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Lead with Tempo Conference 2023

The Schedule

Day One
Wednesday May 10

Conference opening

Rachel McConnell

Content design career archetypes: Oh! The places you'll go

Amy Thibodeau (Gusto)

From the playroom to the boardroom: Leadership tips from a MOM (Manager of Managers)

Melinda Belcher (JP Morgan Chase)

Q&A with Melinda Belcher


Helping your team design with intentionality 

Camila B Pechous (Pinterest)

How to lead a design team through crisis and change

Helena Rodemann (Flo Health)

Q&A with Helena Rodemann

The narrative thread: Connecting people, ideas, and design in your organization

Harrison Wheeler (LinkedIn)


Growing through something as a new design manager

Aladrian Goods (Intuit)

Q&A with Aladrian Goods

Just say no: Effectively prioritizing content requests and keeping your sanity

Christi Guzik (Rocket Companies)

Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A: Fostering collaboration in the team and beyond 

Martyn Reding (Expedia)

Janet Choi (American Express)

Laura Costantino (Google)


How to make organizational impact (even as an underdog!)

Anna Balkrishna (Robinhood)

The business of boundaries: Maintaining a healthy and sustainable content practice

Natalie Dunbar (Walmart)

Conference close

Rachel McConnell



Day Two
Thursday May 11

Workshop 1

Coaching skills for content leaders

Sara Wachter-Boettcher and Jen Dionisio (Active Voice)

Workshop 2

Cultivating a high-performing team

Jen Schaefer (Netflix)

“Pretty much every talk and workshop at Lead with Tempo was exceeding my already high expectations.

No filler, no fluff – it was all substance.”

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