Who We Are

“You cannot be an effective leader if you don't have a personal practice to bring your best self to the world everyday.”

- Mark Bertolini, CEO Aetna

InnerSpace is a community for entrepreneurs that strive to build happy, effective and purposeful organizations. We believe in the power of authentic relationships and the importance of intentional culture. We strive to practice the same values in our workplaces - compassion, generosity, vulnerability - that we do in our personal lives.

FOUNDERS & TEAM

Semira

Semira Rahemtulla

Chief Vivacious Officer

Semira has trouble writing bios for herself. She realizes that may detract from her Vivaciousness.

Joe

Joe Greenstein

Chief Voracious Officer

Joe lives in SF with his wife Rachel and several plants for which they are still considering names. He was previously founder/CEO of Flixster.

Hannah

Hannah Knapp

Chief Tenacious Officer

Hannah brings a practical eye and a helping hand to whatever she's involved in. She was previously many things at Flixster, all under the broad banner of VP of Human Potential.

Beth

Beth Powell

Events Coordinator

Beth loves all things math and music. Her greatest fear is having to choose between them. She tries to create a fun and safe space in all that she does.

Saran

Saran Chari

Helper / Tech Guy

Saran was previously co-founder/CTO at Flixster. When he's not helping out at InnerSpace, he's dreaming about traveling to outer space (go Elon!).

VISITING FACULTY

Diana Chapman

Diana Chapman

Diana is cofounder of the Conscious Leadership Group, author of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, and works regularly with leaders of organizations from startups to the Fortune 500.

Ed Batista

Ed Batista

Ed is an executive coach, consultant and instructor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He teaches a new course “Self-Coaching” at Stanford and has an upcoming book on the same topic being published by the Harvard Business Review.

Jeremy Hunter

Michael Terrell

Michael is passionate about helping people develop authentic and effective leadership capabilities that have measurable impacts on their company cultures, business outcomes, relationships, and personal well-being. Michael is an executive coach and facilitates learning groups for one of the most popular courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Interpersonal Dynamics.

Wendy Bittner

Wendy Bittner

Wendy is a coach and facilitator who equips individuals and teams to learn continuously, lead with skill, and transform themselves and their businesses. Prior to her work at Cultivating Leadership, Wendy was VP of People Development at Keystone Strategy. For eight years, Wendy was a Senior Manager of Leadership Development and Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co.

Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins

Mike teaches leaders and organizations how to improve their workplace results and their lives using appreciation and authenticity. Clients include Google, Microsoft, The San Francisco Giants, First Round Capital & Wisdom 2.0.

Will Kabat-Zinn

Will Kabat-Zinn

Will has practiced Insight Meditation in the U.S. and Burma for more than thirteen years. He has taught meditation to diverse populations, from neuroscientists at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute to incarcerated youth in the South Bronx, Riker's Island, and Oakland.

SPECIAL ADVISORS

Carole Robin

Carole Robin

Chief Inspirational Advisor

Carole is currently the Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program at Stanford. She holds a full-time lectureship appointment in the Organization Behavior area where she teaches Interpersonal Dynamics, High Performance Leadership, Leadership Coaching and Mentoring and Taking Stock and Moving Forward. As a consultant and executive coach, Carole has been helping people and organizations thrive in the business, nonprofit, and public sectors since 1985.

Scott Kriens

Scott Kriens

Chief Perspirational Advisor

Scott is the founder of the 1440 Foundation whose mission is to support organizations that work to grow compassion and foster authentic relationships in the world. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Juniper Networks from 1996 to 2008.

REGULAR ADVISORS

Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz

President & Cofounder, Eventbrite

Kevin Chou

Kevin Chou

CEO & Cofounder, Kabam

Kunal Sarkar

Kunal Sarkar

CEO & Cofounder, Lumosity

Sam Chaudhary

Sam Chaudhary

CEO & Cofounder, ClassDojo

Ben Rattray

Ben Rattray

CEO & Founder, Change.org

Chase Adam

Chase Adam

Founder, Watsi

Josh Reeves

Josh Reeves

CEO & Cofounder, ZenPayroll

SPONSORS