Speaker Session

MINI-WORKSHOP: Mastering the Ikigai, Ubuntu, and Kaizen Trifecta

11:00 am

11:40 am



What is the meaning of it all? How do you stop comparing to others? And how do you keep improving—without letting ambition crush you?

In this talk, we’ll explore these three beautiful (and crazy-making) concepts, two from Japan and one from South Africa. These are concepts that I’ve been exploring personally for years, in fact, every morning I remind myself of them and what they mean for how I will live my day.

How will each little tasks ladder up to my big reasons for living?

How can I provide value to others, making them successful? How can I focus on collaboration, not competition?

How can I continuously improve myself, while still appreciating where I am now?

This all sounds pretty philosophical and fluffy, but I promise—this talk will give actionable and practical strategies to optimize a wonderful-yet-often-confusing life at the top of Maslow’s pyramid.

Sophia V Prater

UX Coach and Chief Object-Oriented UX Evangelist

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