Elizabeth Pastor is Co-Founder of Humantific and Director of its UnderstandingLab. Her passion lies in helping people people learn, understand and make sense of complex situations in new and inclusive ways.
Humantific is a new breed of SenseMaking-based Transformation Consultancy based in New York and Madrid. Humantific has three practice-based labs: StrategyLab, UnderstandingLab and InsightLab. Working with a hybrid toolbox, Humantific helps clients construct new value by creating pathways through fuzzy strategic complexity of all kinds, by communicating complex ideas, and by building more human-centered organizations that maximize collective brainpower and are adaptable to continuous change. Clients include The American Human Development Project, UNIFEM, OXFAM, Schering-Plough, Sermo Physician Network, Pfizer, VHA Hospital Group, Morgan Stanley, EDS, Majestic Research, amongst others.
Elizabeth is also CoFounder of NextDesign Leadership Institute where she teaches Visual SenseMaking as part of NextD’s Complexity Navigation Program. The Complexity Navigation Program focuses on teaching 21st century design thinking skills to business executives, and combines Strategic CoCreation, Design Research and Visual SenseMaking.
Prior to founding Humantific, Elizabeth Co-Founded Scient’s Innovation Acceleration Labs, with GK VanPatter. At Scient they created the Innovation Lab including all of its cross-disciplinary learning experiences. She holds a Masters Degree from Art Center College of Design in California, where she focused on the power of information design to enhance the learning process. Her present research involves SenseMaking for ChangeMaking in social and organizational contexts. Elizabeth speaks frequently at conferences in the US and Europe. A native of Madrid, Spain, she presently lives in New York City.