x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
December 8, 2021
1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Seattle, Washington
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

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Seattle, Washington, 98104
United States
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Andrea Driessen

Andrea is a longtime hospice volunteer with Providence Hospice of Seattle. Through her interactions with people who are dying—and their loved ones—she’s developed this compelling, how-to practice for easing grief and boosting peace. She’s also a learning, training, and development expert who helps people and organizations worldwide become more capable, communicative, and connected. An internationally award-winning business owner who built her business from the ground up, she’s dedicated her career to helping others grow. Her 3x award-winning book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Event Planning: For Kick-Ass Gatherings that Inspire People, is in its second printing. Learn more about Eulogies for the Living at Learn more about Andrea Driessen and Gracenotes by visiting

Brook West

Brook West is a successful P&L leader with a proven track record of scaling sales multiple times in software and technology across industries. With her natural sales and leadership talent, and passion for building high-performing teams, Brook has consistently exceeded goals while commercializing health tech and SaaS products at 98point6, Valant, Fuze, Microsoft, and others for the past 20 years. But she has a story to tell about living through a painful experience and getting to the side of gratitude. Life brings challenges to us all, no one gets out unscathed. This is Brook’s story about a life-shaping event and an unexpected journey of self-transformation. Brook holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and Russian from the University of Pittsburgh.

Talisa Lavarry

Talisa “Tali” Lavarry is the founder of Yum Yum Morale, a DEI Consultancy that focuses on the retention and advancement of diverse hires. Organizations large and small look to her, to bridge the gap between their leadership team and marginalized hires. She is also the Best-Selling Author of Confessions from Your Token Black Colleague, an educational book; part memoir, part blueprint for change, that was featured in Adam Grant’s Fall Must Read List 2020. In addition, Tali is a Keynote Speaker, Anti-Racism Coach, and a proud member of Washington State University’s Foster School of Business Alumni. Tali serves as a designated Equity Coach & Consultant for JustLead WA and has been featured in Forbes, NYMag & CNBC to name a few. She is also a proud contributor of “Ask an Expert” by Harvard Business Review.

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Seattle, WA, United States