Self-Care: Better Together

Silicon Valley

Jan 28, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 AM

We will meet on Community Managers Advancement Day and talk about self-care!

About this event

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.

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! 


  • Jeremiah Owyang

    Kaleido Insights

    Technology Analyst

  • Kimberly Gladysz

    Leading Minds at Work

  • Van Riper


    Open Source Outreach



Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2:00 AM – 5:00 AM UTC


Welcome - Jeremiah Owyang
Self-Care: Better Together - Kimberly Gladysz & Van Riper

Connect Host

  • Teresa Peluso


Featured Attendees

  • Traci Cappiello


  • Mariano Zorrilla


  • Katie Sarkhosh

    Guidewire Software

  • Mark Finnern

    Playful Enterprise

  • Alex Bowen


  • Marc Siegel