Mastering Collaboration

It's time to take the suck out of working together. Learn how collaboration works, and what you can do to support it. 

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Strategic Consulting & Coaching

I'm available for hire to:


Help teams collaborate productively

Develop sound product strategy

Identify new opportunity areas for products & services

Get in touch to learn more:

gretchen @


Recent Stuff

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Secrets of Successful Collaboration

I loved being in Helsinki to share some hot tips on collaboration with the crowd at the Joint Futures Conference.

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Power of 10 Podcast

Enjoyed my discussion with Andy Polaine about collaboration and transforming companies.

Pair Design

Want more about working together? Check out the ebook I wrote with Chris Noessel.

Designing for and with AI

As the things we design become "smarter" how to make them safe, secure, and delightful?

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Storytelling to Support Collaboration

A blog post from early days of writing my book.

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Soon: Web Directions Keynote

Excited to be keynoting the Summit, and sharing thoughts on designing with and for AI at Web Directions Culture.



Gretchen consults with clients to inform their product strategy and improve team collaboration skills. Her book, Mastering Collaboration is a handbook to help teams work better together. She spent the first part of her career in design consulting for firms like frog design, Cooper, and LUNAR. Recently, she was Head of Design at PG&E, California’s largest energy company, she has led the design of the hardware and software of a next-generation surgical system, and served as VP of Product at Gretchen is a Bay Area native who left only long enough to get a bachelor’s degree from Harvard in History & Literature. 



If you are looking for coaching or consulting for your design and product teams, get in touch. Portfolio available on request. 

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