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Design Thinking Brought to Personal Growth

What if we apply the principals of design thinking to our lives? Can we learn from our current and past experiences in order to envision the future “I”? What steps can we take to get there and how can we prioritize tasks today? What are some biases we carry that block us from dreaming the future “I”?

Design Thinking + Life

I have an unusual background as a personal growth facilitator. Since 2003, I’ve been working as a design researcher and service designer, which means I am on the road a lot interviewing people around the world in order to create future products and services that no one has seen yet. In my work, I dig deep into people’s experiences to uncover their motivations, dreams, aspirations and biases. Insights from these field studies are used to co-create the future experiences. This process is called Design Thinking, and many companies have been innovating their products and services using the process. I learned that such skills were actually helping people learn about themselves in the process, and I felt inspired to go even further and apply the skills to bring meaningful changes in our personal lives.  

Leadership Coaching and Organizational Development 

I support individuals and groups to find and deepen their own unique leadership styles. I do this by combining my experience in Design Thinking, Process Oriented Psychology, Conflict Facilitation, and Gender and Racial Equity. Before jumping into coaching and working as a consultant, I worked full time at two consultancies working with corporate and non-profit clients and ran a consulting business out of New York City for 15 years. This lived experiences has help me understand the context of various challenges clients face. 

Explore Your Relationship With Money

Explore your relationship to money. While I am not a trained financial advisor and I won’t tell you what to do with your 401K etc. I will help uncover your relationship to money (often very complicated) by going deep: family’s attitudes towards money, biases, feelings and challenges. You won’t start saving money because you downloaded Mint app on your phone. You will develop healthy relationship with money when you truly understand how you relate to money. 

Ritual Redesigned for You & With You

Design your own marriage, birth and death rituals. I help uncover biases towards these key rituals in life and find your own unique approach. Note that I am not a wedding or funeral planner, and won’t be making venue recommendations. I will however, help you with vision. Read my article about it here.

Mission 

Bring awareness around who we are, what we do and why. 

Get to know the deepest part of ourselves and learn to live more. 

Develop fluidity while navigating professional and personal relationship conflicts. 

Learn to change.

Learn to find our own voice and power. 

Identify Creative Blocks. 

Approach 

Explore long and short term body symptoms, night time dreams as well as half dreams (flash of images or stories) to deepen an understanding of oneself  

Explore patterns in whom we fall in love with or we have conflict with to understand what is being marginalized within oneself 

Explore childhood dreams and memories to understand our life myth  

We co-create sessions that work best for us

We custom design what a session may look like baed on your goal and budget

Principal and Ethics 

I am not a licensed therapist, however, I do follow the code of ethics in therapy for practitioners in USA. It means…

  • Confidentiality. What you share stay with me. An exception of when there is a possibility of self harming or harming others), equal power

  • Co-creation: I am not here to give you any advice as someone superior in any way. We are in this together. 

Cost & More

For individual sessions: sliding scale depending on income level. POC/immigrant and refugee/low income discount is offered at inquiry. For corporate clients: please inquire for a proposal. No clients are turned away for lack of fund. 

10% of profit goes to organizations that support chosen cause of the year. For the year of 2019, the money will go to bring a recognition to and honor 27 Korea survivors of so called “Comfort Women” sexual slavery forced by Japanese Army during World War 2. At the end of each year, there will be a brief report of how the money was spent. Thank you for your support.