Why so many workshops fail

Why so many workshops fail

Why so many workshops fail We’ve all been in a workshop, working session, or even meeting that was a waste of time. One of the most common pitfalls I see in workshops that “don’t work” is that they don’t end with a *commitment*. Without a clear commitment or decision,...
What time of day are you most creative?

What time of day are you most creative?

What time of day are you most creative? I am NOT a morning person. I regularly tell my husband I can’t be held accountable for anything I say before food and coffee. So help me god, there is no way to make me more grumpy than to ask me a question before...
Top benefits of sticky note activities

Top benefits of sticky note activities

Top benefits of sticky note activities If you’ve never done it before, writing ideas down on sticky notes and then putting them up on a wall can feel not only uncomfortable, but also like a waste of time. Even I was dubious of this way of working the first time I was...
How many hours a day can you be creative?

How many hours a day can you be creative?

How many hours a day can you be creative? For the first time in my professional career*, I’m not being paid a flat salary regardless of how many hours I work. As a consultant and business owner, my time is much more directly related to how much money I make. And...
Why I started my own business & changed careers

Why I started my own business & changed careers

Why I started my own business & changed careers During the 2 month sabbatical I took prior to launching my own business, I read a book called “Refuse to Choose! (Use all of your interests, passions, and hobbies to create the life and career of your dreams)” by...
Introducing Maria Burke Design

Introducing Maria Burke Design

Introducing Maria Burke Design I’m super excited to share that after a relaxing and rejuvenating summer sabbatical, I am starting my own design strategy business! My mission is to help product teams do more effective, meaningful work (and have fun while...