Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will get you everywhere. Albert Einstein
What you need
Innovation and creative thinking to solve old problems in new ways
Fully engaged collaboration
Input and ideas from all sources
Clear plans for what to do, when to do it and how to complete it
What we do
Harness the power of images to:
Reconnect your creative genius
Liven up presentations, whether you are in the audience or on the stage
Equip everyone with the big picture ability
Engage the entire room
The world is changing and your business world is changing right along with it. You need to be flexibly strategic, from the senior vps down to the line staff. Visual thinking moves you out of well-worn thinking ruts.
Your customers must understand your brilliant new product in order to make a buying decision. When they become the hero of your story, you have their full attention
Record key decisions and outcomes
Your group is making key decisions that everyone will need to support and uphold. You want to introduce a visual practice but you don’t know where to begin. How can you make sure that everyone stays engaged, buys in and remembers what happened here?
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What others say about working with Kate
Robert J. Bahl
Vice President of Engineering & Facilities, the Americas, Marriott International
Kate introduced our team to Visual Thinking and Sketchnoting at our annual strategy meeting. She really pushed us to think differently and creatively and we had a lot of fun. We were extremely happy with her program and class. We continue to use the tools she taught us as we strive to be more innovative at Marriott.
Kate was invited back as our master facilitator at our Energy Summit meeting and did an incredible job keeping the program on track, both with her help preplanning and her excellent skills in facilitation. The Energy Summit was highly successful and we accomplished our goals for the meeting with Kate’s great help.
We are inviting Kate back again to teach Visual Thinking to all of our Full Service hotels in our Engineering Conferences scheduled for Spring of 2015.
I highly recommend Kate Hayward and the innovative programs she has developed.
Cowgirl Brands LLC
Kate has incredible clarity and gives excellent direction. She really truly understands and embraces the creative process, leaving plenty of room for interesting solutions without cramping style, but keeping an eye on practical implementation issues and ensuring minimal procedural surprises. She asks the most interesting questions as a way to move the work forward and appreciates the nuances of creative solutions. I love working with Kate.
Change Management Director at Statewide Financial System
Kate worked in a very complex business environment, managing a start up business in a very complex partnership with a third party. There were no business models, no standards and no rules of engagement, all of which Kate had to manage and develop herself. She performed with professionalism, integrity and delivered the results expected. She is an asset to any organization.
Provoke me, Intrigue me, Enlist me!
You want to do something new and different, maybe slightly off level? You want a co-conspirator/provocateur? You think my skills can help your efforts? Let’s talk. I LOVE new ideas! And I love c0-creation and collaboration. We might be able to play together to make something truly new and wonderful.