Liz Burow is a 2020 LinkedIn Top Voice, leader in workplace strategy & design research and former Vice President at WeWork.
She has worked with both Fortune 100 companies and fast growing start- ups spanning tech, finance, media and creative sectors.
Whether improving one meeting or a global product or guideline, her passion is challenging status quo, bringing strategy to life and helping businesses thrive.
She is an expert facilitator, communicator, and educator, frequently writing and speaking on design research and the future of work.
Liz loves to make things and make things happen. She brings empathy, data and research insights into products to align space, culture and brand. Liz builds and lead innovative teams that thrive on curiosity and change.
She is action oriented, scrappy and resourceful and has built new innovation and insight practices from scratch and scaled those across global organizations. Liz’s super power is visual thinking. If you are talking it, she is drawing it.
Liz is earned her masters in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her bachelor of arts in architecture from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. Learn more about liz and her career milestones on Linkedin.
Facilitation and Teaching:
Liz has extensive experience teaching, leading workshops, design sprints and hackathons. She has develop curricula for students and executives, designers and non-designers, with a special interest in getting people to work outside their own discipline, skill set, and/or comfort zone.
Elements such as design thinking, body-storming, and service design thinking introduce new frameworks for innovation and collaboration.
Students get comfortable with thinking visually, and learn a broad spectrum of problem framing, synthesis, communication, and storytelling techniques to help make ideas tangible and bring awareness to relevant issues and topics.
In 2020 she founded Thinky Space, an insights and innovation practice, working at the intersection of human-centred design, service design and architecture.