ABOUT MY APPROACH
My real role is to help you find your own answers and identify what works for you. I use an interactive educational approach to help you move ahead and reach your goals. One of my greatest strengths is understanding what you’d like to achieve then simplifying it into an easy-to-do plan.
AWARD WINNING INVENTOR
The first product I licensed is the Pilesmart Organizer tray, winner of the “Organizer’s Choice Award for Best Business Product,” at the 2007 annual conference for the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).
As an inventor, I have been asked by manufacturers to develop products on their behalf and provide feedback on their current and future product lines. I have turned around 15 ideas in a 34-hour time frame and 17 more in two weeks to show face-to-face with manufacturers. Currently, I still pitch ideas for licensing and have also developed an inventing curriculum for kids.
FUN & FAB IDEA LAB FOUNDER
(previously known as Inventing Rocks!) http://www.FunAndFabIdeaLab.com
What if kids are the most amazing inventors in the world?! And what if there is a fun and easy way for young inventors to learn the entire inventing process?
Fun & Fab Idea Lab uses entertaining educational videos and fun hands-on activities to cover it all: from coming up with ideas and preparing your ideas to show to others to getting your product on store shelves.
Hundreds of students, grades 3-5 (ages 8-12), have taken the course and loved it! Kids create, innovate, solve problems, collaborate, communicate and use critical thinking skills. They use technology to research, take photos, and write and layout an ad. 21st Century Learning Skills and STEM are at the core of the program.
Want to see what the course looks like in a school setting? Visit the Minnetonka Public Schools’ website to see Young Inventors in action: http://vimeo.com/56706741 (The course was known as Inventing Rocks! at that time).