Thought leaders in training, empathy, and leadership.
No keynotes. All live conversations. Bring your burning questions!
Chief Heart Officer, VaynerX
The first ever Chief Heart Officer. After nearly 20 years at numerous advertising agencies building brands for Fortune 50 companies, Claude found her home and true calling at VaynerX.
Her success guiding client relationships, global brand strategies, operations, and management is driven by an abiding passion for creating spaces in which people can thrive.
How do you build the best human empire of all time? With heart.
Author and Co-Founder, Radical Candor
Kim Scott is co-founder of an executive education company and workplace comedy series based on her New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.
Previously, Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google and then joined Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. Kim has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies.
Head of People Development, Uber
Becky is the Head of People Development for the US and Canada at Uber. She brings years of experience from teaching, working in small companies, and building her own startup to her work.
Becky has led both individual and team transformations at small and large-scale organizations and is guided by the mission of building a more inquisitive and inclusive workplace.
Founder & CEO, Trainual
Chris Ronzio is the founder and CEO of Trainual, the host of the Process Makes Perfect podcast, author of 100 Hacks to Improve Your Business, husband and father of two.
After more than 2 decades of entrepreneurial success, Chris has become one of the top voices in small business leadership and growth. He has personally helped scale hundreds of companies across the country and is an expert at people-centric systems design.
Author of Wild Success +
Founder & CEO, SUPER MEGA BOSS
Neuroscience-based leadership development facilitator, Amy Posey, helps leaders at all levels using science and performance research in her practical approach to learning and development.
She is the founder and CEO of SUPER*MEGA*BOSS, a manager training company that creates short videos and in-person sessions to make better bosses. She is also the co-author of Wild Success—7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn From Extreme Adventures.
Author, Applied Empathy:
The New Language of Leadership
Michael Ventura is the CEO and founder of Sub Rosa, a strategy and design firm that has worked with some of the world's most iconic brands and organizations; including Adobe, Delta Airlines, Google, Goldman Sachs, Nike, The TED Conference, and The Obama Administration.
Michael has served as a board member and adviser to a variety of organizations including Behance, The Burning Man Project, The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the United Nations’ Tribal Link Foundation.
Co-Founder and COO, Empathy Wines
From assistant to Gary Vee to partner in wine, Nate Scherotter fast ascended the ranks at VaynerMedia before spinning off with friend and coworker Jon Troutman to put their love for wine to work and launch a vine-to-table wine club called Empathy Wines.
Chief Marketing Officer, Trainual
Jonathan is the founding partner and CMO of Trainual, an award-winning adventurer, and host of The Stokecast podcast.
Having led teams on expeditions up some of the world's tallest mountains, and facilitated leadership training programs for Fortune 100 companies, Ronzio understands how to challenge and develop the whole human in the workplace and beyond.
Co-Founder and CEO, Empathy Wines
A VaynerMedia alum, Jon worked alongside Gary and Nate to create other wine-related businesses such as Cork’d, a social network for wine enthusiasts, while growing VaynerMedia into the powerhouse agency it is today, all before launching Empathy Wines with a mission to make great wine available for less.
APRIL 22, 2020 | 10 - 3 PM PT (1 - 6 PM ET)
Virtual Learning Over a Bottle of Wine!
Register below for this BYOW event.
1:00 - 1:15 PM ET
Uncorking Empathy: An Opening Toast (with Empathy Wines Co-Founders Jon Troutman and Nate Scherotter)
1:15 - 1:55 PM ET
Empathy: What Is It & How To Make It a Trainable Skill (with Michael Ventura)
“Think about empathy as a muscle you can train instead of a rarefied gift that some people have and some people don’t.”
Michael Ventura, author of Applied Empathy, has pioneered research on how empathy fosters better leadership, collaborations, and contributions to society. He has worked with some of the most well-known brands across the globe, helping leaders use empathy to spark innovation and solve business challenges. In this session, discover what exactly empathy is, why it is today's most talked-about competitive advantage, and the framework for how to train your team for it.
2:00 - 2:45 PM ET
Walking the Line Between Ruinous Empathy & Radical Candor (with Kim Scott)
"Relationships, not power, drive you forward."
Kim Scott, best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, is at the forefront of our conversation on empathy's role in the workplace. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directing - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place.
In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.
2:50 - 3:35 PM ET
The Science of Emotional Intelligence & How to Be a Badass Boss (with Amy Posey)
“If you want someone’s best brain at work, you need to care about ALL the things in their life.”
Join neuroscientist, management trainer, and extreme adventurer Amy Posey as she talks through how increasing your emotional intelligence and establishing more meaningful connections will make you a better boss.
Amy and Trainual’s CMO, Jonathan Ronzio, will talk through the science of empathy and emotion in the workplace, how to care more deeply and holistically about the individual members of your team, and why being ridiculous makes your mission and message much more memorable.
3:40 - 4:25 PM ET
Navigating Massive Cultural Shifts at Uber (with Becky Karsh)
In 2017, “we persevere” was established as one of Uber’s official cultural norms.
From navigating a very public CEO change to shifting focus from rideshare to delivery service in the face of COVID-19, Uber is no stranger to adapting to unexpected challenges.
Join Becky Karsh, Head of People Development at Uber, as she walks through how this $11.3B company uses empathy to navigate massive cultural shifts.
4:30 - 6:00 PM ET
The ROI of Kindness (with Claude Silver)
Scaling up is often synonymous with the death of company culture. The larger you grow, the more you lose touch with your people, right? Wrong, Claude argues. It doesn't have to be that way.
When boss and friend Gary Vaynerchuk tasked her to "touch every single person and infuse the company with empathy," Claude knew she had to make every employee at a 900+ person agency feel welcome, seen, and inspired with shared purpose in order to push the business mission forward.
In this conversation, explore the tangible business ROI of kindness. Learn why letting your people know they matter is how you create career-defining experiences. And that you can make your business better by first making people better.