Gv Freeman is an internationally recognized speaker, author and instructor with over 20 years of experience living in the center of a product, marketing, sales & self-care Venn diagram. He is currently the founder and principal at okapi, an event program management platform built to collect, manage, and analyze event-based activities and data. He is also the founder of the Software Field Manual and the Product Founder's Journey, an educational non-profit and training course that helps share wisdom and best practices for emerging tech companies and humans that build them.
Gv embodies the philosophy that work-life balance is bullsh*t and he frequently blurs the line between business and mindfulness by incorporating self-care into his work, life, teaching, and consulting practices. Gv, formerly known as Shane, adopted his new name when it was gifted to him by one of his teachers. For Gv, who is a dedicated Yogi, accepting the gift of this name (Gv is short for Govind Dass) serves as an ever-present reminder that we can’t go back and make a brand-new start but we can start from now and make a brand-new end. In his spare time, Gv is a spiritual tourist, travels the world, attends as many concerts as possible, and loves spending time with friends and soul family.