A Philosophy,
turned into a Movement,
turned into a Business.

Live in the Grey (now Live Grey) was founded in January 2013 as a movement to champion blending our personal and professional lives in order to have a more connected, impactful, and fulfilled life. Today, Live Grey's offerings span custom offsite retreats, team development services, and culture conferences, which support creating connection in and out of the workplace.

Our Team

Our team includes strategists, designers, organizational development experts, facilitators, and client delivery specialists. All of our coaches have training in social or cultural sciences, or a coaching certification.

How
We Work

Live Grey is an emergent organization, fundamentally structured around the work itself, rather than a traditional hierarchical reporting structure. We focus on what we must accomplish, and who is most capable of doing it, allowing us to learn and respond rapidly through an open flow of information and collaboration. We hold multiple roles that can change as needed, rather than being confined to a single title. This enables us to stay connected as the organization evolves, ensuring that the work and organization continue to thrive as we do.

Meet Our Leadership

Meet Maneesh

Founder Read My Bio

Maneesh K. Goyal

Purpose Statement:
Fun, Friendly, Ambitious Altruist

Maneesh is the Chief Executive Officer of Pineapple Co, the parent company to a portfolio of businesses he founded: Live Grey, which works to deepen team connection; MKG, an award-winning experiential marketing agency; Pink Sparrow, a custom design and scenic fabrication shop; and 214, a boutique brand strategy and design agency. Maneesh serves as a board member for several non-profits, including the Serious Fun Children’s Network and NYC & Company, and is a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. He is also an active angel investor in New York, with interests ranging from restaurants to technology startups. He holds a B.A. from Duke University and a M.P.H. from Yale University.

Maneesh’s Top Values
  • Loving Relationships
  • Optimism
  • Play
  • Professional Growth
  • Acceptance
Maneesh’s Top Values

Meet Brad

CEO Read My Bio

Brad Lande

Purpose Statement:
Soulful Explorer, Igniting Hearts

Brad has a passion for entrepreneurial innovation and mission-driven companies, as well as twenty years of experience building world-class teams. He is a co-­founder of Live Grey, prior to which he was a GM at Birchbox. Brad has also worked as a technology strategy consultant at Accenture, Director at Yahoo!, Partner at Olivia, co­-founder and CEO of mPowered Solutions, and President of Lookbooks Media.

Brad’s Top Values
  • Meaningful Work
  • Authenticity
  • Aesthetics
  • Innovation
  • Intimacy
Brad’s Top Values

Meet Dara

Head of Strategy & Culture Read My Bio

Dara Blumenthal

Purpose Statement:
Grounded Empath, Catalyzing Possibility

Dara believes that organizations today must be purposeful to be impactful, and organized in a way that allows their people to develop. After teaching for 5 years, she became a member of Undercurrent, designing and implementing people systems for GE and American Express. Dara holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, an M.A. in Critical Theory, a B.A. in Sound and Embodiment, is a published author, and has spoken internationally. Dara's current work combines her scholarly interests with organization design and culture development.

Dara’s Top Values
  • Relationship with Self
  • Meaningful Work
  • Integrity
  • Loving Relationships
  • Communication
Dara’s Top Values

Meet Kate

Values & Purpose Architect Read My Bio

Kate Bednarski-Cohen

Purpose Statement:
Create Meaning, Transform Lives

Kate’s personal purpose is to create meaning and transform lives, which has defined her work in brand marketing and executive coaching. Prior to collaborating with Live Grey, she enjoyed a successful career as a brand marketing executive at leading brands including Keds, Walmart, Ryka, and Nike. Kate holds a M.S. in Human Development & Biomechanics, a M.L.A. in Creation Spirituality, is a published author, and has presented and taught internationally.

Kate’s Top Values
  • Spirituality
  • Meaningful Work
  • Life Purpose
  • Authenticity
  • Integrity
Kate’s Top Values

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