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Larisa Benson

Larisa Benson hosts the Government Joy Network, a network of civic designers and social leadership entrepreneurs working to humanize government from the inside out. A three-time national award winner for innovation in the public sector, she launched the Executive MPA program in 2003 and taught leadership for over a decade at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance before working for Washington State Governor Gregoire. Larisa is a Leadership Embodiment coach with black-belts in lean six-sigma and taekwondo, and she teaches with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a compassion-based training program that was born inside Google and is now a global nonprofit organization.

Host of the Government Joy Network
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Certified Teacher
Leadership Embodiment Certified Coach
President Whidbey Institute Board of Directors