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Virginia Lacayo, Massive

  • January 03, 2024
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712


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Shaking the System: How Business Leaders Can Get in Good Trouble

Across the business world, founders, CEOs, investors, and organizational leaders are feeling the call to, as John Lewis said, “get in good trouble”. From developing products and services that serve humanity to directly challenging systemic injustices, business leaders are shaking institutions and industries.

In this soul-stirring and thought-provoking keynote, life-long activist, mindset coach and systemic leadership expert, Virginia Lacayo, Ph.D. will guide you through the internal and external challenges faced by those called to lead differently, misconceptions about power and control, and how to lead with what she calls an “Indomable” mind. She will share how a mastered mind helps you become the kind of intentional leader the world needs right now: more empathetic, visionary, resilient and wise.

Using provocative real-world stories and research, Dr. Lacayo will leave participants with:

  • How ego can destroy even the best ideas
  • New expectations and a new definition of “doing the right thing”
  • Insights on how to challenge our own thinking to prevent self-sabotage
  • Awareness of how our biggest fears are used to control us
  • Encouragement to pursue deeper meaning and purpose as a leader

About our speaker:

Driven by the belief that is easy to colonize an unchallenged mind, Virginia Lacayo, Ph.D. is co-founder and CEO of Massive, a coaching practice that guides and equips business leaders called to use their status and power to take on systemic change. Dr. Lacayo is a certified mindset coach, a thought leader in the field of communication for social/organizational change, a complexity scientist, and a systemic leadership expert.

Virginia is a committed social entrepreneur and feminist activist. She mentors women activists fighting for social justice throughout Latin America. Virginia hosts the popular Spanish-language podcast, “Indomable” and also serves as President of FCAM, a feminist organization supporting women’s rights in Central America.

Dr. Lacayo holds dual citizenship from Nicaragua and France and currently resides in Austin, Texas. Since earning her doctorate in Communication for Development from the University of Ohio, Virginia’s rich and diverse background stretches across four continents and includes consulting, facilitating, serving as a faculty member, working for the UN, and producing a successful television show. Outside of her work, Virginia enjoys spending time with her son, and her partner and believes deeply in the transformational power of coaching, music, friendship, and laughter.


6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

7:50am - Speaker Introduction

8:20am - Q&A

8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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