From Awareness to Real Action

Session Brief

The current crises are transforming the way we live and work, and what people and organizations need to do to adapt and lead through change. During this panel session, Sanyin Siang and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, two of the world’s most prominent thought-leaders in leadership today, will interview top CEOs and CHROs from global enterprises and fast-growing tech companies – Walmart, Morgan Stanley, Atlassian, and Rapid 7 – to understand how they are responding to the multiple crises we are facing, and what specific actions organizational leaders can take to lead change now.


Sanyin Siang

Duke University, Executive Director, Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach in the World

Sanyin helps leaders launch and create value by focusing on mindset, behavioral change, and team and culture building. Sanyin is a CEO Coach, Author, and the Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University. The COLE center is a leadership laboratory that engages all of Duke’s Daytime MBA students and convenes high-level think tank gatherings to explore today’s complex leadership opportunities and challenges. Sanyin works with C-suite executives and generals to help them become even more successful. She is an advisor for GV (former Google Ventures), Duke Corporate Education, and the Sports Innovation Lab. Her thought leadership has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN. 

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World

Dr. Goldsmith was recently chosen as the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership by the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School. He is the only two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and has been ranked as the #1 Executive Coach and Top Ten Business Thinker the past eight years. Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 36 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 32 languages and become listed bestsellers in 12 countries.  His three New York Times bestsellers are Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – the Harold Longman Award winner for Business Book of the Year.

Carla Harris, MBA

Morgan Stanley, Vice Chairman and Managing Director

Carla Harris is Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where she also serves as a Senior Client Adviser. Previously, she headed the Emerging Manager Platform at Morgan Stanley, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries. Ms. Harris has extensive industry experience in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and health care sectors. Ms. Harris was appointed by President Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. She is the author of the books “Expect to Win” and “Strategize to Win”. She is an accomplished singer with 3 albums, 5 sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and a sold out concert at the Apollo Theatre under her belt. Ms. Harris holds an AB in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Amy Goldfinger

Walmart, Senior Vice President, Global Talent

Amy leads the effort to attract market-making talent to Walmart, the Fortune #1 company. Previously, she led the Global Human Resources Advisory Practice at Heidrick & Struggles, where she focused on senior level searches across industry and advised clients in the areas of HR transformation, talent management program strategy and execution, and onboarding. Prior to joining the firm, Amy was a Product Director at Dun & Bradstreet, managing a portfolio of risk management products and services. Earlier, Amy spent six years at Booz Allen Hamilton, specializing in the design and implementation of leadership development programs and competency-based human capital systems, including selection and recruitment, and post-merger integrations for both public and private organizations. Amy earned her MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Psychology with a minor in Business from the University of Rochester. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources Management and has a certificate in executive coaching.

Corey Thomas, MBA

Rapid 7, CEO

Corey Thomas is the CEO of Rapid7, as well as Chairman of its board of directors. In 2018, he was elected to the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) board of directors and the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council. He also serves on the board of directors for LPL Financial, as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, sitting on its audit and health care quality and affordability committees. He previously served on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors. Corey has extensive experience leading technology companies to the next stage of growth and innovation. Prior to joining Rapid7, Corey was VP of marketing at Parallels, Inc., a virtualization technology company, group project manager of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, steering product planning for Microsoft’s data platform, and a consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Corey received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tami Rosen

Chief People Office and HR Thought Leader

Tami Rosen is a Senior HR Executive with leadership expertise at startups and Fortune 100 companies like Atlassian, Luminar Technologies, Apple, and Goldman Sachs. She approaches HR with an agile, people-centric philosophy, developing cutting-edge initiatives that foster the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented populations, including Wall Street’s first, award-winning LGBT Ally Program. Tami not only sees people as a company’s most important asset, but also envisions HR as a disruptive technology—an innovative force that redesigns and elevates business operations and capabilities beyond what was previously imaginable. A recognized thought leader, leadership program educator, and trusted advisor and coach to executive teams, Tami aims to transform the role of HR into an engine for high performance and innovation, one that motivates talent, executive leadership, and businesses to develop and maintain their full potential and resilience in the face of an ever-evolving landscape. This approach was evident in her instrumental role in developing the framework for the future of work called “TEAM Anywhere” that has shepherded Atlassian through the recent health and economic crises.

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