EP 32 Lindsey Caplan The importance of intentionality in our Gatherings and why context is king
Episode 32 features Lindsey Caplan, a talent development professional, focused on understanding what brings people together in gatherings. A bit about Lindsey:
Lindsey Caplan has been gathering people for over 15 years - first to entertain, as a comedy writer in Hollywood on shows such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, and “Malcolm in the Middle”, then to educate for companies like DreamWorks Animation and McKinsey, and now to transform as an organizational psychologist as the Head of Talent Development for successful Silicon Valley companies like Zendesk and currently, Credit Karma. She earned a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Creative Writing for the Media from Northwestern University. She believes work can be a place where you become your best self. Please don’t dissuade her.
In this episode Lindsey shares what she's learning as she writes a book on gatherings. As she puts it: "context is king". We often find ourselves in meetings or groups with very little understanding of why we're there. By adding a layer of intentionality and focusing on the context Lindsey believes the value and impact of gatherings dramatically increases.
Listen to this episode to pick up tactics Lindsey has been experimenting with and implementing in her own work and learn from her anecdotes as a talent development practitioner, what she's learned from conversations in a pub in Ireland, to her summer long sabbatical in NYC where she gave her book her undivided attention.
To learn more from Lindsey and follow along check out her website and twitter: