ARTIST OF GATHERING
Founder, Thrive Labs; AUTHOR, THE ART OF GATHERING
We find meaning in community, and communities bond through shared experience. But what does it take to genuinely connect in an age of digital divides? To do so requires an inspired understanding of individual purpose—the sort of transformation Priya facilitates at Thrive Labs, the boutique advisory firm of which she is the founder. There, she works with teams and leaders across the industries of business, technology, politics, and the arts to clarify their visions and build collaborative communities. One of the most powerful ways of doing so is through events, meetings, and experiences. Whether it’s a political negotiation, a business meeting, or a baby shower, these encounters can be powerfully formative. Through her work as a facilitator, Priya helps hosts realize that potential.
Her insights into these extraordinary encounters are the focus of her first book, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters (Riverhead, 2018). As our community convenes in Lisbon, we could not be more pleased to have Priya give a masterclass on gathering.