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I say what I believe: moving towards a human-centered practice of innovation, applying design thinking to the world’s wicked problems, a different way of leading and a hero’s journey - my own.


My thinking is grounded in experience and I share it in engaging and usable ways.  My aim is to shift people’s perspectives and inspire action.


Here are some of the organizations I have presented to:


Conference Board Leadership Conference

Creative Problem Solving Institute Conference

IBM Research Group

Veteran Affairs Leadership Forum

Council for Indian Industry

Global Responsible Leadership Initiative

Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Business Innovation Factory

Association of Managers of Innovation

International Design Forum Dubai

Coaches Training Institute Summit

Industrial Designers Society of America Conference

South African Innovation Summit

Globes Israel Business Conference

Institute of Contemporary Art

Inspired Victoria


I have been a guest lecturer at leading educational institutions such as:

Harvard Business School

University of Victoria

Simon Fraser University

Chinese Culture University

Tufts University

Cornell University

University of North Carolina

Design Works at the Rotman School of Management

University of Chicago

Rhode Island School of Design

Philadelphia University

Carleton University

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Universidad Anahuac

AVT Business School

Virginia Tech

My articles on design, innovation and leadership have been published in Innovations, Product Development Best Practices, Alberta Ventures, Globe and Mail Report on Business, and Huffington Post.

And I have been quoted in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and Design Management Institute Journal.


My media appearances have included CTV Primetime, NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.



“Your presentation was so inspiring, we’d follow you anywhere”

Conference Attendees

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