Maya Townsend went from hiding in the corner at networking events to leading a company that helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. Using the science underlying human relationships and networks, she uncovers sound, practical methods for making soft skills generate hard results.
Maya is co-editor of Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network (AMACOM, 11/2012). Maya’s articles on have been published in CIO, Nonprofit Quarterly, Mass High Tech, Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and other online and print media.
Maya has been a keynote presenter at Gartner and a main stage presenter at Inc. 500 | 5000. Her sessions at Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and Society for HR Management conferences have been acclaimed “best in conference” by participants. For more information on Maya’s speaking engagements, click here.
Maya teaches networked leadership, business ecosystem strategy, collaboration, and change management skills through the Corporate Education Center and has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels for Boston University and Northeastern University. She is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, the Organization Development Network, and The Commonwealth Institute.
When not working, Maya enjoys chocolate tasting and hiking with her dog, Mitzi. She recently achieved a personal breakthrough by successfully replicating the famed Frida cupcake from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop in her home kitchen.