Francesca Simon-Carboni: How jiu jitsu taught me to be a better employee

About this talk: Can jiu jitsu make you a better employee? Francesca Simon-Carboni would never have been described as calm or levelheaded in a crisis… until she started taking jiu jitsu. Francesca shares how the skills she built in jiu jitsu practice helped her advance in her career off the mat.

About this speaker

After exploring careers in scientific research, sales and education, Francesca joined State Street as an associate in 2006. She’s now an officer in Custody Cash. Francesca is a third Kyu Brown Belt in American Jiu Jitsu (Hakko Ryu Jiu Jitsu) and is currently studying to become a certified Jiu Jitsu instructor.

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TED@State Street was a TED-curated event featuring a diverse group of speakers from across the State Street organization. Jointly produced by TED and State Street, the event explored the forces driving change today and the different ways that we can harness them.

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