Kim is a ninja combination of strategic thinker, facilitator and client concierge who loves ensuring all the details are just perfect. She has directed multiple businesses, built nonprofits from the ground up, and managed numerous national and international creative projects. She is a resourceful instigator who thrives on creating connections and bringing creativity to complex problems. Kim earned a masters degree in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, a B.A. in Art History from the University of Utah and is a certified Project Management Professional. In her free time, you'll find Kim in the mountains, volunteering in the community, or enjoying a glass of bourbon.
TAMARA (TOM-RUH) CHRISTENSEN
Tamara is a passionate and empathetic facilitator, trainer, researcher, speaker and author. She brings nearly 20 years of experience blending design thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, and research to help organizations build innovation capabilities and apply them to complex business challenges. Tamara works with a range of organizations from local businesses to global Fortune 100 companies including Honeywell and 3M. She is also faculty in the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has been described metaphorically as a glass of prosecco, a whirling dervish, and a sharpie. Tamara’s book, F-ing Innovation: Why innovation is hard and what to do about it is available on Amazon.
Abby has a passion for design and problem solving in the “fuzzy front end” of the design process for services, systems, and products—wherever there are humans involved! She is a passionate master of generous listening, framing real-world problems, developing tools and methods to uncover insights from users, and turning complex problems from multiple perspectives into actionable insights. Abby holds a BS in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University. She also teaches Industrial Design and Qualitative Research courses at Arizona State University.
Design Thinking Expert
Emily is a passionate leader who lives at the intersection of design, strategy and culture. Her experience spans brand and product development, strategy, customer experience and culture and capability building. She is a confessed lover of team and collaboration — both in building her own organizations and empowering others as they grow and evolve.
Most recently a Designer in Residence at Stanford’s Institute of Design (affectionately known as the “d.school”), she previously held senior design and innovation leadership roles in large, multi-national organizations (3M, Johnson Controls) coaching internal startups and building new-to-the-organization capabilities both in design thinking and design functions from scratch.