What you will learn:

Thanks to Aristotle, language and story have had the collective power to influence opinions and outcomes for nearly 2,400 years (and counting).

Whether you’re seeking support for your projects from colleagues, motivating others toward a cause, or leading difficult conversations, you’re communicating ideas that deserve to be heard.

This Elective is for you if:
  • You're a rising leader or manager, and want to drive greater alignment within your team
  • You're fair-minded, but tend to avoid conflict or struggle with managing difficult conversations
  • You have excellent ideas. It's influencing others to listen and adopt them that's tough
In this Elective, you’ll learn the foundations of building a compelling story and prototype your own logic framework. Alex will also share a framework for crafting questions to grow your influence that have the potential to empower, earn trust, de-escalate, and restore.

About the instructor:

I'm a linguist and lawyer by education and a former mediator and Civil Rights practitioner by profession.

Over my career, investigating and mediating thousands of discrimination issues totaling over 400 cases, building policy, and leading startup strategy has made me an expert on earning influence to negotiate complex problems.

I've also trained managers, CEOs, HR teams, startup teams, and attorneys across 200+ government agencies, Fortune 500s, NGOs, and small businesses (fun fact: I've also trained elected officials), so I recognize the importance of creating tailored content that creates value for different audiences.

Currently I leverage these skills in my Executive Coaching practice to help tech founders and execs—including product, design, HR, engineering, and operations leaders—improve their communication, public speaking, and persuasive storytelling to strengthen their products, fundraising, and ways of working. I also actively advise venture-backed startups on strategy and culture and have spoken on equity, culture, communication, and to women in tech audiences at the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, Harvard Kennedy School, World Congress of Bioethics, Atlanta Tech Village, San Francisco Startup Week, and others.
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Suggested Length:75 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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