Altruism by Design

Building Better Businesses


At its core, Altruism by Design is an approach that seeks congruence between our intentions and behaviors. My aim is to empower us all to feel more pride in our work and create more meaning within our lives, through the lens of holistic sustainability

(Think of this as hyper-progressive CSR training)

THE GOAL: Creating harmony and balance in terms of how we approach social, environmental and economic sustainability, and most importantly, integrating well-being in our bodies, our minds and our spirits.



Together, we will learn how doubling down on our values can improve our bottom lines, the works we create, the relationships we build and sustain with our customers and, through it all, how to become better leaders.


People everywhere can feel how fast things are changing right now. Creative businesses are driving as well as being impacted by the chaos of non-stop innovation, disruption, and change. Entrepreneurs are presented with unique challenges and opportunities, as a result: it’s possible to weather the storm and emerge on the other side doing better for our environment, our communities, our customers and ourselves—simultaneously.  

Centered on understanding the internal, we’ll create more choice for us externally by contextualizing our motivating drivers. Collectively, we will support each other in creating/exploring new pathways forward, in an effort to become stronger leaders for ourselves and those we work with.

This day long workshop consists of three parts, each with a lecture and group exercise:

Pattern Break — Activate & Engage Your Consumer Audience: Building a strong audience through activating and engaging qualitative and quantitative information within your business and creativity.

Killing it with Kindness — Learning Your Leadership Style: Empowering yourself, your staff and your business through honing your mode of operating, both inside AND outside the studio.

Altruism in Design & Business — Build More Purposeful Processes: Aligning your creative and business practices and your values with a holistic approach to sustainability.


We'll learn:

  • Identifying the direct and indirect conflicts present between our value systems—both personally and professionally—through awareness of the incongruencies in how we FEEL vs. how we operate.

  • Methods for embracing/unveiling what really matters, what motivates us, as well as what hurts/hinders us from moving more fully into our sweet spots.

  • Learn how to be more fulfilled creative professionals, who use their powers for the greater good.


This workshop is explorational.

The programming is quite literally to help us all to lean into more expansive, honest and understanding modes of managing ourselves, our expectations, and our interactions with the world.



noun: The belief in, or practice of, the principle and moral concern for happiness of other human beings, resulting in a quality of life both material and spiritual.

Altruism may become a synonym of selflessness which is the opposite of selfishness. It is a process of focusing both on the single people and the whole community.


noun: Deep respect for someone or something.

verb: Regard or treat with deep respect.