Business, universities and creative communities need new business models and the ability to sustainably adapt to change.  

Leah works at the intersections of business, science and creativity to develop cutting-edge education, collaboration and innovation programs. Through custom workshops, courses and consulting, Leah helps generate and support sustainable change.

 

 
 

Drawing on a career spanning technology startups, corporate consulting and higher education, Leah designs innovation challenges and programs that generate new ideas for sponsoring companies/organizations, while educating students about revenue model and product innovation. Her workshops and courses focus on corporate innovation models as well as startup skills.

Leah also applies her experience as a serial entrepreneur and as the former Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford business school to advise startup founders directly.

 
 

As the former Director of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Leah has experience creating a wide variety of innovative courses, programs, cross-campus collaborations and business partnerships. 

Currently, Leah leads cross-disciplinary courses at UC Berkeley, Stanford and Northeastern University.  She also consults with faculty leaders at other universities, particulary on creating entrepreneurial ecosystems connected to the campuses.

Leah also advises education technology startups and new businesses supporting diversity, inclusion and student success.

 
 

Creative Communities need new models for financial support and audience / participant development.  At the same time, businesses, governments and nonprofits need creative solutions for developing financial support and assets.

Cross-disciplinary courses and programs allow ideas and prototypes to come from all sectors.  Leah creates these connections and is an advisor to the Office of Stanford University's Vice President for the Arts, CultureBank and the Center for Cultural Innovation, which partnered with the NEA on the study Creativity Connects.

Leah advises universities, cities, nonprofit organizations and creativity-based startups on establishing innovative models for growth and sustainability.