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Take a Lightbulb Leadership Approach

Adapt your expertise to help others reach understanding. Professional development opportunities for industry specific experts, university or foundation researchers, medical or public health professionals, or activists/advocates for social, local, or global causes.


  • Imagine taking your knowledge and helping regular people build understanding.
  • Imagine your work making a tangible impact on people’s daily lives.
  • Imagine building wider support for solutions to complex problems.
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What is Lightbulb Leadership?

The Lightbulb Leadership program will help you design effective communication habits that build understanding, reduce confusion and engage your audience. You’ll learn to:

  • Design high-quality Interactions for those outside of your field to help the audience get it.
  • Adapt your level of expertise to impact a wider more general audience.
  • Share your knowledge to overcome barriers or misconceptions in and outside your field of expertise.
Energize your research by bringing your expert knowledge to impact others.

Reach new audiences and understanding with your research

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Introduction to Lightbulb Leadership Workshop

  • 90 minute session (10 participants).
  • Foundational understanding on 3 Rings of Lightbulb Leadership.
  • Analysis of current materials or presentations and common misconceptions to tweak current audience experience.
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Lightbulb Leadership Workshop Series

  • Three 1.5 hour group sessions in groups/teams of 4 participants.
  • Series can be scheduled to complete in one day or over three dates.
  • Foundational understanding on 3 Rings of Lightbulb Leadership.
  • Analysis of current leadership and communication habits and skills.
  • Evaluate current process to identify barriers to understanding and common misconceptions.
  • Each participant receives a one hour professional mentorship session in an area of their choosing.
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High Quality Instructional Design Services

If you need one-on-one instructional design services like translating complex results for the general public, improving interactions within your field, preparing for speaking opportunities, or designing curriculum for K12 educators in your area of expertise, we can tailor services to fit your project needs.

  • Design and develop high-quality instructional experiences, materials, activities, manuals, books, and assessments for to match audience needs.
  • Mentoring with pre-launch preparation support – alignment, clarity, focus, consistency, energy, and pace.