WHAT SETS
US APART?

 

We’re an extraordinary mix of experts who have extensive experience helping clients in a variety of industries establish and maintain improved practices. We come together in various combinations based on the specific needs of our clients.

Creating dramatic and sustainable change requires committed collaboration between us and our clients to create a core team with various roles and responsibilities.

 

Stacy McCarthy, President Expert in strategic cultural change, big picture systems thinking and discovery learning Stacy has spent 25 years helping Fortune 500 organizations to maximize strategic outcomes through learning. She established Learning Design Network to apply her expertise in interactive activities—including Learning Maps, simulations, and information design—to solve strategy execution challenges. Stacy brings strategies to life in environments that support deep understanding and mindset shifts that inspire new attitudes and behaviors. She holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Vermont.

Stacy McCarthy, President

Expert in strategic cultural change, big picture systems thinking and discovery learning

Stacy has spent 25 years helping Fortune 500 organizations to maximize strategic outcomes through learning. She established Learning Design Network to apply her expertise in interactive activities—including Learning Maps, simulations, and information design—to solve strategy execution challenges. Stacy brings strategies to life in environments that support deep understanding and mindset shifts that inspire new attitudes and behaviors. She holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Vermont.

Lisa Wachtell, Senior Consultant Expert in strategic visioning and employee engagement Lisa  has been helping corporate clients build sustainable brands for 20 years. She builds customized strategic learning solutions that create context and relevancy, accelerate change, deepen corporate culture, and build legacy brands. She holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Lisa Wachtell, Senior Consultant

Expert in strategic visioning and employee engagement

Lisa  has been helping corporate clients build sustainable brands for 20 years. She builds customized strategic learning solutions that create context and relevancy, accelerate change, deepen corporate culture, and build legacy brands. She holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Laura Anglin, Creative Director Award-winning artist with passion for communicating client stories with meaning With more than two decades' experience in branding with an emphasis on information design, Laura creates compelling visuals across all marketing platforms. She is an expert designer of engaging and memorable adult learning programs that she achieves after developing a thorough understanding of the client, their users, and their evolving needs. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from University of Colorado Boulder.

Laura Anglin, Creative Director

Award-winning artist with passion for communicating client stories with meaning

With more than two decades' experience in branding with an emphasis on information design, Laura creates compelling visuals across all marketing platforms. She is an expert designer of engaging and memorable adult learning programs that she achieves after developing a thorough understanding of the client, their users, and their evolving needs. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from University of Colorado Boulder.

 
Adrienne Burke, Editor Inspired by writing about innovative ideas and visionary people Adrienne is an editor with more than two decades' experience in science, technology, and business publications. Previously, she was founding editor of Genome Technology Magazine, Executive Editor of the New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, contributor to Yahoo Small Business, and senior contributor to Techonomy. She holds an MA in Political Science from Villanova University.

Adrienne Burke, Editor

Inspired by writing about innovative ideas and visionary people

Adrienne is an editor with more than two decades' experience in science, technology, and business publications. Previously, she was founding editor of Genome Technology Magazine, Executive Editor of the New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, contributor to Yahoo Small Business, and senior contributor to Techonomy. She holds an MA in Political Science from Villanova University.

Jacqueline Mroz, Writer Acclaimed journalist, book author, and literary festival director Jacqueline is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in many national publications including The New York Times, The New York Post, Parents Magazine, and New Jersey Monthly. Her book, Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation, was published in June 2017. She holds a BA in Journalism from  University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jacqueline Mroz, Writer

Acclaimed journalist, book author, and literary festival director

Jacqueline is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in many national publications including The New York Times, The New York Post, Parents Magazine, and New Jersey Monthly. Her book, Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation, was published in June 2017. She holds a BA in Journalism from  University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jennifer Bradstreet, Graphic Designer A lover of typography, color, and smart solutions A graphic designer and strategic thinker for more than a decade, Jen has been a key design team member at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, McCabe, Duval + Associates, and Alexander Isley Inc. Designers, as well as a consulting graphic designer for clients in the publishing, healthcare, and banking sectors. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

Jennifer Bradstreet, Graphic Designer

A lover of typography, color, and smart solutions

A graphic designer and strategic thinker for more than a decade, Jen has been a key design team member at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, McCabe, Duval + Associates, and Alexander Isley Inc. Designers, as well as a consulting graphic designer for clients in the publishing, healthcare, and banking sectors. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

Chris Hawkins, Custom Print Services Printed materials savant and eco-adventurer Chris has a 20-year-deep knowledge of all print processes, papers, materials, workflow, packaging, fulfillment, and quality assurance. He offers a broad creative pallet and vigorous strategic sourcing of printed materials to LDN clients. Previously, he was Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, led bicycle tours for the U.S.'s largest bike touring company, and managed group programs in Costa Rica, Alaska, and Thailand for a leading eco adventure company. He holds a BBA from University of San Francisco.

Chris Hawkins, Custom Print Services

Printed materials savant and eco-adventurer

Chris has a 20-year-deep knowledge of all print processes, papers, materials, workflow, packaging, fulfillment, and quality assurance. He offers a broad creative pallet and vigorous strategic sourcing of printed materials to LDN clients. Previously, he was Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, led bicycle tours for the U.S.'s largest bike touring company, and managed group programs in Costa Rica, Alaska, and Thailand for a leading eco adventure company. He holds a BBA from University of San Francisco.

 

Creating dramatic and sustainable change requires committed collaboration between us and our clients to create a core team with various roles and responsibilities.


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Creative

 

Information Design
Graphic Design
Visualization
Environment Design
Branding
Story Arc
Illustrations
Artists
Interactive Design

 

 

Learning

Learning Maps
Internal Branding
Big Picture Thinking
Rapid prototyping
Business Simulations
Mind-set Shifting Facilitation
Professional coaching
Adult Learning

Strategic

Design Thinking
System Thinking
Strategic Alignment
Corporate Culture
Cross Cultural training
Sustainability
Change Management
Org. Development

Multidisciplinary Our core team is multidisciplinary with extensive experience helping clients in a variety of industries establish and maintain improved practices.

Design Thinking Our pragmatic, results-oriented approach means cost-effective and timely solutions. We listen to the customer. We prototype. We get it right.

True customization While we do have a time-tested process and a portfolio of successful client solutions to draw inspiration from, we tailor every solution to suit the unique needs of each project and client.

Agile We’re a boutique organization compared to many of our competitors. This allows us to attract and assemble an extraordinary team with the specific skills and experience required for your business issues.

We play well with others We are true partners with our clients, not just vendors or suppliers.  We integrate with and support other players on the team, whether they be large strategy consultants or event planners. We also belong to several professional networks, which allows us to bring specific areas of expertise to our engagements.