Rise & Design is an advisory/consulting firm for organizations seeking to design toward the future and develop significant strategic initiatives or an innovation agenda. 

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We tackle complexity.


At Rise & Design, we excel at:

  • Thought partnership and executive advisory services with high engagement value

  • Strategic planning and future-proofing strategies that are not only data-driven but more importantly, put individuals and the barriers they face at the center. 

  • Research and insights in service of innovation, incubation. Identifying what comes next? How to leapfrog—not chase—your competitors

  • Applying strategic intelligence and design thinking to drive innovation and growth toward new business development

  • Curriculum or program redesign for workforce readiness

  • Storytelling and mobilizing for action

  • Coalition building in service of ecosystem development

  • Holistic approaches to collaboration services, including designing innovative learning and work spaces, shifting behaviors and mindsets, and transforming your organization

View Michelle's past design work

Working with Todd Shafer, architect at Perry Dean Rogers, Michelle designed a physical innovation space at Southern New Hampshire University for brainstorming, collaboration, movement, and connection—what she calls, play.