TIMBNTim Switalski

Tim is president and founding partner of Darwin Associates and is a master facilitator, executive coach, creative consultant and learning specialist, with a specific focus in the area of creativity and innovation. He has worked with a broad variety of organizations throughout North, Central, and South America and Europe in corporate, government and non-profit sectors. He has developed particular experience working with executive teams in the dynamic fields of energy and health care focusing on leading and supporting change. Tim holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity and Innovation from the International Center for Studies in Creativity  at Buffalo State College where he also holds the position of adjunct faculty member and guest lecturer. He is a founding member of CREA Conference where he currently serves as Program Coordinator.

 

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Laura Barbero Switalski

Laura is a partner of Darwin Associates and is a master facilitator, coach and learning specialist with a background in social psychology, consumer communication, and qualitative market research. Born and raised in Italy, Laura lives in the United States and has an extensive experience in facilitating cross-cultural teams across North, Central and South America and Europe. She is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. Laura holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity and Innovation from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College, where she is an adjunct faculty member in the Master’s program. She is the President of the Board of Directors of CREA Italia (the non-profit foundation that promotes CREA Conference). Laura has coauthored the book Creativity Rising. Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century (ICSC Press).