EMBRACE THE YIN AND YANG OF COGNITIVE DIVERSITY
The Quiet Power of Mixed Teams*
“Introversion and extroversion go to the heart of who a person is: how they work, how they live, and how they interact.”
– Susan Cain
Team dynamics are deeply influenced by the personality style of each team member. Temperament—that singular quality that encourages one to sit back and listen or to sit up and share, that quality that craves solitude for innovation or seeks engagement to spark ideas—is one of the most fundamental elements of who we are as human beings. First by learning about their own unique temperament, and then by embracing the unique strengths of their introverted and extroverted colleagues, your team begins to understand how best to work together to achieve shared goals.
Dr. Kasevich designs and delivers programs nationwide that focus on guiding school and workplace communities to foster inclusive cultures where people of all temperaments thrive. A specialist in educating quiet and women leaders, she is passionate about helping students and adults alike to use self-awareness to optimize their ability to lead in today’s world. Kasevich, known for her effervescent presentation style, is a frequent speaker at educational conferences and associations, and her Quiet Revolution work has been featured on NPR and in numerous publications, including Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and Harvard Magazine. A member of the DEAK Group, she is the author of the Guide to Giving, a highly-acclaimed K-12 philanthropy curriculum, and Closing the Gap, an influential girls’ leadership curriculum. Her proficiency is grounded in over 20 years of experience as educator and history department chair at schools in New York City, including Nightingale-Bamford, Dalton, Berkeley Carroll, NYU and Cooper Union. Kasevich has served as Director of Académie de Paris, an Oxbridge Academic Program, and is Program Director at the Hotchkiss Student Leadership Institute. A gcLi Alumna Scholar, she received her BA from Haverford and PhD from New York University.
Derrick Carpenter is President and Founder of Vive Training, Inc. which delivers experiential leadership development programs grounded in the principles of positive psychology, the science of well-being. Since 2007 Derrick has managed and delivered high-performance leadership training for hundreds of organizations including Fortune 500 corporations, top business schools, professional sports teams, military leaders, college and secondary school students and instructors, and non-profit organizations. As a certified facilitator and coach with the Quiet Revolution, Derrick applies his expertise in positive psychology to raise awareness of the power of temperament in our workplace cultures. In addition to his work with QR, Derrick serves as a VP for Happify, Inc. developing artificial intelligence software to coach people through activities that protect against depression and anxiety. As a member of the University of Pennsylvania's Resilience Program, he has trained US Army personnel on resilience and mental toughness skills and consulted on well-being science for organizations including the University of Texas, the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, the Department of Defense, and the VIA Institute for Character. Derrick coaches individuals on implementing positive psychology techniques to achieve their goals and has served as a teaching assistant for positive psychology courses at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as the Happiness Expert for VeryWell.com and has been a regular contributor on well-being to Positive Psychology News Daily.He has researched learning, talent, and what makes people great in psychology labs at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania. As an athletic enthusiast and huge proponent of experiencing life to learn, Derrick was voted Most Inspirational by his college rowing team, is an avid multi-national touring cyclist, competes in triathlons, and is a certified personal trainer. Derrick holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
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