YOL Work from Home Wellbeing Series

We’re pleased to offer this archive of past YOL Work From Home Wellbeing sessions below. Most sessions have been recorded and marked accordingly as are additional materials offered by the facilitator. It is our hope that you will find these sessions useful and healing during this current COVID-19 period. We will be back with more in early June.

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Chip Conley shares his thoughts on how to use a growth mindset to deal with the pandemic or even your current situation.

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New York Times bestselling author Chip Conley is the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb’s founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand. In Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder he shares his unexpected journey at midlife — from CEO to intern — learning about technology as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, while also mentoring CEO Brian Chesky. Chip is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered at a beautiful oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He serves on the board of Encore.org and the advisory board for the Stanford Center for Longevity.

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YOL’s Director of Learning Zanette Johnson explores this highly interesting and useful topic.

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Zanette Johnson, PhD helps teams increase engagement, wellbeing, and effectiveness, as they bring their shared values to life. Drawing upon her background as a neuroscientist and her 25 years as a mindfulness practitioner, Zanette teaches leaders to stay relaxed and consistent as they build alignment between their daily actions, values, and future goals. Together, these teams grow using the power of embodied practices to enliven new possibilities for wellbeing within and across the organization. Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Religious Studies, a Master’s in Teaching, and a doctoral degree from Stanford University’s transdisciplinary “Learning Science and Technology Design” program.

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Business partnerships call on us to adapt and change in unexpected – and uncomfortable – ways. Seeing the deeper meaning behind those struggles enables us to embrace them for what they are: opportunities to evolve and grow as partners, as leaders, and as human beings. Francesco Barbera discusses the spiritual dimensions of our toughest business relationships.

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Francesco is a corporate attorney representing entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies from startup through maturity. He is also a lecturer in Law at Loyola Law School teaching the law of social enterprise and benefit corporations, and a founder and Facilitator at CoFounder Dynamics, a training program focused on helping entrepreneurial teams build resilient partnerships that fuel business performance.

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Amidst all the ambiguity and heart-wrenching news, we’re all trying to figure out in real-time how to navigate this new normal as it unfolds on a daily basis. A veteran customer success leader and strategist (Salesforce, WeWork, etc.), Melinda leads a conversation about rethinking the standards we’ve had for ourselves, whether related to family care, work productivity, personal development, or relationships (especially those that aren’t serving us).

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Melinda Gonzalez is a Customer Experience executive with 20 years of technology SaaS industry experience. As an early member of Salesforce’s Customer Success organization, she was part of a collective that defined and established the Customer Success Management category. During her decade at Salesforce she pioneered programs that institutionalized customer retention & advocacy and bridged Technology and Go to Market teams. She then launched MCGX Advisors, a consultancy that worked with startups and mid-size companies, helping them understand what it takes to create loyal customers and brand advocates, while increasing revenue and profits through exceptional customer experiences. And most recently, Melinda led the global Customer Success organization at the We Company.

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A perfectly timed session for these days, Gitta shares ideas, insights, and tools on how to show up on video calls as an inspiring leader.

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Gitta Sivander is a co-active coach with over 12 years of experience in professional communication, executive presence, confidence, and presentation coaching. Gitta has advised CEOs, senior leaders, and entrepreneurs around the globe on how to deliver masterful, authentic, and impactful messages.

Gitta supports leaders in finding courage, integrity, and clear vision during times of transition. In addition to her coaching, Gitta’s strong background and knowledge of health, nutrition, yoga, and mindfulness practices offers her clients a unique and holistic approach for achieving extraordinary results. Learn more at sivandercoaching.com.

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Jason is an adversity, mental skills training, and mindfulness coach with 10+ years of experience developing boys into men, and working with students, athletes, and collegiate teams. A learning designer and experience curator, Jason’s philosophy promotes and supports healthy and inclusive communities and workplaces. Jason also works with transitional aged youth, men and athletes to improve mental focus and overall wellness in an effort to attain peak mental and physical health. He is a certified teacher of the Search Inside Yourself Institute, the notable mindfulness program that spun out of Google, and one of YOL’s amazing experience leads and facilitators.

