Building team creativity


Do you want your people and teams within your current organization to be more innovative? Are your teams putting out incremental ideas when you are hoping for something more disruptive?

Everyone can be creative, and the best organizations know how and when to access it.



I worked with a global medical products company to bring design thinking methods and process to a critical business unit.

>>   After a 2-week, hands-on workshop, the team established an internal process and environment to foster better collaboration; design thinking principles such as ideation and prototyping have led to a more innovative culture and a broader range of concepts


As part of a healthcare data analytics company’s off-site, I led a ½-day workshop on Strategic Innovation, highlighting exercises that extended their current innovation practices


Working with faculty from Stanford’s, I co-led a 3-day Innovation Master Class for the faculty of a highly-regarded international university to help establish innovation practices and curriculum across departments

Stanford, photo by L.A. Cicero, Stanford Report

ADDITIONAL TEAM CREATIVITY EXPERIENCE: I emphasize creation of interesting and strategic alternatives, before following through with analysis and buy-in;  I am an expert facilitator across functional teams and corporate politics, able to leverage your unique strengths

- I designed and lead “Strategic Innovation” courses for Stanford’s Center for Professional Development and per specific client requests

- Co-created Forecasting for Innovators methodology to understand the intersection of technology, use cases, and culture for opportunity-spotting

- As an IDEO Design Engineer, I put design thinking and creativity principles into practice, developing unique solutions for clients in computer hardware, furniture and office product industry sectors

- I uniquely combine Stanford’s Design Thinking approach (BS and MS from the Design Department at Stanford) with a practical business perspective (my MBA from Berkeley Haas School of Business)

- I customize creativity and innovation workshops to support or extend existing innovation efforts

- I created Alternative Generation and Facilitative Leadership processes and courses to integrate with Strategy Consulting analytics and projects