Who We Are

We’re The Ready

We’re here to change how the world works—from business as usual to brave new work. It takes an unusual person to disrupt decades of tradition and guide hundreds or thousands of people through an experience that demands their bravery, vulnerability, and curiosity. It takes conviction to join a decentralized, self-managing, public benefit corporation where reputation matters more than position.

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Our people

The people who make up The Ready are specialists in the ways of organizational culture and transformation. Yet within that world we are generalists drawing freely from the principles and practices of dozens of theories and hundreds of iconoclastic firms. We are coaches, facilitators, academics, psychologists, technologists, and corporate veterans who have found each other in our quest to make work better. Our backgrounds are varied but our ambition is united.

JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION AT THE READY

The Ready’s purpose is to change how the world works—from business as usual to brave new work. We believe that brave new work is work that’s more human, adaptive, meaningful, and equitable. Joining the thousands of organizations that awakened to the long-standing, global movements for racial justice, we too recognized that The Ready could not fulfill our purpose—could not live into our principles honestly—without making equity a fundamental component of the impact we hope to make in the world. Is a future of work that’s more human and meaningful for some good enough? Our answer to that question was, is, and will always be “No.”

We want The Ready to represent the future of work through the principles and practices we embody. Our shared future is a more diverse and inclusive one—and we are committed to having our membership reflect that, too. That’s why instead of sharing a brief statement, we want to share more—as transparently as we can—about the work we’ve been doing on ourselves and the work still left to do. We are naming our intentions, gaps, and attempts to hopefully make it easier for people of color and others with marginalized identities to be more well-informed when applying to join The Ready.

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Join our team

We are always on the lookout for our next stunning colleague. If you either have experience working closely with organizations to help them think and act differently or are hoping to apply your unique skillset toward changing how the world works and participating in a self-managing environment, please learn about our hiring process and consider applying with us!

The Ready’s hiring team reviews all applications anonymously and will be in touch if there is a fit. If you need to get in touch with them, please email hiring@theready.com.

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Team photo of people at The Ready from a dinner in April 2023.
OUR TEAM

The Ready from A–Z

Sharan Bal

Sharan Bal

Georgia, USA

Matt Basford

Matt Basford

New York, USA

Jason Beck

Jason Beck

California, USA

Marcus Corpening

Marcus Corpening

North Carolina, USA

Whitney Davison

Whitney Davison

Georgia, USA

Aaron Dignan

Aaron Dignan

Colorado, USA

Zoe Donaldson

Zoe Donaldson

North Carolina, USA

Lucy Ellis

Lucy Ellis

Georgia, USA

Rodney Evans

Rodney Evans

North Carolina, USA

Tiani Jones

Tiani Jones

New York, USA

Sarah Koegler

Sarah Koegler

West Virginia, USA

Alisha Lochtefeld

Alisha Lochtefeld

Ohio, USA

Valeria Lopez

Valeria Lopez

Connecticut, USA

Carol Mase

Carol Mase

Pennsylvania, USA

Yehudi Meshchaninov

Yehudi Meshchaninov

New York, USA

Colin Mulholland

Colin Mulholland

Georgia, USA

Travis Packer

Travis Packer

North Carolina, USA

Grace Palos

Grace Palos

Maryland, USA

Jimmy Parker

Jimmy Parker

Georgia, USA

Tanisi Pooran

Tanisi Pooran

Ontario, Canada

Ali Randel

Ali Randel

New York, USA

Ashley Reid

Ashley Reid

Georgia, USA

Jon Roth

Jon Roth

New York, USA

Meg Saxby

Meg Saxby

Ontario, Canada

Tabea Soriano

Tabea Soriano

New York, USA

Sam Spurlin

Sam Spurlin

New York, USA

Alastair Steward

Alastair Steward

Utah, USA

Sara Valasek

Sara Valasek

Ohio, USA

Jack Van Amburg

Jack Van Amburg

California, USA

Chelsea Weber

Chelsea Weber

Missouri, USA

Mia Wise

Mia Wise

North Carolina, USA

Michael Woodley

Michael Woodley

California, USA

Zimari Yumva

Zimari Yumva

Nova Scotia, Canada