Patricia Echeverria, MA | David Couper Consulting

Patricia Echeverria, MA

career background

Patricia Echeverria brings ten years of experience as an organizational and executive coach, creating transformation for individual and organizational growth. As a facilitator, coach, and innovation consultant, she has worked with non-profits organizations, early-stage startups, as well as Fortune 500 companies, and global development organizations.

She has facilitated innovation and transformation solutions with executive leaders of the World Bank, UN, and Inter-American Development Bank. She has facilitated and led transformational social change with hundreds of social entrepreneurs through Imagine Spain and Impact HUB. She has facilitated civic innovation solutions, along with Los Angeles city leaders, at the Global Service Jam. She has designed experiences and facilitated workshops with inter- national organizations like World Economic Forum, LAUSD, UNDP, and has worked with corporate clients including Microsoft, Google, Coca Cola, Bluecross Blueshield, Fender, Exxon Mobile, and more.

As an innovation consultant, she has worked to bring pioneering human-centered design methodologies to Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, oil, music, and technology industries. She catalyzed social innovation initiatives within PwC to develop effective strategies for various non-profits including: Wheels for Humanity, X Prize, and more. 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.

She is also a Singularity University Mentor and has taught innovation and leadership classes at UCLA’s Anderson Business School, and USC’s Britttingham Social Innovation Lab.


Leadership, Innovation, Change Management, Design thinking, Digital Innovation Strategy, Digital Business & Organizational 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.
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 Booz & Co & PwC.
  • Catalyzed and led an internal team to develop social innovation initiatives inside of PwC, which resulted in the transformation of various non-profit organizations.
  • Co-founded Imagine Spain, an international support network to inspire, connect and foster social impact projects led by social entrepreneurs across Europe.
  • Her innovation work has been featured on Fast Company, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and National Geographic.