Mia works with design leaders—from VPs to new managers—across industries to develop their leadership style and skills, as well as grow and shape their teams.



One-on-one coaching is specifically designed to each individual leader, including their experience, environment, and goals. Together, we will explore a breadth of themes, including (but not limited to) management fundamentals, team health, team growth, design vision and execution.



Group engagements are designed to fit your team’s needs. From crafting development programs to facilitating leadership offsites, team coaching focuses on developing design management teams' effectiveness and alignment.


A Design Leadership Coaching Circle provides a safe, intimate environment for exploring and discussing key leadership themes (and challenges) as a group, leveraging the group's experience, knowledge and creativity to strengthen your own skills and leadership techniques.


I asked Mia to help me assess my Product Design organization and pinpoint its strengths and weaknesses. She was an invaluable partner in helping me see around corners and provided great advice that was based on her extensive real world experience. The end result was an up-leveled, happier and more productive team!"

— Rhiannon Bell, VP of Design at NerdWallet


Working with Mia has helped me develop my voice and point of view as a leader. She's able to advise on multiple fronts—from bringing more structure and process to my work and how I lead to helping me navigate some difficult leadership situations—and has a ton of experience to bring to the table when it comes to dealing with the ups and downs of leading at a startup."

— Director of Design, mid-stage startup


Leading a design team can be very challenging. Having someone outside of your organization with great design leadership experience to mentor you is incredibly helpful. Her warm personality, vast experience in the design field and ability to ask the right questions makes Mia the best mentor you can wish for."

— Wouter de Bres, Director of Product Design


Mia is able to take a jumble of half-thoughts and disparate ideas and make sense of it all. She's a calm, organized, and rigorous thinker. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Mia over the past few months, and I look forward to future engagements. I can't recommend her design leadership services enough, she is an asset to any company or startup."

— Robin McIntosh, Founder of WorkItHealth


I had the best conversation with Mia. Her ability to ask focused questions rocked my identity as a designer. I left the meeting with direction, purpose, and more confidence in myself. Mia, like any great coach, didn’t prescribe solutions, she led me to my own conclusions, with a powerful effect. I am so grateful for the conversation. It’s crazy how one hour can have such a lasting impact on a person.”

— Kris Puckett, Designer