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BETTER TOGETHER LABS
Organizational and Leadership Coaching
Better Together Labs, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, was founded by Mallory Penney and Reggie Harris with the aim of helping teams and individuals collaborate better together by providing a unique range of skills not commonly taught either within secondary/tertiary education environments or within the workplace.
Reggie Harris, a veteran of the tech industry, has held key positions at prominent Silicon Valley companies including Google, Dropbox, and Zynga and has provided his skills for a number of non-profits. He has developed a way of communicating challenging and complex concepts in a way that's engaging, friendly, and easily comprehensible. At Better Together Labs, Reggie combines his deep knowledge of corporate and non-profit working environments along with unique insights into the nature of human behavior and interaction to transform stagnant organizations into dynamic, collaborative teams that are fun to work in. Reggie is an honors graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Computer Science and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Chinese language and culture. He is also an avid improvisor and his work is heavily influenced by the philosophies and methodologies of improvisation.
Mallory Penney has a passion for improvisation and organizational development. She is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and holds a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. As a team-building strategist, Mallory helps her clients strengthen communication & leadership skills through applied improvisation team building programs. Mallory is a firm believer that “fun” is the operative word when it comes to peeling away inhibitions in the workplace to allow collaboration and effective communication to emerge. In her words: “When space is created for individuals to allow themselves to be vulnerable, magic happens. If people feel safe expressing their ideas and opinions, one can only imagine the multitude of new pathways of growth for individuals, organizations and the products and services they provide."
SOME OF OUR CLIENTS...
What People Are Saying About Better Together Labs
WAYNE CERULLO, PERSONA-CENTERED B2B MARKETING. AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION.
A delight to work with. Clear and confident. Brought energy and experimentation to our event with senior marketers. A natural team facilitator and asset!
ALINA BALL, PROFESSOR OF LAW, UC HASTINGS LAW
Took the creativity and spontaneity of improv and used it to create a collaborative and comfortable space with a group of professional who did not know each other. We traversed the room, laughed out loud, and really got to know each other. I would highly recommend for professional development workshops and conferences. I was really impressed.
ERIC BABSON, PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS, UC DAVIS
Better Together Labs brought an energy and enthusiasm to our group that helped us open up and communicate with each other in a way we never had before. Before our event, we had not had very much training in the kind of spontaneity, deep listening, and open collaboration that improv teaches. We left the event with not simply a written list of steps to follow for the future, but a personally observable shift in mindset that has persisted to this day.
SANDRA CABOUAT, ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL, SERENDIPITY SCHOOL
Not just another presentation about effective communication, it is a true practicum. Made sure we were comfortable yet challenged, and our team had so much fun! I left the seminar with plenty of inspiration to try some new ideas and a "yes, and" attitude about our company's upcoming goals.
PRIYA GUPTA, CONSULTANT, NONPROFIT STRATEGY AND IMPACT
Brings humor, empathy, and a deep knowledge of human emotion to the work to unite people, encourage deep engagement by every individual, and build the foundation for high-performing teams.
SAMIA KARIMI, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, DANCEVERSITY WORLD DANCE FOR YOUTH
Mallory artfully engaged a room full of strangers in meaningful connection within a short amount of time. She is a very warm, genuine, and savvy facilitator and presents a variety of tactful activities that are fun and eye-opening.
AMBER IRAETA, MECHANICAL ENGINEER, BIO-RAD LABORATORIES
This workshop was valuable in helping me learn to tell my story both at work while presenting ideas and in my own personal life. Better Together Labs brings a dynamic and energetic approach to skill building that makes her workshop both fun and informative.