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MAHOIR Innovation Consulting Launches Innovation Training Workshops, the First of Its Kind in Northeast Florida, to Teach Professionals the ABCs of Design Thinking

MAHOIR Innovation Consulting Launches Innovation Training Workshops, the First of Its Kind in Northeast Florida, to Teach Professionals the ABCs of Design Thinking
Jacksonville, FL, August 16, 2019 --( For the first time in Northeast Florida, an innovation training program is becoming available to the business professionals of all levels and all business sizes to teach them the fundamentals of Design Thinking. MAHOIR House of Innovation Research is launching a four-part training series on Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 12 to help First Coast leaders solve their persistent and grueling problems with creative approaches and fresh ideas. These sessions are held at LionShare Cowork Jacksonville on Beach Boulevard.

Innovation training has been predominantly a luxury for corporate executives who can afford traveling and spending thousands of dollars to be trained by an elite business school or for a few tech startups that are supported by an investment group. The only cost-effective alternative available to the general business community has been a variety of DIY online programs with limited to zero personal support from the course instructors. MAHOIR innovation training series is designed to fill this gap and make the training available to everyone at an affordable cost.

From managing the climate impact on our community to giving the downtown historic buildings a new life, from improving our public transport to improving schools' performance, from reducing crime to dealing with opioid epidemic and homelessness in our region and, from bringing more businesses to our region to growing the ones already here, whatever the challenge might be, solving a problem needs creative problem-solving skills.

About the Instructor

The four-part innovation training series are taught by Dr. Maryam Afshar the Founder and Principal of MAHOIR, Inc. an innovation consulting firm in Jacksonville, Florida.

Born and raised in Shiraz, the city of the great wine, Maryam started her career as an industrial designer. Later, as she moved through the graduate school ranks in Australia and the United States, she developed a passion for understanding consumers, finding simple ways to solve difficult problems and teaching these skills to business leaders and entrepreneurs. Along the years, she has designed consumer products, taught graduate and undergraduate courses in college, led market research for corporate clients, and taught and mentored entrepreneurs to think and act like a designer (which is to say to be creative problem-solvers).

About MAHOIR, Inc.

MAHOIR is an innovation consulting firm that brings the synergy of design discipline, market research, and social sciences to business. With Design Thinking at its core MAHOIR helps organizations to innovate through systematic exploration, purposeful experimentation and creative problem solving.

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