Episode 251

Executive Team Coach, People & Culture Strategic Advisor, Golbie Kamarei - Clear Expectations and Internal Work

About the episode
​​In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Golbie Kamarei, Executive Team Coach, People & Culture Strategic Advisor. Golbie has diverse experience across industries, business growth phases, organizational structures, revenue models, and economic cycles, preparing her for a range of leadership and cultural styles. Tune in to learn Golbie’s thoughts on making your first people hire, strategic thought partnership around tough topics, giving and receiving feedback as an executive, and more!
About the guest
Golbie's mission is to promote human flourishing and reduce human suffering, especially within organizations. Her work with Kamarei Advisory centers around coaching CXOs and Executive Teams to augment their individual and collective leadership during periods of growth, transition, or crisis. She also advises Founders and start-ups on issues related to organizational culture, individual and group transformation, and interpersonal communication. Golbie was the inaugural Chief People Officer of Culture Amp, a VC-backed enterprise Saas start-up based in Australia as well as the interim Chief People Officer for Wisk Aero, a private, Fortune 100-backed JV creating all-electric, self-flying eVTOL air taxis. She also served as Global Head of People at Quay Eyewear, a PE-backed omni-channel consumer brand. She also held various roles in investing and organizational development at BlackRock, global investment manager with $10 trillion in assets. While at BlackRock, Golbie also served as Vice Chair for both BlackRock's NY Women's Initiative and NY People & Culture Committee. She also founded and led BlackRock Mindfulness which offered self-awareness and self-management training to nearly 1500 employees in 17 countries. Her TED talk, “Success at What Cost?”, highlights lessons learned from teaching meditation on Wall Street, post-financial crisis. Golbie earned a M.S. in business management (Sloan Fellow) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in psychology with honors from Stanford University.
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