Chris Huizenga


You might actually be someone’s favorite teacher.  Think about your favorite teacher for a moment. Who comes to mind?  Think about the traits, the qualities, this person showed. Chances are that your favorite teacher was present. They helped you solve problems. They set high expectations. They made you feel like you could do just about […]

To Lead is to Teach

If you’re going to lead effectively, you must teach reflectively. Today, your capacity to teach your learners and your team is a non-negotiable criteria for leaders in businesses, nonprofits, classrooms, and beyond.  The workers and students of today are accustomed to being able to answer any question in the matter of seconds, thanks to that […]

Work and Play

How we learned to play as kids influences how we learn as adults.   There is a world at play just beyond the work. I know because I traverse this space multiple times a day as I step to and from my desk. Yesterday morning, a LEGO brick in my bare foot. Today, multiple blocks in […]

It can’t sound like school: designing a curricular tool for real-time value.

Recently we built a newly minted Entrepreneur’s Toolkit for Techstars, a global tech accelerator that has both start-up weekends and accelerators as programs they offer to entrepreneurs. We wrote and tested the content, designed the worksheet curriculum, curated the videos, and visually designed the site. As with most of the curriculum we design, we built […]

Amplifying the subtle genius.

Can you remember the first time you discovered something profoundly beautiful? I can, and I’m happy to say, that I’ve discovered new layers to it on more than one occasion. We have a small, but respectable, vinyl collection in our home. Tucked away in my late grandmother’s credenza is an assortment of jazz, (good old) […]

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