Lecture Series

Luminaries: Life Lessons from Leaders and Change-makers in the Time of COVID

About the Lecture Series

How do we lead, inspire, and make change in these unprecedented times?
Hear from and interact with world-class leaders who drive large-scale change and are engaging this question right now.

Encounter luminaries in the fields of leadership, business, and social innovation, from noted entrepreneurs and CEOs to change agents who are committed to enhancing individual and collective flourishing. The lecture series emphasizes direct interactions with leading luminaries to discuss their models and practices and learn directly from them and from their experiences. The series offers weekly lectures that engage at the levels of theory and real-world practice in order to enhance one’s own leadership toolkit, change-making capacity, as well as one’s ability to enhance collective prosperity and flourishing at a time when these skills are needed most.

Hosted by
Aneel Chima | Director, Health and Human Performance / The Stanford Flourishing Project
Ron Gutman | Inventor, Health Operating System, Dr. AI / Investor, Live Ventures / Founder, HealthTap / Author, SMILE: The Incredible Powers of a Simple Act

4/28    Dean Ornish | President & Founder,  Preventive Medicine Research Institute / Former White House Advisor
5/05   Lara Stein | Founder & CEO, Boma Global / Founder & Former Director TEDx & TED Prize / Executive Director, The Women's March       
5/12    Doug McMillon | CEO Walmart / Chairman, Business Roundtable
5/19    Tim Draper | Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) Venture Capital and Draper University  
             Nichol Bradford | Cofounder & Executive Director, TransTech / Founder & CEO, Willow Group
              Kwiri Yang | Founder, Second Time Founders
5/26    Halla Tomasdottir | CEO & Chief Change Catalyst, The B Team
6/02    Toby Cosgrove | Former CEO Cleveland Clinics / Heart Surgeon / Inventor
6/09    Bret Taylor | President & COO Salesforce

Bringing you into personal conversations with luminaries across sectors, across the political spectrum, and across generations to engage big challenges in COVID times and beyond

Event Archive (view/download past events below) 

4/28      Dean Ornish - event recording
5/05      Lara Stein - event recording
5/12      Doug McMillon - event recording
5/19      Tim Draper - event recording
5/26      Halla Tomasdottir - event recording
6/02      Toby Cosgrove - event recording
6/09      Bret Taylor - event recording