Unlocking Potential through Divergent Thinking—with Nathan Minns


Jan 4, 9:30 – 11:30 PM

Join us for an interactive, fun, and educational experience full of tackling uncertainty, leveraging feedback, and divergent thinking.

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About this event

Calling all people leaders and culture advocates to explore how to put our learnings into action and shape the future of work. Join us to start off the new year strong and have a ton of fun!

We’re delighted to announce that this gathering will be facilitated and sponsored by Nathan Minns.

Meet Nathan, a speaker, international facilitator, and coach. Nathan has spent most of his career in the startup ecosystem as an employee, is a 3x founder, and his online courses have taught over 60,000 students from 179 countries. He has spearheaded startup initiatives for major corporations and became the youngest board member at a youth leadership development nonprofit in 2017. As a mentor and certified facilitator for Techstars—the world’s largest pre-seed investor, and a mentor for the Founder Institute—the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, Nathan has honed his skills in nurturing innovation and fostering entrepreneurial spirit.

When: Thursday, January 4, 2023 @ 4:30 — 6:30 PM

Where: Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch)

Address: 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Room: Meeting Room 1A

Parking: Library Parking Garage — Main Library’s attached garage, accessible from Library Park North

Please RSVP, so we can plan effectively and you’re encouraged to bring a friend as our community always benefits from the perspectives, ideas, and lived experiences of other culture and people enthusiasts!

🤔 "Why should I attend?"

You, your team, or your organization are . . .

  • Experiencing a lack of trust.
  • Feeling disconnected or disengaged.
  • Feeling the weight of unrealized potential.
  • Favoring excessive planning over iterative actions.
  • Seeing ineffective communication or collaboration.
  • Struggling to foster psychological safety and vulnerability at work.
  • Trying to find the line of doing what employees ask for and pushing back.
  • Trying to meet the emerging workforce where they are and do change management.
  • Understanding theory, know what needs to be done, but struggle to apply it in reality.

And/or you’re . . .

  • Aspiring to create more connection across your teams.
  • Interested in increasing your ability to navigate uncertainty.
  • Curious how to model psychological safety and vulnerability.
  • Wanting to increase trust with your teammates or leadership.
  • Looking to understand how to empathize with people who have different beliefs.
  • Seeking to market your unique culture to potential clients, candidates, and investors.

🧐 "What should I expect?"

  • Being equipped to handle change and ambiguity.
  • Improved ability to be influential and incite change.
  • Practicing how to suspend judgment in conversation.
  • Empowered to dive into the unknown with confidence.
  • Learning how to co-exist in a multi-generational workforce.
  • Ability to implement a plan of action when life feels overwhelming.
  • Knowing how to push boundaries while respecting individual abilities.
  • Taking calculated risks and overcoming obstacles with a growth mindset.
  • Release perfectionism and embrace failure—even in high-pressure situations.

Can't wait to see you in the new year!

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

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Thursday, January 4, 2024
9:30 PM – 11:30 PM UTC


  • Nathan Minns


  • 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

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