Leadership for a bold beautiful creative future
"Reality is shot through with creative possibility."
Things are not alright. We must challenge the status quo. Working together, with courage, we create the future.
I find opportunities in the challenges others say are impossible.
Epics and sagas are part of my heritage. So are exploring the unknown, testing beliefs, and making connections between diverse people and ideas.
Epic poets craft songs that inspire others to live a bigger story. Designers create possibility where none existed. Product leaders head into the unknown and turn ambiguity into pathways. I integrate all of these.
Integrating empathy, strategy, design, and product leadership
Words matter. My love of words has led me to hone my ability to communicate through writing and speaking, pursuing teaching roles, presentations, and media production. I've focused on verbal identity design to help organizations express what matters most and connect with their ideal audiences.
As a poet I understand how words create images in the imagination. That "vision" has power to inspire people to action. I became a visual designer, ultimately honing skills in branding, UX, and interaction design, culminating in roles in product design.
Words and images ultimately matter little if they don't lead to action. Decision-making with high degrees of ambiguity has become a key strength for me in product management and leadership. Sometimes the only way to turn "unknowns" into pathways is to step toward with intentional experiments.
Action should lead to impact. Understanding the outcomes we want to achieve and being able to measure that impact helps us learn and iterate toward a better future. Understanding our impact holistically is critical if we're to address the major issues of our day.