Kidsultants

Flipping the mentor model where kids will coach or mentor adults in corporate settings with a kids-eye-view to create new solutions.

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How might we tap the innovative mindset of kids to generate compelling solutions (in business, government - run by adults) for today's seemingly intractable problems? 
 
This agency is comprised of young minds - Middle School - High School students - who work with corporate teams to address a specific challenge or project with new perspectives. As adults we often forget how to play or see things through a child's mind, a growth mindset, which often can provide simple and innovative solutions. 
This agency will provide a fun learning experience that brings out the growth mindset (inner child), instills confidence, and provides direction to relevant and meaningful solutions for both the KidSultants and corporate client.

We grow up and we forget how to play. In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing.  
 
Play brings joy. And it’s vital for problem solving, creativity and relationships. 
 
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.

Let's bring these things together - play, young minds, corporate projects and see what we can create. 
 
This agency will work closely with corporate teams who have a challenge or a campaign or a program that needs some new perspective. KidSultants will define the challenge and present it to a team of 4 KidSultants to provide input and feedback. KidSultants will be trained in simple design-thinking methodologies in a very safe space where all ideas are welcomed.  
 
KidSultants will provide their findings and suggestions, to the client with interactive dialogue and honest feedback.  
 
In the end, the client will have some new perspectives, the KidSultants will build their play skills including confidence, creative thinking as well as exposure to the business world - and a reminder to never forget how to play. 
 
Good article by Carol Dwek expanding on what exactly growth mindset is -https://hbr.org/2016/01/what-having-a-growth-mindset-actually-means

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