Coeylen has spent the last 10 years using the human centered design process to transform organizations around the world. After receiving her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University, she joined the founding team of African Leadership Academy as manager of curriculum development.
After launching the ALA in South Africa, Coeylen joined the Stanford Institute of Design to create and implement professional development and training tools. She is now the founder and CEO of CreatEdu which provides innovative consulting and facilitation using the human centered design process. Clients include: Colorado Department of Education, CU Boulder, local school districts such at St Vrain Valley School District, Denver Public Schools, and Boulder Valley School District, The California Library System, and a variety of start-up companies across the country. In her spare time she mentors with local business incubators. Recent successes include overhauling district level professional development systems, redesigning key structures such as assessment and scheduling and the design and implementation of a new innovation program at CU Boulder.