Our team of experts combines years of business, leadership, and social sector experience to support mission-driven organizations and fuel excellence in education.
We help nonprofits, foundations and corporations support innovation in education and transform schools to better prepare all kids for the future. Bringing together education experts and leaders globally, we give our clients best-in-class advice and results without the overhead and expense of larger firms. Leveraging the “Future You” process created by founder Vanessa Wilkins at Nike and creative design strategies, we distill insights, bring clarity to clients’ problems, and work with innovators to drive solutions.
Three principles describe our work:
Teachers and school leaders everywhere are innovating to serve their students better. We share unique models and trends that are changing the meaning of "school."
We help foundations, corporations and other social impact investors create programs, initiatives and strategies to accelerate innovation in education.
Cultural exchanges (virtual or in-person) help us see our own biases and expand what's possible. We facilitate tours and introductions that create lasting impact.
"Vanessa is one of the most astute business women I have worked with globally in 25 years. Highly engaging and brilliantly sharp, she brings critical assessment and dynamic vision to every business challenge. Not afraid to test boundaries for solutions she is a true innovator and visionary. I look forward to continuing to work together in the future and would totally recommend her talents to other businesses / companies."
"Vanessa is not afraid to take big ideas and make them a reality. Thanks to her passion, intelligence, and drive, thousands of students in Oregon are successfully achieving in high school and college!"
"Innovation is a creative process that requires leaders who aren't afraid to put themselves out there. Vanessa knows how to architect that process. She draws leaders in and gives them the courage to collaborate and innovate in unique ways."
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