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Kelley Kahler

Business, Insights

Chicago Headquarters

I create ‘win-wins.’ I work tirelessly to find the intersection of deep, human needs and company objectives so that daily lives and bottom lines are both better off. Getting there relies on challenging conventional wisdom and deepening empathy for the end user – a customer, a partner in the value chain, or perhaps an employee.

With a business education and roots in strategy consulting, I see myself as a translator and an integrator, marrying human-centered design principles with traditional business approaches. I work closely with clients to ensure game-changing solutions are also practical, remaining mindful of industry constraints and operational realities. But ultimately, my most important metric is whether I have shifted an organization's mindset from, “that won’t work” to “how might this work?”

I recently rejoined Doblin after a two-year hiatus to pursue a full-time MBA. Previously, I spent four years as a strategy and innovation consultant, specializing in innovation strategy and consumer experience design within the healthcare sector.

Education

MBA – Kellogg School of Management; BSBA in Marketing and Finance – Georgetown University

What Inspires Me

Exploring new places with a local, DIY projects, the smell of freshly-brewed coffee, couture runway shows