Meet The Team

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Tim Cooke

Strategist, journalist, master facilitator of large groups.

Based in London


Mandeep Maitra

Director India, HR Guru, CEO Master Coach, Transforming Change, Design Thinking, based in Mumbai.


Julia Goga-Cooke 

Design Thinking Trainer, Facilitator, Journalist, Storyteller.

Based in London

Academy of Design Thinking brings together an ecosystem of experienced design thinkers, user experience designers, service designers, innovation managers, journalists, communicators, trainers, facilitators, consultants

With demonstrated ability to inspire, lead and work with people and organizations of diverse cultural, disciplinary, geographical and political backgrounds


Fiona Cotterill

 An award winning media professional who's worked with top executives and businesses, transforming the way they communicate 

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Bleri Goga

Communication and Multimedia. Presentation trainer, voice coach and spin doctor. Based in Albania.

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Samantha Thomas 

An experienced agile leadership coach, specialised in helping fintechs build profitable training strategies that embed them at the heart  

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Raymond Chike

Guiding and coaching organisations, distributed teams and Leaders to embrace Business Agility, Innovation & Digital Transformation


Claudia Lee

Communication Designer, Film Maker, Animation designer.

Based in Singapore


Dr. Thorsten Roser 

Innovation Doctor, Entrepreneur, Academic. Based in Cambridge. 

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Dr. Ida Telabasic

Expert on service design innovation and systemic structural change, including critical evaluation of the designer’s role in building systemic models.


David Takacs

Digital Experience Consultant specialising in data-driven storytelling, quantitative analytics, and improving organisations’ and people’s online presence.

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Dr. Vicky Lofthouse

Design thinker – Design facilitators – Researcher - Trainer – Sustainable designer

She has trained over 1800 students in the art of Design Thinking 

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Erefa Fynecontry-Coker

Chartered FCIPD, Founder of HR Expo Africa, HR executive with experience sectors including private, public and not for profit

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Dan Cooke

Accounting, Social Media and Storytelling for Data Analysts. Based in London.

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Jessica Caswell

Digital Marketing, promotion and sales executive

Marzia Arico

Marzia Arico

Head of Design. Cutting edge everything. Based in Holland.

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Ilona Domnich

Acclaimed opera singer, vocal coach, stage presence, body language trainer and coach

Bela Dajka

Bela Dajka

Communication Executive, Design Thinker, Serious Lego Play Facilitator