I am the founder and CEO of ‘praktikel working at the intersection of innovation, leadership and learning. I am an award winning designer, entrepreneur, educator, and leadership facilitator. Using my practical experiences in business and life I shift thinking, transforms perspectives, and inspires action to advance organizations and communities.
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How I make a difference
Working with leaders to cultivate design and innovation capabilities within their organizations and communities. Establishing innovation labs, deploying innovation processes and conducting innovation projects to create novel new products, services and systems.
Working with leaders and their teams to foster cultures to support innovation. Using Design Thinking to accelerate change within organizations and communities.
Designing and delivering learning experiences that are highly experiential, in context and based in the real challenges leaders face. Helping leaders learn new mindsets and approaches that result in innovative solutions.
Saying what needs to be said, shifting thinking and inspiring action. My passion is using human-centered innovation to address our world's wicked problems.
CEO and Founder - 2016 - present
Working at the intersection of innovation, leadership and learning helping leaders and teams innovate to advance their organization and communities.
VP Leadership Development - 2014 - 2016
Oversaw the launch of The Peter Lougheed Leadership Program, one of Canada’s most innovative centres for leadership development. At the Centre, more effective leaders are cultivated by developing new approaches to complex challenges such as income inequality, hopelessness within distressed communities, and nation building for indigenous communities.
Director of Innovation - 2011 - 2014
Led the effort to innovate the delivery of CCL’s world renowned leadership development programs. I co-founded the iLab to experiment with the innovative application of technology to accelerate learning and reduce the cost of providing transformative leadership experiences. I co-developed and delivered CCL’s Innovation Leadership Workshop
VP Organizational Innovation - 2000 - 2011
As a member of the executive team at Continuum, a preeminent international design and innovation consultancy, I shared responsibility for achieving sustained double digit revenue and profit growth for the firm. As organizational innovation practice lead, I sold and led consulting engagements with leading organizations worldwide.
VP Innovation and Design - 1988 - 2000
Led the product strategy team that managed Moen’s product development portfolio. Co-authored and led the implementation of a corporate-wide new product development process, established the Real World Lab and developed leading edge techniques for uncovering unarticulated consumer needs.