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Who We Are


Our team at D/O practices what we teach day in and day out.  We are rooted in designing with organizations, companies, and communities for their unique and contextual needs. Everything that we do centers around design thinking to ensure that we create lasting and sustainable impact with our clients. Our Partners at D/O, along with our team members, train and teach in a way that enable our clients to feel confident not only in applying their learning, but also to teach it themselves. As a social enterprise, we always have our eye on the bigger picture, and we value the diverse opportunities that arise from the intersection of business and social impact. 

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Who We Are


Our team at D/O practices what we teach day in and day out.  We are rooted in designing with organizations, companies, and communities for their unique and contextual needs. Everything that we do centers around design thinking to ensure that we create lasting and sustainable impact with our clients. Our Partners at D/O, along with our team members, train and teach in a way that enable our clients to feel confident not only in applying their learning, but also to teach it themselves. As a social enterprise, we always have our eye on the bigger picture, and we value the diverse opportunities that arise from the intersection of business and social impact. 

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Our Team


Our Team


The Partners 

Courtney Savie Lawerence

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Katy Grennier

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Courtney Savie Lawrence is based in Southeast Asia where she continues to build DSIL Global into a global impact driven organization- one that includes HCD consulting at D/O and the DSIL Course. She is Adjunct Faculty at Thammasat University, School of Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship (GSSE) for leadership and HCD, as well as the THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam for in-company programs. Her research focuses on the intersection of sustainable economic development, social enterprise and human centered design thinking.  From 2006-2014 she served on the Executive Committee of the of the Swiss-based NGO, World Alliance of YMCAs. Previous to founding DSIL Course and teaching in Japan, she co-founded a US based social enterprise in 2011, worked with Ashoka's Full Economic Citizenship initiative in the Washington, D.C. area and has since facilitated multiple trainings across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North and South America. She is a Rotary Scholar and holds a Master’s in Sustainable Economic Development and Responsible Management from UPEACE, the UN Mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies. See her site here for more!

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Katy has spent her successful career exploring how to co-create learning experiences that help people integrated that learning into their everyday actions and develop the mindset needed to mold it to their context. Out of the 15+ progressive programs she has designed with diverse teams- design thinking has always been at the center including the DSIL Course.After her masters graduate at the Bill Clinton School of Public Service, a Rotary Peace Fellowship, and becoming a Berkeley Executive Coach- her latest adventure lands her in discovering the ropes of social enterprise as a co-founder of DSIL Global. She continues to experiment with meaningful ways to build capacity for social impact in South East Asia that incorporates all sectors. See her site at here for more.