Design for Development: How to Apply Design-Thinking to Your Social Good Business with Colleen Clines of Anchal Project | Episode #55

Design for Development: How to Apply Design-Thinking to Your Social Good Business with Colleen Clines of Anchal Project | Episode #55

Discover how you can use design-thinking as a tool for social impact and apply Anchal Project's 6-step design-thinking model to your own business.
The Rank & File Podcast

The Rank & File Podcast

Hosted by Kari Elizabeth Enge - Certified Life and Business Coach for Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs at Rank & File

No matter if your social good business is design-related or not, and despite the fact that you may consider yourself nonartistic — this episode today will give you a step-by-step approach for integrating more creative thinking and problem solving into your organization for the sake of social impact.

Today, we are honored to hear from Colleen Clines, the Co-founder and CEO of Anchal Project. With a background in design, Colleen is also passionate about how design-thinking can become a tool for sustainable solutions and has structured Anchal’s entire model, mission and operations around it.

Colleen has led Anchal through some amazing collaborations with companies like Athropologie and Madewell and has shared Anchal’s mission and design thinking model as a keynote speaker at gatherings like the Fair Trade Federation National Conference and NY NOW.  Needless to say, we are so lucky today to have her share the ins-and-outs of design thinking with us today from a purpose-driven founder and CEO perspective.

In Today’s podcast episode, you’ll learn:

  • What design-thinking is and how it relates to social impact
  • Anchal’s 6-step design-thinking model in detail
  • How you can apply their 6-step design-thinking model to your own organization
  • Colleen’s personal advice sprinkled throughout on things every new CEO should know from advisory boards and metrics to fighting procrastination and more.

Important links from this episode:

Rank & File Magazine Issue #3 | Design-Thinking: What Is It and How Can I Apply It? 

Anchal Project

Rank & File Signature Coaching Program RISING YOU (formerly “Launch from Home”)

Do you want to launch your purpose-driven business this year, but feel a little stuck?

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No matter if you end up signing on to work with me or not, you’ll gain tons of value from our conversation. But, these sessions are limited so act fast so you can stop the self-doubt, analysis-paralysis, and procrastination that comes from trying to do it all alone. And instead, succeed as a purpose-driven entrepreneur who has aligned your work with your values, your mission with your business model and your dreams with your results.



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