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Hi, I’m Shaley.

Trust Changers was inspired in 2010, when after 5 years of exemplary service at Cornell University, in Ithaca New York, I negotiated a contract to work from home—in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In order to feel confident working 100% online, I made it my mission to develop processes, skills, and behaviors that ensured my colleagues always would trust I could seamlessly work with them, regardless of whether I was in the same office or on a tiny island—6,000 miles away.

Despite everyone’s doubts that my long-distance venture would last 6 months (the original agreed-upon timeframe), I continued to thrive until choosing to move on, a full 7 years later.

People who worked with me attributed my success to personal talent and dedication, but I always knew it was something more. The critical thinking, communicating, and collaborating skills I refined during this time can be taught.

  • The Trust Changers Membership builds core competencies everyone should have to feel confident online. Our "challenge" model makes learning fun and interactive. Members are part of a motivational and supportive online community.
  • The HIGH-PERFORMANCE VIRTUAL TEAM BOOT CAMP teaches groups how to align objectives and build trust while improving online communications and collaborations.

The company got its name because the Internet was supposed to be a revolutionary tool that would bring us all together, yet many people struggle with trust when they are online. Individuals and teams who want to realize the most benefit from modern tools have to invest in learning and applying significant Trust Changers—to focus on building confidence and community online.

The logo serves as a reminder that, like fire, technology has the power to change humanity. A hand-written font with wide kerning (space between the letters) signifies a focus on purposeful intentionality to take control of our collective destiny by transforming how we relate to each other and work together online.

Our Team

Chief Executive Officer, Shaley DeGiorgio

Shaley DeGiorgio is passionate about helping people use Internet technologies to improve their lives. She has graphic design and writing degrees from Oregon State University, a Master of Information Management Systems Degree from Harvard University, and more than a decade of experience in developing adult training programs, user-experience research and design, IT project/change management, and enterprise communications. Her certifications include Nielsen Norman Group User Experience and Burke Institute Focus Group Facilitation.

Director of Customer Experience, Sebastian DeGiorgio

Sebastian DeGiorgio has a writing degree from Oregon State University and a Master Certification in Human Resources from Cornell University. With more than two decades of management experience, his dedication to productivity was most recently felt at Tesla, where he was an integral part of the production optimization team. He also holds a certification from Nielsen Norman Group in User Experience.

Trust Changers Membership Site Is Coming January 25, 2020!

Become a founding member to receive our lowest-ever price—50% off your monthly subscription—$30 $15 per month for the lifetime of your membership. See membership details.

Trust Changers—build confidence and community online.®