Julian Rendell Owner
MSc, Physics, and 15 year veteran of Software Development
Julian is a life long maker
who loves using his skills and experience in software development, electronics, and 3D printing to create unique and effective solutions to challenging problems. He is a Team Leader and collaborator who has experience guiding others and managing both financial and human resources. As an avid facilitator and presenter, He is comfortable leading and presenting to groups both large and small. He has a track record of taking the initiative and going out of my way to build partnerships. His experiences living and working in New Zealand, Japan, and Canada have included working for government, private, and public organizations, from the the small to the very large. This has left him with an appreciation for different viewpoints and a respect for diverse ways of thinking. This, combined with his ability to take in the big picture, has allowed him to effectively and successfully bridge the gaps between different groups and create inclusive ways forward. With a MSc in Physics and a keen interest in robotics, he has been interested in 3D printing since he saw one in a lab at university 20 years ago. He is excited to be bringing digital fabrication technologies to new audiences.
Sarah Dakin Advisor
MSc, Education, Elementary School Teacher
Sarah’s work in coaching and education weaves together in a life long interest in people and how we learn and grow. Sarah is interested in questions like the following:
- What gets people to say yes?
- How can new ideas be made sticky?
- What conditions lead to maximum learning?
- How do conversations become transformative?
- What makes it safe enough for someone to bear the vulnerability of trying something new?
- How can one person best facilitate another’s growth?
Sarah’s passions include writing, speaking, education of the gifted, children with special needs and learning disabilities, math education, creativity and playfulness, self help and personal growth work including coaching, women in business, building strong communication skills, facilitation including Open Space Technology, The Art of Hosting, World Cafe, Appreciative Enquiry, Circle format meetings, the use of Web 2.0 technology in education.