My work lives at the intersection of:
• Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Culture Development & Experience Design
• Creative Expression & Transformational Healing
My work lives at the intersection of:
Designer and Consultant, DSIL Global (September 2017 to Present)
DSIL Global is a social innovation company that works in the International Development, Corporate, and Education sectors to build the capacity of individuals and teams aimed towards increased positive impact. DSIL Global provides a range of quality capacity-building services from engaging facilitation and executive coaching to experiential learning programs and organizational consulting.
DSIL Global also offers the DSIL Course, a globally certified professional development program designed for individuals from all sectors who are ready to expand their personal and professional capacity for more positive impact. The experiential curriculum consists of live Virtual Classroom sessions and 10-day field immersions in Southeast Asia enables participants to expand their capacity to create, think critically, and move ideas into action right away. The course is certified by the Centre for Executive Education (CEE), UN Mandated University for Peace and dozens of other local partners around the world.
Culture Conductress & Coachsultant @ Delivering Happiness (February 2014 - Present)
Delivering Happiness (DH) started as a book written by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, on his business philosophy and lessons learned in focusing and prioritizing company culture and employee happiness. Today, DH is a coachsultancy [hybrid coaching + consulting], working with individuals and organizations to create successful companies and meaningful lives. Backed by the science of happiness and positive psychology, as well as best practices from successful small teams to Fortune 100 companies, DH has developed universal frameworks that build values-based, purpose-driven workplace cultures for people to thrive.
- Leads values-based, purpose-driven culture development internally for DH and externally for clients.
- Collaborates on experiential learning content based on the science of happiness, positive psychology, and best practices from working with 200+ companies in 30+ countries worldwide.
- Supports global engagement and growth through community marketing, partnerships, and business development.
Director of Operations, CO+HOOTS (March 2012 - July 2013)
The first and largest of its kind, CO+HOOTS is a supercharger for innovation. It is the collaboration of a talented, highly inspirational community that makes the CO+HOOTS model succeed. CO+HOOTS was recently named the No. 1 most innovative coworking space in the U.S., the No. 1 overall coworking space in Arizona, the No. 2 overall in the nation and No. 9 in the world. At CO+HOOTS freelance creatives, entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses of all areas flock to be part of the growing vibrancy of downtown Phoenix.
As Director of Operations, I grew CO+HOOTS coworking from 25 members to over 125 in less than two years. In my multi-dimensional role, I led all business strategy and operations including marketing, sales, partnerships, and community engagement producing 48 on-site events.
Community Activator, Advisor @ Ignite International (July 2013 - February 2014)
The E-Harmony for business and career...matching talent to opportunity. Ignite's revolutionary technology increases clarity, control and confidence in individuals and companies when determining the ideal career role. Ignite online course delivers a digital journey of exploration and discovery, providing powerful insights into how, why and where individuals will have the greatest success and happiness.
As Ignite's Community Activator, I developed a growth program and community for purpose-driven leaders for people to develop their career paths and connect with like-minded change leaders post-assessment. Online, I launched a community platform to provide resources, tools, and deeper customer engagement. In person, I led monthly mastermind meetings to facilitate goal-setting, collaboration and networking. Our most highly attended and celebrated event was our sold out launch event Today's the Day You'll Question Everything, which included four guest speakers and 350 attendees.
Consultant, The Office Pile (November 2013 - May 2014)
The first diverse, bilingual coworking space in the nation, The Office Pile [TOP] is not just a coworking space it is a cultural community hub. TOP's mission is to empower, cultivate, and educate culturally diverse entrepreneurs by providing funding, access to capital, office space, and technical assistance during the initial stages of their business development. TOP is dedicated to providing support and advocacy for the many diverse members of our community, especially entrepreneurs from the LGBTQ community, low-income families, veterans, and those with disabilities. TOP, along with it's not-for-profit arm, TOP Foundation seeks to inspire local urban artists to develop, promote, and exhibit their work in our gallery and office space offering the Phoenix community the opportunity to learn and appreciate the history and renaissance of urban art.
As a Consultant for TOP, I developed a full branding kit and launch strategy for its coworking franchise-model. Upon launch, I produced a sold out Grand Opening event with special guest speakers: Congressman Ruben Gallego and Councilwoman Laura Pastor. Today, TOP hosts hundreds of diverse entrepreneurs and in 2016 was been named one of the best coworking spaces in the world by Symmetry50.
Consultant, MAC6 (September 2013 - June 2014)
With a mission is to build better communities to elevate humanity and eliminate extreme poverty, MAC6 is a team of entrepreneurial investors and strategic implementors who bring both insight and capital to the table. MAC6 "invests in people, not ideas" and works with entrepreneurs and leaders to expand their conscious leadership, sharper their definition of higher purpose, and embrace a mission that goes well beyond their own company. To do all this, it takes the help of people who live and breathe Conscious Capitalism and who aim to make a difference in the world.
As a Consultant, I coached the MAC6 leadership team to develop a community-oriented culture as they launched "Conscious Coworking", a new coworking business model. In six months, we architected the vision and strategy, then integrated it into their organizational systems. Three months post-launch we filled all 40 office spaces.
Account Manager, Rain Visual Strategy + Design (September 2010 - August 2011)
Through strategy-centered storytelling, Rain Visual Strategy + Design generates compelling visual strategies and solutions which help clients grow. Rain Visual Strategy + Design is an innovative, accomplished team of thoughtful design, programming and marketing communication specialists.
At Rain, I started as an Account Management intern and was promoted to Account Manager within six months. As an Account Manager, I communicated and executed project coordination in a cross-functional environment with 20+ clients and 4 designers. I worked to improve project management system for estimates, timelines and design scopes for 50+ design projects with sales of $100,000. My role also included organizing and leading internal project meetings to ensure design deadlines were met. My favorite aspect of my position was providing art direction to senior designers for brand positioning, corporate identity and interactive media campaigns.