Salley Community Update, January 2024

2024 is off to a great start!

Hey friends,

It feels like January flew by so quickly, haha. Aside from all the cool things we are working on at Salley, I had the chance to visit San Francisco for a bit to meet other founders and friends in the AI space. The energy there is electric. I also met some folks from the AI Grant created by Nat Friedman and Daniel Gross. We all went deep on AI and its implications on humanity.

Here’s an awesome picture I took while in the presidio of San Francisco.

The Golden Gate bridge from the Presidio in San Francisco

So much happened within the last month and I’m excited to share a few of them with you. Let’s dive right in:

Hosted our first Salley Session of the year in New York

On January 30th, we hosted a fireside chat and leadership group coaching session with a curated set of emerging leaders and executives in the West Village, New York.

The attendees included founders, emerging managers and executives with strong experience from some of the best companies in the world - Google, Amex Ventures, Block, Palantir Technologies, Alfred, Brainscape, Chegg Inc., Schmidt Futures, among many others.

Our focus for this session was on storytelling for leaders, which was led by Ellen Brandenberger - the Director of Product Innovation at Stack Overflow. It was full of excitement, learnings and reflections. Overall the energy in the room was amazing!

It was a great start to Salley Sessions. I'm thrilled to see how these sessions transform the lives and careers of emerging leaders and executives for the better :)

A few picture on that below 👇🏽

Upcoming Salley Session on building your professional brand online as a leader

​Building a strong online professional brand is an essential skill in business. At work, it can help you hire amazing teams, attract investors and close sales. Yet, we rarely spend time working on how we can be better at this.

​Our next leadership group coaching session will focus on building your professional brand as a leader. It’s happening on February 28 at 6pm. We'll learn from an industry leader who's also great at building their online brand, refine our narrative and brand through interactive exercises, and practice sharing them with an intimate, vetted group of emerging leaders and executives. We'll also have time to meet and mingle over drinks. Here’s the RSVP link

How you can help:

  • We'd love some input on Salley from executives or functional leaders (working at companies with 50 - 1000 employees based in New York or San Francisco). If you know a few of them, I'd appreciate an intro! We’ll give you a special gift if you make a great connection.

  • Reach out if you have any ideas on how we can collaborate to empower emerging leaders and executives so they can thrive at work!

  • Share this newsletter with someone who might be interested in staying up to date with Salley

Wishing you an amazing week ahead,


Founder & CEO at Salley

What is Salley?

Salley is a leadership development platform for emerging leaders and executives. As the workplace evolves due to automation and AI, Salley helps you to continually develop as a leader so you thrive at work.

We’ve opened up a limited number of spots. Sign up at if you're looking to become a better leader, along with other peers from various world-class companies. Capacity is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.