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How to Disrupt Co-Founder Conflict

October 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive psychologist, Laura Kasper, Ph.D., will share tools and skills co-founders can use to transform their relationship to conflict.


If you’re feeling stuck in conflict patterns with your co-founder that you can’t get out of, you’re not alone. 65% of startups fail because of unproductive conflict within the management team (“The Founder’s Dilemmas” Noam Wasserman). This interactive workshop will cover the key tools and skills you need to take your co-founder conflict from stuck to productive.

Attendees will leave the event with:

  • What Makes Conflict So Sticky
  • Five Components of Productive Co-Founder Conflict
  • Practice with Two Tools to Disrupt Co-Founder Conflict Today

About the Speaker

Dr. Laura Kasper is an executive psychologist who equips burnt-out Silicon Valley founders and leaders with the tools to navigate their stressful personal and professional relationships.

She was a management consultant at Accenture for five years before she became a psychologist 17 years ago. The tools she uses to address power dynamics and influence are grounded in her training as a facilitator for Stanford Business School’s renowned emotional intelligence course Interpersonal Dynamics.

The presentation and activities are slated for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of Q&A from the audience. If you have specific topics or concepts you’d like included in this event, please submit them to us at info@santacruzworks.org.

Thank you sponsors!


October 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Santa Cruz Works
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