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Think Tank Design Lab

  • Solespace 1714 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

This Think Tank Design Lab will be a special opportunity for you to learn how to create your own Think Tank Gathering so that you can build towards your true personal and professional purpose

When I turned 35 I was at a career crossroads. My journey was tumultuous and emotionally I was drained and distraught about staying in my industry. I always I knew I was destined for more. That's when the idea of celebrating my 35th birthday with a think tank came to mind! I thought it would be a great way to jumpstart my journey into “what I really want to do in life” and “how I can serve this world as my full self”.  

Looking back, the think tank I co-created with a supportive team helped shape what the next several years would be like. Today, my business and capacity to guide you through this day is one result that came from my gathering. I realize its time I share this with you!

This Think Tank Design Lab will be a special opportunity for you to learn how to create your own Think Tank Gathering so that you can build towards your true personal and professional purpose

Think tanks typically gather “thinkers” or “experts” in certain industries to brainstorm, research, problem solve, or innovate whatever idea they have. Many think tanks out there are gathering research experts, economic leaders, or corporate innovators to turn over strategies or policies in a short amount of time.

If you’re looking to mobilize a personal passion, shift your career path, or get serious about your side hustle, this design lab will help you create a gathering of your own thinkers and thought partners to support you in “moving into your true purpose!”

Who is it for?

For individuals who

  • want to make their side hustle their main hustle

  • have a brilliant idea, project, or business that needs a room of solid thought partners so you feel more confident in launching it

  • are struggling with an existing business/project/or the crafting of a clearer true purpose

  • are ready and open to engage with small group of creatives and entrepreneurs helping each other design  bomb-ass gatherings!

This particular design lab IS NOT for groups, collaborative teams, or organizational initiatives. Please inquire via private request (  

What to expect

We’ll gather in a local community creative lab space called Solespace in Uptown Oakland.

During this design lab I’ll guide you through the basic components of a think tank, then you’ll have “lab time” where you design your gathering. Key activities on receiving feedback and facilitation of your think tank will be covered. Each participant will present their design plans to receive feedback to turn it up!

With a good chunk of your time in design and creative space, we’ll have light snacks and refreshments. All supplies and materials provided. Bring your own personal journal (optional).

What you receive


  • A fiercely designed, intention-centered think tank gathering plan, complete with a timeline and clear next steps

  • Supportive materials to create during lab time such as vision boards, sketch boards, or blueprints of your think tank, and more!

  • A solid guest list and template invitation to your gathering


  • Two 45 minute 1:1 coaching sessions post design lab to see your gathering through!

  • A community of thought partners, creatives, and entrepreneurs on the same journey to ‘move into your true purpose’

  • A fun and inspirational time that nurtures the success of everyone!

  • Resources for further reading, research, or innovation. Please note, upon registration, I'll be sending you preliminary reading materials and assignments to prepare yourself for our lab time! 


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