new ways of being
Design Thinking at its core is a human-centered approach to solution making. It is a process and a set of methodologies but most importantly it’s a mindset. This mindset is a hallmark of effective leaders.
I create and deliver customized learning experiences for individuals, teams and organizations. These are based on Design Thinking and have focused on:
Creating innovative new products, services and systems designed to serve people.
Solving complex challenges that defy the conventional linear problem solving approaches.
Accelerating organizational change efforts by helping organizations get unstuck and imagining compelling new futures.
Expanding people’s leadership toolkit to increase their empathy, creative thinking and risk taking.
These learning experiences are:
Highly contextualized to deal with real-world challenges and opportunities facing the participants in their organizations or communities.
Experiential action based learning with tangible outcomes.
Practical, engaging and allow participants to leave with tools and skills they can immediately apply.
As a result of learning new tools, developing new skills and adopting a Design Thinking mindset, participants have created new products and services, affect social change, built stronger communities, accelerated economic development, changed government policy and created new businesses.
"It was probably the most effective seminar I have ever been to in my entire career!"
Here are some of the fine organizations I have created or co-created learning experiences for:
Alberta College of Pharmacists
Association for Advanced Research in Counseling
Association of Managers of Innovation
Business Innovation Factory
Creative Leadership Council
Creative Problem Solving Institute
Council for Indian Industry
Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning
Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative
Institute for Performance and Learning
League of American Orchestras
Library Association of Alberta
Pacific Northwest Library Association
Supply Chain Management Association
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Company
Coaches Training Institute
Eastman Chemical Corporation (See the story here)
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
Lane Construction Company
PepsiCo (See the story here)
Schwan Food Company
Seven Generation Energy
AVT Business School
Center for Creative Leadership
Harvard Business School
Simon Fraser University
Texas A&M University
Tata Institute of Social Science
UNC Chapel Hill
University of Victoria
Alaska Humanities Forum
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
Suncor Energy Foundation
City of Dawson Creek (See the story here)
Library of Parliament - Canada
Prime Minister's Office Singapore (See the story here)
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
USAID - Expro El Salvador
USAID - El Salvador Competitive Project
Center for Credentialing and Education
National Board of Certified Counselors
Non-profit alliance of Warwick RI