five years old


on may 17, innosight institute turned 5 years old!

to help our team celebrate, i made a {sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan} pumpkin banana cake with coconut vanilla icing and roasted hazelnuts.

we got out the happy birthday banner, party hats and party blowers and sang “happy birthday to us.” our executive director in the education practice made a wish and blew out the five candles.

we are continuing the celebration online throughout the coming months – check it out here.


i am really lucky to work with some of the very smartest people basically in the world. i am continually amazed and humbled by the company that i keep at work.

innosight institute is right on the cutting edge of trans-
formative new things happening in education. it is really exciting to be a part of.

when i think back on the last 5 months i have spent in my job, i am stunned by how much i have learned.


every couple of weeks, we take a picnic to the park near our office and have what we call a “disruption lunch.” we discuss the theories of disruptive innovation according to certain case studies in the sunshine.

katherine and i are obsessed with the turkey cobb salad from a little bakery around the corner from the office. i’d say we have one at least once a week. yum!

i am very grateful for my job as i continue along my path of career self-discovery.


happy 5th birthday, innosight institute!


  1. I've been a follower of your blog for a year now. I loved your post a while back about your visit with your sister Shawni. I'm really interested in your bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. We're taking our kids to SF in 4 weeks and I really want to do that. could you tell me what bike rental place you used and anything else I may need to know before we do this? My email is I would really appreciate it!

  2. I think you should share these lovely recipes with us! I would love to try and make a cake like that! :)

  3. So great to see the whole office staff and looking so stellar and happy. What great people you work with! Huge blessing!