Sometimes a nudge in the right direction is all we need meme August 2014

Emmett Pickett Wellness Ownership is an innovation catalyst in designing, researching, and coaching for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), human resources (HR) professionals, operations and brand marketing leaders, and many stakeholders interested in transforming healthcare and other costs in tangibly Greener ways.

Achievements include executive coaching engagements with Stanford University-affiliated California hospitals, and empowering Silicon Valley clients to innovate customized healthcare sustainability. Lean change management and root cause analysis were performed to discover how a seemingly small change in one problem has greater implications for many people and their career, workplace, residential, family, and other health-impacted eco-systems, especially when integrated with principles and business applications of biomimicry.

Biomimicry is a science that studies nature’s models and then imitates or takes inspiration from these designs and processes to solve human problems. Nature should be seen as a model, measure, and mentor. Sustainability is emphasized, including better business and financial sustainability, as a principal objective of biomimicry.

The bottom line business result is the ongoing implementation of organizational savings that can also co-generate positive family and community financial impacts.

Emmett Pickett has been a consistent champion of bringing people together to tackle business, environmental, and community challenges through tangible approaches. In his college days at New York University (NYU), he developed fund raising through event marketing to feed the hungry.  This famous “Migrant Mother” photograph by Dorothea Lange during the 1930’s Great Depression that he rediscovered through the Oakland Museum of California still inspires his commitment today:


Emmett was honored by noted health and wellness advocate and philanthropist (and recent former New York City Mayor) Michael Bloomberg for leadership in community investment and incentives.


Emmett’s achievements in Brooklyn featured the pioneering of “food es mas” financial and professional sports sponsorships (including women’s and girls’ health empowerment), and Green-er (in more ways than one) neo-industrial energy operations solutions and pragmatic new urbanism.

He remains an insightful bridge builder who unlocks silos across bottom line industries, sectors, and society. Based in California for almost ten years now, he has learned through coaching and research engagements towards developing effective wellness ownership services, products, processes, and systems.

Organizations, financial, human resources, operations, and marketing executives, and many stakeholders who needs align with transforming healthcare and other costs can benefit from retaining the design, research, and coaching services of Emmett Pickett Wellness Ownership.

Emmett’s Further Career Highlights:

– repeatedly spoke at NYU Stern School of Business about integrating community incentives and investments

– community empowerment zone administrator board award, and promotion to Associate Director, Business Incentives and Organizational Investments

– Kauffman Foundation award for co-pioneering graduate internships

– Bay Area conferences attended on healthcare reform and community empowerment, such as Health Happens Here workplace wellness (Microsoft and Silicon Valley Leadership Group), State of The Valley economic development (Joint Venture Silicon Valley), Unusual Thinkers – University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) healthcare innovation tracks at Dreamforce (Salesforce), COCAP – Community Capital Investments (Impact Hub Oakland), Health and Crime: Working Geospatially at the Scale of Intervention (UCSF CVP – Center for Vulnerable Populations), and Breaking New Ground: Process Innovation at UCSF Medical Center’s (opens February, 2015) Mission Bay Campus (BAPIN – Bay Area Performance Improvement Network).

Emmett Pickett is especially inspired by John Maeda, who infuses corporate strategy with design, helping to build Design DNA into company cultures. In December 2013, he became the first design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a venture capital firm in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California specializing in digital, green tech and life sciences startups. He also chairs eBay Inc.’s Design Advisory Board. John Maeda is also the author of The Laws of Simplicity, an excellent book about balancing simplicity and complexity through business, design, and technology.

“My role is to find strategic insights as to where design can have the most business impact. A designer can bring a viewpoint of not just aesthetics, but economics and usage.” — John Maeda

Emmett’s memberships include(d) The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) – San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), and The Tech Museum of Innovation – Silicon Valley-San Jose.



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