Andy Polaine

Design Leadership Coach, Service Design & Innovation Educator, Keynote Speaker, Writer, Podcaster

Navigating the Leadership Dip Book

Navigating the Leadership Dip Book

I’m planning a new book on the psychological experience of transitioning into creative leadership. From my coaching practice, I know the shift from IC to …

Presenting your portfolio and yourself for interviews

Presenting your portfolio and yourself for interviews

When people will present their portfolios of work, they often forget the most …

Why does quitting your job make it more enjoyable?

Why does quitting your job make it more enjoyable?

Why do people have the best days of their jobs when they’ve just quit? …

Management & Leadership as Slow-Motion facilitation

Management & Leadership as Slow-Motion facilitation

Instead of thinking you have to become a business suit as a design leader, …

Starting at the End + Avoiding Pointless Meetings

Starting at the End + Avoiding Pointless Meetings

Every week I spend my days coaching design leaders. In these videos, I reflect …

Scaling Yourself + Two Tricks for Clarity & Stakeholder Management

Scaling Yourself + Two Tricks for Clarity & Stakeholder Management

Every week I spend my days coaching design leaders. And in these short videos, …

Managing Up and Meta-Communication

Managing Up and Meta-Communication

I spend my days coaching design leaders, helping them improve themselves and …

Are you my 100th coachee?

Are you my 100th coachee?

Although I have been mentoring designers of all levels for years as part of my …