Adriano Pianesi

Adriano helped us improve team productivity by 20% in just 3 days.

Anthony Sozanski

HR Director, Phillip Morris

The increased collaboration we learned from Prof. Pianesi was instrumental in saving 25% of our project time in 6 months.

Tracy Tafolla

US Marine Corps

The “outside-of-the-box” thinking that Adriano Pianesi taught us boosted the productivity of our organization by 30%.

Michael Burkhard

VP of Human Resources, JDSU

Enthusiastic and emotionally intelligent leadership educator, change consultant schooled in organizational theory and with 15-year of management experience.

Innovative results‐driven facilitator with strategic vision and passion for professional development as a tool for strategic realignment/enterprise‐level organizational change. Focus on increasing client success through self‐awareness, tolerance for ambiguity, learning agility, demonstration of new processes, creativity and advancing collaborative intelligence.

Through, his consulting practice, he helps diverse groups of people come together to solve tough problems and helps leaders work for change by unleashing the inherent organizational creativity and by harnessing its power for innovation.

As a practitioner, Adriano speaks throughout the U.S. and internationally on leading integral change and leveraging the collective intelligence of systems for innovation. In his faculty role at Johns Hopkins University, Adriano teaches graduate students and executives the kind of leadership done through the work identity (inside‐out) and the work of mobilizing resources within systems (outside‐in) for shared learning and future co‐creation.

Adriano holds an MBA from the University of Milan. He studied Leadership Development at the Harvard Kennedy School with Prof. Heifetz and is a passionate experiential learner/teacher. He is a faculty member of the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University where he also teaches for the Office of Executive Education. He is a faculty member of the World Bank “Team Leadership Program” and of the State Department “Experiential Learning Program”.

He is the author of the e‐book “Teachable Moments of Leadership” where he describes a state‐of‐the‐art experiential leadership learning methodology that gets real results.

His work draws on advanced knowledge of the organizational change, and group dynamics and interventions, including human‐centered design, adaptive leadership, large systems dialogue, cultural transformation tools, innovation and creativity, multi‐stakeholder collaboration, systems
thinking, facilitation and leveraging the innovative power in conflict and diversity.

His vast repertoire features experiential learning (action learning, case-in-point, case teaching, dialogue education, peer learning, action-reflection learning), innovation methodologies (design thinking, emergent design, sprint, and business model design) and large group methods (open space technology, world café, circle, future search).

See Adriano’s TEDx TALK about change at