Innovation and Agile Coaching  

Design Thinking

Agile

Change Design 

About

We believe that organizations need rebels!

Grounded in Agile and Design Thinking, grow!ngpains is in the business of activating you and your team’s inner rebel in times of rapid change and growth.

 

Our Agile Certified Practitioners guide you through the adoption of Agile and Design Thinking – as well as provide implementation services to help you navigate rapid growth or new transitions. We co-create Agile processes with clients, tailored to entrepreneurial and organizational needs for non-techies.

Advisory & Training Services

Implementation Services

DESIGN FOR GROWTH

Certified Agile Practitioners coach emerging leaders and/or teams on adopting and adapting Agile that is grounded in empathy and incorporates Design Thinking. We let the environment and team influence our methodologies, and not the other way around. We hold ourselves accountable by minimizing the growing pains, and ensuring that all teams and individuals we work with are self-sufficient as soon as possible. Our goal is not to make the team dependent on us, but provide the right guidance, so they no longer need us. Our unique coaching model is five stages (MELAA): Motivation, Empathy, Learning, Adaption, and Adoption.

TAILORING AGILE

Trying to make your team more nimble? When we force nimble practices on our teams, we are comforted with painful resistance. To alleviate those pains, we use research in behavioral economics and learning practices, to tailor trainings to the learning styles of your team. Our hands-on and rigorous workshops use Agile and Design Thinking to emphasize iterative planning, quick response to constituents, rapid prototyping, and science based practices for nurturing creativity. 

 
 
 
 

AGILE &

DESIGN THINKING COACHING

For Individuals.

DESIGN THINKING &

AGILE CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

For Teams.

 

MEET LILO

As a Syrian immigrant, Lilo Altali quickly learned the importance of continuous learning, creativity, responding, and adapting - especially in a moment of crisis and change.  grow!ngpains is an experimental practice that works with individuals and teams to play with Agile and Design Thinking to lead more impactful and rebellious transformations. Lilo has developed and taught courses in Design Thinking and Agile at Northeastern University, Nichols College, and Clark Univeristy. He has led and supported numerous Agile and design projects in the areas of food access, healthcare, higher education, financial insecurity, and capacity-building.  He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the School of Global Inclusion and Social Development. Lilo holds a Masters of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation from

Northeastern University and is certified

in Project Management (PMP ©) and

Agile Practice (PMI-ACP ©). 

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Featured Work

THE EVOLUTION OF THE BA

EXPLORE!

HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN

HABIT: THE FRENEMY OF CHANGE

What People Are Saying!

Christina Brown

Founder & Executive Director

The Free Soil Arts Collective

Lilo is incredible. He coached me to leverage my theater background to become stronger in nonprofit communications and development, helping me envision options I had never considered before.

Training Participant

Summer 2019

 It actually works! Design Thinking actually works! 

Jeremy B.

Commonwealth Corporation

Lilo challenges non-profit leaders to design for and with their constituents, testing possible innovations against the real needs of the people and communities they serve. Lilo shows that by understanding real needs at a human scale, we can design interventions that make a BIG impact.

 

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

Ready to start your journey?

 

LOCATION

Boston, Massachusetts

CONTACT

Call: 617-575-9314

info@growingpains.co

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