Workshop – Improve Your Social Ability For Startup Growth

Date: November 8, 2018

Radically improve your social intelligence and use it to grow your startup with Social Cognitive Specialist, Linda Groszyk, M.S., CCC-SLP, at our next Workshop event!

We’re excited to bring you Linda Groszyk, an expert in the field of social cognitive ability, who has tailored this workshop specifically for founders and others in the entrepreneurial community who see a need to improve their social skills but don’t quite know how.

For startups and entrepreneurs, success requires much more than technical know-how and business knowledge. Talent recruitment, funding and selling your startup all require strong social abilities to lure the very best, sell your story and convince people to invest.

For some people, connecting with others, being “social,” and communicating effectively may not come naturally.  The good news is, these are skills that can be learned!

Linda’s area of expertise goes far beyond a speaking workshop. She teaches the interpersonal skills needed to build relationships and create a culture that others want to be a part of. Her focus is on shifting your mindset and behavior to create long-lasting results that have a wide breadth of application.

In this workshop, we will explore:

  • Learning to develop an open mindset for developing new social skills
  • The 2 key cognitive skills needed for social success.
  • Tools and strategies to help you improve your social communication skills.
  • How to develop self awareness and shift your mindset and behavior for the better.
  • What a thriving startup culture looks like and you can create it.
  • And so much more, including your questions!

We have a limited number of ticketssecure yours today and learn the secret to improved social ability!

Dinner and drinks are provided.



6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration and Networking
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Workshop Presentation


Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups in San Jose. We host regular, informative startup events in the Bay Area, bringing entrepreneurs and industry experts together to learn and network. Find out more about our accelerator program here or our other upcoming startup events here.

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Thursday, 11/8/2018


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113

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Workshop Speaker

Linda Groszyk, M.S., CCC-SLP

Social Cognitive Specialist

Linda is a social cognitive specialist who helps people improve their social communication, emotional intelligence, and executive functioning skills for professional, personal, and social growth.

Linda integrates frameworks and strategies rooted in social learning, cognitive behavioral therapy and executive functioning management to help people increase their self-awareness, navigate the social world, and improve their organizational thinking.

Developing her expertise over the past 17 years as a speech-language pathologist and social cognitive specialist, Linda has worked in the public education setting, in private practice, and most recently at the internationally renowned Social Thinking clinic in San Jose, California.  

Linda graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development, and she earned her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders at Pennsylvania State University in 2000.

Free street parking

Abundant street parking is available for free after 6:00 p.m. in downtown San Jose. Streets closest to Founders Floor with free street parking are Santa Clara St., North Market St. and St. John St.

Free parking garage

Founders Floor will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It’s located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in at the Founders Floor event, make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.

Public transportation

VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy.  Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.


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