Trust is crucial for optimal stakeholder engagement. But what does it really mean to be a ‘trusted advisor’? It is one thing to articulate professional trustworthiness in terms of behavioural characteristics that enable analysts to elicit key information and help others accept advice with confidence. But, what does such trustworthiness boil down to in practice, and what changes in times of great uncertainty?
In this keynote, the philosopher and trust expert, Dr. Brennan Jacoby, will unpack the mechanics of trustworthiness, challenge our understanding of trust itself, and share practical steps analysts can take to cultivate stakeholder relationships where trust thrives.
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.