Building a Stronger Culture through Vulnerability

with Chris Olex

Thursday, October 16, 2014

6:00pm to 8:30pm


We know that culture eats strategy for breakfast, right? 

So, how do we know that our culture is worthy of eating that strategy AND impacting the whole system in a way that provides growth and development for our people and our business?

We know from research that organizational culture effects all aspects of performance measures.  It also has more impact than strategy on the bottom line.

Yet most organizations still struggle to leverage the power of an effective culture – how can we explain this?

Join Chris Olex, for an interactive session focused on a critical element that is needed to create a stronger culture – vulnerability.

We will explore:

  • What vulnerability really is
  • Dangerous assumptions about vulnerability most of us have
  • Why it can be hard to embrace

  • We will also uncover what takes down a culture much like termites can take down a house – do you know what it is?

    Come join us for an interactive session to investigate:

  • How culture and vulnerability are connected
  • What trust, creativity, and feedback have in common
  • What behaviors can inform us about what drives our culture
  • 5 revealing questions that explain what kind of culture you have

    About Chris

    Chris Olex is Principle of The Point, where she specializes in personal and team development as a Corporate Trainer and Facilitator. She works in partnership with a wide range of clients to deliver thoughtful engagements serving 1 to 500 participants.

    A sample of Chris’ clients and partners include: Pfizer, Harvard Business School, Colgate Palmolive, Northern Trust Bank, Consolidated Energy, MIT Sloan School, Integrys Energy, and the DISSCRS symposiums on Climate Change.

    Chris invites individuals to increase their self-awareness through experience, dialogue, and reflection so they can more fully understand how they show up in the world and impact other people. 

    She uses a variety of teaching methodologies, particularly experiential learning, to help clients fully connect training content to direct application in the workplace and in their personal lives.

    Chris is a certified trainer in a number of assessment tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™, DiSC™,  Effective Intelligence™ through Connective Intelligence Inc., Emotional Intelligence through the Institute for Health and Human Potential; and most recently The Motivation Factor™.

    She delivers training sessions about the assessment StrengthsFinder™ from the Gallup organization, and is continually fascinated by all the latest work on the brain and neuroscience.

    This year, Chris is in process to becoming a certified Coach through the ICF, and on track to become a certified facilitator of Brene Brown’s work through the The Daring Way focusing on vulnerability. She also runs a scoring center and consults on the Denison Organizational Culture and Leadership Development surveys.




Questions? Please contact:

Clarissa Sawyer


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Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


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