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Skylar is working to shape the built environment to create places that impact and inspire. As Co-Founder and President of Local Framework, he is focused on crafting highly individualized hospitality and residential projects that foster sense of place, community, and meaningful engagement. Local Framework advocates “human-scale” development that combines placemaking with dynamic programming to create places shaped with identity and purpose.

Skylar leads all aspects of business operations and new property development. He brings a background and skill set that encompasses acquisitions, asset repositioning, development, structured finance, and building operating companies. His passion for developing engaging and inspiring destinations helps to shape the stories and identities that truly define each property.

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Zanette Johnson, PhD helps teams increase engagement, wellbeing, and effectiveness, as they bring their shared values to life. Drawing upon her background as a neuroscientist and her 25 years as a mindfulness practitioner, Zanette teaches leaders to stay relaxed and consistent as they build alignment between their daily actions, values, and future goals. Together, these teams grow using the power of embodied practices to enliven new possibilities for wellbeing within and across the organization. Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Religious Studies, a Master’s in Teaching, and a doctoral degree from Stanford University’s transdisciplinary “Learning Science and Technology Design” program.

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An instigator on how to thrive in the future of work, Sally is the CEO of Forshay, a firm that focuses on how people can do their best work through executive recruiting, project-based work, and improving the system of work through increased diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Forshay was awarded #290 on the Inc. 5000 “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” list for 2015. Prior to founding Forshay, Sally co-founded and was CEO of Flexperience. Under her leadership, Flexperience grew into a nationally acclaimed firm, and was awarded “Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies” in 2010 by the San Francisco Business Times.

A speaker in two TEDx talks, Sally is a frequent keynote speaker on the future of work, women in leadership, diversity & inclusion, the science of work/life blend, applying design thinking to make work better, harnessing the value of a multi-generational workforce, and talent recruitment and engagement strategies.

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Special WFH session for senior leaders and HR professionals with Trisha Stiles, former Chief HR Officer at CBS Interactive, on Crisis Management Strategies for Senior Leaders. You’ll learn key strategies from leadership, communication, operational stability, culture, and planning, to return to work, that every leader and manager needs to focus on to support their teams and organizations through this crisis and come out the other side stronger and more resilient.

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Trisha Stiles, 20+ year HR veteran, is the founder of HR Stiles LLC, a human resources and executive coaching practice. Most recently, she was the SVP of HR for CBS Interactive and has held other strategic roles at NBC Universal and General Electric. She’s supported leaders and organizations through Strategic Crisis Management during 9/11, the anthrax attack in NYC, wildfire disasters, and the 2008 financial crisis. She won an Emmy for her work supporting the coverage of the San Diego wildfires in 2007.

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Zanette Johnson, PhD helps teams increase engagement, wellbeing, and effectiveness, as they bring their shared values to life. Drawing upon her background as a neuroscientist and her 25 years as a mindfulness practitioner, Zanette teaches leaders to stay relaxed and consistent as they build alignment between their daily actions, values, and future goals. Together, these teams grow using the power of embodied practices to enliven new possibilities for wellbeing within and across the organization. Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Religious Studies, a Master’s in Teaching, and a doctoral degree from Stanford University’s transdisciplinary “Learning Science and Technology Design” program.

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Kat Atwell of YOL partner, Project Helping will join us to discuss mental health storytelling. By candidly sharing her lived experience with panic, anxiety, bipolar, and negative self-talk, Kat has learned to transform these difficult and sensitive topics in such a way they don’t seem so scary and alien.

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Kat was lucky enough to get involved with Project Helping when they joined with Y[our] Moment, a mental health storytelling program, in 2019. She has been a Denver Moth StorySLAM champion and performed on stages all over Colorado as an improviser, stand-up comic, and storyteller.

