non-profit, to marketing the Oreo Cookie brand, he has successfully worked through key organizational challenges, providing him a business-rooted perspective when working with leaders. Learn more about LinkedIn Conscious Business Academy here.
Head of Corp Recruiting, Diversity & Inclusion, Yelp
Rachel Williams has 3 years of experience at Yelp, most recently assuming the role of Head of Diversity and Inclusion in 2014. She is currently focused on building Yelp’s diversity initiatives to accelerate action. Having grown up in San Mateo, CA, Rachel often found that she was one of only a couple faces of color in her classrooms. This early awareness of her own differences inspired her thirst for increased diversity and inclusion at a young age.
With a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and more than 15 years of human resources experience in a variety of industries including technology, life sciences, consumer products and retail, Rachel has honed her expertise in recruitment, organizational development, and strategic change activities. She is thrilled to be able to narrow her focus on Diversity and Inclusion, a very important element of the employee experience and a passion for Rachel. She returns to Yelp after most recently serving as the Head of Talent Acquisition for ClearSlide. She has also held talent acquisition roles at SolarCity, Peet's Coffee & Tea as well as an executive search consultant for venture capitalists.
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, and his work has been featured in Mashable, VICE, CNBC, Business Insider, and the World Economic Forum, among others.
Tara is Founder and CEO of Transformational Consumer Insights (TCI), a research and strategy consulting firm. TCI helps brands create products, marketing and content that connects with Transformational Consumers: people who invest a great deal of their time and money into their aspirations to get healthier, wealthier and wiser.
Formerly, Tara was the Vice President of Marketing for MyFitnessPal. During her tenure, MyFitnessPal grew from 45 million to more than 100 million users, her team drove a 22 percent increase in user engagement, and the company was acquired by Under Armour.
Previously, Tara led marketing strategies for companies including Trulia (now Zillow), Lookout Mobile Security, Chegg and HGTV.
Tom Chi - Previously Google X and Factory
Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. He plays a significant role in established projects with global reach (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users).
Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefitted over a dozen industry-leading companies. He most recently served as head of product experience at Google X developing technology such as Google Glass and Google's self-driving cars.
His current focus is delving into human development issues with social entrepreneurs around the globe, rebooting the fundamental frameworks of entrepreneurship itself, and coaching/teaching a limited number of values-aligned organizations & leaders.
Ting is the Founding Partner of the Emergent Collective, an experience design studio of the future. We produce global immersive experiences, tools and editorial content geared for luminaries on the edges of art, culture and technology. Previously, she was co-founder and chief creative director at Doorstep Studios, a digital creative studio in San Francisco specializing in rapid prototyping and brand design. Prior, She served as CMO at SNP, a communication design firm specializing in storytelling for Fortune 100 executives. She speaks frequently in Tokyo and Shanghai about emergent design, community building and the future of culture + technology.
Tony Bond is EVP, Chief Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work®, where he is a key contributor and catalyst for the organization's culture transformation work. In this role, he assures that Great Place to Work's core transformation model is constantly integrating new client insights and developments in culture transformation delivery. A strategic thinker and proactive listener, Tony is adept at using a systems thinking approach to affect positive change at the organization, team and individual leader levels. His eye for detail and talent for thinking outside the box have enabled him to help companies solve complex issues with innovative approaches. Tony is able to leverage his corporate experience in leading complex business units in sales, marketing, human resources, operations and finance to address today's complex business challenges.
Tony is an excellent communicator, who excels at showing others how to recognize and change behavioral patterns in workplaces. He is passionate about equipping leaders with the knowledge and steps they must take to create a workplace environment where employees grow professionally and make positive contributions to business objectives. He is considered an expert in the industries of technology, finance, healthcare and professional services, where he has assisted Fortune 100 organizations and international enterprises, as well as small and medium businesses.
Tony holds a Master's Degree in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
ZOE GALVEZ is one of the most beloved instructors of improvisation in the Bay Area and beyond. She performs on stage regularly and has introduced thousands of clients to the magic of improv. With over a dozen years of coaching and performance experience, she is a long time member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA) as well as a Main Stage company member of the nationally-acclaimed BATS Improv in San Francisco.