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Priya Parker

Priya Parker

Facilitator. Strategic Advisor. Author. Lifelong Curious Learner., Thrive Labs
Priya Parker is helping us take a deeper look at how anyone can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. She is a facilitator, strategic advisor, acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, and executive producer and host of the New York Times podcast, Together Apart. Parker has spent 20 years helping leaders and communities have complicated conversations about community, identity, and vision at moments of transition. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India.

Parker’s The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters has been named a top business book by Amazon, Esquire magazine, NPR, the Financial Times, 800-CEO-READ, and Bloomberg. She has spoken on the TED main stage, and her TEDx talk on purpose has been viewed more than 1 million times. Parker’s work has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR,,, Real Simple magazine,, Bloomberg, Glamour, Today, and Morning Joe. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Anand Giridharadas, and their two children.