Since 2001, Glen Mohr, President and Founder of Mohr Collaborative, has designed and managed programs that integrate innovation and leadership development. His programs engage high potential employees in developing innovative ideas into practical, profitable, customer-centric solutions. Clients, including Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and PNC, consistently achieve extraordinarily high financial returns with 30-90% of new project ideas from each program moving forward to generate revenue. Simultaneously clients build ongoing capacity for innovation and develop high-potential talent through integrated coaching and instruction in client-oriented problem solving, scenario-based thinking, strategic alignment, organizational networking, leadership skills, business plan development and effective teamwork.
Glen followed a labyrinthine path to his present focus on innovation as a vehicle for professional learning and development. His first job out of architecture school was consulting to architecture and engineering firms as they transitioned to computer-aided design. Recognizing the value of his design training to learning and problem solving in general (what is now known as “design thinking”), he added an education degree and embarked on a mission to bring the benefits of new technologies to K-12 education, including five years producing live television. He developed innovative models for technology-enhanced collaborative learning and produced over 200 television programs while guiding scores of cultural, scientific, and educational institutions in their first forays into distance learning. His interactive curricula were published as several science education CD-ROMs and as part of a NASA television program that won an Emmy.
After a year long interlude of travel around the world, and a short stint teaching high school world history, Glen spent his “dot com” years with a startup providing a publishing platform for high schools. As a product manager he worked on all aspects of building the user base and established syndication partnerships with major media outlets.
Glen currently teaches design thinking as Course Leader for MIT’s Innovation of Products and Services course and has taught cases on strategy, innovation, customer-centricity and performance culture for Harvard Business School Publishing. He has published and presented about collaborative technologies and innovation, including a chapter on using Web 2.0 tools in healthcare organizations in Collaborate for Success: Breakthrough Strategies for Engaging Physicians, Nurses and Hospital Executives. He is currently writing an article and case study on the intersection of innovation and leadership development.
He holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Education from Harvard with a concentration in Technology in Education. Glen lives in Belmont, Massachusetts, with his wife, daughter, son, and dog.