While many practical insights about trust apply across markets and varying scenarios, in practice, trustworthiness is context-sensitive. Like beauty, trustworthiness is, in many ways, in the eye of the beholder. The real opportunity for analysts to establish themselves as trusted advisors lays in their ability to read situations and respond to stakeholders appropriately. In this Engage session, the philosopher and trust expert, Dr. Brennan Jacoby, will dialogue with attendees, further unpacking practical insights shared in his keynote, discussing questions, and helping the group arrive at specific actionable steps they can take to build trust in their own contexts.
About the Speaker
Dr. Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher and the founder of Philosophy at Work, an organisation helping businesses think their best. Brennan holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D in philosophy, and his doctoral work analysed trust in the context of interpersonal relationships and corporate character. With Philosophy at Work, he delivers training workshops and facilitated team sessions that help equip professionals with psychological safety and cognitive confidence. Recent projects include helping Deloitte UK cultivate a growth mindset, supporting The Wellcome Trust to explore trust in healthcare, and enhancing curiosity across Sony Music. In addition to his role with Philosophy at Work, Brennan is a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts. Originally from Detroit Michigan, he studied in Sydney, Australia and is now based in Oxford and London, UK.