Lisa teaches innovation at the MBA in Design Strategy program at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts, where she helps emerging leaders embrace their full potential as innovators using the concrete skills, tools and mindsets of design. Past class projects have included “the Future of Media”; the Future of Work”; and, most recently “the Future of City Services,” delivered in partnership at the Techshop SF, the epicenter of the maker movement in San Francisco.
Lisa has designed and delivered innovation programs for executive teams in dozens of organizations, ranging from Herman Miller Inc., Toyota Financial Services, and Citrix Systems, Roberts Endowment Development Fund to Stanford’s Media X and the Kauffman Fellows Program for venture capitalists. In addition to her corporate work, Lisa also works extensively with educators and students to bring innovation and discovery skills into primary and secondary education. She recently delivered a TEDx talk on her passion for design, co-chaired the Nueva School Innovative Learning Conference and was the co-host at the international Business Design Summit with Alex Osterwalder, coauthor of the global bestseller Business Model Generation.
Lisa is the coauthor of Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change (Simon & Schuster, February 2014), which offers innovative teams and leaders a creative framework for tackling high-stakes challenges using the disciplined principles of design thinking.