Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO
Artificial harmony leads to artificial alignment — hard discussions and risks are avoided, passive decisions are made and choices aren’t. Exec coach Jocelyn Kung offers simple steps leaders can take to create trust, healthy conflict and better outcomes.
About Jocelyn Kung
Jocelyn Kung is founder and CEO of The Kung Group, an organization development consulting firm. Jocelyn has worked with executives from Silicon Valley’s leading tech companies - helping them identify blockers in their own personalities and working styles so that they may overcome their weaknesses, develop their strengths, and build enduring, thriving organizations. Her unique approach eliminates obstacles in systems performing at less than peak –restoring the health of business cultures for lasting growth. Jocelyn’s style, focus and ability to uncover talent in leaders have consistently transformed clients.
Jocelyn has consulted for industry giants including Apple, Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper Networks, and LexisNexis, as well as a host of start-ups and mid-growth Silicon Valley companies. She has served venture capital firms, family offices of high net worth individuals, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions like Stanford University. Prior to founding The Kung Group, Jocelyn held executive positions as VP of HR in mid-sized companies. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of San Francisco and a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on Outcome Mindset™ and tapping into ambition.
Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.