With a growing client list of changemakers including Richard Branson, the Gates Foundation, and the NYC Public School System, Dr. Kirsten Lee Hill’s innovative approach to research changes the way data looks, feels, and what it means to your business
(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- New York City, New York Sep 8, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – See what data can do for you in the real world: www.kirstenleehillconsulting.com
With an ever-tightening spotlight on data, what it means, how to use it, and what it tells the world about the social impact of your company, why is it so hard to understand what it all means? Researchers have been struggling with translating information into something useful and relevant to both consumers and businesses for years. Someone had to change the rules to fit the real world.
Rules needed to pivot. And when rules need to change, it’s usually the non-conformist who comes in with a new vision to challenge old traditions. When Kirsten Lee Hill decided to get her Ph.D. to become a researcher, it was not because she loved research. It was because she felt research was cold and inhuman yet wielded devastating power, especially in education. It shut out vital voices: students, teachers, and families. It was cold and unfair.
So, she became a rebel researcher. She started to break rules. She started to breathe real life into data and research. To challenge the status quo of what “good” research looks like. Making it accessible and useful in a way that valued and supported communities. This alone made her a rulebreaker.
She saw the potential of research to do immense good in the world and wanted to give it a makeover — making it fun, accessible, and human-centered.
Kirsten believes, “There’s no one size fits all approach to research. That’s why I do things the ‘graceful rulebreaker’ way: know the rule, know their value, and make them work for you.”
She started her consultancy as a way for her to, “…engage with the change I wanted to see in the world.”
She approaches date with a bite-sized, accessible methodology centered on the full, not a snapshot, human experience. This allows changemakers to define success on their own terms, which is why such legendary changemakers as Richard Branson, The Gates Foundation, and NewSchools Venture Fund have sought out Kirsten for what she calls a “makeover”.
And don’t expect a staid, stuffy researcher to walk through your door. Throw out everything you think you know about researchers; this boss arrives in stilettos and a leather jacket, a large dog at her heels, ready for champagne at any moment. What you might call a “cool researcher”
“It is truly rare to find a strategic M&E partner like Kirsten who brings deep technical expertise as well as genuine openness to gracefully push the boundaries of traditional research paradigms”, noted the CEO of 4.0, the nation’s largest and earliest investor in education start-ups.
For interviews or to find out how your company can benefit more from your research and data, send an email and be prepared to break a few rules on the way to breathing life into your data.
Or, just get inspired here:
Graceful Rulebreakers Podcast
Kirsten Lee Hill TikTok
klh.Consulting on Instagram
And, there’s even some free information: Create the Right Questions
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