As one put it: “I am always learning, when I am in Tapestry’s meetings, and nobody ever teaches me.”
We bring expertise to every meeting, both from our people and from world-class authorities, but the majority of the work in Tapestry meetings is done by the leaders around the table. Because our meetings are invitation-only, we ensure that everyone around the table is a peer, with something to contribute and something to gain from participating. Meticulous preparation and skilled leadership of the conversation mean that time is never wasted; discussions go directly to the points that most matter to the leaders in the room. They leave not only with practical ideas to discuss with colleagues, but also with insights about broader system change.
Tapestry was the brainchild of George Goldsmith, a serial entrepreneur who has long been passionate about improving human interaction and helping leaders grow. His founding insight was that top leaders would learn quickly and effectively from one another, in a process of peer discovery and problem solving. As a former leader in the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and McKinsey, the global consulting firm, George sought to build a company offering the intimacy of the first with the intellectual horsepower and rigor of the second. Today, he continues as Tapestry Networks’ chair.