Mar. 3 - Naked at Work

“Naked at Work”

WHEN: Wed., March 3, 2021. 8:00 – 9:30 am

MEETING LOCATION: Online Zoom meeting

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Topic: Naked at Work

Speaker: Danessa Knaupp


To be naked at work is to bravely bring your full set of experiences forward in service to others. The naked leader is authentic. She knows herself, owns herself, and acts in alignment with her values and principles. She doesn’t manage to external expectations, hide her past, or fear her future. 

Join the River City Express Network for a free Zoom meeting as we welcome speaker, Danessa Knaupp, CEO of Avenue 8 Advisors and Amazon best-selling author of Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity.  Danessa will explore what gets in the way of being naked at work, what is possible by choosing authenticity and how authenticity drives results.

Speakers Bios:

Danessa is CEO and Founder, guiding the strategic direction of the Avenue 8 Advisors firm and shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner.  She is the author of the best-selling leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity and regularly addresses C-suite audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity (not #authenticity) to drive measurable business results.

Known for her unique ability to drive new levels of engagement and performance with key leaders, Danessa is a fresh, positive voice on leadership and executive team effectiveness. She has coached CEOs, boards, and C-suite teams on issues related to leadership effectiveness, succession planning, M&A integration, and conflict intervention. Her clients have included Anthem, Bain Capital, BlackRock, Capital One, Comcast, Genworth, Hilton, KPMG, Mastercard, Nordstrom, Dropbox, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novo Nordisk, Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation, and more.

Danessa earned her executive coaching credentials from Georgetown University, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary. She spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a senior executive and ultimately, CEO. She is licensed by the International Coaching Federation and certified in many of the top leadership assessment tools.


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