Happiness by Design and the Evolving Workplace VC

Recorded On: 07/08/2020

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The world around us is changing at a rapid pace, with technology and big data leading the way. At the same time, people from all corners of the world are expressing the need for human connection, for meaningful exchanges, for happier lifestyles. We recognize the challenge of our generation: to combine technology, art and science together in the pursuit of building for happiness. CRTKL has teamed with two partners to study the intersection between the Science of Happiness and the Science of Design. Together with the Cairo-based real estate development and management firm DMG, and the culture consultancy Delivering Happiness, we are creating a platform that will help understand the role of happiness in the built environment.

Ron Mandel

SENIOR COACH|SULTANT™, Delivering Happiness

Ron’s expertise is in building nurturing and productive corporate cultures. In this capacity, he has consulted with multi-nationals in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and India. His goal is to reconnect people to the leader within to build values-based organizations that foster personal growth and accountability. Ron has lead change initiatives, conducted numerous sessions in Strategic Planning, Values-based coaching and Team Building, and designed and delivered programs in Performance Management that focuses on both what people are responsible to deliver and how they collaborate with others while working on those tasks. Ron has built an expertise in aligning people to deliver outstanding customer service / patient satisfaction. Achieving best in class Customer or Patient Satisfaction can be a powerful unifying target. His passion is to help people be the best they can be so organizations can be the best they can be - that benefits their employees, their customers, their communities, and their bottom-line. 

Jodi Williams

Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL

Jodi's day job is serving as CRTKL's lead workplace strategist and change manager, focusing her work on inspiring and leading workplace change for public and private sector clients. With nearly 20 years' experience, she has walked clients through workplace change of all types. She is a regular speaker at events such as IFMA World Workplace, BOMA International, CoreNet, and NeoCon East.

Katie Sprague

Senior Vice President, CallisonRTKL

Katie Sprague is a Senior Vice President in the Los Angeles office of CallisonRTKL and is the global leader of The Environment Studio, a group that specializes in the creation of branded environments. As a brand strategist, Katie brings complementary components to the traditional CallisonRTKL architectural design process, with research, analysis and a human-centric focus as the basis of her work. To achieve these ends, Katie uses a collaborative approach that begins with her clients’ vision and mission, translating those intangible assets into the built environment. She loves using ‘Customer Experience’ as a method to study how people engage with spaces, and is currently involved in new theories of employee happiness in workplace design.
Katie has worked on award-winning branding projects throughout the world, and works across all sectors with the CRTKL portfolio. She has served as Director of the Los Angeles office and has represented Design and Brand on CallisonRTKL’s Executive Committee.

Ahmed Elmoursy

Innovation Development Director, Mountain View

A Real Estate Professional with 19-years’ experience in the real estate industry, Ahmed Elmoursy worked in multi-billion-dollar developments, residential projects, high rise buildings and industrial facilities. He has worked in private sector in Egypt, the Gulf, North Africa & North America. He worked on major developments such as Dubai Festival City, Cairo Festival City, Mediterranean Gate Tunis & Dubai Themed Parks. Since 2013, Ahmed Elmoursy has worked at DMG (Mountain View), handling the Real Estate Development of I-City Cairo & I-City October Project.
In 2017, Ahmed Elmoursy was appointed head of the newly created Innovation Development Department for Mountain View, responsible for creating any new products and/or projects.

The Science of Happiness and Design.
07/08/2020 at 2:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
07/08/2020 at 2:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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