As an entrepreneur or business leader, the ability to solve complex problems is vital. This skill can create abundance and reduce stress in your life. It can also differentiate you from the field of ‘traditional thinkers’. Design Thinking is the leading edge of modern problem solving. It is rooted in a firm foundation of proven, centuries-old principles, including the value of mentors and the ability to still the mind.
Design Problem Solving is a collective process, comprised of the following four key components:
1. Empathy & Awareness. Design Thinking starts here. We will advance your skills in awareness by helping you learn to consciously still your mind. You will learn to connect with an idea, a concept or perspective in an unconditional state of mind, where you will see things as they truly are, not as you want them to be. This offers the possibility of connecting with unconditional openness, and thus provides you the opportunity for real change. This is done individually, with your mentor and then collectively with your circle of experts. A significant aspect of Design Thinking is accessibility — your accessibility to your mentor and to the collective circle of successful entrepreneurs who have thrived with these very tools.
2. Expertise. The Design Problem Solving process is rooted in trust, often in a mentor or coach who has been where you are in regards to your particular challenge and is now where you would like to be. Throughout the process, you and your mentor will share perspectives, ideas and insights. This one-on-one interaction will grow to include successful individuals with diverse business and academic backgrounds, who are skilled in problem solving and above all, are invested in helping you achieve your desired outcome.
3. Exploration. Through this process, you will see the patterns which lie at the root of your business and life challenges. You will discover the significance of synchronicity between situations and events. You will learn to identify and break unproductive/unhealthy patterns and create new, productive ones. You will develop the ability to see in ways others cannot. You will learn how to take your ideas and perspectives and create clear solutions- as well as prototypes.
4. Execution & Right Action. You, as well as your solution or prototype will have the opportunity to be tested. You will then learn how to take right action and clearly communicate your solutions to others. In short, you will transform your vision into reality.
“Action is the fundamental key to all success” ~Pablo Picasso