Charlotte, NC

Tel: 971-235-4905

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Our Philosophy: Learn by Doing

 

You can’t build skills to gain real customer insight, develop innovative strategies, or become leaders simply by learning about the concepts. You must do it. We focus on the skills, methods, and tools to excel throughout the product product lifecyle by using a variety of interactive techniques including role-playing and exercises designed to simulate real-world challenges.

 

We equip you to succeed with:

  • Techniques to gain rapid customer insight and integrate this learning into requirements for innovative new products

  • Methods to gain an early understanding of market trends, potential opportunities and competition

  • Skills to think strategically and build innovation into every plan

  • Skills to build compelling product strategics and roadmaps

  • Methods to manage end-to-end innovation processes

  • The range of leadership skills needed in lead technical marketing teams in complex markets

Dorian Simpson

Dorian Simpson is our lead content developer, facilitator and consultant. He has helped startups to Fortune 500 technology leaders in industries ranging from software to industrial products build leaders and develop strategies for new innovations that ranged from incremental to disruptive. Some of the companies he’s worked with include GE, Tyco, Owens Corning, Qwest, Technicolor, FEI, RealNetworks, VTech, Freightliner, and numerous others.

 

Before starting his training and consulting practice, Dorian held key positions at Motorola and AT&T in product management, sales, marketing, business development, and engineering. This range of functional experience gives Dorian a deep understanding of cross-functional challenges and solutions.

 

As a professional facilitator and workshop leader, Dorian has developed highly rated programs in innovation and product management and has instructed thousands of product leaders at universities and directly with companies.

 

Dorian has a BSEE from Northwestern University and a MBA from the University of San Diego. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

"Working with Kingsley Institute has been paramount to the development of our new entertainment service. He enabled our engineering to focus on only the most critical product elements." 

Tom Carhart - VP HP 

 

“ Kingsley's tools are among the best in the industry.”

− Clint Wheelock, Product Management Director, Century Link”