Category Archives: Business Strategy

Thriving Design for Legacy Organizations

  Nonprofits, foundations, and other mission-driven organizations that were incepted 50, 60, or even 100 years ago may struggle to keep up with the pace of digital advancement. Decision makers often include a board of directors that might not accept change readily, even if others know/they know it’s time. An aging board, or older staff Read More…

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Learning My No-No and Yeah-Yeah Projects

  My 17-month-old kiddo Nina has a great book we read together called “No No, Yes Yes.” In the book are pages of a kiddo doing no-no things on the left, and yes-yes things on the right. For example, no-no spilling your food all over your head. Yes-yes, picking up your food with a fork, Read More…

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Recipe for Growth

It’s August! My favorite month of the year! Why’s that? It’s my birthday month! And this one is a big one, y’all: I’m turning 40. This year is a milestone. Not only because it’s a milestone birthday, but also all of the professional and personal stuff that’s going on around this time. The personal thing Read More…

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What is the Spirit Driving Your Business?

The word “spirit” keeps popping up for me in 2015. I’d say it’s one of my contemplative words as of late. It started at the end of last year when my husband and I created a holiday video for our friends and family. It was a momentous effort of creating a video of us rapping Read More…

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Gather Your VIPs: The Importance of Building a Network

At the start of second grade I moved to a new school. On the first day of school I entered my classroom scared shitless. I knew nobody. I saw a sea of kids and my new teacher. I felt frozen and wanted to puke all over my desk. I had to make friends on my Read More…

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Client Kudos

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Maria. The results were beautiful and consistent, AND right in line with my desired outcomes. As someone who enjoys design work and design conversations, I appreciated Maria’s openness and finesse as I wanted to engage in a co-creative process. I also appreciated the boundaries she set for where my processing could get in my own way.

David T., Coaching & Consulting