Education Expertise. Design-thinking Know How.

Welcome to Kinetic Seeds
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We live at the intersection of innovation and behavior change.

We are a design consultancy that helps institutions and organizations solve complex challenges in education.
People love working with us because they say we are “do-ers who forklift their thinking.” We are exemplar facilitators known for delivering emerging next practices that can be used today, for immediate effect.
Learning and outcomes from across our portfolio are often cross-fertilized and we purposefully work with clients who seek to break down boundaries and share their work with others for the greater good.
In our network, we are all driving toward the same goal – student success.

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At the Helm

Christine Flanagan, President + Benevolent Troublemaker or @chrisflanagan

Inquisitive and an “intersectionalist” at heart, Chris guides our client development of new learning and engagement models that transcend the limits of our current system. A consummate creative executive with a keen voice for communications, Chris leads our teams in establishing vision and roadmaps that drive success for both organizations and the students they serve. Read more..



Leigh Anne Cappello, Chief Experience Officer

Leigh Anne knew she had found her place in life and work when she was asked to help lead a team of designers, engineers, technologists, and marketers to think about the Future of Play at Hasbro. With over 20 in the toy and game industry, Leigh Anne was a passionate student of play. To her, it’s what makes the world go round. She views play as a natural extension of curiosity and a critical component of innovation. Play equals experiment, try, fail and try again. From play, we grow. Read more…

Our Latest Troublemaking Posts

News, views and insights across the work and learn divide.

Virtual Student Experience Labs are Here!

Confidence and Connection | The Social-Emotional Impact of the Transfer Experience on Student Success and Attainment

By Leigh Anne Cappello, Chief Experience Officer, Kinetic Seeds and Robin Colson, Ph.D., Director of Innovation, Florida Virtual Campus Enacted by legislative…

Let’s Talk About Jennifer: An Insider’s Perspective on Credit for Learning

Next up in our Project APPLY series is an insider perspective on credit for learning penned by James R. Hallmark, Ph.D., Vice…

Some of our best education pathways need some extra care and attention

In developing the graphic above to support Project APPLY (Advocating for Portability of Previous Learning), it got us thinking — while most…

Empowering Today’s Learners and Workers with Due Credentials

By Lara K. Couturier, principal at HCM Strategists and Christine Flanagan, president, Kinetic Seeds. The COVID-19 crisis has produced record levels of…


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If you’re grappling with a challenge, considering a new design, or just want to talk shop, give us a call or drop Chris a note.