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At Sounding Board, one of our core values is to “make it happen together”. As COVID-19 continues to affect the world we are focused on supporting our customers, partners, employees, families and communities – ensuring we come together to build leaders that thrive through chaos.


An expert in leadership and organizational culture, Dr. Chatman talks about the 3 most effective leadership styles needed when businesses are in crisis.

Leaders are on high alert, monitoring for new data, and then quickly have to pivot to deliver a perspective, decisions, or policies that can have impact.
During times of crisis, especially when you are managing remotely, it is important to self care first in order to care for others. Here is our advice.


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Leadership, Talent Development and Change Management Strategist | Multicultural Studies Specialization

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5 Essential LEssons for Virtual Teaming
5 Essential LEssons for Virtual Teaming
How to Actually Work...When You’re Working from Home
How to Actually Work...When You’re Working from Home
How to Build Trust on Your Virtual Team
How to Build Trust on Your Virtual Team
Keep Your Team Connected While You’re Apart (Quick Study)
Keep Your Team Connected While You’re Apart (Quick Study)
How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote
How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote



Resources for Businesses and Employers

Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019. Guides and adive on how to prepare your business and employees.


How to protect yourself against COVID-19

Watch this short animation to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself against it.

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5 ways the COVID-19 crisis will transform HR’s role

Human Resources is at the front lines of employers’ response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Families First Response Act: What you need to know

Provide employees paid family and medical leave and paid sick leave in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 cases in the USA by state and county

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Answers to the Most Common Coronavirus Questions

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Lori Mazan

Co-Founder & Chief Coaching Officer

Lori Mazan is the Co-Founder and Chief Coaching Officer of Sounding Board, the preeminent global leadership development enterprise platform changing the face of leadership development through innovative technology for leaders at all levels of an organization. Lori is a seasoned executive coach who has guided hundreds of corporate executives through 1:1 coaching focused on business outcomes and developing critical leadership skills. Client companies advanced by Lori’s expertise include Fortune titans such as Chevron and Sprint as well as high growth and public companies like Intellikine, and Tapjoy, plus 10XGenomics, which became a public company in 2019 while top executives worked with Lori and the Sounding Board team.
Lori has spent the last 25 years coaching C-Suite executives to leadership excellence. Many of those public and private company CEO’s expressed that they would have liked this caliber of coaching earlier in their careers. Inspired by these experiences, Lori joined with Christine to launch Sounding Board as a feedback-driven, cloud-based leadership coaching platform that could maintain best-in-class leadership coaching while lowering costs to make it affordable and scalable for leaders at every level of their careers.
Before founding Sounding Board, Lori received her Masters’ in Adult Educational Psychology/Counseling from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors’ in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Lori is an educator and has spent over 10 years as a professor of social psychology and group dynamics while acting as the interim Dean of Students at Holy Names University, She is certified by the industry’s gold standard, the Coaches Training Institute, and is a founding member of the Genentech Preferred Network of Coaches. Sounding Board is one of <3% of sole female founded startups receiving venture funding. In 2019 Sounding Board was selected as 1 of 7 startups (out of 100+ applicants) as part of SAP’s HR tech cohort, a group that represents the rising stars of the next-gen HR ecosystem.

Christine Tao

Co-Founder & CEO Sounding Board, Inc.

Christine Tao is the co-founder & CEO at Sounding Board, a Silicon Valley startup redefining how organizations are developing their leaders. Her extraordinarily rapid career growth to executive management in the media, mobile and tech sectors of Silicon Valley became her inspiration for founding Sounding Board. As she began to manage larger teams and be responsible for growing revenues, it became clear that she needed a “sounding board” to coach her on the development of her leadership skills. That’s where her Sounding Board co-founder, Lori Mazan came on the scene. A seasoned executive coach focused on leadership development, Lori coached Christine on real-world leadership skills that had a direct impact on business outcomes. Based on her positive and impactful experience with leadership development, Christine was driven to make leadership development coaching accessible to people at all levels of the organization.
Christine advises several startups, is a budding angel investor and is also a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, a foundation dedicated to investing in the success and sustainability of women entrepreneurs.
Prior to co-founding Sounding Board, Christine was a Senior Vice President of Developer Relations at Tapjoy, a venture-backed, leading mobile advertising & publishing network. She led the growth of Tapjoy’s publisher advertising business from 0 to over $100 million in revenues in less than 3 years. Prior to that she led e-commerce partnerships and strategy at YouTube. Christine holds an MBA in Marketing & Operations from Wharton and a BA in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

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