Debbe Stern

I love to help people & organizations tell their stories.

I thrive on unearthing great stories that will impact others, then finding the perfect places to tell them. This process embodies everything I value—strong relationships, a deep understanding of issues and their ecosystems, and the ability to use my craft to create real change in the world. Telling these stories can bring new ideas to life, build a brand or platform, or—in the very best cases—help forge a movement.

I’m not a fan of quick hits or sound bites. I like to dig in to understand people, their aspirations, and their ultimate goals. I do this by diving deeply into an exploration of an organization’s offerings and by maintaining my relationships with journalists at high-profile media outlets around the world.

At my core, I’m a connector. I derive great satisfaction from connecting people and kindling a collaboration. 

I was proud to help tell these stories.

60 Minutes
This story on creativity involved
working closely with the segment's
producer and correspondent, 
Charlie Rose, featuring IDEO and
the Stanford d.school.
find the story here
Wall Street Journal
A groundbreaking story lauding
the Stanford d.school as the
“hottest graduate program”.


find the story here
Business Week
This cover story grew out of a
decade-long relationship with an
editor and solidified the importance
of design within the business world.

find the story here
Nightline
ABC’s most frequently
purchased show for many years.
It became a primer for teaching
innovation globally.

find the story here
New York Times
A story on how IDEO designed an
entire school system for the country
of Peru— from the business model
to the daily curriculum.

find the story here

Debbe Stern

I love to help people & organizations tell their stories.

I thrive on unearthing great stories that will impact others, then finding the perfect places to tell them. This process embodies everything I value—strong relationships, a deep understanding of issues and their ecosystems, and the ability to use my craft to create real change in the world. Telling these stories can bring new ideas to life, build a brand or platform, or—in the very best cases—help forge a movement.

I’m not a fan of quick hits or sound bites. I like to dig in to understand people, their aspirations, and their ultimate goals. I do this by diving deeply into an exploration of an organization’s offerings and by maintaining my relationships with journalists at high-profile media outlets around the world.

At my core, I’m a connector. I derive great satisfaction from connecting people and kindling a collaboration. 

I was proud to help tell these stories.

60 Minutes
This story on creativity involved
working closely with the segment's
producer and correspondent, 
Charlie Rose, featuring IDEO and
the Stanford d.school.
find the story here
Wall Street Journal
A groundbreaking story lauding
the Stanford d.school as the
“hottest graduate program”.

find the story here
BusinessWeek
This cover story grew out of a
decade-long relationship with an
editor and solidified the importance
of design within the business world.

find the story here
Nightline
ABC’s most frequently
purchased show for many years.
It became a primer for teaching
innovation globally.

find the story here
New York Times
A story on how IDEO designed an
entire school system for the country
of Peru— from the business model
to the daily curriculum.

find the story here

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