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I can’t get buy-in. My boss / team / company are resistant to my ideas and don’t understand what I’m trying to do.



Everything is moving too fast to get anything done the right way. There’s so many problems to solve. 

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"So many tangible outcomes and nuggets of inspiration to take back to my team.

Vanessa takes design thinking out of the buzzword category, and I left feeling like the human centered design approach was a pair of shoes I knew how to wear.”

– Tisha Leslie, Director of Employer Brand at T-Mobile

"Learning Design Thinking methods from Vanessa has been incredibly valuable and truly helped me in my career.

I shared some of my ideas about how to improve culture to senior managers and they loved the ideas. Having the support of the group helped a lot.”

— Imelda Jimenez, Operations at SnapFish

"Design thinking helps me showcase what our HR department does and how essential it is for the company."

This course gave me a lot of examples as how design thinking is an important tool that I can take it back to leadership. It helps me showcase what our HR department does and how essential it is for the company.”

– Cici Simon – HR Manager

“This was a fresh way to get to the root of a workplace issue and find a creative way forward. "

The only thing that could make this course better would be puppies. I mean in all seriousness — the material was great. I think about my role in HR completely differently now.”

Jessica Mansch – People & Experience Manager

Vanessa has helped me demonstrate the value of investing in employee experience at our company."

The insights and expertise around building community and culture are invaluable to professionals in all roles, especially those in office and people operations.

Eleanor WhitneyManaged by Q

“How Vanessa teaches Design Thinking made me feel confident.”

And realize its a useful method that I can apply to so many HR initiatives and I don’t have to stick to it like it’s a cookbook, and can make it my own and apply it to my unique situation.”

Shreya Sarkar-Barney – Organizational Design Consultant


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