Three incredible women share their thoughts ranging from topics on trauma, hope and healing, to belonging, and how to build a better community, join us for this free, virtual evening. Stay with us for the interactive panel session afterwards.
Louise Phipps Senft At some point in your life, you will have a loved one hospitalized for a serious condition. Louise, a leader in the field of conflict resolution and creator of Blink of an Eye Podcast on trauma healing, offers a tool kit of advocacy skills and practices so you can be a good partner with the medical team and promote healing. BIO: Louise Phipps Senft is a nationally recognized mediator, attorney and best-selling author of Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change. She is also founder of Baltimore Mediation, the first mediation and training firm in the United States with a focus on relational approaches to negotiation and conflict resolution. Senft has trained thousands of professionals in relational ways to engage in difficult dialogues and negotiations, including CEOs of Fortune 100 companies and non-profits across the US. She hosts the podcast, Blink of An Eye, which takes listeners through a relational approach to trauma and trauma healing through storytelling and interviews of heroes and villains, and is founder of the non-profit IC THAT, the Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy, and Transformation, a national leader in trauma healing, advocacy and transformation, providing families, caregivers and all those affected by trauma with programs, research and policies.
Danielle Duvall Adams When you learn a new piece of information that is inconsistent with strongly held beliefs how do you respond? Danielle shares her thoughts on how a better tomorrow will require all of us to work together rather than focusing on our differences. BIO: Danielle Duvall Adams is the FOIA Manager for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In this role, she facilitates the Bureau’s compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and promotes transparency. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with bachelor’s degrees in political science and received a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University. Professionally, Danielle serves on the Chief FOIA Officers Council (CFO) Technology Committee. She serves her community through active membership in the League of Women Voters, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Citizens Advisory Council for the Calvert County Board of Education.
Cat Moore Belonging is our deepest human need, and yet loneliness is a national crisis and driving droves of workers to seek new employment in hopes of mattering somewhere. Cat shares lessons from her 10,000 coffee chats in Los Angeles with strangers who turned into “framily,” asking “What if we could become wifi hotspots of connection in our daily grinds just by slowing down and paying attention to each other?” Bio: Cat Moore is the Director of Belonging at USC and a belonging innovator across industries, from local start-ups to LinkedIn to the department of defense. Yet, she spent the first two decades of her life chronically lonely and couldn’t make eye contact in public until she was 28. As a new mom in crisis needing community to survive, she learned, in the cafes of LA, how to create belonging for herself and others through the unglamorous micro-moves of listening and caring. Now her life’s calling is to inspire people, in an age of historic loneliness, with the message, “You belong” and to share simple tools for creating lifestyles of belonging, personally and professionally, that make life both bearable and beautiful.