The team

RIMMA BOSHERNITSAN, CEO

Rimma founded DIALOGUE with the conviction that connection and empathy are a fundamental force of humanity. Noticing that her clients struggled to balance the human aspect of business, strategy and the bottom line, she devised a methodology that centered around human connection, yet allowed room for growth, partnership, and to shift the future of culture on a massive scale.  

With a diverse background in the art, design, and business worlds, prior to founding DIALOGUE, Rimma was a strategic advisor to CEOs of emerging businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Having started her career at Deloitte Consulting, she's worked with leading brands: Apple, Aesop, Levi's, Lyft, Kraft Foods, and Chevron. 

Through DIALOGUE, Rimma taps into the intellectual and creative power of individuals and organizations and focuses it in a new way upon the critical issues of our time. 

Rimma is on the Board of Trustees at Headlands Center for the Arts and on the SECA Council Board at SFMOMA. Originally from Ukraine, she is an avid traveler and passionate about the opportunities that can arise from the cross-pollination between worlds.

 

ANYA KANDEL

Anya helps leaders move people and ideas, drive long-term strategy, and cultivate innovation capacity in order to grow thriving organizations. An expert in leadership coaching, brand visioning, insight development and group facilitation, Anya's work propels the creative development of products, ideas and businesses - in both the private and public sector.

Anya has 10 years experience researching and building systems that enable creativity for positive change. She founded an international nonprofit for transcultural communication and recently worked to build an internal innovation consulting group at Gap Inc. With a background in Socio-cultural Anthropology from UC Berkeley, with an M.A. in Media, Culture and Communication from NYU, Anya is constantly trying to understand what the creative edges of culture look like.

As a Senior Strategist for DIALOGUE, Anya excels at solving critical business and organizational challenges through powerful facilitation and inquiry to achieve compelling impact and results.

 

MELISSA JONES BRIGGS

Melissa elevates business leaders by combining research in social science fields and in the practical application of performance techniques. An honors graduate, Melissa studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and The Actor’s Center Conservatory in New York. She has taught at London Business School and Aalto University in Finland, and currently lectures on organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, co-teaching Acting with Power. She designs, directs, and deploys global leadership and inclusion programs with clients including Intel, Twitter, Cisco, eBay, Ubisoft, Lyft, and Mozilla.

As a Senior Strategist for DIALOGUE, Melissa brings her curiosity, facilitation and acting skills to engage and enable clients to move beyond their current thinking.

 

ARIEL COOPER

Ariel is driven by the belief that dialogue across difference sparks new understanding and is the backbone for create initiatives. She applies this perspective in working with DIALOGUE to design experiences that emphasize human connection and move causes and companies towards their mission.

With a background in Human Geography from UC Berkeley, Ariel is fascinated in how people interact with their environment, the geographic expression of social patterns, and the politics of space. Coupling her experience facilitating workshops on gender and sexuality, with advocacy tools from her time at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Ariel’s work emphasizes social justice and human-centered business strategy.

At DIALOGUE, Ariel brings her passion and skills to develop insightful marketing opportunities and client experiences that target organizational challenges with transformative solutions.