Dr. Brennan Jacoby

Leadership, Creativity, Culture

Dr. Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher and the founder of Philosophy at Work, an organisation helping businesses think their best. Brennan holds a B.A., M.A. and PhD in philosophy, and his doctoral work analysed trust in the context of interpersonal relationships and corporate character. With Philosophy at Work, he helps businesses and their people develop the psychological safety and cognitive confidence they need to think their best as they navigate an ever-changing professional landscape. Recent projects include helping Deloitte UK cultivate a growth mindset, supporting The Wellcome Trust to explore trust in healthcare, and enhancing curiosity across Sony Music’s global community.

A Macquarie Research Excellence Award recipient, Brennan is the author of 'Trust and Betrayal: A Conceptual Analysis (Macquarie Univ. 2011)'. His other publications include; 'The Vices and Virtues of Collaboration (commissioned by Dropbox, 2016)', 'The Doolittle Effect” in Four-Legged Therapy (Octopus, 2018)', 'Who Can You Trust in a Post-Truth World' (commissioned by Nesta); and “Innovative Enquiry (Communication Director, 2018)'.

Brennan works across industries and sectors (examples include groups from Herbert Smith Freehills, Sky, Sony Music, Slaughter and May, Hogan Lovells, Capital One Bank, Deloitte, Media Arts Lab, Ropes and Gray, The Guardian, Nike, and The Financial Times), and with global teams, having delivered sessions in the UK, Ireland, USA, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, Spain, Australia and Taiwan.

In addition to his role with Philosophy at Work, Brennan is a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts. Originally from Detroit Michigan, he studied in Sydney, Australia and is now based in the UK.

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