AUTHOR & SPEAKER

ALEXIS

GONZALES-BLACK

On the book from Michael B. Horn

Every school district should read, digest and grok this book. In it, Anthony Kim and Alexis Gonzales-Black make a major contribution around how schools should organize, plan, create teams, and more.”

Our Goal

“A quote by Anthony Kim that summarizes The New School Rules mission and purpose.” – Anthony Kim

About Alexis

Alexis Gonzales-Black is the co-author of The NEW School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive Schools.  She is an expert in organizational design and change initiatives with deep experience in the education, retail, and technology sectors. A principal designer at the global design firm IDEO, she designs and implements new organizational models to fuel innovation, agility, and engagement.

Additional Information

Alexis earned a BS in biology from James Madison University and developed a passion for teaching and social justice as a high school science teacher and recruitment director for Teach for America. At Zappos, Alexis led college recruiting and diversity initiatives before co-leading the online retailer’s transition to the Holacracy model of organizational design. She founded Thoughtful Org Partners, a consultancy where she partners with organizations to break through rigidity and introduce self-organizing principles and practices.

Alexis’s work has been widely covered in such media outlets as Forbes, Fox, CNN, Wired, and Business Insider. She is a board member of Responsive Org and formerly a member of the Nevada State Board of Education and the WestEd Board of Directors. She lives in Oakland with her family.

She can be reached at alexis@thoughtfulorg.com or on LinkedIn

THE BOOK:

The New
School Rules

The book tackles organizational change in an interesting and accessible way with adaptable tools and protocols.