The collaborative leadership tools we learned from Prof. Pianesi was instrumental in saving time and effort in our projects. This was a great experience!

Tracy J. Tafolla

US Marine Corps

He has a special ability to connect with a diversity of people, and touch them at their core. I have seen people transformed from their interaction with him, to become better versions of themselves.

Joanna Cohen

Institute for Global Tobacco Control - Bloomberg School of Public Health

The new thinking by design that Adriano  taught us boosted the productivity of our organization by 30%, and have changed how we now do collaboration in our work.

Michael Burkhard

VP of Human Resources, VIAVI

An enthusiastic leadership educator and change consultant, Adriano couples his

expertise in organizational theory with 15 years of management experience in

Fortune 500 companies.

  He helps diverse groups of people come together to solve challenging problems.

  He also helps leaders changing organizations by both unleashing people’s creativity and harnessing its      innovation power.

  He focuses on client success through self‐awareness, tolerance for ambiguity, learning agility,           innovative  processes, and advancing collaborative intelligence through his consulting practice.                   He blends innovative, results‐driven facilitation/experiential strategies with a passion for professional     development and change.

As a practitioner, Adriano speaks throughout the U.S. and internationally on leading change and innovation by creating new thinking by design. In his faculty role at Johns Hopkins University, Adriano teaches graduate students and executives the kind of leadership and change achieved by looking inside and mobilizing resources within systems 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 faculty member of Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He also teaches for the Office of Executive Education.

He is a faculty member of the Leadership and Management School of the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He is a TEDx speaker and the author of the e‐book Teachable Moments of Leadership, where he describes a state‐of‐the‐art experiential leadership learning methodology that gets actual results.

His 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).

He has been teaching, facilitating, and designing online experiences since 2008. See his course on how to host online sessions here.

He is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and French. See his TEDx talk at this link.