Design Thinking: A New Way To Solve Complex Problems
We’re delighted to welcome Catherine Boddington and Lisa Grogan as guest speakers to our virtual June event.
Do you ever feel like you need something simple to help you think about a problem in a different way? Do you wish that you were able to be more creative and come up with an idea or improvement that makes a real difference to the people you work with?
Our brains are brilliant at problem solving but despite this brilliance, sometimes those really knotty problems are difficult to crack. Human Centred Design (or Design Thinking, as it is known) brings simple and effective tools together to really get into the core of a problem and solve it creatively. The best bit is, this way of working feels intuitive, really human and can transform your thinking and the ways you work. Would you like to learn more?
Join us to learn about what Human Centred Design brings and the basics of how it works. Lisa Grogan, Co-CEO and Founder of Overlap Associates Human Centred Design experts and Catherine Boddington, Executive Coach will bring to life the essentials of Human Centred Design and explain how it has shaped them and their careers.
16:05: Speaker – Catherine Boddington with breakout rooms to follow
Catherine is an Executive Coach and Associate based in Overlap’s UK Studio at Nexus, Innovation Centre at Leeds University. She’s had a varied career as a lawyer and talent expert working in professional services, banking and tech businesses. She knows the importance of empathy; how taking the time to listen and understand, builds strong relationships and robust solutions. As a coach, she works with Leadership Teams to create solutions that maximise personal and organisational performance. She helps organisations improve by starting with people - supporting strategies for Employee Engagement, Talent Acquisition & Management, Diversity & Inclusion, and Learning & Development. Catherine is an ICF credentialed Professional Coach, Founder of the Northern Talent Exchange and Co-Founder of the Northern Coaching Network.
Overlap is a creative problem solving company that believes in the power of creativity, empathy and technology to unleash the potential in all of us to make the world better. Co-Ceo Lisa Grogan is an inspiring leader who speaks about co-gendered leadership, women in business, taking big risks and ‘philanthropreneurship’.Lisa has built a career leading incredibly high-performing teams across a range of creative and culturally significant organisations - including as Communications Director for the UK’s National Media Museum. Lisa’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to Co-Found Overlap Associates in 2011, which has quickly become a true catalyst for innovation across a wide range of transformational initiatives with dozens of organizations globally.
This virtual event will be delivered via Zoom - please register with us in advance of the session to ensure you receive the joining instructions.