Shana Dressler
 
 

Thought leader, speaker, workshop designer, and convener.

 
 
 
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WHAT I DO

 
 
 
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Leadership + Innovation Training

I design custom workshops to empower leaders and equip creative professionals with the essential skills they'll need in the areas of enterprise building, design, technology, strategy and business development. The following is a shortlist of clients I've worked with: BMW Group/ADO, Adobe's 99U Conference, General Assembly, Harvard, Consulate of the Netherlands, Merck and others.  

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Program Design

Leading 30 Weeks, Google’s design and technology incubator, has been one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs to date. As Executive Director, I designed a carefully crafted business curriculum, a mentorship program, and built a community that included some of the smartest minds in design, tech, business, and venture capital in New York City. In under 2 years, over 8 million dollars of investment was raised.

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Speaking

I’m an authority on social entrepreneurship, design-driven startups and creative leadership. My most recent speaking topics include scaling social impact businesses, why startups fail and mindful leadership. I've spoken at Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Innovation + Technology Exchange, The Social Good Summit, Core77, A Better World By Design, Social of Visual Arts Design for Social Change and others.

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Coaching

There’s nothing more satisfying than working one-on-one with executives, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals to identify the challenges that they face. It’s not uncommon that their issues stem from faulty strategy, leadership and management failures, unhappy teams and outdated business models. I also work with mid-career professionals who are looking to transition into the social impact sector.

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WHAT I'M UP TO

 
 
 
 

AIGA NY

AIGA is the premier professional association for design professionals. In February of 2018 AIGA's New York chapter will be launching a series about the Future of Work and the creative economy.

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NYC INNOVATION COLLECTIVE

The NYC Innovation Collective is a nonprofit alliance comprised of New York’s top incubators, accelerators and innovation programs focused on tech, media, education, fintech, fashion, education, health, travel and social impact. 

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TURQUOISE

Turquoise is a creative leadership consultancy which designs bespoke programs for Fortune 500 companies, creative businesses and social impact organizations.

 
 
 
 
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