A leader’s job is to engineer the types of conversations that produce epiphanies.
— Susan Scott

Meet the Presenter


Rachel Hofstetter, VP, Overlap Associates

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Rachel Hofstetter, VP, is a strong leader with exceptional management, business and people skills. She’s a natural coach who inspires people to work collaboratively toward new outcomes, while developing organizational cultures that support continuous learning and innovation. With 20+ years experience as a senior manager, facilitator, trainer, course developer and account director—Rachel has always valued the importance of empathy and understanding needs as the basis for good decision-making. Rachel honed her training and course development expertise at Bell Canada, and has held a variety of senior management positions leading large teams in the private sector.


Download Resources

Below are digital versions of the Feedback Grid and Empathy Map. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This means that we're happy to have you print and share these digital resources, but please don't sell them as is or remodel them for sale. 

Feedback Grid

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Empathy Map

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Reading List

At Overlap, we love reading and learning new things. Here are a few of our favourite picks if you're interested in learning more about Ideation, Creativity, Design Thinking or Facilitation.

Create your own ideation toolkit

Here are some of our favourite supplies that we always have on hand when ideating. Put them all together and you can create your very own Ideation Toolkit. 

Better is absolutely possible.