Speaker // Chief Performance Officer // Startup Advisor
I help leaders move fast without breaking people.
I’m a speaker, Chief Performance Officer at Social Studies, and startup advisor.
In my current role at Social Studies, I’m innovating a new way of scaling teams that puts culture first. I’m also a speaker, writer and startup advisor who coined the term “social debt” to describe why teams break.
Previously, as Managing Director of NOBL Collective, I helped leaders make culture their competitive advantage. From rapidly scaling startups through to major corporates with a need for speed and humanity. Prior to NOBL, I co-founded the US business of global coaching partnership Within People, helping leaders and their teams reimagine the way they work to create the business of their dreams. Prior to Within at Futerra, a consultancy based in London, I helped FTSE100 leadership teams innovate sustainable business models and grew a fledgling corporate strategy offer into a successful global practice.
I love creating, talking and writing about big ideas that have the potential to change how we work. Recently I've spoken about social debt, how to build a 21st century workforce and how to codify your values as a business.
I'm based in New York City.
“How to Influence Change”, Innov8tors 2019 Conference, New York
“Stay Out of Social Debt”, Pioneers Conference 2019, Vienna
“Managing Social Complexity”, LTV’s 2019 SaaS Conference, New York
“Build a High Performance Team”, Unreasonable Group’s Unreasonable Goals Program 2018, New York
“Build a High Performance Team”, Union Square Ventures’ 2018 Emerging Talent Network Summit, New York
“Put Culture First”, Harvard’s 2018 Igniting Innovation Conference, Boston
DisruptHR May 2018, New York
Hack Summit Lab’s 2018 Purpose & People series, New York
I'm a contributing author to publications on a range of topics including social debt, building high performance teams, scaling culture and how to influence change. Recent publications:
How to Influence Change as a Chief Transformation Officer (NOBL)
Busy Work and why working harder gets you results, but not the ones you want (NOBL)
Why Leading=Teaming in today’s organization (NOBL)
Busting Through the Values Hype (Rank & File Magazine)
Leadership in the Age of Impact Anxiety (Presidio Institute)
Why Consulting is Broken and four ways to fix it (Medium)
How Culture Drives Growth according to groundbreaking global research (Within People)
Three Reasons Why Nonprofits Need Purpose (Visceral)