My vision is centered on humanizing how creatives interact & engage with the professional world.
Why do I do this? Because I’m a creative, too—15 years as a fashion designer and director—and I want to help creatives make business work for us, personally and professionally. Whether within our own companies or in the work we create for others, creativity is—and will continue to be—vital in cultures’ ability to evolve and grow.
I spent time thinking about what I really wanted to contribute to the world, and found more and more it wasn’t another fashion collection. How creatives do what we do has always fascinated me, and leading teams (big and small) for a companies (big and small) taught me a lot about the disconnects between ‘business’ and ‘creative’ modes of operating–let alone how different the priorities and performance metrics are for both. AND THEN how siloed each sector tends to be? I experienced first-hand how creativity, humanity, and purpose get stifled in traditional business settings. I also saw an opportunity to be a guide—even a voice—for creatives on a broader spectrum, to help empower us in ways that serve the greater whole. Because let’s be honest—our culture isn’t set up to be supportive of individuality, even though it’s what we revere. I wanted to change the way creativity and business interact, and that’s how I ended up with an MBA from the London College of Fashion.
Now, with my fancy degree in hand and 15+ years of real-world professional creative experience and awards under my belt, I’m offering a new kind of service, where traditional business consulting meets leadership coaching meets therapy for creatives.
This is all to say I believe we need to put effort into making sure our work engages us professionally AND personally, that subscribing to a singular version of success fails all of us, and that following the path of ‘what we’re supposed to do’ won’t push us to become our ‘best selves’—that’s bullshit—but rather our truest self.
So let’s work together on how value systems work in your business or professional pursuits. Let’s integrate what you truly believe in comprehensively throughout ALL of your work. Let’s figure out operations, creative and marketing in terms of triple (or quadruple!) bottom line: sustainability isn’t about saving the environment, but so much more. I’m thrilled to be working with entrepreneurs and business leaders of all kinds. I’ve taken my message around the world, speaking at summits like SxSW, lecturing at universities like Princeton and Columbia and a talking at a slew of museums, outdoor amphitheaters and even a cruise ship in between. I’ve consulted with clients from Charlotte Stone to Converse, The Palatines to REI. My writing and work has been featured in The Business of Fashion, WWD, The New York Times, Style.com, Refinery29, Elle, Lucky, Marie Claire, Nylon, Glamour, New York Magazine, and many others.