Patricia Echeverria, MA

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH -- Patricia Echeverria brings seven years of experience designing transformation for individual and organizational change. As a facilitator, coach, and innovation consultant, she has implemented digital and human-centered design strategies for early-stage startups, as well as Fortune 500 companies, global development, and non-profit organizations.

She has facilitated innovation and design thinking solutions with executive leaders of the World Bank, UN, and Inter-American Development Bank at the Global Innovation Summit and has facilitated and led transformational social change with more than two hundred social entrepreneurs through Imagine Spain and Impact HUB. Additionally, Patricia has facilitated civic innovation solutions at the Global Service Jam along with Los Angeles city leaders.

As a coach, she has trained the nation’s top millennial social innovators to develop and mobilize sustainable, grassroots social change with Ignite Good, in partnership with Huffington Post. Patricia developed and led personal transformational workshops under Experiment on Purpose, in partnership with Design for America, and the Venice Pop up Park.

As a digital innovation consultant, Patricia worked to bring pioneering human-centered design methodologies to Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, oil, music, and technology industries. She also helped catalyze social innovation initiatives within PwC to develop an effective digital strategy for Wheels for Humanity, collaborated with the World Economic Forum to create a digital social innovation platform of the future, and brainstormed with X Prize leaders on future social innovation projects. She has worked with TED Conferences to grow City 2.0, a global network of designers and urbanists collaborating on sustainable solutions for the future of cities worldwide.

specialties

Design Thinking & Research, Social Innovation, Digital Innovation Strategy and Marketing, User Experience Design, Innovation Strategy, Digital Business Transformation, Communication, Human-Centered design methodologies.Languages: Fluent Spanish, Conversational French & Italian.

industry background & education

Certificate in Professional Coaching from the University of Santa Monica; Masters in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica; User Experience Design Certificate from General Assembly; Bachelors of Architecture from Cornell University.

noted accomplishments

  • Participated as a key team member to introduce human-centered design methodologies into Tier 1 management consulting firm.
  • Catalyzed and led an internal team to develop social innovation initiatives inside of PwC.
  • Co-founded Imagine Spain, an international support network to inspire, connect and foster social impact projects led by social entrepreneurs.
  • Featured social innovation work on FastCompany, the Guardian, and Huffington Post.
  • Designed and presented an environmental conflict resolution scheme to North and South Korean diplomats at the DMZ Forum.
  • Received a Startingbloc Social Innovation Fellowship.