Kathryn Best is an author, entrepreneur, educator and speaker. She offers insight and foresight into how creativity and design can affect positive change in business and society. Kathryn's commissions come from academic, commercial and government organizations, often in connection to creative and cultural events. She works with individuals and organizations to catalyze more conscious, creative and transformative approaches to how we operate in the world today and how we can embed universal values, balance and wellbeing into daily business practice.
Kathryn was born in the USA, educated in Ireland and Scotland and now lives in London. She holds degrees in architecture, computer-aided design and drawing as process from Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde and Kingston Universities. Kathryn is also a Fellow of the RSA and occasionally runs a meet-up group in London called 'the new enlightenment' through GlobalNet21. Her books include: Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation (Bloomsbury 2006 and 2015), The Fundamentals of Design Management (Bloomsbury 2010) and What Can Design Bring to Strategy? (Inholland 2011).