Building High-Performing Teams: The crucial Role of Psychological Safety


What’s the secret behind high-performing teams? It’s psychological safety, according to a famous Google study called Project Aristotle.

Teams with greater psychological safety, a.k.a. teams that have a shared expectation that teammates will not embarrass, reject, or punish each other for sharing ideas, taking risks, or soliciting feedback, not only tend to perform better, but also engage in behaviors that contribute to greater success and innovation.

That all sounds fancy, but how do you increase psychological safety in your team, especially during remote and hybrid work, with new or diverse personalities, or legacy tensions?

Learn from experts and real-life examples on how to foster psychological safety in your team in this hands-on session led by psychological safety expert and former Googler Laurence Kozera and engineer-turned-leadership coach Arjanna van der Plas.



Laurence Kozera


Psychological Safety Expert

Laurence Kozera is a consultant in psychological safety. With over a decade of experience, including a background in languages and a tenure as a former employee of Google,


Arjanna Van Der Plas


Leadership coach

Arjanna van der Plas is a formerly Silicon Valley-based leadership coach with a background in strategic product design.

In the past 10 years, she’s helped many leaders and teams