Eileen is a visual journalist, book author and founder of the company Visual Insight, creating large-scale, real-time murals for organizations. She works with top leadership invoking visual language to wordlessly introduce the power of emotion and meaning into group communications. Her visual journalism combines contemporary reporting techniques with ancient , universal symbols. Her practice emphasizes metaphor, intuition, and story to facilitate business transformation, strategic planning, and team effectiveness.
Her clients have included Art Center College of Design, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Federated Department Stores, Starbucks, Edwards Lifesciences, American Society of Training and Development, and the Gates Foundation’s Model Secondary Schools Program. She has been a research affiliate for Institute for the Future, in Palo Alto, California since 1999 with emphasis on the future of learning.
Before that, Eileen was a daily newspaper journalist for 20 years with emphasis on education and environment. At IFTF, Eileen worked closely with graphic facilitation pioneer David Sibbet before developing her unique visual journalism approach in 2001. Eileen has published and/or illustrated numerous articles and books including: The 21stCentury Corporate University (Jossey Bass Pfeiffer, 2005), a chapter in Creating a Learning Culture (Cambridge University Press 2004), Claiming Your Creative Self (New Harbinger, 1999), Goodbye Good Girl (New Harbinger, 1998 with Susan Swartz), Becoming a Wise Parent for your Grown Child (New Harbinger, 1997 with Betty Frain). She is currently working on three books “The Shape of Thought” with Bonnie DeVarco, “Inventing the Future” with Douglas Engelbart and Valerie Landau, and “Writing on the Walls” explaining her methodology from her workshops. She has a B.A. degree in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley.