Simone Poetscher

Simone Poetscher, PMP, USA
Founder and Community Strategist,
Thrycon LLC
Host, The Building Community Podcast

The Power of Community – Lessons for Putting People First
Saturday, October 29 at 2:30 pm UTC / 4:30 pm CEST

Community today is more important than it has ever been before.

Not only in our personal lives where we search for a sense of belonging. But also in our professional environments, where we engage people in new ways to drive improved business outcomes.

There are numerous ways we can participate in community on a personal level. And a variety of options to build community in support of others to leverage businesses opportunities.

This keynote shines a light on both.

It offers concrete steps for implementation, and reveals key lessons learned from Simone’s two decades of community building.

Attendees will walk away from this keynote with insights into:

  • what community is and means in today’s world
  • why building or actively being part of community is relevant for each and every one of us
  • which first steps it takes to get actively engaged, or engage others
  • and key lessons that will help them “put – people – first”.

The world around us has changed. – We have changed.

So let’s innovate and use the power community affords us to put people first; To give back; To generate impact. – In our lives and the lives of those around us.

Simone Poetscher brings the immense potential of community to organizations across the globe. She is a seasoned community expert, a sought-after speaker, and a captivating podcast host.

As the Founder and Community Strategist of the consulting firm Thrycon LLC, she works to help organizations put people first; So that they can achieve improved business outcomes through better relationships with their most important stakeholders. For the past two decades, Simone has worked with partners in industry, startups, non-profits, public service, associations, and educational institutions from around the world to generate positive people impact.

Her enlightening Podcast – The Building Community Podcast – is among the highest-rated in the community space. Listen in online, via YouTube, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy hearing your podcasts.

Simone’s international expertise is sought by many: She works as Program Advisor at the University of Richmond, previously served the George Washington University School of Business as Advisory Council Member, supports various non-profit organizations as board member, and mentors founders through several startup programs. Simone is also a member of the Project Management Institute and the Worldwide Association of Female Professionals.

Thrycon LLC is a boutique consulting firm based in Greater Washington, DC, USA. Organizations engage Thrycon to launch corporate alumni networks, build community programs and improve those community efforts that don’t yet deliver on their full potential. Because for any organization, purposeful relationships with their most important stakeholders translate to better business outcomes.


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