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Phyllis Horner, PhD
CEO at Great Places and Spaces LLC


Dr. Phyllis Horner is the CEO of Great Places and Spaces, LLC, a Las Vegas based healthy workspace consultancy, and Career Excelerator LLC.  Phyllis is a trusted advisor to CEOs and C-Suite executives leading healthy workplaces.  Her expertise is in how to design work settings so that professionals can do their best work, including comfort and trust in the physical space, trust of the governance practices of leaders, and engagement leading to commitment and retention.

An Industrial-Organizational Psychologist by training, Phyllis is also certified in Adaptive Change, Leading by Values, the WELL Building Standard (WELL AP). An author on mid-career change and co-author of Productivity 20/20, she believes that the time of employee choice is at hand, and that Smart Cities can attract talent based on the physical safety and cultural practices that high talent is looking for.

Phyllis is the co-creator of myPQ™, a confidential survey similar to Strengths Finder which helps professionals identify and discuss with managers the working conditions necessary for their peak “Performance Quotient”. 

She is a co-founder of the international Safe Space Solutions working group, which has developed and launched a comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation framework to support safe workplaces in commercial and government buildings.  She has worked at Ford Motor Company’s Workforce Planning group, at the Hawaii State Chamber of Commerce, and two medium size private firms.  She currently serves on two private Boards, and has served as a Judicial Selection Commissioner for the state of Hawaii.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Working Group 2: Responding to COVID-19 – Using smart city technologies to build safer cities and spaces


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