Maia Tchetchik Sharir (she/her), owner of Maia Tchetchik Consulting, specializes in transforming organizations’ vision into reality through leadership development and cultural transformation. She heads the Organization’s Success group for the Varda Institute for Community Building helping create a world in which every person matters, feels seen, heard, and valued. As part of this role, she is a leading partner in the San Francisco Federation's effort to build Cultures of Belonging in Jewish organizations across the Bay Area. Maia holds an MBA, is a certified group facilitator, and a graduate of the “Gvanim” program for Israeli leaders living in the San Francisco Area. Maia was the dreamer and founder of “Kol Banot,” a community-wide mother/daughter Bat Mitzvah journey. She loves the outdoors, planning new adventures, and just hanging out with her family, friends, and her spoiled dog. She recently moved back with her family to Israel after spending many years out West.