Transforming Your Organization With Caleb Gardner

Caleb Gardner
Caleb Gardner

Caleb Gardner is the Founding Partner of 18 Coffees, a management consulting firm and a community of forward-thinking leaders building more ethical, inclusive, and effective organizations. He is the author of No Point B and has two decades of experience in digital leadership, entrepreneurship, and social impact. Caleb worked as the lead digital strategist for President Obama’s political advocacy group, OFA (Organizing for Action), building it to one of the largest digital programs to ever exist. He also worked in the public and private sectors, including at professional service firms like Bain & Company and Edelman.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Caleb Gardner talks about training organizations to be adaptive and changing a teamwork mindset
  • How can clients look at a problem through an adaptive capability lens?
  • How Caleb structured his book for easy understanding 
  • Why the amount of communication is a crucial resource
  • How self-reflective tools and design thinking are useful for planning and execution
  • Caleb explains the benefits of using honest self-reflective strategies for a more authentic online presence

In this episode…

How can you implement change in the workplace? When you want to tackle the challenges within your business, you need to examine how your team adapts to problems. Is it possible to examine an issue from an adaptive capability lens?

If there is a crack in the infrastructure of a bridge, it becomes unstable. The same goes for your brand. Caleb Gardner is changing how communication is used in the workplace through transformative strategies that teach change. By altering the outlook of change from a human behavior standpoint, your team can have a better perspective and continuously evolve faster. 

In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Caleb Gardner, Founding Partner of 18 Coffees and author of No Point B, to discuss communicating value. Caleb talks about training an adaptive mindset, useful communication tools, and the importance of self-reflection as a means for growth.

Golden Answer

If you could meet any living person, who would it be?

Caleb Gardner would like to meet French philosopher Edgar Morin. Caleb credits Edgar with his thinking around systems and complexity and how those apply to the workplace.

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