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Who We Are


Our team at DSIL Consulting is intentional about practicing and struggling with what we teach daily.  It is here that we truly learn.  We are rooted in designing with organizations, companies, and communities for their unique and contextual needs. Everything that we do centers around not only the design thinking process, but more importantly d.thinking mindsets to ensure that we create meaningful and rich results. We ensure that every project becomes a learning enviorment that makes everyone involved feel confident applying their learning and teaching it themselves. As a social enterprise, DSIL always has our eye on the bigger global picture, and we value the diverse opportunities that arise from the intersections of many sectors working together. 

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Who We Are


Our team at DSIL Consulting is intentional about practicing and struggling with what we teach daily.  It is here that we truly learn.  We are rooted in designing with organizations, companies, and communities for their unique and contextual needs. Everything that we do centers around not only the design thinking process, but more importantly d.thinking mindsets to ensure that we create meaningful and rich results. We ensure that every project becomes a learning enviorment that makes everyone involved feel confident applying their learning and teaching it themselves. As a social enterprise, DSIL always has our eye on the bigger global picture, and we value the diverse opportunities that arise from the intersections of many sectors working together. 

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THE DSIL team


At the root of innovation is a diverse set of hearts and minds daring to think and design together, whatever the project may be. Our team is from all corners of the world. We have committed to boldly experimenting with the future of what's possible.

THE DSIL team


At the root of innovation is a diverse set of hearts and minds daring to think and design together, whatever the project may be. Our team is from all corners of the world. We have committed to boldly experimenting with the future of what's possible.

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Katy Grennier

Katy is the leader at DSIL and a expert practitioner of HCD with 12 years in the field although she doesn't define herself through any such convention and believes that all of us have multitudes. Katy has dedicated herself to cultivating wisdom through a myriad of experiences that range from challenging the root of homelessness and youth systems that fail youth across the world; to coaching high-level leaders, entrepreneurs, teams, and organizations dedicated to challenging the status quo and building innovation. At heart, Katy is a well-known educator and her own pedagogy has built a following; one that relies on everyone in the room to deconstructing realities and than tackling complexity with fresh eyes and many voices. Her favorite pastime is leading HCD projects on new challenges with revolving teams in far off places. She is a driver for the culture at DSIL and lives what she teaches as a leader.  Anyone who knows Katy knows she works hard and often into late nights . However, she also encourages the importance of play which is why you will spot her inviting people into conversations on the road or onto the dance floor in Bangkok!  Discover more here

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Kelsey Lotus Wong

Kelsey ‘Lotus’ Wong is a  creative visionary, and soulpreneur, as she would call it,  passionately curious about transformation. Kelsey works with people and organizations as they undergo a journey of evolution and discovery. Together, unlocking their unique gifts, developing their voice, and unleashing magnetic brands that attract the right opportunities at the right time. To date, Kelsey has worked with well-known consulting and co-working brands to increase customer reach and business revenue by 400%. After spending seven years building conscious companies and communities across the U.S., Kelsey answered her call to adventure, immersing herself in the cultural vibrancy of Southeast Asia. When Kelsey isn’t diving into meaningful work she’s writing, creating, or floating in the sea. Discover more here.

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ZAchary Habayeb

Zachary is a problem-solver, and entrepreneur. Zach has guided tech startup executives on business development, marketing strategy and operations using business model canvassing at the intersection of design thinking tools. Additionally, Zach designed inclusive communities that build relationships between municipalities and civilian populations using d.thinking frameworks to work towards innovation in the social world. Personally, Zach believes everyone has a unique story and the ability to grow beyond their circumstances with the right tools and practice with supportive teams. Driven by an intense curiosity for the world around him, Zach seeks adventure in business and in life and is always looking for the next mountain to climb.  Discover more here.
 

Lili Camacho

Lili Camacho believes in possibility. Lili envisions a world where everyone’s basic needs are met so they are free to make choices that allow them to live into their full potential. As an economist and environmentalist, her work looks towards improving challenges in communities on a local and global level using design thinking methods that put culture first. Lili has applied her many abilities to projects that affect the society-nature divide. Lili published a book chapter for ASEAN policymakers dedicated to engaging diverse viewpoints on the consequences of hydro dam development in Thailand and Myanmar. Lili has also worked with the international development sector in many ways from M&E to value chain systems; most exciting for her was designing programming for climate change resiliency with communities that allow people to see future possibilities, therefore encouraging stronger agency in their choices today. When Lili isn’t uncovering the lessons that many cultures can teach us, you will find her lifting heavy things at a CrossFit gym or building her own in remote locations she travels to with DSIL. Discover more here.

 

The DSIL Team practices d.thinking internally too!


The DSIL Team practices d.thinking internally too!


 
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Noemi Simon

Noemi is the data queen at DSIL! She knows that data will give us stronger information not only about the real problem at hand, but also what solutions can be imagined. With her focus on organizational development she has seen that creating fulfilling and meaningful careers are a key part of a happy life, and one of the main drivers of success for a company. Noemi is a creationist too! She creates environments, services and tools that  support employees in new ways by approaching their problems with deep curiosity, strong critical thinking skills and the human-centered design methodology. She strives to design simple, but significant solutions that integrate easily into the organization's daily life making habit changes less of a pipe-dream. Discover more here. 

Courtney SAVIE Lawrence

Courtney is a catalyst and the reason that things begin at all.  That was exactly what happened for the DSIL Course that has now brought well over 100 people from 50 different countries together to explore d.thinking and social innovation! Her career started long before that and has kept her moving around the corners of the world which is easily seen in the rich experience she brings to every project. As an expert in the field of design and innovation her focus is in leveraging business innovation and virtual technology. "How might we co-create more resilient and sophisticated impact systems to tackle critical problems?"  is a driving question for her. Equally important is connecting people and cross pollinating ideas-especially to map ecosystems and intervention opportunities that serve the world.  She is easily spotted planning epic Sunday afternoons or on a Zoom call learning from the stories that people share with her.  Discover more here.