Since 2013, Whitney has coached more than 75 teams and individuals at leading companies around the world. With her structured guidance and compassionate support, her clients connect with their audience’s needs and their own needs to develop better strategies for long-term success.
She lives this work first-hand. After more than a decade as a high-profile user experience consultant to Fortune 500s, early-stage startups, and world-renowned institutions, Whitney transitioned to coaching to make an even greater impact. Her holistic, multidisciplinary approach combines Integral Coaching, nonviolent communication, social and emotional intelligence, mindful self-compassion, Eastern philosophy, and whatever she learns next.
Whitney writes on her blog Pleasure & Pain, co-hosts the podcast Designing Yourself, and speaks at conferences and corporations worldwide. She holds a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and became a Certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West in 2014. In 2015, she earned her Professional Certified Coach credentials from the International Coach Federation.
She and her sailor-chef Fredrick live aboard s/v Jenny, their 1980 Endeavour 37′ sloop, currently docked in San Diego, CA. They are in the early stages of planning their circumnavigation.
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My best advice for designers? Spend as little time on the computer as humanly possible. See the world = build empathy = design successfully
— Whitney Hess (@whitneyhess) February 18, 2013
Designing the product is all for naught if you don't first take the time to design the organization.
— Whitney Hess (@whitneyhess) April 20, 2012
When someone says something you've been saying for years, don't think, "I've been saying that for years!" Instead think, "I'm winning!"
— Whitney Hess (@whitneyhess) March 22, 2012
We teach what we need to learn.
— Whitney Hess (@whitneyhess) August 12, 2014