Meeting humans over the web is hard. I’m a fellow human who works on products and the environment.

How do I pronounce your name? You can call me Lis like L-ee-s. I'd love if you tried my full name Lisande, like Lee-szahn-de but that tends to be easier if you're comfortable speaking languages other than English.
Listening to about 37 podcasts every week and this playlist.
Currently reading Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty.
This is the bit where I have to uncomfortably talk about myself but know that I'd rather meet up for a chat! Happy to connect on Linkedin if you wander over there.

I ran an experience design studio for nearly a decade working with start-ups, scale-ups, not-for-profits and a handful of corporates on design, strategy and campaigns. Projects included the Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu’s Book of Joy, elearning courses making millions in sales, training intranets for thousands of staff across the world, and eCommerce for a celebrity and Hollywood films styling brand. During this I developed a digital course to streamline the processes & workflows of freelancers and creative agencies. More recently I was the Head of Product and Head of User Experience at two growing start-ups.

I’ve also spent a long time developing and facilitating deep and (they say) enjoyable workshops focused on unique selling propositions (USP), customer experience (CX), employee experience (EX) and employee value propositions (EVP), drawing out creative ideas, driving revenue, and generating prototypes and products. Having run ecommerce for myself and clients I learned a thing (or one hundred) about ethical manufacturing, sustainable design, community building and growth.

Previously a Country Manager for a not-for-profit, I am passionate about human rights and spend lots of time in the field working with local communities.

I speak numerous code and human languages. Nowadays I’m focused on mostly digital products alongside environmental and social justice work at Nowhere & Everywhere and Skwoodle. Businesses tend to call me in to fix things that aren’t working as well as they could be or make things they're looking to build.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. EB White.
This is me. I deal with incredibly serious topics but I also have no poker face.

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