Heather McGowan

Heather McGowanHeather McGowan works at the intersection of the future of work and the future of learning, an emerging field that integrates design strategy, management consulting, and education. McGowan uses single frame visuals to help people quickly understand shifting mental maps and contextual references. She assists executives in rethinking their business models, teams, and organizational structures. In higher education, she advises presidents to develop both expertise and learning agility to prepare graduates for jobs that do not yet exist. Heather was the architect of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce at Philadelphia University– the first undergraduate college explicitly focused on innovation. She is the co-author and co-editor of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate. Heather has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MBA from Babson College. She speaks internationally on accelerated change– rethinking both education and employment. More info at www.heathermcgowan.net and https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathermcgowan