Kyla Sokoll-Ward

Kyla is fascinated by human behavior.

"I have taken interest in why humans work the ways they do. What are the ways that human behavior changes over time? Why does that happen? What are the reasons that we interact  the way that we do? Why do certain pieces of interaction leave us feeling satisfied or dissatisfied socially?"

"I have taken interest in why humans work the ways they do. What are the ways that human behavior changes over time? Why does that happen? What are the reasons that we interact  the way that we do? Why do certain pieces of interaction leave us feeling satisfied or dissatisfied socially?"

When Kyla was in college she had a formative community experience by getting involved with Jewish community on campus. It was in that space where she first created "strong beautiful bonds" with those around her. After having this formative community experience, Kyla seeks out and creates community wherever she goes.

"There are a lot of important characteristics for community but consistency is a big one. It is people showing up regularly to a certain place. Commitment, dedication, and shared intention. It's all blended into one. People showing up for a certain reason, and everyone having one shared commonality. And a third, a willingness to go deep with one another. That will look a different way for every person, but just a willingness to turn towards authenticity, even when it's really, really hard to do so."

When Kyla interacts with those around her it is important to her that they feel seen, heard, and  free to express whatever emotion they are feeling at the time. Kyla hopes that she creates a space that is welcoming and celebratory of peoples honest selves.

A Talk Social experience that Kyla hopes to design is one where co-workers can use her experience to create deeper relationships. Kyla hopes that fostering authenticity rather than surface level, transactional relationships will lead to many workplace benefits, including better teamwork, collaboration, and team socialization.


Check out Kyla's work at http://www.kylasw.com.