Lodestone Design Thinking Sprints

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Immersive, Full-Service Design Thinking Offsites For Product, Innovation, and Strategy Teams

About Lodestone


 

Meaning "course stone" or "leading stone", a Lodestone is a piece of rare magnetized earth often used as an early compass. How Lodestones are made is somewhat mysterious, but it is thought these powerful ancient tools are energized when struck by the strong magnetic fields surrounding lightning bolts.

Explorers and navigators in antiquity used Lodestones to 
expand horizons, discover new possibilities, and to navigate safely through unknown waters. The power, mystery, and knowledge of how to use the Lodestone was itself an important tradition—passed down and improved upon by each new generation of seekers and solvers—a radical tool for charting new paths.

Modus Lodestone Sprints harness this transformative ethos, energizing teams with the knowledge and the tools they need to effectively navigate uncharted futures together with confidence, clarity, new design-thinking skills, concrete takeaways, and clear next steps.

Turn Brainstorms 
Into Roadmaps

We offer two Lodestone Experiences: The 2 Day Lodestone and The 5 Day Lodestone.

Combining human-centered design thinking frameworks, team neurobiology, and an embedded "team sprint"-inspired approach, a Modus Lodestone Experience is a multi-day collaborative process made for answering critical business questions through innovation-led iterative prototyping. 

Fully supported before, during, and after, our interdisciplinary team of onsite expert Modus Lodestone Guides maximize both productive output and resonant engagement.

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Understand

1

Ideate

2

Decide

3

Validate

5

Prototype

4

Not *Just* A Retreat

Fully supported + aligned with whole-body and whole-team engagement, our 2 Day and 5 Day Lodestones reimagine outcomes, throughput, AND experience.

20 person max for Human-Scale Team Resonance

Industry-renowned Modus Lodestone Guides

The latest research
on Interpersonal Neurobiology 
and human-centered design thinking

Carefully selected, culturally relevant, and Ecologically-Forward Destinations

Thoughtful engagement around your team’s COVID consciousness

Immersive meal experiences by a Lodestone Culinary Team of chefs and wildcrafters

100% of activity and travel impact is offset by purchasing carbon credits

Schedule Your Lodestone Discovery Call

What The Lodestone Experience Delivers.

Onsite Modus Lodestone Guides: a Modus Lodestone Innovation Facilitator, a UX Lead, and an Engineering Lead

Up to 4 rapidly developed business solutions  

Immersive culinary experiences unlock empathetic and creative centers in the brain

Pre-sprint interviews, surveys, and curriculum to engage and prepare attendees

Pre-sprint coaching to tailor experiences, define goals, and set outcomes

Custom-crafted agenda templates, with co-working and open innovation breaks

Proprietary exercises that foster deep collaboration and ecologically-forward design

Post-sprint accountability coaching, based on two decades of innovation management

Tangible Takeaway: Pitchable concepts

Tangible Takeaway: Product roadmaps

Tangible Takeaway: Corporate agenda

5 Day
Lodestone

5
Day
Sprint

($75K)

2 Day
Lodestone

2 
Day
Sprint

($40K)

Tangible Takeaway: Innovation frameworks

Tangible Takeaway: Goal-setting dashboard

Weekly 60-min team consulting sessions for up to 6 weeks following offsite

Unmoderated validation testing with 50 participants

Clients Guided By Lodestone

Let's Capture The Lightning Together

*Fees do not include individual lodging and meals which are estimated at $350 / person / day.  

Modus Lodestone Experiences are a breakthrough approach to transforming the way your business works and discovering new paths forward.

Facilitated by an onsite team of expert Modus Lodestone Guides, our Lodestone
Design Thinking Sprints 
help teams rapidly ideate and develop unique and scalable business solutions that generate real ROI:


Rapidly explore, decide, develop, and test real solutions with clear next steps

Build long-term team resiliency and creative capital around strategic priorities

Use Modus pre-Lodestone planning meetings and post-experience coaching to ensure high-quality and actionable deliverables

Lodestone Experiences produce tangible takeaways (e.g. Draft OKR's, ROI Models, MLP [Minimum Lovable Product] Roadmaps etc.)

Leverage Modus expertise and resources to take your Post-Lodestone work from dream to deliverable

Immersion in nature, and the corresponding disconnection from multi-media and technology, increases performance on a creativity, problem-solving task by a full 50%.

-David Strayer
PhD / Professor of Cognition and Neural Science / University of Utah

Natural environments make us healthier, more creative, more empathetic and more apt to engage with the world and with each other. Nature appears to act directly upon our autonomic systems, calming us.

Florence Williams
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

At the end of each Lodestone Sprint our team will process, synthesize, and package all generated assets and ideas in a way that best weaves into your workflow. We will articulate and memorialize individual and team commitments to bring the work forward and can also provide optional ongoing support for:

Meeting cadence & responsibilities plan 

Internal storytelling support (e.g pitch decks or concept posters)

Validation testing

Prototype evolution 

UX, strategic and engineering support 

Build & deploy

Pulling It All Forward

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True elevated OKR work is meaningful, audacious, inspiring, actionable... and completed on time in a way that feels great. Centering inspiration and accountability and inviting authentic co-creation makes space for a thrilling shift: next-level planning that actually delivers next-level results.

