About Us


DesignEd’s Values

Connected Community

Continuous Learning & Growth

Courageous Truth-Telling

Everything we ask clients to do, we do too.

Lauren Sikes, Founder & CEO

Whether you are a CEO, small business owner, or school principal, we work with leaders who want to create happy, high-performing work environments.

Prior to DesignEd, Lauren spent 13 years as a teacher while also developing successful professional development programs for diverse audiences. Guiding people to reach their full potential personally and professionally has always been at the core of her work. At DesignEd, we understand excellent facilitation, teaching, and coaching to get you where you want to go as a leader and organization.

Training: Columbia's Teachers College, Stanford's d.School K-12 Lab, Teach For America, and an overall obsessive life-long learner.

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