The Role of Trust in an Organization and How to Optimize It

Join Shaun Mader as he discusses the role of trust in an organization and how to optimize it using an Optimal Trust Grid. Zoom conversation

About this event

What: Zoom Conversation with Marie Charlot, President, Leaders Choice

When: Friday Jan 20th, 2023 – Noon Eastern

How: Zoom Conference call – details upon registration

Cost: Free.

Topic: The Role of Trust in Organizations

What role does trust play in an organization? Is there a way to optimize it. Our guest, Shaun Mader, is a creative strategist for organizations that prioritize human development. He suggest, one approach to understanding and optimizing trust in organizations is to use the condensed Optimal Trust Grid to show people the components of trust and how we use it as a measuring and teaching tool. Through the grid, they will naturally discover the components of trust and walk away with a far more nuanced view of the world and their relationships.

Our Guest: Shaun Mader

Shaun Mader‘s diverse background in photography, film production, travel, education, and coaching gives him a unique perspective on leadership. He serves as a creative strategist for organizations that prioritize human development and engagement in their goals for growth. These include startups, non-profits, corporations, and educational institutions and the executives who lead them.

Currently, as President of Optimal Trust, Shaun implements systems that promote cultures of trust and belonging where true innovation can flourish and add to the bottom line. He does this by facilitating communication to empower team performance by breaking through limiting patterns. He is also a leader and coach for Exponential Individuals. When he is not working and can be found practicing mindfulness on mats through JiuJitsu and yoga and fundraising for women and children in the red light district in Kolkata.

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Jennifer Hancock is the author of several award winning books and the founder of Humanist Learning Systems. Jennifer is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her professional background is varied including stints in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. She has served as Director of Volunteer Services for the Los Angeles SPCA, sold international franchise licenses for a biotech firm, was the Manager of Acquisition Group Information for a ½ billion dollar company and served as the executive director for the Humanists of Florida before founding her own company. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. (

Elizabeth Castillo is an associate professor at CISA – Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University and affiliated faculty at the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment. Castillo’s scholarship is focused on how we can create a sustainable economy that works for everyone. Dr. Castillo addresses this problem by investigating capitalization of organizations, particularly the role that intangible assets (e.g., social, cultural, and political capital) play in producing social, financial, and environmental returns (the triple bottom line). Her interdisciplinary research is inspired by two decades of management experience in the nonprofit sector, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. You can find her at:

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Humanist Learning Systems is our learning partner for this series. Participants will be able to receive certificates of completion at the end of the session. To learn more about Humanist Learning Systems visit: