How to Build a Community of Trust with Servant Leadership

With dispersed teams, employee burnout, and unforeseen challenges, how do employers transcend the changes of the workplace and learn to lead through a lens of service?  

Join Aduro’s Toni Best, and experts Christine McHugh and Howard Behar in a candid conversation about the state of the new workplace and building communities that can stay resilient through any change.  

Key Takeaways:  

  • How to lead authentically  
  • Putting people first through any situation 
  • Building employee trust  

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Meet the Speakers

Dr. Toni Best


Dr. Toni Best
DC, CIC, Chief Human Performance Officer and founder at Aduro

Christine McHugh
Management Consultant, Coach, Board Member, Published Author

Christine McHugh is an executive coach, consultant, and former Fortune 200 and start-up leader with hands-on experience. She offers small to medium-sized organizations world-class strategy and operational practices to scale their companies and build leadership capability. 

She recently released her first book, From Barista to Boardroom, a memoir about her 27-year career at Starbucks. 
Other things that keep her busy are distance running and cycling (four full marathons, 25+ half marathons and three century rides in the books) and volunteering weekly at Northwest Harvest’s Community Market. 
She’s also the President of the Board of the Green Apron Alliance (a nonprofit alumni network for former Starbucks employees), on the board of Sound Health (one of King County’s most comprehensive providers of behavioral health to the area’s most vulnerable populations), and on the advisory board for Sanctuary Studios (an early stage immersive tech-enabled wellness studio concept). 

She lives in Seattle with her husband Tate and rescue dog Teddy and recently shipped her son off to his first year of college in Bozeman, Montana. 

Howard Behar
Author, Speaker, Adviser

Mr. Howard Behar’s career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer-oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding President of Starbucks International. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for 12 years before retiring.  

Mr. Behar’s non-profit commitments are to the University of Washington Foundation, UW Business School mentoring program and as a Trustee for The Sheri and Les  Biller Family Foundation. Mr. Behar is committed to the development and education of our future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of the Servant Leadership Model. He has also authored two books on leadership titled  It’s Not About the Coffeeand The Magic Cup.