• HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN TO THRIVE

    Your creative factory for tomorrow's innovative well-being solutions.

  • I help companies and agencies tackle innovation projects QUICKLY through online mini labs that dig deeper for insight and test with DOMAIN experts for positive impact solutions.

  • HOW MINI INNOVATION LABS WORK

    2-DAY WORKSHOP + 4-WEEK ONLINE SPRINT

    TO MAXIMIZE VALUE AND MINIMIZE INEFFICIENCIES.

    1

    ALIGNING

    2-Day facilitated workshop to align on the challenge, create constraints, skill up the team and plan our design research. Setting ground rules and new behaviors for the 4-week online lab process.

    WHO: Core Team (8-12 people)

    WHERE: In person on-or-off site

    2

    SENSING

    Immersing the group in sensing exercises and interviews with panel experts to dig for new insight and share back in a world cafe or round robin forum to build on the thinking.

    WHO: Core Team + Experts

    WHERE: Online Webinar & Forum

    3

    VISIONING

    Working from distilled insight platforms to co-create a basket of ideas within the team for further iteration. Working in small breakout groups to maximize volume of output for filtering/voting.

    WHO: Core Team

    WHERE: Online Forum

    4

    DESIGNING

    Designing prototypes or finished idea snapshots in small teams and sharing through an online feedback session to polish the prototypes to testable formats for further validation.

    WHO: Core Team

    WHERE: Online Forum

    5

    TESTING

    Testing/Pitching 3-5 finished ideas with a panel of Experts and KOLs selected from domain experience or influence to validate first phase of concepts. Final Output ready for internal buy-in.

    WHO: Core Team + Experts + KOLs

    WHERE: Online Forum

  • OUTPUT OF WORKING TOGETHER.

    IMPACTFUL

    IDEAS

    Team, Expert and KOL validated ideas designed from unique insights for your innovation pipeline testing.

    Getting more feedback from the market.

    COLLABORATIVE

    TEAMWORK

    Skill up your team around behaviors for better collaboration, creativity and resilience to change.

    Working more efficiently and productively.

    INNOVATIVE

    SKILLS

    Practicing one iteration of the innovation process on a real world challenge in low-stakes scenarios.

    Applying theory with "learning by doing".

  • Empowering creative teams to unlock new insight

    Innovation labs don't have to be complicated or expensive.

    Let's Talk.

    Book a free 30 minute strategy session to chat about your innovation challenge, how we can tackle your needs from another angle and how a sensing experience can invigorate your creative teams to think outside-the-box.

  • WELLNESS INNOVATOR

    Innovation Strategist

    Leadership Coach

    Somatic Practitioner

     

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    25 Years living in Asia Pacific

    15 Years studying mind-body arts

    15 Years working in innovation

    10 Years as an entrepreneur

    ABOUT

    Like many globetrotters since birth, I’m forever a student of learning the differences that make us unique and get along. One part wellness practitioner and one part innovation strategist, I’m passionate about designing ways people can thrive. I’ve evolved to become a hybrid, multi-cultural insight researcher and ideas tinkerer who knows real transformation doesn’t just come from newness but principle-based change that fixes a real world problem. I’ve made ideas happen for a variety of businesses, from pioneering start-ups to multinational brands across various categories — all with the intention of designing from the whole human to create new systems of living in harmony with our own bodies, our societies and the planet at large.

    ENERGY

    9,200 attendees to workshops and events

    1620 hours formal development training

    128 innovation projects worked

    12 companies involved in concepting

  • PREVIOUS WORK

    Sample briefs for product, service and behavioral innovation projects.

    "GO INSIDE" TO THRIVE

    Help us train our technology development team in the hardware nad software of energy management tools so they can better manage stress.

    BRING OUR TECH TO LIFE

    Help us design a creative workshop blueprint to bring to life our biomarker technology for insurtech partners.

    DESIGNING DAILY ENERGY

    Help us define our value proposition around wellness that is applicable across our hotel offerings so that we can gain clarity in our mission.

    BRINGING CARE INTO BEAUTY

    Help us synthesize research into relevant themes for bringing care into color cosmetics as the beauty industry moves towards 'nude'.

    WORLD'S FIRST TCM RETREAT

    Design a modernized and results-based TCM concept that can plug into our existing hotel as a seamless upgrade.

