Research and Development Partner for Creative Teams

Get support for your growing creative team with strategically-aligned field research, efficient research operations, internal tooling for consistent outcomes, and the training support to make sure it all sticks.

1:1 Coaching

Get 1:1 strategic coaching support from Andrew, a certified coach with 15 years of design experience with companies like IDEO, the US Digital Service, CIID, and Normative.

As a designer and manager, I’ve worked with clients like IKEA, Mozilla, Planned Parenthood, USTRANSCOM, Ford Smart Mobility, Caterpillar, NATO JFTC, and more.

As a coach, I’ve supported other design leaders and entrepreneurs in their own businesses, and from organizations like LEGO, Nordea, the United Nations, and more.

  • entrepreneurial support
  • leadership coaching
  • structure and accountability
  • career coaching

Consulting Engagement

I work with creative teams to perform the design-focused research, align the work with the organizational strategy, and leave behind operations and tooling that make our consulting outcomes durable.

Tangibly, this might look like designing and implementing user research, developing your internal research ops, running strategic workshops with leadership and ICs, creating a development program, and coaching with key contributors.

  • action-focused research
  • research operations
  • learning and developments

Workshops and Off-Sites

I offer a variety of workshops and L&D programs: ranging from one-off engagements for offsites, to larger development programs for growing teams.

In particular, I leverage game design and play to make workshops more enegaging. This also enables us to tackle difficult but critical topics like risk, team dynamics, hiring/firing, and neurodiversity.

I also run an instagram channel that mostly deals with small techniques and tools for running great workshops.

  • sensemaking
  • problem definition
  • navigating complexity
  • resilience and preparedness

The Megafauna Values

Cultivating Outcomes

Megafauna engagements focus on cultivating positive and enduring outcomes for our clients and their stakeholders. We co-create briefs with our clients and "eat our own tail" in the process.

Coach as Multiplier

Megafauna follow ICF principles in designing coaching engagement with individuals and teams. Coaching is built into our engagements to individually support stakeholders in surfacing program needs, as well as reinforcing outcomes.

People first, then Tools

Coaching and team development focus on people, but also brings operational opportunities forward. We specialize in building internal tools that leverage those opportunities via low-code and internally maintainable tool

Ready to support your team's strategic growth? Book a free consultation today!

Megafauna evolves teams through coaching, consultations, and workshopping activities. We make these evolutions stick with effective automation and process development.


Answers to commonly asked questions about our platform

The easiest way is through a small scale coaching engagement. As an individual or small team, you can sign up for a free introductory coaching call, and individual coaching from there. We offer a few different coaching programs which can often be covered by a learning and development budget from work. You can learn more here.

This comes down to your specific team needs, plus day rates and expenses.

We have four ways of framing workshop and offsite pricing:

· If a workshop is listed in our workshop section, then the cost will be lower because we’re leaning on existing material.

· If a workshop is a LICENSED training product, such as the AOD Breakthrough workshop, then usually there will usually be a fixed price, plus expenses.

· If a workshop is custom developed and Megafauna retains the right to the curriculum, then cost of developing the workshop will be dramatically cheaper.

· If a workshop is custom develoloped and the client retains all rights to the material, then cost of developing the workshop is per our day rate.

Book an intro call, and we can figure out a price range pretty painlessly.

Megafauna consulting engagements are essentially tailor-made bundles of our other bespoke offerings. Pricing is tailored to the specific engagement, and is usually an aggregation of individual offering prices with a discount.

  • Initial Meeting with decision makers
  • Preliminary Requirements development
  • Success Mapping and Metrics
  • Pricing and Proposal
  • Sign, deposit invoice, and project start
  • Stakeholder/Constiuent Workshops
  • Potentially Research and Opportunity Analysis
  • Potentially Training
  • Potentially Tool Development
  • Potentially Maintenance Retainer

An example consulting engagement might take place over two to three months, starting with an offsite workshop, reinforce workshop outcomes via team coaching, and conclude in a development plan and bespoke internal tool.