About Cameron Conaway

“In the spirit of social consciousness, Cameron Conaway does the work of calling our attention.”

—NPR

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Cameron Conaway is a workplace feedback expert and a faculty member at the University of San Francisco, where he works with graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Professional Communication. He is also a team leader in the People, Policy & Purpose organization at Cisco, a company named by Fortune as the best place to work for three years in a row.

Conaway’s work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, NPR, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Washington Post, World Economic Forum, Newsweek, Forbes, and The Guardian, among other publications.

He is passionate about the art and science of how we give, receive, and process feedback, including how feedback impacts employee satisfaction and organizational resiliency.

Some miscellaneous credentialing if you need it.

  • A former award-winning investigative journalist who has covered issues including the Rohingya genocide and has received the acclaimed Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Fellowship, an honor given to one journalist each year
  • A marketing leader with an Executive MBA who has worked with brands ranging from Cisco and Cadillac to the United Nations and Rotary International
  • Was one of several industry leaders asked by Harvard Business School to develop content for Feedback Essentials, a global course.
  • Writes for Harvard Inspiring Minds, Harvard University’s educator blog. Here is one article.
  • Holds an MFA in Creative Writing and wrote a poetry book named to NPR‘s “Best of the Year” list
  • Was named a Social Good Fellow by the United Nations
  • Is an educator with over a decade of teaching experience ranging from creating and teaching 3-credit master’s degree courses in Communications to building the psychological safety needed to facilitate courageous conversations in juvenile detention centers
  • Worked at McDonald’s and for four years in a grocery store produce department
  • Is a former mixed martial artist who has fought in cages and lived in Thailand for three years

The result? Cameron’s feedback expertise is both evidence-based and multidisciplinary. He provides feedback services that pull insights from different sectors, fields, and experiences to meet his audiences where they are.