Welcome to Design Thinking for HR Leaders

We are passionate about bringing the mindset, tools and techniques of agility to HR – where the biggest difference can be made. We run regular workshops, and would love to see you there! Enter your details below to stay up to date on the latest from us – including scheduled workshops and information that will help you apply a different type of thinking to how you work and lead.

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About Us

Kristyn Haywood

Kristyn is an experienced leadership educator, executive coach, and facilitator. She works in partnership with organisations who want to develop strong leaders capable of building agile, human-centred and customer-centric workplace cultures. Obsessed with human performance, Kristyn supports HR and Executive teams to build inspiring places to work where each person’s unique talents are directed towards making a difference.

Kristyn has educated over a thousand leaders, across 3 continents including Executives from the ASX 200. She has delivered dozens of top-team alignments and supported many teams to reach extraordinary high levels of performance.

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Emma Sharrock

Emma is passionate about all things that involve change and people. Her career began as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, and she has worked as a project and change manager since 1999. Emma founded a coaching business in 2011, and since then has been working on ‘converging’ her passions for projects and change and human behaviour.

Emma published her first book: The Agile Project Manager in November 2015 with the goal of providing simple tools and techniques to enable project professionals achieve great outcomes with Agile. Since then, she has worked with people, teams and organisations to facilitate their Agile transformations through coaching, consulting and training.

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Our Workshops

We run in-house workshops for HR leaders and teams to introduce them to Design Thinking, and facilitate how they can use these concepts to improve the employee experience. We also run public workshops – the latest dates are below. For more information, email hello@desginthinkinghrleaders.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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What is Design Thinking?

According to Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO:

“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”

In order to transform the way we work, we need to think differently, and consider from a human point of view what is desirable, what is feasible from a technical perspective and what is economically viable. Thinking like a designer can transform the way our organisations look after our customers and employees.

Design Thinking Steps