Who We Are
In addition to the team members shown here, we’re honored to work with a global team of expert facilitators, trainers, graphic recorders, and executive coaches, who bring a wide range of skills and expertise to your project.
Who We Are
Founder, CEO, Creativity Instigator & Strategist, Lead Curriculum Designer & Facilitator
Melissa specializes in working with innovative, people-first organizations grappling with seemingly intractable problems. She designs experiences that unleash creativity and help attendees speedily acquire new skills and behaviors while building connections and having fun. Her specialty is transforming virtual meetings from “awful” to “awesome”!
Melissa’s the author of The Creative Sandbox Way™: Your Path to a Full-Color Life, an interactive playbook that countless readers have sworn freed them from creative block virtually overnight.
Melissa has a reputation for creating impactful, memorable experiences that teach key skills while being fun at the same time. She loves collaborating, and is great at encouraging, cheerleading, and creating a positive vibe.
Melissa’s front-of-room experience ranges from traveling the country teaching calligraphy, to speaking on stages from Connecticut to California, to performing as a singer for audiences as big as 6,500, and presenting at professional conferences internationally. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s become sought after for her expertise in play-based techniques for leading engaging, interactive virtual meetings. When there isn’t a global pandemic going on, she performs improv with a number of different groups in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelors in Social Science, and the University of Birmingham, England, with a Masters in Cultural Studies, Melissa lives with her husband in Silicon Valley and spends her free time making art, playing ukulele, or chasing her rambunctious kitties off the kitchen counter.
(See more about Melissa’s background below…)
Workplace Team Trainer
Britta helps gamechanger products & experiences deeply understand their users to become must-have brands.
She starts with a client’s goals, and where they are today. Where do you want to take your team, product, or brand this year, and in five years? What questions or challenges does your team keep circling around? Known for her unique abilities in storytelling and research communication, Britta develops real, meaningful & actionable insights.
The results are transformative: You’ll deeply understand your users, putting them at the heart of everything your brand does and every decision your teams make. This means: More users, engaging with your brand and products more frequently, recommending your brand, becoming your growth engine. New products and initiatives from your brand that launch successfully, because your users are at the heart of it all. More impact for your team, and increased collaboration and unity around your goals.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Britta served as Director, Digital Strategic Insights at MTV. She started her career in innovative brand strategy and advertising agencies. These experiences grounded her in the power of insights to supercharging growth and loyalty for brands—and that research must be actionable and engaging to be useful.
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