Over the last 12 months, I have been building a company called Kendeo. Kendeo’s mission is to leverage great design and creative facilitation to help people think, meet and learn together better.
Instead of me telling you, let me show you what we do:
Create Engaging Visual Learning Tools
Design Better Communication Methods
Build Collaborative Conferences
Facilitate More Engaging Meetings
But why Kendeo?
As my friends and colleagues know, over the last three years, I’ve been doing lots more work outside of the legal industry. While I’d originally used LexThink (my legal innovation consultancy) as the “bucket” for that work, I found it increasingly difficult to explain away LexThink’s legal focus to my non-legal prospects. I also was wary of diluting the LexThink “brand” by repositioning the company as a generic strategy firm “that also worked with lawyers.” When Kendeo came along, I jumped at the opportunity to acquire a business with some cool clients and an even cooler story.
Since last May, I’ve been merging the design and learning work (Kendeo’s previous focus) with my passion for building better in-person experiences. Thus far, it has been a very nice fit. I have also been having a tremendous amount of fun bringing Kendeo’s capabilities to bear on LexThink’s work with lawyers and firms.
- Launching a dedicated 8000 square foot conference, retreat and creative collaboration space in St. Louis.
- Offering turn-key retreats and meetings for up to 100 attendees, which include facilitation, video, and creative workshops.
- Delivering quarterly Solo Retreats — a big-firm retreat experience for 10-20 small-firm lawyers at a time.
- Creating a visual “library” of legal-specific images and process maps to support better lawyer-client communication.
- Hosting a LexThink Innovation Conference utilizing Kendeo’s “Perfect Conference” model.
Stay tuned. I’ve never been more excited about the work I’m doing professionally, and hope you’ll stick around for the ride. As always, thanks for your continued support of the blog and the work I do. I really do appreciate it.