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David Perls is an executive coach, mindfulness teacher and leadership facilitator.  After spending the first half of his career in senior strategy roles at eBay, Charles Schwab and Landor, David’s work today is focused on enhancing conscious leadership through mindfulness. His clients include Airbnb, Uber, Cisco, Sephora, LVMH, Fitbit, REI, Dropbox, Adobe, Intuit, Supercell, J&J, Whole Foods Market, Levi’s, the San Francisco Giants, Stanford University, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Forest Service Department, as well as many tech start-ups.  He received his mindfulness training through the Center for Mindfulness and is a Certified MBSR Teacher through the Brown University School of Public Health. David graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Economics and Psychology

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Brian discusses the characteristics of an effective team based on Google’s fascinating research with its own teams, managers and senior leaders.

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At Google, Brian is a TeamDev Consultant, where he works with teams to grapple with complexity, make effective decisions, engage Googlers’ souls, and rise to today’s fast-changing challenges.

Through BrianKHaney LLC, he consults with leaders, teams, and solopreneurs to craft work that is meaningful, fulfilling, and will change their world.

He’s also the author of “Hacking Hierarchies, Volume I: Operations with Self-Managed Teams.”

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Unique, 1-hour healing workshop with Erik Mazziotta, designed to help you boost your immune system and shield yourself from the COVID-19 virus. We’ll learn the correspondences between our energy and immune system and how to keep our immune system as strong as possible through standing exercises, breathing techniques, guided energy system visualizations, and specific shielding strategies.

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Erik is a leadership consultant and executive coach. His focus is on expanding self-awareness for adaptability, increasing emotional intelligence for effective engagement, establishing disciplined practices for sustainability and building execution skills for excellence in achievement. After a 24-year corporate career at Citibank culminating with country CFO and CEO roles, for the last fifteen years, Erik has been focused on helping leaders improve their awareness and performance. With a keen interest in the human energy system and healing arts, he serves as a spiritual mentor and healer to help individuals accelerate their human development.

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A YOL experience lead, Kelley is a creative, resourceful, and award-winning producer and communications professional. With 18 years of mindfulness/meditation practice, she is also a Kripalu-certified Yoga Instructor. Yoga, meditation, and time in nature give her much-needed peace amidst the challenges of daily life.

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Recess isn’t just for kids. Employees should take time to recharge and focus on personal development to help reenergize and increase happiness. In this session, leaders will learn how to engage, encourage and celebrate these moments through one-on-ones and team meetings.

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Elizabeth is an established talent industry professional dedicated to driving a progressive learning culture throughout organizations to meet company, customer, and employee goals for strategic growth. She has over 19 years of in-depth knowledge focusing on employee development, talent lifecycle design, and leadership evolution. Her experience ranges from large scale organizations such as Oracle and Walmart eCommerce to hyper-growth startups Uber, Eventbrite, Glassdoor and Zenefits. She was recently honored to be part of the Top 50 Leaders in Learning and Development, Americas by Corinium.

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What must you be aware of to support and manage your teams through change and uncertainty…in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) times like these? Become more familiar with the universal and individual responses to change and some tools for increasing Centeredness, Clarity and Connection. Change and transformation have been Shannon’s career focus for more than 25 years and she’d like to engage in a conversation with you.

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Shannon Wallis is the Managing Director of Cascade Leadership. She is a business acceleration consultant and coach who works with leaders to create strategies and build capabilities that achieve results. Prior to founding Cascade Leadership, Shannon was the global director of high-potential leadership development at Microsoft and the chief architect of an award-winning global leadership program. She continues to design and deliver leadership development experiences for early-in-career leaders to C-suite executives.
Shannon began her career as a consultant at both Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. Since then she has consulted to and held leadership positions in Fortune 100 businesses as diverse as Coca-Cola, Google, Amazon, EMC/Dell, Panalpina, Grameen Foundation, and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos.
Shannon believes anything is possible and change is a series of baby steps taken along a path to transformation. Having walked 500 miles across Spain without any prior hiking experience, one could say she knows what she is talking about. Shannon’s clients refer to her as the “guide on the side” who has the knowledge and know-how to successfully change, transition, and transform.
Widely sought in her field, Shannon has contributed to multiple books on leadership development.  She serves on the board of United Planet and holds an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University.  She received her executive coach training from the Goldvarg Institute of Los Angeles and possesses the ICF Professional Coach Certification, Applied Neuroscience Certification, and WIAL Certified Action Learning Coach designations and is also certified in The Leadership Circle 360, Hogan Assessments, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Keirsey Temperament Sorter, and Core Values Index (CVI).

