Helping founders, leaders, c-suite and board create healthy research and design capabilities
Creating empowered leaders
Leadership can be lonely, especially when you feel disconnected or misunderstood from your peers. A lot of leaders in the research, design and product space experience this.
Sometimes it’s a language thing. Sometimes it’s an experience thing. Sometimes it’s representative of the dividing line between craft and business. Whatever the reason, it’s good to have someone who’s been there, who talks to a lot of leaders like you–and has been you–to work things through.
I am not a coach. I don’t have the training of a coach. I am an experienced leader who has worked across many companies and engaged with many leaders over a nearly 30 year career working in digital research, design and product.
It’s important to know that you are not alone. I can work with you to provide a tailored engagement, act as an advisor, help you in thinking through your engagement with the c-suite, or act as a professional “sparring partner,” someone for you to bounce ideas off.
Things I provide include:
1:1 or group advising sessions
Thought partnership – “leadership sparring”
“Augmented” design leadership support
C-suite and board-level advising
“In the Board, Brian showed real management and programme expertise; his common-sense approach and deep experience were crucial to DPL. I would recommend him without hesitation.”
A former client...
"How many people can juggle board level business strategy and operations, detailed UX and digital delivery, practitioner level UX/service design expertise and look after his team and having hard conversations well? I’ve met one. Brian.”
A former client...
“Brian’s experience is second to none. I’m hard pushed to think of anyone with more knowledge, exposure and understanding in digital. Couple that with his passion for innovation, talent for kicking off new projects (and possibly the best networking skills around) and you get the picture of a professional few can match.”