    DESIGNING CLEANER AIR

    Help us come up with future ideas in the realm of "personal air" for polluted environments inside and outside.

    FUTURE OF ORAL CARE

    Help us uncover new insights into healthy teeth and gums to fill our future innovation pipeline with fresh ideas.

    REDESIGNING STAYS

    Concept a "new way to stay" in cities across Asia for the needs of the Asian Business Traveler to inform real estate investments.

    SEXUAL WELL-BEING

    Gather insights around sexual health so that we can understand Asia's changing social landscapes and go beyond the classic "pleasure" and "safety" positionings.

    INSIGHTS INTO "QUALITY"

    Uncover a way for end consumers to care about our eco-friendly testing standards by understanding their sense of "quality."

    MOVE MORE THAN SIT

    How do we help our clients design ways to move in office environments when we sell them chairs that make them sit, without hurting our offering?

    FUTURE OF ELDERLY CARE

    Research new territories and insights to design for a fast-growing aging population in China. 

    UNPLUG TO RECONNECT RETREAT

    Concept a retreat experience in Sri Lanka for the global retreater around "Nature" being the secular guru that teaches a new lifestyle.

    HEALTHIER WHITE RICE

    Helps us position colorful enriched rice to the modern Asian city dweller who won't eat nutritious brown rice due to taste preferences.

    BOTTLING SKIN GLOW

    Create a way to revive an outdated healthy skin cream for third tier young ladies to bring out their inherent skin radiance.

    ECO-CLEAN in CHINA

    Insight research to uncover new territories for a leading global eco-detergent landing in China.

  • WELLNESS INSURANCE

    Help us design an event around doctors embracing wellness as a way to talk about illness.

    CORPORATE WELLNESS LABS

    Helps us design a wellness strategy for services and facilities we can add to our corporate client offering.

    INSIGHTS INTO LOHAS

    Help us research "what is Natural" for a new customer segment to help us innovate our future pipeline.

    SHORT-STAY HOLIDAYS

    Design experiential ideas for the short-stay China domestic traveler around healthy holidays and activities.

    WEIGHTLESSNESS TRIBES

    Help me organize my philosophy and concept around mind-body peak performance into an experience.

    SPROUT LIFESTYLE

    Create a new brand focused on food education and courses that help our customers grow healthy habits.

    ECLECTIC ORDER

    Help me articulate my eclectic array of talents into a clear vision and offering of artistry-focused business that gives back.

    SUITED MONK

    Help me find a positioning and name for a brand that helps people find their Life's Purpose by closing the gap between their inner wisdom and external roles.

  • INNOVATION IS A PRACTICE.

    Understanding the neuroscience behind change and why the body is necessary for innovation.

    Being adaptive, resilient and inventive (key behaviors of innovation) is not a product of knowing but drilling into habituation. I coach people through change by tapping into their full intelligence to create new perspectives, rewire their relationship to stress and open up to big-picture thinking, inclusion and creativity.

    Schedule a free consult on coaching behaviors.

  • MOVE TO GET UNSTUCK

    Learn how to be more agile and comfortable with change.

    TUNE YOUR FREQUENCY

    Orient and align in new ways for better collaboration.

    SEE AROUND CORNERS

    Activate creative confidence to spot new opportunities.

    ENGINEERING BREAKTHRU

    Break-free from assumptions on your most strategic challenges.

    CONNECT THE DOTS

    Integrate compelling insights into actionable ideas.

    RESONANT INFLUENCE

    Center around a mission that's meaningful.

  • INSIDE-OUT INNOVATION

    Everything we do habitually is a practice. Like training your mind or body, innovation is a competency that requires repetition and commitment. Like learning how to look at your world upside down. With the latest research in neuroscience, we now know that to wire our brains for big-picture thinking, empathy, creativity and inclusiveness requires our full intelligence: our minds and our bodies.

     

    This takes new skills, tools, mindsets and body-based. Learn how to sense the world differently while employing your full somatic intelligence. Harness the power of empathy, presence and influence to envision and test new solutions. Create clarity and alignment on team challenges and practice new modes of collaboration and problem-solving.

     

    Our collective well-being doesn't live in an idea, it lives in continued practice.

  • Connect DIRECTLY

    I'm usually flying between Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.

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