User Experience + Mindfulness

About

Photo Credit: Rachel O'Neill

Photo Credit: Rachel O'Neill

I help teams fake it before they make it.

Coming up with a good idea is the easy part. Executing that idea in a way that truly meets people where they’re at is much harder. The key is putting your audience at the heart of your design process. Whether you're an intern, a director, an executive, or a founder - actively listening to those you serve is not optional. I help people build this capacity into themselves and their teams.

If you’re working on something meaningful, I can empower you and your team with human-centered design and effective product strategy. The approach varies, but I often find myself teaching teams to embed lean user research and rapid prototyping into their workflow. Depending on budget and scope, I can work as either a coach or collaborator. Most projects deliver against a current need while simultaneously building the team’s internal capacity for human-centered design.

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Personal and Professional Mindfulness

As you browse my past projects, writings, talks, and media appearances, you may have noticed a theme. A lot of my work relates to mindfulness. I’ve been meditating for over 10 years, with a daily practice and regular retreats in a wide range of traditions, including a few months of full-time intensive monastic training. I’m also a trained facilitator. I’ve led mindfulness sessions in corporations, governments, startups and non-profits. I take a secular, practical, evidence-based approach. If you’re interested in 1-on-1 coaching for yourself or group sessions for your team, get in touch and let me know what you’re trying to do. Or what you’re trying to stop doing.

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