We will experience how community can support our wellbeing. Together, we will learn quick, helpful tools to keep our “tank full” as we serve in our roles as community supporters. In this talk, we will have a chance to directly discover how “staying in the moment” can help us to build our resiliency and to be our best. We will also practice simple exercises to stay mentally and physically balanced as we ride the waves of community leadership. This is an opportunity to support one another in taking our self-care to the next level.
Join us on January 27 in the Google Mountain View Office, we are going to talk about self care.
Every 4th Monday of January is celebrated as Community Managers Advancement Day. It was initiated by Jeremiah Owyang for the first time in 2011. Jeremiah will be joining us on January 27 and make opening remarks. Don’t miss this one!
Kimberly Gladysz has worked in the Body/Mind Psychology field for over 25 years as a counselor, educator and mindful leadership consultant. Focusing on the wisdom of the body/mind/emotion connection, she supports individuals and teams within organizations to utilize the power of self awareness to manage stress and to reach their personal and professional goals. www.leadingmindsatwork.com
Van Riper has worked as a community organizer for more than 20 years. For the past 9 years, he has worked at Google as a community builder. From 2014 through 2018, he helped create and ran community well-being programs focused on self-care through mindfulness practices for all Google employees. He currently works with the Go developer community as a member of the Google Open Source Program Office.
6:00 - 7:00 - Check-in
7:00 - 7:10 - Welcome - Jeremiah Owyang
7:10 - 8:15 - Self-Care: Better Together - Kimberly Gladysz & Van Riper
8:15 - 8:30 - Q&A
This month’s meetup food is sponsored by Flutter!
Leading Minds at Work
Open Source Outreach
Jeremiah is a founding partner at Kaleido Insights; a research and advisory firm based in San Francisco. Their mission is to enable organizations to act on technological disruption based on original research resulting in pragmatic recommendations. Jeremiah is also the founder at Catalyst Companies, which focuses on advising and supporting corporate innovation leaders.
Jeremiah is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving insights through rigorous research. From corporate innovation, autonomous technology or modern wellbeing, he views every aspect of emerging technologies through the lens of growth, opportunity and constantly shifting consumer behaviors and expectations. Forever at the forefront, he identifies trends and advises major companies to adapt their business models to better connect with customers. His clients include Adobe, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Nestle, Esurance, Johnson & Johnson, Visa, and Colgate among others.
An acknowledged thought leader and widely read publisher, Owyang has appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Fast Company. He also publishes numerous research reports, playbooks and frameworks to help businesses navigate change, improve customer experiences and identify trends before they happen.
Kimberly Gladysz is a senior consultant offering 20 years of experience in mindful coaching. As a graduate of Naropa University ’97 in Somatic Psychology, she works with individuals to utilize the power of self awareness to manage stress and to reachmpersonal and professional goals.
Kimberly specializes in helping executives and teams to build a work culture of resiliency, focus and innovation. She has designed and instructed the stress management for resiliency program at the Federal Executive Institute, a residential leadership program for executive government employees. She has worked with the executive leadership team of the UVA Physician’s Group, The Southern Environmental Law Center, The UVA Engineering Graduate School, and the United Methodist Women’s International Leadership Team. Her passions are music, meditation, outrigger paddling and dancing.