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Kylie Castellaw

Lead Consultant, Product & Design

Through the years, I've operated as a designer, a human factors engineer, a user experience researcher, and a product strategy specialist -- always focusing on how to combine empathy and science to get the best possible results. 

I'm currently a Lead Product Management consultant at ThoughtWorks San Francisco, where I coach Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and startups to get successful products to market faster using Lean and collaborative methods. 

The Interview

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

When I moved to the SF Bay area, my partner and I had dinner with a friend of his from Brazil. She was a ThoughtWorker and convinced me to apply the very next day. I'm so glad the fabulous Fernanda Dias pointed me toward my tribe!

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

Never stop trying new things, and surround yourself with people that encourage you to take the right risks.

The thing I love most about my work is

It is a complete cliché, but the people! I'm a huge fan of ThoughtWorkers past and present and love the way we can jump right in to the meaningful stuff over lunch or a drink. At the same time I really value my friendships with clients as well -- there are so many inspiring stories behind everyone I've met in Global TW offices as well as client sites.

The thing I'm most proud of from my time here is

The book that I'm writing with fellow ThoughtWorker Maryam Aidini in our spare time. It's called Lean Product... stay tuned for more!