My favorite Stanford class with 50 years of history

I made this video to talk about my favorite class at Stanford - Touchy Feely -along with my facilitator, Michael Lin (ex-Google, ex-Waymo, Stanford GSB MSx). This class taught me how to be an authentic leader, a more effective communicator and a better conflict resolver. The learnings helped accelerate both of my professional and personal journeys.

For those of you who have taken Touchy Feely either at GSB or the weekend version, let me know if the video resonates or if you have more to add to the list of takeaways. If you haven’t tried it out yet, hope this video can bring some perspectives to your exploration of interpersonal dynamics.

Youtube link:




A rational idealist into product and learning

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Top 5 websites for Remote Jobs for College Students In 2021

Space-Shifts in Workplace

Why You Should Learn To Code

A Quality Direct Care Job Provides Real Opportunity

Three Simple Rules for Employee Engagement

Benefits of Volunteering: Does Research Miss the Mark?

Why DIVERSITY Must Be yourNEW Company Value

Your SMU MITB Onboarding Plan

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Elena Chen

Elena Chen

A rational idealist into product and learning

More from Medium

It’s time to ditch the Mum Guilt

mum guilt

Giant Life Lessons From Moving to Another Continent

A look back: 2020 with Fibromyalgia

A woman is sat on a chair, she has her hands covering her face.

Conflicting perspectives