The Young Leaders Society (YLS) Leadership Series is a set of thought-provoking seminars and discussions in a small-scale setting that seek to encourage purpose-driven leadership in the Santa Barbara community. Offered to YLS members and the community, the Leadership Series features local community leaders who share about their personal career journey, leadership advice and guidance for young professionals, as well as their philanthropic and community involvement. Each event features a different local leader and offers the chance for guests to interact with the speaker and network with like-minded attendees. 


Upcoming Leadership Series

Work-Life Balance Professionalization Workshop: Featuring Life & Leadership Coach Tanja Kristin 

Join us for an interactive workshop where Tanja Kristin will guide us through a presentation to help us define our personal values; she will speak about how those translate and influence your life and how your values can help or deter you from living the life you desire.

  • Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022 | THE SANDBOX Santa Barbara
  • Location: 414 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Tickets: $20 Presentation starts at 6:00 PM
  • Food and beverages will be provided
  • Purchase Tickets: Click Here 


Originally from Germany, Tanja Kristin spent the last 12+ years developing her career in international HR Leadership roles. After 10 years working for big corporations in DC and Germany, Tanja transitioned to a local SoCal startup to build their HR team and focus on integrating a fulfilled work-life balance. She is a certified professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and accredited by the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach, where she helps ambitious people find balance and purpose in life and their careers through personalized 1:1 coaching.


Recent Leadership Series

Thank you for coming to our Spring 2019 Leadership Series featuring Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos! Thank you to Sonos for sponsoring and hosting the event. To see pictures from the Sonos event, click here


Click here for pictures of previous events.

Questions? Contact yls@unitedwaysb.org