right now

What I’m Working On

 
  • Kicking off a four-month coaching and workshop design project with a rising design leader at a digital agency

  • Designing and facilitating a “Designing Your Life” interactive workshop for 60 people at DotGov Design 2019

  • Creating a new, online course on technology and innovation for Design Management and Communications Masters students in Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies

  • Delivering hands-on, in-person trainings and a customized “Discovery Playbook” with human-centered design definitions and methods for a digital agency client

  • Co-leading LUMA Institute’s “Fundamentals of Innovation through Human-Centered Design,” workshops in Austin, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC

  • Leading a virtual team of Teaching Assistants to deliver IDEO U’s 6-week “Storytelling for Influence” course

  • Accepting one new consulting client (maybe it’s your organization?)

  • Continuing to coach private clients (maybe you’re one of them?)

Q2 / 2019

 
  • Kicked off 3-month project to create and codify best practices for Discovery phases for a digital agency client

  • Designed and led 6-week research sprint to explore the future of facilitation for a global management consulting firm

  • Co-led LUMA Institute’s “Fundamentals of Innovation through Human-Centered Design,” workshops in Washington, DC and Boston, MA

  • Designed and facilitated two custom, all-day workshops to explore stakeholder needs for data dashboards for a global management consulting client

  • Led a virtual team of Teaching Assistants to deliver IDEO U’s 6-week “Insights for Innovation” course

  • Published free, downloadable coaching activities to set clear intentions and name what’s not working

  • Prototyped a 2-hour virtual coaching offering that combines human-centered design and coaching best practices

  • Coached 6 inspiring individuals eager for change

  • Signed up for a podcasting course :)

Q1 / 2019

 
  • Completed synthesis and delivered findings to redesign the membership experience for foreign policy project

  • Co-led LUMA Institute’s “Fundamentals of Innovation through Human-Centered Design,” workshops in Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC

  • Designed and executed user research plan, including one-on-one interviews and participatory “pop-up” activities, for foreign policy project

  • Led a virtual team of Teaching Assistants to deliver IDEO U’s 6-week “Human-Centered Service Design” and “From Ideas to Action” courses

  • Launched my private coaching practice, working with individuals looking to achieve more balance, transform their career, or transition into something new

  • Authored articles and published newsletters to support “creative wayfinding” - the daily practice of finding our way through life using curiosity, creativity, and design

Q4 / 2018

 
  • Kicked off a 4-month design research project to redesign the membership experience for a globally-renowned foreign policy organization.

  • Completed 4-month design research project to understand an internal team’s needs related to workflow and process innovation for global management consulting firm

  • Completed 6-month intensive Co-Active Coach training with Coaches Training Institute

  • Completed and delivered findings from a 5-month design research project to understand key user needs to take action on a Foundation’s website (the results of which were featured at this conference)

  • Led a virtual team of Teaching Assistants to deliver IDEO U’s 6-week “Insights for Innovation” and “From Ideas to Action” courses

Q3 / 2018