Group Mentoring

Tom White mentors and speaks to academic, entrepreneurial, and non-profit groups in a collaborative experience combining Design Thinking and Storytelling.  

CLEANTECH OPEN ACADEMY

The Cleantech Open Academy is the world's largest international cleantech business competition.  We held a day-long storytelling session on the main stage for the nearly 200 attendees at the 2016 program launch.  

BCG DIGITAL VENTURES NGIN WORKSHOP 

We developed a workshop session for Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator to inform the future of clean technology in global economics.    

LA BIOSTART BIOSCIENCE ENTREPRENEUR BOOTCAMP

We integrated a storytelling workshop into this intensive five-week training program to prepare bioscience entrepreneurs to launch their own bioscience ventures in a collaborative project of Cal State LA and LACI.

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN: GRADUATE TRANSPORTATION

Tom spoke to the innovators of this program designed for those destined to be creative thought leaders across the expansive transportation field, including the automotive industry.

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN: DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Tom mentors this remarkable course that prepares and challenges designers to create sustainable product service systems that improve environmental performance, while also considering the social and economic impact.

DESIGN THINKING | STORYTELLING CERTIFICATE

A group of remarkable innovators from Germany, in coordination with the Network for Global Innovation and the Cleantech Open, were the first to receive Design Thinking | Storytelling certificates. 

CLEANTECH OPEN INTERNATIONAL

At the annual gathering of the Cleantech Open International, Tom integrated a short storytelling workshop into the afternoon sessions for competition finalists. 

UCLA INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM

There is a remarkable appetite among visiting cleantech entrepreneurs from Korea, including this group from the Korea University MBA program in collaboration with UCLA. 

INTERSECT L.A.

Tom mentors classes at Intersect LA, an innovative student program at CSUN that focus on creativity, teaching the intersection of messaging and emotion to create engaging brand touchpoints and experiences.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL @ CSUN 1

In the Design Thinking | Storytelling program, Tom teaches a class using an approach that enables mid-career International professionals to solve strategic and complex challenges with relevant case studies about the subject.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL @ CSUN 2

In the Design Thinking | Storytelling program, Tom teaches a class using an approach that enables mid-career International professionals to solve strategic and complex challenges with relevant case studies about the subject.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL @ CSUN 3

In the Design Thinking | Storytelling program, Tom teaches a class using an approach that enables mid-career International professionals to solve strategic and complex challenges with relevant case studies about the subject.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL @ CSUN 4

In the Design Thinking | Storytelling program, Tom teaches a class using an approach that enables mid-career International professionals to solve strategic and complex challenges with relevant case studies about the subject.

SPARK INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS

Tom was honored to judge the Annual Spark International Design Awards alongside legends in the design in the design and innovation industry, including IDEO co-founder Mike Nuttall. 

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Otis College of Art and Design sought to integrate storytelling into the presentations of Industrial Design presentations that demonstrated sustainability and social good. 

TEDX@CSUN

Tom was an inaugural speaker at the annual TEDx@CSUN conference. In this talk, Tom describes a first-person account of the journey to break barriers and take risks, with the rewards that can result.  

DO YOU DISTRUPT? AT HUB101

Tom presented a talk focused on what it takes to disrupt a category at Hub101, the incubator for early-stage, high-potential startups in the Conejo Valley.  

DESIGN THINKING PROGRAM AT CSUN

Tom conceived and led Impact Day, a day-long interactive session for Deans and key staff of the Tseng College at CSUN with the aim of creating a Design Thinking Master's Degree program. Tom created the book that provided guidance for the creation of course content curriculum.
 

MASTER THE PITCH PREP AT LACI

To prepare 40 companies at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator to create and present their stories to investors at Pitch Day, Tom conceived and delivered the Master the Pitch program which enabled each company to prepare and rehearse their story on camera.  

THE STORYTELLER'S GREATEST SECRET@CSULB

Tom was invited to present The Storytellers Greatest Secret at the Duncan Anderson lecture series at Cal State Long Beach to the industrial design department. 

DESIGN THINKING @ USC IOVINE ACADEMY

Tom was asked to be part of the charrette to conceive a new Design Thinking program at the Iovine Young Academy of Arts, Technology and Business Innovation at USC. 

OSHI@JFAK

Tom mentored the principals at JFAK Architects who wanted to launch a new open source initiative aimed at providing solutions to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.