Coaching

Design is more than just a tactical skill. [ETHOS ABOUT WHY IT IS CRUCIAL FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT i.e. It is the way your company is perceived at every level.] Cultivating everyday focus, corporate cohesiveness and problem-solving mechanisms are key components to measurable growth for design teams and their organizations.

1-to-1

  • Targeted design counseling sessions

  • Address growth areas for designers of all skill levels

  • Deep focus and accountability

  • Forward-thinking, self-directed approaches to design challenges are cultivated

Teams

A truly great design team is inherently greater than the sum of its parts. Helping groups of designers and cross-functional teams effectively communicate their various needs and goals strategically informs design that gets results.

Organizations

An overview of what makes design work is a valuable tool for every stakeholder. Companies with an interdepartmental design language have a shorthand for effectively reaching goals with clarity, intention and ease.

Methods for Success

  • Using a tested [TKTKcoaching term] method, designers are inspired to leverage their strengths to improve their output.

  • By reviewing design strategy ethos as they pertain to organizational goals, designers can adjust their approach to gain tailored results.

  • The right questions inspire ways to think about design that come from within the coachee – and can be sustainably grown and positively reinforced.

  • Creating guidelines to work within encourages accountability in meeting goals. An ongoing coaching relationship sets a standard. 

As a veteran designer, UX instructor [linkto:GA bio] and former manager of a leading tech design team [linkto:hubspot case study], I am passionate about examining, cultivating and promoting the qualities that help designers do their best work for organizations.