We understand that the team will thrive when we fully trust one another and assume the best intentions, support each other, and work toward a common goal.
Along with co-founders Paul Spiegelman and Bo Burlingham, there’s a small, mighty and creative team at the heart of the Small Giants Community today. We’re the ones designing a unique, intimate Summit experience for you — and the ones greeting you at the door when you first walk in. We’re the ones building the Leadership Academy curriculum to inspire your emerging leaders — and we’re on every virtual call helping to make the magic happen. We love every minute of it.
The story of our community is really the story of leaders like you: everything we do is inspired by the work you’re doing to make the world a better place through good business. We have a shared set of core values, a big vision, and a collective obsession with gifs, peonies, and Michigan summers. Get to know the people behind the Small Giants Community (and say hi)!
Program Director, LIFT Scholarship
Marketing Project Manager
Co-Founder, Author of Small Giants
To identify, connect, and develop purpose-driven business leaders.
It’s the year 2020, and the Small Giants Community is making an impact. The Community is growing and our team is, too. Each of our team members has their own specialization to contribute to the growth of the Community. Although we’re still virtual, we’ve built a strong remote culture defined by trust, communication and lifelong learning.
With the Small Giants Leadership Academy in full swing, our focus has expanded from organizations to individual leaders. This year, we filled four cohorts with next-generation leaders, bringing us to a total of nine cohorts since we launched. We’ve learned that teaching next-generation leaders how to be Small Giants amplifies our impact and positions organizations to have long-term sustainability of these practices. At the same time, founders and owners are still engaged with the program as facilitators and teachers, and they’ve become thought leaders along the way. So far, we’ve graduated five cohorts of the Academy and all of our Journey cohorts, and many of them choose to stay engaged through a Virtual Peer Group.
More than ever, our content – our blog, virtual workshops, and the podcast – allows our members to share their story with the world. Our content-first approach drives people to us and compels them to stick around and deepen their understanding of what it means to be a Small Giants leader. All of our offerings are now open to sponsorships, and we’re building true partnerships with organizations and individuals who are aligned with what we do and excited to support us.
Our partnership with Forbes is strong. We’ve just published our fifth annual list of Forbes Small Giants, and this year’s announcement made the biggest splash yet. The list has become more than just an article – it’s a year-round conversation that creates meaningful buzz for the Community and brings quality leads to our brand.
Our hard work and commitment over the past few years has paid off – we’re now a financially self-sustaining organization. As we scale our offerings and grow the Community, we’re careful to grow with purpose. As always, our hard work is driven by our core purpose: to identify, connect, and develop purpose-driven business leaders.
We continuously invest in our learning and development, seeking new opportunities to grow our skills and strengthen our weaknesses so that we can better serve the Community.
We prioritize meaningful, quality work over everything. We’re committed to being present with the current objective and giving it our full attention, providing the best possible opportunities and resources to our Community.
We are committed to doing things differently. We understand that the Small Giants difference is high-class, personal and meaningful experiences that result in lifelong learning and lasting relationships.
We believe in meeting and exceeding the promises we make. In working with each other and with customers, we are responsive and accountable.