I build better teams so they can build better products.
Your company is facing increasing competition, more demanding employees all in a volatile environment.
To survive, you need to become more human-centred. That means teams that are agile, collaborative and engaged. Roadmaps and designs that are directly aligned with user needs.
I can make you more agile, innovative and energise your teams with the UX, my dear methodology.
I specialise in putting users, customers, employees – humans – at the centre of your product and experience. Through Design Thinking activities, working sessions or Lego Serious Play I will help you and your team create value propositions that work. Together we will make sure that your product requirements are human-centred, data-driven and fitting into your wider strategy – so you don’t end up suffering from “featuritis”.
I will support you and your team to go from vision to version and help you think big and small. The magic is made from within the team, by providing the space to diverge and converge, shaping ideas into real products.
I facilitate workshops that harness in-house knowledge. As an experienced workshop facilitator, I’ll help foster cross-team collaboration, increase engagement and drive innovation.
If you want to break down silos in your organisation, encourage more cross-company collaboration or need to build better working relationships between departments to tackle complex problems – let me help you.
With team-building activities, offsites or cross-company working sessions – from requirements gathering to Lego Serious Play – I support you in building a team of teams.
An ex-PayPal senior manager, with over a decade of experience in User Experience Design and running creative teams, I now work on transforming business ways of working to become more human-centred, collaborative and innovative.
User experience consulting, workshops and strategy
What I offer
Employee Journey Mapping
Want to attract and retain talent? Let me uncover your current employee journey and improve your employer branding.
User Journey Mapping
Sales low? It could be your customer journey. Through workshops and analysis, I’ll discover where the pain points are.
Teams in conflict? Poor collaboration? I’ll work to bring your employees together and get rid of the silos holding you back.
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
As a Lego Serious Play facilitator I run bespoke workshops that reinvigorate your teams.
Leadership and teams too caught up in the day-to-day details? I’ll provide a fresh perspective to find out where you can develop, change and grow.
Ways Of Working
Let me overhaul your team’s ways of working, put in a Figma governance structure and instil human-centred thinking.
In good company
I support companies who are looking to streamline their operations and bring human-centred design back into their customer journey.
Working with startups and large companies across industries I provide strategic advice and user experience consulting that works.
I’m particularly interested in supporting Fintech, female owned and socially conscious businesses.
What my clients say
“Talke identified processes and values that needed to be embedded into the ‘DNA’ of our organisation in order to be able to implement purpose-led strategic change at pace.”
Hilary Laing, COO/CFO Steady Media GmbH
“Talke held a remote workshop and presentation on Employee Journey Mapping which was incredibly interesting for the companies from our region. Talke is very on point and structured. She is organized, highly effective, and empathic at the same time. Her knowledge and experience of UX design are impressive and we had a lot fun as well.”
Diana Wieben, Project Management, Wirtschaftsförderung Nordfriesland
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