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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 providing facilitation services for several years, worked as a consultant, coach and facilitator in the entrepreneurship space, and was able to bring Design Thinking to entrepreneurship in the Valley. I have most recently joined the team at Davis Pier in Halifax.

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

My Current Work

As part of a wonderful team at Davis Pier, I am able to continue doing what I love.


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