Josh Levine is an educator, designer, and author, but above all, he is on a mission to help organizations design a culture advantage. His new book Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love, will be published in 2018 by McGraw-Hill Education, and presents the framework and tools business leaders need to understand, design, and manage their own culture.

For more than 15 years Josh has helped build culture-driven brands and as Principal of Great Monday continues his work with technology and social enterprise organizations. He is most known as a co-founded of the non-profit Culture LabX in 2013, and as executive director has overseen its growth into an international community. Every year tens of thousands of culture professionals attend Culture LabX events and engage in deep conversations about advancing and advocating for culture as a strategic advantage in business.

Josh is sought after for his entertaining, inspiring, and educational keynotes, that not only reveal new insights, but inspire new action. He has spoken at SXSW, Disrupt HR, Wellness Council of America. And because he just can’t get enough, you will also find him sharing his ideas as an instructor in the groundbreaking MBA program in Design at the California College of the Arts and in articles across the web. His highly entertaining and accessible writing has been featured in Huffington Post, Fast Company, and the Design Management Journal. Josh holds a BS in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University, and BFA in design from the Academy of Art University.




The ability to spearhead culture change in today's rapidly changing workplace is the difference between industry leaders and losers. Learn why corporate culture is more important than ever before and how you can effectively lead your business through cultural transitions. Josh explores modalities in organizational change rooted in traditional brand strategy. Using Silicon Valley startups as a lens, Josh discusses actionable methodologies for both implementing and measuring culture change. Taking what is learned during the presentation, Josh will strategize with audiences about how you can begin to put your ideas into action.


More than the overarching culture of a business, managers are in the unique position to build micro-cultures that strengthen their team's performance and support their organization. But in a world where leadership teams are not all created equally, how can supervisors assess and manage culture in a way that's effective and measurable? Based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a psychological theory used to assess motivation, the 5 Ps of Engagement is a culture management tool you can use to discover your unique formula for success. Each touchstone—package, potential, people, purpose, and perception—relates to the cumulative needs of employees, from the physical to the aspirational. In this talk, Josh addresses how managers can use the 5 Ps as a culture control panel to effect change on both micro and macro scales. Using real-world examples from organizations whose managers double as culture liaisons between employees and leadership, Josh discusses how managers can easily put this theoretical framework into place to move their organization's culture forward.


The dictionary defines anticipation as the act of looking forward to a pleasurable experience. What Webster doesn't tell us is what anticipation does. What happens when you have something to look forward to? You wouldn't think it, but looking forward to a vacation, or a night out with an old friend is almost as energizing as the vacation itself. Psychologists describe the effect as a feeling of well-being. In this workshop, Josh teaches Horizon Engagement Anticipation Theory, or H.E.A.T. and helps your team understand why anticipation creates energy and how you can begin using it to your benefit in the workplace.


Josh guided us through what was the hardest and most important work of the year — carving out who we are, what we believe in, and what that means for the future. He helped us add meaning back to our decision making and strategy.
— Capital One