At ActionCraft Company, we help change-makers expand their impact and open doors through visual strategy and storytelling. We get to facilitate — using live mural drawings and digital graphics — inspiring and actionable strategy roadmaps produced by leadership teams, like Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (HHSF) in Canada. For more than a decade, with my business partner (and brother) Gary Hubbell, we have helped guide and visualize the Foundation’s philanthropic strategy aimed at increasing widespread community health through an integrated blanket of care. Foundation CEO Pearl Veenema (below) has been a champion for expanding intentional leadership development and integrated strategy.Read More
At Ken Hubbell Consulting, we help leaders unlock fresh strategic insights that improve impact on the issues that matter most. We employ a unique mix of visual strategy tools and coaching to elevate the work of impactful leadership.
For several summers, Ken has been a visiting practitioner at Texas A&M’s Bush School — Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy. This year’s focus was on supporting leaders in finding strategic pivots to shape a better future, in sharing a convincing message of change despite the new uncertainties, and in redrawing their roadmaps for 2023 and beyond. Below, we summarize highlights from the leadership learning workshop.Read More
A day last week at the Art Institute of Chicago reawakened me. Sitting with my sketchbook in the space of great art—what Parker Palmer called “the vastness of great things, (1)” was a wonderful reminder that in order to settle out the noise and pressures of the day you need clear seeing and focus. Inspiration is always available; it takes intentional practice to re-perceive and unlock it.
At ActionCraft, we’re always using creativity in service of people seeking breakthroughs. Here’s to the art of “clear seeing—and doing.”Read More
At ActionCraft, we transform complex, leadership conversations and planning into full-color, inspired impact.
This spring, we’ve been using big visuals to support leaders in finding pivots to a better future, sharing a convincing message of change and new possibilities amidst the Covid crisis and loss, and redrawing their bold roadmaps for 2023 and beyond.
Working closely with G-Hub, Inc. on Conversation 2022, we helped Gary Hubbell visualize an intensive series of adaptive leadership retreats.Read More
Organizations, businesses, brands and anchor institutions can share with stakeholders their strategic stories and their magic messages to catch attention and expand enthusiastic engagement. Our Action Craft team of visual storytellers collaborated with Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce on a new animated video that acted as the kickoff message for its virtual State of the Chamber Awards program.Read More
This illustrated animation celebrates the success of the Vail Health / EVBH coalition’s integrated health and wellness initiatives. The goal of this Eagle Valley Behavioral Health video is to share with the community, contributors, and partner organizations the robust success of EBVH across each of its eight integrated initiatives designed to improve health and well-being in their valley and to reduce any need for residents to travel long distances for appropriate behavioral care and services.Read More
The social sector environment is volatile, and you need a roadmap to success for any possible future. This success plan begins with understanding the four potential future scenarios that may emerge in the coming months, and then asking yourself and your team: are we ready?Read More
All through this year, ActionCraft Company has worked with transformative leaders keeping their eyes and intentions focused on what really matters, never getting lost in the swirling present, finding pivots to a better future, sharing a convincing message of change and new possibilities amidst crisis and loss, and redrawing bold roadmaps for 2021. They are:Read More
As we near the end of National American Indian Heritage Month in the US, and we prepare for Thanksgiving, I’d like to express how truly thankful I am for having had the opportunity and the honor to work with a number of Native American organizations over the years as they continue their work to build a brighter, better future for their people. Here are a few of those projects…Read More
Thinking in pictures helps diverse groups of leaders reach convergence around complex concepts, and this year, we are visualizing the power of cultural roots to build unique tourism attractions.
Authentic stories, scrapbooks and vintage TV and film footage of singer Johnny Cash’s family roots and Arkansas concerts bring to life the rural roots of American music and culture, and we’re partnering with Cash’s relatives, community leaders, and the John R. Cash Revocable Trust to shape the conceptual master plan for the Kingsland Heritage Center—Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash in southern Arkansas.Read More