KARIM BISHAYPrincipal Consultant
My life’s trajectory has led me to re-imagine how we come together as human beings to work, live, and be.
They say you should do for a living what you would do for free, and I’ve been doing this work for free for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been fascinated by relating to people without masks or pretense. I feel invigorated and alive when we, as humans, connect on a real, soulful level that enables us to inquire about the world and ultimately, innovate, together.
My management, facilitation, and consulting work allow me to take on the purpose of your organization, and make it my personal mission that your organization be empowered to do its work better. With more efficiency, clarity, trust, and way less politics!
I’m very passionate about disruptive systems, but not just disruption for its own sake, rather, finding ways of making right livelihood and deep, meaningful relationships with one's self and others accessible to all, not just the privilege of a few. With two masters degrees, one in theology and pastoral counseling (Highest Honors - MTS, Holy Cross 2008), and the other in business (High honors - MBA, Boston University 2010), I am also a proud graduate and former leader of Interchange Counseling Institute counseling training program.
My most recent work was with Dev Bootcamp in multiple capacities; as Head of Admissions, Engineering Empathy curriculum designer/facilitator, and Holacracy Engagement Lead.
I live in the city I love, Oakland CA, with my wife and son... my family means the world to me...