Activating you and your team's inner Rebel

Design Thinking

Agile

Change Design 

About Us

Rebels are essential to society, they disrupt the status quo, push for rapid change and revolutionary ideas.

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.

 

This rebelhood requires growth, and with growth comes much discomfort that triggers pain points. To alleviate that pain, we use research on habit formation, behavioral economics, and learning practices to inform our work.

 

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, especially tailored to entrepreneurial and organizational needs for non-techies.

Advisory & Training Services

AGILE &

DESIGN THINKING COACHING

Activate Your Inner Rebel!

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.

DESIGN THINKING &

AGILE CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

For Non-Techies

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. 

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. 

 
 
 
 
 

MEET LILO

As a Syrian immigrant, Lilo quickly learned the importance of continuous learning, creativity, responding, and adapting. Organizations are now learning, often painfully, the importance of creativity, responding to change, and continuous learning. To help alleviate those pains, Lilo combines his life experiences with formal education in Innovation, Agile, and Design. He developed grow!ngpains - an experimental practice that works with individuals and teams to play with Agile and Design Thinking to lead more impactful and rebellious transformations. Lilo currently leads a Design Thinking Lab out of TSNE MissionWorks. The Lab will inform a multi-million dollar Social Impact Investment Strategy. Lilo also teaches graduate-level

Agile, Innovation, Change, and Product

Development at Northeastern University

and Nichols College. Previously, Lilo

worked as a Director at Mill City Grows, 

Innovation Strategist at Commonwealth,

and in Programs at the Ethics and

Compliance Initiative. He has also held

roles at Legacy Care and Tufts Medical

Center. Lilo holds a Masters of Public

Administration and Graduate

Certificate in Social Innovation from

Northeastern University and is certified

in Project Management (PMP ©) and

Agile Practice (PMI-ACP ©). 

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As a Syrian immigrant, Lilo quickly learned the importance of continuous learning, creativity, responding, and adapting. Organizations are now learning, the hard-way, the importance of creativity, responding to change, and continuous learning. To help alleviate those pains, Lilo combines his life experiences with formal education in Innovation, Agile, and Design. He developed developed  grow!ngpains- an experimental practice that works with individuals and teams to play with Agile and Design Thinking to lead more impactful and rebellious transformations. Lilo currently leads a Design Thinking Lab out of TSNE MissionWorks. The Lab will inform a multi-million dollar Social Impact Investment Strategy. Lilo also teaches graduate-level Agile, Innovation, Change, and Product Development at Northeastern University and Nichols College. Previously, Lilo worked as a Director at Mill City Grows,  Innovation Strategist at Commonwealth, and in Programs at the Ethics and

Compliance Initiative. He has also held roles at Legacy Care and Tufts Medical Center. Lilo holds a Masters of Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation from Northeastern University and is certified

in Project Management (PMP ©) and Agile Practice (PMI-ACP ©). 

 

Featured Work

EXPLORE!

THE EVOLUTION OF THE BA

HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN

HABIT: THE FRENEMY OF CHANGE

What Our Clients Say

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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