Fireside Chat with Pamay Bassey
Pamay M. Bassey, Chief Learning & Diversity Officer at Kraft Heinz, has led an impressive cultural transformation over the past 3 years to build a culture of learning and belonging at one of the largest food companies in the world. This cultural transformation has been key to support the strategic transformation of the company, which has fully embraced sustainability, quality, and customer-centricity. At a time when the meaning of “learning” and “belonging” in the workplace is reaching the front of conversations like it never has before, it is key to understand their role in leading change and innovation. In this fireside chat, Pamay Bassey, Carol Kauffman, and Will Foussier will discuss how Kraft Heinz is reimagining corporate learning, how it can be used as a tool for creating belonging, and why it is more essential than ever to lead change and innovation.
Pamay Bassey is a multi-talented professional with deep expertise in learning theories derived from artificial intelligence research and practical experience designing and developing highly-rated learning solutions and transformative professional development programs. She is a lifelong learner who is passionate about education and community service, a facilitator of courageous conversations about diversity, inclusion, and understanding, and a trained comedian and published author who leverages her writing, communication and comedic skills in different environments.
Dr. Carol Kauffman
Carol is known globally as one of the top leaders in the field of coaching and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School. She has been named the #1 Leadership coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith group. Thinkers 50 shortlisted her as one of the top 8 coaches for her contribution as a thought leader and coach. Her clients describe her as a lateral thinker who pushes the edges with a sense of humor and can disrupt someone out of their comfort zone. She has over 40,000 hours of client contact. Dr. Kauffman received a $2,000,000 gift to launch the Institute of Coaching, and her Leader as Coach program won Harvard’s coveted Inaugural Award for creating a Culture of Excellence in Mentoring. She publishes in academic journals and HBR and was Founding Editor in Chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. She is also a member and examiner for ABPP the American Board of Professional Psychologists.
Forbes 30 U 30 and Harvard alumni with a background in social-impact investment and finance, Will founded AceUp with the desire to help professionals at all levels unleash their full potential, by giving them easy access to transformational coaching experiences, empowered by science, and backed by data. His passion is fueled by the belief that we can do well by doing good, and this is what drives his leadership every day at AceUp.