Everything might look calm and successful on the outside, but I know that sometimes it can feel like chaos behind the scenes.
If you’re wishing a new app or SaaS would pop up that could help you bring it all together, but know you need something catered to your specific business and unique needs, you’re at the right place with Daring Studios.
Email is magical. My inbox is a mixtape of conversations with friends, business and life admin, and newsletters about a whole range of interesting topics. What about you?
I'd love to join your mixtape for your road trip in life. I'll send you essays, curated links, invitations, and things that I think will help make the journey better.
You’re struggling to move from working in your business to working ON your business — the daily tasks are never-ending and there is no time to vision your big goals.
Your business is outgrowing your current container.
You need to figure out how to build the next level of infrastructure while maintaining business growth.
You are looking for help up leveling your leadership skills in a manageable way without added overwhelm.
Balancing the leading and working becoming a chokehold limiting the flow of money and growth for your business.
You are passionate about what you do, but the growing pains that come with managing a team and growing a business have become overwhelming lately.
You have a big vision for your life and your business - but the little day-to-day tasks are holding your back from focusing on the vision.
Rachel is your guide when it comes to finding your way to grow you, your business and your life. With over a decade of professional experience and five years of experience building a small-business from the inside, Rachel knows about the trials and tribulations of a rising leader in a growing business.
With her extensive experience with design thinking, facilitation, visual thinking, organizational development, experiential learning and teaching, and coaching, Rachel understands the challenges of navigating growth and the importance of designing aligned solutions.
She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Kansas State University. Rachel has been a part of the leadership of the Service Design DC Meetup, the DC Graphic Facilitation Meetup, and the Design Thinking: DC Meetup.
She is also a Design Thinking Facilitator at the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and an Adjunct Instructor for the Design Leadership MA/MBA Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
When we talk, I'll get to know you and your vision. You’ll share your story, and the problems you’re currently working through.
Then, we’ll talk through the specifics of how Daring Studios can help you reach your business goals through integrative approaches of business strategy and design.
Once we have the specifics of how we will work together nailed down, I'll put it down on paper so we are on the same page.
After the dotted lines are signed and the payment is sorted we'll dive in and do the work.
This is where the work happens. This is where the strategy intersects with design to create a powerful level of clarity and transformation.
Hint - This part takes the longest.
Graphic Recording, Visual Notetaking or Sketchnoting.
Whatever you call it, it adds value.
Rachel Thompson is an extremely gifted designer and facilitator of learning experiences that build students' creative confidence. She has a graceful way of working with faculty with different academic backgrounds, and finding ways to integrate design thinking into fields such as Public Health, the Arts, Business, Agriculture and the Environment. I always love collaborating with and learning from Rachel, and she is one of the first that I call on to facilitate learning experiences in innovation.