Donna Lichaw is an executive coach, speaker, author, and tin robot collector serving leaders in the product, design, and tech community at large. Her mission is to help leaders who don’t fit traditional models of leadership in tech—especially women, LGBTQ+, and underrepresented folks—use the skills they already have to unlock their superpowers and make a greater impact at work and in the world. Whether she is working with changemakers at storied tech companies like Twitter, Disney, and Google, with innovators at progressive nonprofits like WNYC and Central Park, or with superheroes at countless tech startups, she helps leaders, their teams, and companies find their story and bring their best story to life.
Leadership By Design 2020
Q&A with the Coach & the CEO
Spend time with the CEO of a Digital Transformation firm who is actively working through a dramatically changing landscape and an executive coach who is helping other senior leaders do the same. Facilitated by Jabali Williams, discussion, presenting the tough topics we could all use some advice on, while also surfacing your questions as well.
Leadership By Design 2017
Leading With Story
Getting others to listen to you is hard. Whether those people are your team members, peers across your organization, the c-suite, or a board up above, you need to inspire them and move them to action to be most effective at your job.
Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways you can get people to listen to you and to move them to action. But in a business context, the stories that you tell are only as effective as the stories that you build… and get others to build with you. We’ll look at how story drives some of the most successful product and service–driven organizations out there. Learn how story sparks systemic design thinking, collaboration, and innovation that enables you to more effectively build successful products and services that people get excited to work on… and use.