Katie Hyten is the Co-Executive Director of Essential Partners, a nonprofit demonstrating that our communities are stronger when we can talk about our differences with honesty, complexity, and dignity. Working against divisiveness and polarization, Essential Partners trains individuals to facilitate healthier discussions on contentious topics.
By cultivating curiosity and openness, Essential Partners is investing in our society’s ability to exchange ideas, create genuinely inclusive communities, and contribute to human progress.
Katie delivered a speech at Stand Together Foundation’s August 2022 Catalyst Summit in Denver, Colorado to an audience of over 300 nonprofit leaders. Katie shares how lessons from soybean farming can help people navigate complex situations and walks through her own story of personal transformation.