On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Brandi Lust, Founder Learning Lab Consulting, led us through an interactive exploration of the kinds of experiences that Build Cultures of Authenticity in teams and organizations. With courage and grace, Brandi role modeled bringing your whole self to the table and demonstrated how it resulted in a consultancy focused on unleashing authenticity. In fact, this choosing to be vulnerable creates a common ground that mitigates competing agendas. Key to this is an environment of psychological safety, which was found by Project Aristotle at Google to be the critical factor to creating and sustaining vibrant teams. We molded our own brains out of play dough and shared how we think and operate at a fundamental level. We gave expression to our inner critics and the gifts we uniquely bring. Attached are slides from Brandi’s presentation. Additional references you may want to consider that Brandi cited are “The Upside of Stress” by Kelly McGonigal and “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott. We are still energized and smiling Brandi!