Work with me

I’m currently working towards coaching certification with CTI, and taking on a limited number of coaching clients of my own.

The clients I work with have told me that they have found (or got reacquainted with) their most meaningful values, have felt less stuck around perspectives that aren’t working anymore, and have found more space in their lives.

Contact me if you’d like to discuss setting up a sample session and learning more about coaching.

Curriculum Design

While I love working with people one-on-one, I also enjoy working with people who are designing courses, to help many people at once. I have a deep bench when it comes to designing meaning learning experiences, thanks to many years building design thinking workshops at IDEO, and before that, during my graduate work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

If you’re designing an online or in-person curriculum that you’d like to get advice on, or which you think could use a tune-up, I’m happy to chat.

About me

What do people want, need, do? The role of a design researcher is to understand and frame the key issues that a team should be solving for users. Over the last ten years I’ve led design research projects across the US and 12 other countries (and counting!) with companies and clients including The New York Times, IDEO, Intuit, Samsung, Microsoft, the US Department of Education, Fender, Digg, and Bonnaroo. I’ve learned first hand, and in-depth, how to build empathy with people with understand how to improve their lives.

Coaching is a natural extension of my work as a design researcher — just instead of applying insights to developing new products that (hopefully) improve people’s lives, I’m helping individuals uncover their own insights, and (hopefully) improve their own lives.

I also have many years of experience meditating and studying Buddhist philosophy through the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and a masters in education from Harvard.

In my personal and creative life I’m a painter, a poet, and a parent.