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MARGARET

HARTWELL

Cultivating creative courage at the heart of business

I design services, enable innovation,  facilitate change, and co-create the narratives that make the future real.
 

value I bring

I support innovation teams, CEOs, and emerging leaders to address their challenges with:
IDEA GENERATION & PROTOTYPING
METHODOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
CONFLICT & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
PILOTS, TESTING & ANALYSIS 
RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM DESIGN & STRATEGY
EVOLVING AN INNOVATION CULTURE
 

portfolio

I have been privileged to work on meaningful

projects with brilliant and wonderful people.

Here are a few highlights that aren’t under NDA.

Hi, I'm Margaret. I'm a strategist, facilitator, designer, writer, coach, and culture junkie. As a Silicon Valley native, I learned to think in systems, strategies, and surprises, to create in metaphor, experiences, and technology, and to relate with empathy and curiosity.
 
 
Underpinned by skills and instinct, and fueled by collaboration and innovation (aka applied creativity), I am as analytical as I am creative; as big picture as detail-oriented; and as driven by results as much as I welcome pivots. I am as much a maker as I am a champion; as comfortable with technology as with people; and as skilled in facilitation as in ideation.
As a practicing service designer and purpose-driven design strategist, I work from principles built on design thinking+, archetypes, and sustainability.
In my spare time you might find me on my mat, exploring this amazing world, drawing mind maps of the latest book on my nightstand, binge watching sci-fi, fantasy fiction or period dramas, and/or celebrating life with family and friends. (Oh, or reorganizing some corner of my life that has succumbed to entropy.)
 

“Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one else has seen, but to think what no one else has thought about that which everyone sees.”

Quote has been attributed to three different sources but clarified to belong to Arthur Schopenhauer by quoteinvestigator in 2015.

 

PORTFOLIO

I have been privileged to work on meaningful projects with brilliant and wonderful people.

 

Here are a few highlights that aren’t under NDA. 

TESTIMONIALS

Because the experience of working together matters.

 

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“By all means move at a glacial pace ... you know how that thrills me.”

Anyone name the movie reference?