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Hi, I'm Vanessa
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I believe everyone deserves to have a great place to work. But there is a problem.. there are not enough great places to work.

That’s why I built this community. Here, we experiment with new approaches to create more human workplaces. If you’re looking for a place to connect with other culture-focused peers, and build your leadership capabilities – you’re in the right place.

Whether you want to stay in touch with great ideas or you have a few of your own –

I’m so glad you are here!

I can't wait to learn more about you!
  • Jessica Simmons, People & Culture Manager at TINT
    I try to attend as many workshops, conference and events on workplace culture - to immerse myself and be surrounded by other culture people. I’ve joined a few communities on Slack but I’m not that active there. I find the conversations can sometimes be redundant or too junior and I may not get a lot out of the content. The Workplace Lab has been different. The topics we discuss feel more relevant to my work and I enjoy the more intimate format. I also align well with the type of view on culture that Vanessa brings. For example, I’m not a fan of terms like ‘culture fit’. I want to be thoughtful about a more global view on culture. The Workplace Lab has helped me stay tuned in to how people in different sized companies and regions are building culture in their companies.
  • Nadine Shehaiber, Global Talent Strategy, Deloitte
    I love the comradery in the group of like-minded individuals all working to make the workplace be more fulfilling and get the opportunities we all see to do our best work.
  • Karina Merrill, Project Manager
    I joined the Workplace Lab to be a part of a community of like-minded people who believe our workplaces can be better. I have endless gratitude to this community and Vanessa for helping us work towards improving our quality of life by making work better!
  • Imelda Jimenez, Office Manager at Snapfish
    Being part of this community has been a valuable resource in my role. I work at a global company with about 200 employees and its been really helpful to discuss challenges, gain new perspectives and connect with guest speakers in an intimate setting. I shared some of my ideas about how to improve culture to senior managers and they loved the ideas. Having the support of The Workplace Lab has been incredibly valuable and truly helped me in my career.
  • Antoinette LeCouteur, Corporate Social Responsibility, PG&E
    My favorite thing about tonight was how Vanessa brought the group together through a series of community building exercises. We did a fun group exercise to start things off, and it really set a precedent for the rest of the evening. It made me feel like we were part of a community, learning together.
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