Empower working professionals to find meaning, belonging and opportunity at work
We spend more of our waking time at work than anywhere else. After our partners or closest family members, our managers often have the largest impact on our lives. On our sense of meaning, belonging and opportunity at work and in life. Great managers inspire us to realize our full potential – they create inclusive communities, provide purpose and open doors. Bad ones do the opposite, demotivating rather than empowering.
Unfortunately, many managers are bad – 50% of Americans would prefer a new manager over a raise, and 65% of people have quit a company to get away from a bad manager. Most managers are not intentionally or inherently demotivating. Management is difficult and often non-intuitive. In school we learn math and science, history and english, maybe even strategy, but no one teaches us how to work well together. How to lead, to inspire, to include, to support, to have hard conversations or provide feedback that lands.
At Strive, our mission is to empower working professionals to find meaning, belonging and opportunity at work. As a team, we've spent our careers at large companies (Google, LinkedIn, Target and Amazon), edtech startups (Minerva, Orai), education non-profits (Aspire Schools, the Arillaga Foundation) building products, programs and experiences to help people realize their potential. We've come together because we believe that transforming managers into leaders is an essential first step to building the more just, inclusive, equitable workplace and world we hope to inhabit.