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Jennifer Voegele is a yoga and meditation teacher and employee experience designer at P&G. In all of her work, Jennifer teaches and practices being guided by connection to self and others through yoga, breathwork, journaling, self-inquiry, and curiosity.

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As a Senior Strategy Manager for Google’s People Operations team, Sarah and her teammates are responsible for driving highly-strategic, long-term initiatives focused on company culture and improving the Google experience for all Google employees.
Sarah joined Google in 2006, and spent most of her Google career leading teams in the learning and development space. Some of her more recent roles included Head of Strategic Initiatives for The Google School for Leaders and Head of Executive Development Programs. From 2011-2017 Sarah built Google’s “Googler-to-Googler” or “g2g” program from the ground up, turning it into a self-sustaining, volunteer teaching network that brings learning opportunities to tens of thousands of Google employees around the world, every year. A proud Michigander and graduate of the University of Michigan, Sarah also runs her own, independent coaching business, Third Coast Coaching LLC.

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Zanette leads a discussion on Somatic Keys to Responding (vs. Reacting).

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Zanette Johnson, PhD helps teams increase engagement, wellbeing, and effectiveness, as they bring their shared values to life. Drawing upon her background as a neuroscientist and her 25 years as a mindfulness practitioner, Zanette teaches leaders to stay relaxed and consistent as they build alignment between their daily actions, values, and future goals. Together, these teams grow using the power of embodied practices to enliven new possibilities for wellbeing within and across the organization. Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Religious Studies, a Master’s in Teaching, and a doctoral degree from Stanford University’s transdisciplinary “Learning Science and Technology Design” program.

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Jason’s topic is Judgement, based on the Mindful Life curriculum.

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Jason Gant is an adversity, mental skills training, and mindfulness coach with 10+ years of experience developing boys into men, and working with students, athletes and collegiate teams. A learning designer and experience curator, Jason’s philosophy promotes and supports healthy and inclusive communities and workplaces. Jason also works with transitional aged youth, men and athletes to improve mental focus and overall wellness in an effort to attain peak mental and physical health. He is a certified teacher of the Search Inside Yourself Institute, the notable mindfulness program that spun out of Google, and one of YOL’s amazing experience leads and facilitators.

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Marilyn has an unusual background including over 30 years of experience in the corporate world as a C-Suite executive, entrepreneur and executive coach. In addition to having been CEO of Watermark, Marilyn is Chief Learning Officer of SAMI, a game-based leadership development company, and has her own consulting firm Ready-Aim-Aspire. She is widely recognized in the field of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, as well as executive and board development, leadership and networking. Before joining Watermark, Marilyn served as Chief Diversity Officer at Cisco.

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David Perls is an executive coach, mindfulness teacher and leadership facilitator.  After spending the first half of his career in senior strategy roles at eBay, Charles Schwab and Landor, David’s work today is focused on enhancing conscious leadership through mindfulness. His clients include Airbnb, Uber, Cisco, Sephora, LVMH, Fitbit, REI, Dropbox, Adobe, Intuit, Supercell, J&J, Whole Foods Market, Levi’s, the San Francisco Giants, Stanford University, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Forest Service Department, as well as many tech start-ups.  He received his mindfulness training through the Center for Mindfulness and is a Certified MBSR Teacher through the Brown University School of Public Health. David graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Economics and Psychology.

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