Anne Stieger

Facilitator for Empathy-Based Innovation & Design Thinking

As a facilitator and trainer of Design Thinking, I love finding innovative ways to improve systems, services, experiences, and products walking in the user’s shoes.
I believe we can create change through the power Empathy.
If I’m not doing that, I love serving my community at the Community Oven in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

My Background

I have worked in the fields of facilitation, innovation, entrepreneurship and adult education for over 7 years. After completing my BA/MA of Education and working in teacher training for a couple of years, I met the worlds of Social Innovation and Empathy-Based Innovation.

The power of empathy – of stepping into someone else’s shoes and seeing through their eyes – paired with masterful facilitation and structured innovation fascinates me.

I ran my own business as a facilitator until I was presented with the opportunity to continue doing what I love with a team, and increase my impact by joining the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre, where I continue to develop and lead Design Thinking services for businesses and non-profits.

I am grateful for having learned from highly-experienced teachers in the Art of Hosting, Design Thinking, Dynamic Governance, and more.

My Current Work

As part of a wonderful team at the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre,
I am able to continue doing what I love.

As leader of the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre’s Design Thinking services, I provide training sessions, workshops, and empathy-based innovation processes for businesses and non-profits together with our team.

I also have the honor of helping non-profits set direction by leading engaging, consent-based strategic planning processes for their teams.

I further offer coaching to help others deepen their facilitation practice and help them map project management roadmaps. 

If you would like to explore working with me, or geek about all things Design Thinking and empathy-based innovation, I’d love to connect.