Priya Parker is helping us take a deeper look at how anyone can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. She is a facilitator, strategic advisor, acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, and the host of the New York Times podcast, Together Apart. Parker has spent 15 years helping leaders and communities have complicated conversations about community, identity, and vision at moments of transition. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker advises and teaches leaders how to gather in ways that create the culture, effectiveness, and very essence of what it means to be them.
Parker’s The Art of Gathering (Riverhead, 2018) has been named a Best Business Book of the year by Amazon, Esquire Magazine, NPR, the Financial Times, 1-800-CEO-READS, and Bloomberg. She has spoken on the TED Main Stage and is a popular, sought-after speaker. Parker’s work has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, TED, Forbes, Real Simple Magazine, Oprah.com, Bloomberg, Glamour, the Today Show, and Morning Joe. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.