HR Sound Space

We are excited to announce the launch of the HR Sound Space Community. HR Sound Space is our way of providing support to HR leaders.

Our community vision is to:

  • Build long lasting relationships across our partners
  • Provide a space for HR leaders to share successes, challenges, thoughts and questions 
  • Evolve along with our HR partners as your needs shift over time
Recent "Ask Me Anything" Events
HR Sound Space 1
Leading Remotely: Candor from Sounding Board’s Leadership Coaches

Many managers today are leading remote teams for the very first time. And due to Covid-19, even seasoned leaders had to quickly pivot to remote work without forethought or planning. In this webinar, our leadership coach panel will share their perspectives on how leaders can deepen team relationships, support employees through coaching, and focus on leadership development to drive business outcomes all while leading remotely.

HR Sound Space 2
Strategies for Today's Culturally Diverse Workforce
With a renewed light on diversity, equity, and inclusion – many are asking the question of, “What can I do to support the cause?” As Leaders and HR Professionals you may be asking this question not only of yourself but of how you can support your organization to impact as well. A panel of our Leadership Coaches and DEI Experts to help share perspectives on the current climate and offer their insights on what they have seen work well across organizations.
HR Sound Space 3
Let' Get Forward to Work! 'Ask Me Anything' with Anna Lenhardt
As Leaders and HR professionals, we have worked to support and uplift our people as we have dealt with the challenges of the past few months. As things are starting to change and we see our people returning to stores and offices across the country, we thought that this would be a great time to start talking about what is next for our businesses and the people that make them great. Anna Lenhardt, VP of People at Hippo Insurance, to talk about the issues that may arise.

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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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