I help mission-driven companies and organizations achieve more impact through innovation. My practice includes teaching Design Thinking and human-centered innovation methods, doing research to identify opportunities, developing innovation strategies and plans to incorporate emerging technologies, helping to build innovation teams, tackling innovation projects, and helping to spark and nurture a culture of innovation.
DESIGN THINKING and data SCIENCE
Design Thinking is a proven methodology for pursuing human-centered innovation. It is an essential skill for teams working in experience and service design especially. I've taught Design Thinking and used it as a vehicle for innovation sprints, workshops and large-scale innovation projects. More recently, I've begun to explore the ways that Design Thinking and Data Science can be combined into a contemporary, integrated, innovation method. I offer workshops in Design Thinking and use it as an integral element of the innovation projects I lead.
Organizations that innovate successfully do so with intent. They understand the role that innovation plays in achieving their mission, and they allocate resources appropriately. Successfully innovating on a sustained basis requires a strategy that considers mission, brand, culture, stakeholders, resources, impact objectives and your best innovation opportunities. I can help you fill in the gaps and build shared understanding to clarify and launch a sustainable innovation strategy.
Shiny objects pop up in our feeds and inboxes, sometimes tempting us to gamble valuable resources. It's especially tempting to chase new technologies when competitors seem to be having success with them. I can help you sort the shine from the substance and analyze the potential impact of emerging tech for your stakeholders and organization.
Innovation isn't so much an outcome as it is a mindset and way of being. Successful organizations foster a culture of innovation, so that continual impact improvement seems to happen organically. But that doesn't mean that it happens without effort or intent. I can help you build a culture of innovation through creating and facilitating a custom curriculum, developing innovation experiences, and taking on life-enhancing actions that prove the benefits of innovation to internal stakeholders.
Can I help?
If you have a question or a potential project you'd like to discuss, let's talk.