Consulting

OK-Evan-Square-1If you are interested in working with me, I offer a range of consulting services. I live in Venice, California where I am available for in-person meetings in the Los Angeles area. I can also work remotely through video chat or travel for bigger projects. Contact me to learn more.

Please see LinkedIn for my professional experience or Instagram for my personal journey.

Strategy Evaluation & Development

I enjoy partnering with impact-focused technology companies, non-profit organizations, foundations / philanthropy, and startups. I’ve developed a unique approach to this work through starting and leading big impact-focused projects and “moonshots” at Google, X, and Oceankind (a new conservation foundation). In these roles, I evaluated thousands of ideas, project proposals, and investment opportunities. I successfully pitched many of my own ideas to C-level executives and ultra high-net worth individuals, so I have extensive experience creating and reviewing effective presentations, vision statements, product requirement documents, etc.

Workshops & Public Speaking

  • “Moonshot Thinking”
  • “Idea to Launch”
  • “How to Leverage Luck to Build Your Career”
  • For other talks I offer, see my blog on Medium

I really come alive on-stage and love leading interactive workshops to help team tap into their full creative potential, push their imagination, and evoke their childlike wonder. During my time at Google and Google X, I taught thousands of new employees (through many workshops) on the topic of “Idea to Launch”, how to create new products at Google. I also led dozens of workshops on “moonshot thinking” (a core approach at X) and early stage ideation. I’ve given high-energy keynote addresses and workshops at the United Nations, for Fortune 500 executives, with some of the world’s biggest (and smallest) non-profit organizations, for indigenous leaders’ events, at K12 teachers’ conferences, and with school children. People always tell me afterwards just how much they’ve loved the experiences and learned from them.

Startup Advising

I have been an advisor and mentor for dozens of early-stage startups and two startup accelerators as well as an investor in a few tech companies. I am experienced with the Lean Startup methodology (and the Business Model Canvas), including through three years of mentoring teams at the Stanford Lean Launchpad with Steve Blank. I enjoy meeting with Founders and their teams, especially at the beginning of their company, before any big investor pitches, or when they’re pivoting.

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