Hi, my name is Alyssa Burtt. I am a brand storyteller and creative business strategist, and I’m here to support creative and wellness founders like you to create and grow sovereign, aligned, and lucrative businesses that become ripples of good in the world.
This is not business as usual.
In May 2019, I completed my MBA in Design Thinking at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. It was a business program at an art school, which basically sums up my life. My parents (now retired) were both accountants and ambitious professionals who foresaw a similar path for me, but at age 17 I insisted on going to art school. I then pursued a graphic design diploma, and over the last 16 years built two brand strategy and design consultancies supporting over a hundred founders to develop strategic messaging, brands, and businesses that deeply resonate with their audiences.
It’s safe to say I carved a path all my own.
In October 2023, I’ll be a graduating candidate for Dr. Jenn McCabe’s 4-year World Maker’s Leadership Program where I have been developing myself and my vision, learning to skillfully relate to difference, and facilitate student-centered learning (a curiosity-igniting alternative to old school teaching models).
I am a fellow of Unschools Cape Town 2018 where I learned the disruptive design method, circular economies, and systems thinking. I believe in the power of relational leadership and regenerative business design, and I believe that nature (our own and the natural world) holds immense intelligence if we’d only listen to it. I practice listening better everyday.
I live in Vancouver, Canada (on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations), I’ve sailed the entire west coast from the Sea of Cortez to Glacier Bay, Alaska, and in my spare time you can find me painting, moving to music, reading all the books, and playing in nature with friends.