Founded in 2008, Lane Change Consulting grew out of a passion to help teams move from ideas to action using the power of visual thinking and meaningful, focused conversation. We combine powerful visual thinking tools and methods, expert facilitation, engaging communications and a deep understanding of the psychology of change to help you envision and create change. When we work together, you’ll find our work is:
- Visual – Large visuals let people see what they are saying, keep people engaged, and challenges linear thinking
- Participative – Participation increases the quality of decisions and the level of engagement
- Creative – No two clients are alike and neither are the solutions we bring
- Practical – We love theory but never get lost in it. Results are what matters
- Internationally-minded – We appreciate and leverage cultural differences
Our team of talented graphic recorders and visual facilitators blend deep listening skills with solid artistic chops to help you design and deliver meetings that make a difference.
Nevada Lane is the founder and principal consultant at Lane Change. Over the past 15 years she has lived and worked in the U.S., Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden helping teams learn, grow and communicate more effectively using the power of collaborative dialogue and visual thinking.
Nevada holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and the LMU in Munich, Germany, and a M.S. from USF in Organization Development. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence coaching tool, and the Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Indicator. She lives with her husband and two children in her native San Francisco.
Graphic Facilitator Sam Bradd combines 15 years’ experience in facilitation and a Masters of Education with visual thinking to create change. His favorite projects make dense information beautiful: He specializes in graphic recording, digital infographics, health care knowledge translation, maps, and curriculum. He listens and draws to support organizations in doing their best work. His work is about depth and accuracy – never sacrificing style for substance. Together, it’s drawing change.
Alece Birnbach is an experienced fine artist, illustrator, and graphic recorder.
Alece has created live maps of keynotes, concurrent sessions and panel discussions, board retreats, and vision and planning meetings. She is a highly skilled digital illustrator and creates beautiful infographics and animated videos that bring clarity to a wide range of concepts.
Sophia is most passionate about people and enabling sustainable communications within teams and inside organizations, utilizing the power of visual communication. Her background in designing experiential learning events has taught her that in order for people to truly listen and understand one another, they must be engaged on multiple sensory levels. As a graphic recorder and facilitator, she does just that — visualizing great ideas into bite-size chunks for engaged collaboration.
Emily is a skilled visual thinker who’s able to listen for the essential points of a discussion or presentation, and synthesize them into an engaging and organized visual. Her ability to quickly sketch ideas enables her to work with our clients who are looking for storyboards, illustrations, murals and animated videos. She’s got an infectious smile and, after years in the SF Bay Area, she can still turn on her Boston accent if you wanna “heah” it!