Tangible Takeaway: 
Strategy and development roadmaps

OKR Dashboards
Problem tree analysis
Storytelling support (e.g. internal pitch decks or concept posters)

Unlock Your Best OKR

Lodestone Experiences can be tailored to your organization's exact needs and requirements to solve for an array of challenges and opportunities:

OKR + Strategic Planning

Effectively Engage Your Strategy

In the landscape of lightning fast technological evolution, rapidly shifting audience behavior + expectation, and profound organizational shifts in priorities, responsibilities, and personnel, Digital Marketing must transform to become transformational.

Tangible Takeaway: 
Brand strategy blueprints 
Internal pitch decks
Campaign concepts
Storytelling and messaging frameworks

Digital Marketing

Discover The New Frontier

Unlock tools for navigating your organization beyond the cusp of discovery and into decentralized and blockchain-enabled development + storytelling opportunities.

Tangible Takeaway:
Foundational research reports
Key opportunity maps
Concept posters
Strategy and development roadmaps

Web3 Explorations

Blaze A Trail To Success

Burnout. Zoom fatigue. Remote office disconnect. No time. No direction. No vision... Let's transform that. Based on research-proven tools, and tailored to this global cultural moment, a Lodestone Sprint cuts through the noise to rapidly craft a new future for your business.

Tangible Takeaway: 
OKRs
Product roadmaps
Pitchable concepts
Corporate agenda

Innovation frameworks

From effective conceptualization to stretegic deployment, unite the right minds in your organization in the service of jumpstarting your best new idea.

Tangible Takeaway: 
MLP (Minimum Lovable Product) roadmaps 
Rapid prototypes 
Project vision statements 
Messaging frameworks Launch playbooks

Deliver The Goods

Connection and retention have never been more central to maintaining and growing effective, productive, and satisfied teams. Speak to your organization's complex challenges on an interpersonal + neurobiological level.

Tangible Takeaway: 
Organizational culture baselines 

Mission + vision statements 
Culture transformation roadmaps Innovation management playbooks

Orchestrate Operational Excellence

Design Thinking Sprint

Product Development + Launch 

Organizational Innovation

True elevated OKR work is meaningful, audacious, inspiring, actionable... and completed on time in a way that feels great. Centering inspiration and accountability and inviting authentic co-creation makes space for a thrilling shift: next-level planning that actually delivers next-level results.

Tangible Takeaway: 
Strategy and development roadmaps

OKR Dashboards
Problem tree analysis
Storytelling support (e.g. internal pitch decks or concept posters)

Unlock Your Best OKR

Lodestone Experiences can be tailored to your organization's exact needs and requirements to solve for an array of challenges and opportunities:

OKR + Strategic Planning

Effectively Engage Your Strategy

In the landscape of lightning fast technological evolution, rapidly shifting audience behavior + expectation, and profound organizational shifts in priorities, responsibilities, and personnel, Digital Marketing must transform to become transformational.

Tangible Takeaway: 
Brand strategy blueprints 
Internal pitch decks
Campaign concepts
Storytelling and messaging frameworks

Digital Marketing

Discover The New Frontier

Unlock tools for navigating your organization beyond the cusp of discovery and into decentralized and blockchain-enabled development + storytelling opportunities.

Tangible Takeaway:
Foundational research reports
Key opportunity maps
Concept posters
Strategy and development roadmaps

Web3 Explorations

Deliver The Goods

From effective conceptualization to stretegic deployment, unite the right minds in your organization in the service of jumpstarting your best new idea.

Tangible Takeaway: 
MLP (Minimum Lovable Product) roadmaps
Rapid prototypes
Project vision statements
Messaging frameworks
Launch playbooks

Burnout. Zoom fatigue. Remote office disconnect. No time. No direction. No vision... Let's transform that. Based on research-proven tools, and tailored to this global cultural moment, a Lodestone Sprint cuts through the noise to rapidly craft a new future for your businesss.

Tangible Takeaway: 
OKRs
Product roadmaps
Pitchable concepts
Corporate agenda
Innovation frameworks

Blaze A Trail To Success

Connection and retention have never been more central to maintaining and growing effective, productive, and satisfied teams. Speak to your organization's complex challenges on an interpersonal + neurobiological level.

Tangible Takeaway: 
Organizational culture baselines 

Mission + vision statements 
Culture transformation roadmaps Innovation management playbooks

Orchestrate Operational Excellence

Product Development + Launch

Design Thinking Sprint

Organizational Innovation


Prepare

Lodestone prep meetings and planning help teams get together for distraction-free, team-attuned, and ecologically-forward offsite intensives that deliver Tangible Takeaways.


Collaborate

A customized Lodestone agenda gets the best minds in your business to forge deep connections, unlock creativity, and rapidly attune as a group to both shorter-term projects AND longer-term strategic objectives


Iterate

Post-Lodestone coaching will expand your team’s capacity to remove obstacles, communicate effectively, work authentically, and execute impactfully on bold, new goals.


Ignite Team Lightning