Imagine a culture that empowers your people, drives innovation, and grows your start-up from the ground up. You can make it happen.

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Cultural Design

Design your culture and align business operations with action learning, strategy and design sessions, and collaborative action based on our culture canvas model.


Research, strategy, and collaborative action to help your team solve complex problems and grow stronger through change.



Wondering how to build cohesion across multiple teams?

Concerned about shifting dynamics as your start-up enters a pivotal moment of growth?

Ready to take your people operations to the next level?


Whether you're a start-up of 2 or 200, we can help you find a clear path forward to achieving your goals. Our collaborative process helps you hit the ground running by leveraging your team's strengths and building engagement from day one. That means more effective solutions, faster.

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How it Works

We take a human-centered approach to problem solving and change, using participatory research, learning, and action to engage teams in designing and implementing effective solutions.



Workshops, cultural assessments, and action research to build shared knowledge, identify key issues, and take stock of current realities.


Find your purpose and build a shared vision to inspire and mobilize your team.



Create a road map to success. Collaborative design and strategic planning to identify actionable strategies, goals, and priorities to make your aspirations reality.


Coaching, evaluation, and an agile framework to help you implement strategies, maintain engagement, and adapt as you go.


What You Get


Shared language and knowledge for discussing culture and understanding the current state


Shared vision for a future state and a clear path to get there


Framework for implementing and experimenting with change


Foundation for continuous employee engagement and ownership in the culture building process


Our mission is to help build workplaces where both people and business can thrive. We believe in communities where people come first, where the companies that succeed are also the most rewarding to work for, and where everyone has equal access to work that allows them a full and meaningful life.


A better culture, a better workplace, a better company. Are you ready?

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Get Started

Contact us to schedule your free consultation and see how we can help you take your culture to the next level for less time and effort.

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About the Founder

A born explorer originally from the Midwest, Tara Horn has lived, worked, and studied in five countries and traveled through even more. She believes in doing better, questioning assumptions, and lifting up others to do good work. She may have a soft spot for anarchist theory and practice.

Tara received her Masters in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development from the Australian National University in 2005 and has a deep understanding of how cultural systems work and how to use data and participation to drive change from the ground up. Before moving to Portland, she worked as a teacher, an archaeologist, and with community-based refugee and political activist groups in Southeast Asia. She had a brief but successful business selling fair-trade laptop sleeves from Thailand as well as a non-profit distributing educational materials to political exiles. Subsequently she specialized in designing and conducting mixed-methods research, data analysis, and program evaluation for faculty, nonprofits, and public agencies.

She delights in using her eclectic mix of skills in research, project management, organizational design, and grassroots organizing to help companies build a better world.