Unlocking Creativity Exponentially™
 

About Us

 
 
 

Charles Day

Founder

Charles is a founder of The Lookinglass—A Creative Leadership Practice.

As an advisor to some of the world's most celebrated creative leaders, Charles helps many of the world's most disruptive companies—from global brands to founder-led startups.

Charles is host of the acclaimed 'Fearless Creative Leadership' podcast, interviewing iconoclastic, game changers from across the creative industries. He writes frequently for Fast Company and speaks regularly on Creative Leadership.

Charles has been an Adjunct Professor at New York’s Columbia University, teaching the art and science of building companies that unlock 'Profitable Creativity’.

Charles is proud to be a board member of PAWS Chicago, one of the world's most progressive and innovative animal welfare organizations. He and his wife have many dogs—each of which Charles claims was a strategic decision.

 
 

Chris Tardio

Founder

Chris is the co-founder of The Lookinglass—A Creative Leadership Practice.

She is a trusted advisor and leadership coach to a diverse group of highly successful women business leaders.

As an Emmy® winning Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the VP of Publicity and Promotions for HARPO Productions, Chris helped guide the development of a local Chicago talk show host into the most powerful media personality in the world.

As the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the global film editing company The Whitehouse, LLC she led a multi-office organization that redefined the way networked media companies work.

Chris coaches regularly at The Harvard Business School in their Executive Education Program and their annual international Women’s Leadership Forum, as well as for the IWF in the HBS component of their fellowships. 

 
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Lori Bradley, Ph.D.

Senior VP, Global Talent Management, United Airlines

Dr. Bradley is responsible for setting and leading global talent strategy, including organizational design and effectiveness, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion for United Airlines. She is also responsible for creating United Airlines’ corporate university. 

Lori was previously EVP Global Talent Management and Inclusion & Diversity of PVH Corp, which owns both Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. During her tenure, PVH was named a Best Company to Work For by Business of Fashion and LGBTQ Equality, and Top 10 Places to Work by The Muse. PVH was recognized by the Women’s Forum of NY, honored as a Top 100 Diversity Organization on the Thomson Reuters Global D&I Index, named as one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Place to Work for Diversity and as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. PVH University, which Bradley founded, has received numerous awards for innovation in learning and development, and has been recognized by HR.Com as a Top Five Corporate University.

Bradley’s book, The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams was published by Jossey-Bass. It provides a comprehensive look at successful virtual collaboration in global settings and has been selected by several universities to serve as a textbook in organizational psychology and behavior graduate programs.

In 2014, she was recognized as a New York Business Woman of the Year, and in 2018, she was recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the Top Executives for Diversity.

Bradley holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Texas.

 
 
 
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Lani Van Dusen, Ph.D.

President, Worldwide Institute for Research and Evaluation

Lani Van Dusen specializes in designing and conducting both quantitative and qualitative assessments of organizational systems, culture, leadership effectiveness, and human performance. 

She has over 30 years of experience in the development and use of comprehensive research databases, designing and implementing measurement systems, and conducting large-scale research and evaluation projects. She has designed and conducted over 300 projects for government agencies, educational institutions, as well as for profit and non-profit organizations in 23 countries.
 
Lani has published over 200 journal articles, technical reports, and book chapters in the areas of learning, evaluation, and performance and holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Georgia.

 
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Tellart


Tellart is an experience design studio based in the US and Europe. They experiment with the latest technologies to create new types of experience. They focus on product/service innovation, as well as experiential marketing and exhibitions. 

Their work is about inventing new possibilities and telling stories that help people to engage with the world in transformative ways. So the experiences they design are immersive and interactive and often engage many of the senses, including touch and smell. 

 
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Graham Barkus

Graham Barkus is Managing Partner of The Human Factor Ltd, a Hong Kong-based coaching and consulting practice that guides people and organisations through change and transformation.

The Human Factor approach brings together coaching, facilitation and dispute resolution techniques to address the human dimensions of change, in the service of achieving and sustaining better performance for individuals, teams and whole organisations.

Graham's 30 years of experience has spanned employment and consultancy roles to clients across a broad spectrum of public and private-sector organisations, across diverse industries including banking and finance, insurance, aviation, logistics, healthcare, real estate development and FMCG.