Taking Bold, Intelligent Risks to Thrive at Work—and in Life with Jonah Sachs - Professional BusinessWomen of California

Taking Bold, Intelligent Risks to Thrive at Work—and in Life with Jonah Sachs

December 13, 2022 - 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Tuesday, December 13th at 4:00 PM Pacific Time


We’re creatures of habit, programmed by evolution to favor the safe and familiar, especially when the stakes are high. But in a world of constant change, safe thinking often leads to failure.


If you’re feeling the need to make serious changes, without taking on unnecessary risks, you’re not alone. Seeing this problem in nearly every field, Jonah Sachs spent years studying the habits of those who most effectively faced change and responded with breakthrough ideas and action. In this practically-focused and science-based session, you’ll learn:

  • Why your area of deep expertise is often where you’ll find your biggest blind spots — and how to get out of the expert rut
  • How to use anxiety as fuel for creativity
  • When to trust intuition and when to challenge it
  • How to collaborate with those you find most challenging to work with — and why this is a good idea
  • How to build a team or organization that thrives on taking intelligent risks


The webinar recording is shared with all registrants and will be available for 90 days from the live event date.

Speaker Information



Jonah Sachs is an author, speaker and viral marketing pioneer. His digital media work over the last 25 years have been critical in bringing the ideals of social change — such as equity, empowerment, responsibility and transparency — to the forefront of business and popular culture.


Jonah helped to create some of the world’s first, and still most heralded, digital social change campaign. As co-founder of Free Range Studios, his work on Amnesty International’s blood diamonds viral film was seen by 20 million people and was delivered by to every member of congress, helping drive the passage of the Clean Diamond Act.


He later helped to create “The Story of Stuff,” which, viewed by over 60 million people, marked a turning point in the fight to educate the public about the environmental and social impact of consumer goods. Jonah went onto to lead groundbreaking campaigns for Greenpeace, Human Rights Campaigns and the ACLU, as well as major brands including Microsoft and Patagonia.


Jonah’s work and opinions have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, FOX News, Sundance Film Festival, NPR. Sachs also pens a column for Fast Company, which named him one of today’s 50 most influential social innovators.