Build Culture, Get Results!

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Highly engaged workforces lead to higher productivity and greater customer satisfaction, both of which improve a company’s bottom line.  Join us for real-world perspectives and leading practices discussion on building company cultures where employees connect and align with their company mission and purpose, inspire them to bring their best to work and strive to deliver superior results.

Gain insights on:

–        The difference between employee engagement and employee satisfaction

–        How to create a culture of belonging that brings out the best in people

–        How leaders drive results and engagement at the same time

Tedx type talks followed by a panel discussion and Q&A

–        Leigh Fonseca, Founder, Living Data and Consultant

–        Leland T. (Lee) Jourdan, Chief Diversity Officer, Chevron Corporation

–        Karen E. Lyons, Director, Workforce Health Consulting Group, Kaiser Permanente

–        Khalil Smith, Practice Lead, Diversity & Inclusion, NeuroLeadership Institute

–        Moderator: Mary Boughton

Open to men and women at all levels.  Light snacks and beverages will be served.  Doors open at 4:00pm for registration and networking, program begins at 5:00pm.

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Time: 4:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Bishop Ranch 1X – 6101 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon

Investment: $49, free to PBWC members



Leigh Fonseca founded livingdata in 2012 after working with leading-edge data exploration in software development. As a strategic consultant and trainer, Leigh helps businesses refine their analytics strategy and builds interactive, compelling visuals that tell an organization’s story while reducing the technical complexity of understanding the data. She is committed to philanthropic programs, and as such livingdata is committed to a wide range of projects including speaking at the World Bank about reducing world hunger and lowering voter wait time in every precinct across America. To recharge her energy, she sails and swims in the San Francisco Bay and other open waters.


Leland (Lee) T. Jourdan is Chief Diversity Officer for Chevron Corporation.  Lee graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978. Serving his five-year post graduate military commitment, he reached the rank of Captain while serving as a logistics officer and paratrooper. Lee has been in the energy industry since 1983. He previously served as Vice President, Commercial for Chevron’s IndoAsia Business Unit. After nine years living in Thailand and Indonesia, Lee now resides in Houston, TX, with Diane, his wife of 37 years. Lee is an avid golfer and published author.


Karen E. Lyons, MPH, is Director, Workforce Health Consulting Group, at Kaiser Permanente.  Karen manages, leads and coaches teams of Health and Wellness Consultants focused on bringing evidence-based worksite wellness solutions to employers in both the public and private sector.  She collaborates with key internal stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate the organization’s customer support model and innovative customer solutions to support a culture of well-being at our customers’ workplace.  She also serves as a workforce wellness expert with the “Workforce Health as a Business Strategy” initiative, a partnership between the California League of Cities and the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign.


Khalil Smith is the Practice Lead of Diversity and Inclusion at The Neuroleadership Institute, where he is responsible for the strategy and market presence of the practice. Before joining NLI, Khalil opened and ran his own consultancy, Smith + Grey LLC, a boutique consulting firm that worked with medium-sized businesses on transforming organizational cultures and demystifying group dynamics. Prior to that, Khalil spent over 14 years in senior leader roles with Apple Inc. Khalil holds an M.B.A with dual concentrations in Leadership and Strategy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Khalil resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his amazing wife and high-school sweetheart, Sandra, and two incredible sons.

Moderator: Mary Boughton has brought her passion, corporate experience, and business skills to nonprofit leadership, working as Executive Director for Career Closet, an organization that assists women returning to the workforce, and Peninsula Habitat for Humanity. Recently, managing Catalyst’s most strategic relationships, Mary’s leadership ensured impact toward Catalyst’s mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. Mary is deeply  committed to building inclusive workplace cultures so that every individual can be their authentic self and thrive.