Former Global Design Thinking Leader & Innovation Strategist | Procter & Gamble, USA
Is an industry expert in the field of Design Thinking and human centered innovation. She has built the capability of thousands of people around the globe in the method and mindset of Design Thinking. In her role as Global Design Thinking Leader at Procter & Gamble, she programmed and facilitated more than 250 Design Thinking experiences, often at the request of C-suite executives. Holly’s passions include problem framing, applying design thinking to organizational strategy, leadership philosophy and creating conditions that allow human creativity and curiosity to thrive.
Throughout her 20+ year career, Holly has built a reputation as a master human centered innovation strategist, trainer and facilitator. She is the founder and CEO of Ampersand Innovation, LLC; a design thinking and human centered innovation strategy consultancy focused on unleashing the potential of people and ideas.
Holly is the faculty chairperson of the Rutgers University Design Thinking Executive Education program and the lead instructor. She has guest lectured on the topic of Design Thinking at The Parsons School of Design, Harvard Business School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Michigan State University, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, and more. In January 2018, she was named one of Michael Bloomberg’s Design Thinking Coaches for the Bloomberg Philanthropies USA Mayor’s Challenge project.
In addition, she has contributed to several books including Tom Wujec’s The Future of Making, David Dunne’s Design Thinking at Work, Thomas Lockwood’s Innovation by Design. She is working on her own book about Design Thinking and leadership. She holds a BA in Chemistry and a MBA from Thomas More College and lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband and 4 children.