From Bean to Belonging: Infusing Empathy into the Workplace—with Brandon Bir


Jun 19, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Join us in leveraging coffee as a catalyst for meaningful conversations around culture, empathy, and sustainability within the workplace.

About this event

We’re eager to announce our special guest for this gathering is Brandon Bir. Brandon travels over 100,000 miles in an average year to visit coffee communities around the globe. He's a coffee and tea professional with a passion for sustainability and equality, which is seen through his role as the Director of Sustainability at Crimson Cup (our host and sponsor for this event).

📆 When: Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 @ 8:00 — 9:30 AM

🌎 Where: Crimson Cup Coffee - Innovation Lab & Training Facility

📍 Address: 700 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, 43205

🚗 Parking: Free, on-site lot

🎫 Please RSVP, so we can plan effectively. Also, don't hesitate to bring a friend! Our community always benefits from the added perspectives, ideas, and lived experiences of other culture and people enthusiasts!

🧐 "What should I expect?"

  • Caffeine, coffee, and community.
  • Adapting to a flexible world of work.
  • Starting, scaling, and sustaining subcultures.
  • Uncovering the tools to manage a multigenerational workforce.
  • Understanding what role technology plays in human connection.
  • Discovering if diversity, accessibility, and education are necessary.
  • Balancing opposing needs of different stakeholders (employees, customers, investors, company).

Hope you have a blooming day!

— Austin, Dani, & Meri | Columbus Culture First Co-Leads

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  • Brandon Bir

    Crimson Cup

    Director of Sustainability


  • Lachandra Baker

    Lachandra B. Baker EDUTainment, LLC

    Chapter Co-Lead

  • Meri Kullberg


    Chapter Co-Lead

  • Austin Drabik

    Conjuring Culture

    Chapter Co-Lead

  • Dani Glynn

    Chapter Lead

Local Partner

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Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

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