About.

Since our inception, Executive Business Design, LLC has been totally
focused on bridging the gap between creativity and business through education, strategy, and leadership development.

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Sarita René, MBA, MFA

Chief Consultant + Educator

Solving organizational challenges and developing leaders through human empathy, creative thinking, experience design, and business strategy.

Started by our dedicated and visionary leader, Sarita René, Executive Business Design, LLC has grown into an impactful education and business consultancy movement. We emphasize transparency in everything we do, setting bold goals and pursuing a clear strategy that seeks to move the needle. We are constantly adapting to the changes of society and the evolving landscape of new business trends. Executive Business Design, LLC focuses on solving organizational challenges and developing leaders through a combination of human empathy, creative methodologies, experience design, and business strategy.

Sarita René at Executive Business Design, LLC has the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to solve complex organizational challenges and develop leaders on any level of their career. Sarita is a business consultant, business professor, management and leadership researcher, and visual artist. Basically, a professional spark plug.

Realizing her ability to bridge the gap between innovation and business strategy through pedagogy and consultation, she launched her boutique-style leadership education and business consultancy firm. She leads all of her courses and consultative work with an unconventional approach guided by human empathy, creative thinking, experience design, and business strategy. A strong advocate of evidenced research, she explores theories and applicability of business management and leadership development concepts and methodologies through her Ph.D. studies and consultative work.

Sarita René has worked on short-term and consultative projects with organizations such as Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Builders Unity Group, LLC, Carson Life, ProjectTHINK SRQ, Microsoft Game Studio, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Cirque du Soleil, and others.

She is currently a professor teaching creative business courses at Ringling College of Art and Design in the Business program. Sarita René is a past recipient of the FSU Teaching Award Fellowship, which led her to teach creativity courses in Florence, Italy, for Florida State University. Before teaching in Florence, Italy, she taught at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she received the Leslie N. Wilson-Delores Auzenne Fellowship.

 

As a business educator, Sarita leads and facilitates real-world experiential student projects with companies such as Clean the World, McCurdy’s Comedy Theater and Humor Institute, Burlington Coat Factory, Re/Max, Harvey Milk Festival, and others.

With a versatile character interested in all things creative, Sarita is also a practicing visual artist. Some notable art exhibitions are SCOPE and Fountain Art Fair Gallery during Art Basel in Miami, Florida, Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa, Florida, Gallery Hotel Art in Florence, Italy, and Thomas Dean Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, Sarita René served as Vice President of the Working Method Contemporary Art Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida, for two consecutive years. For more art, visit SaritaReneArt.com

Education

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Business Management and Leadership Development (ABD)

  • M.B.A (AACSB accredited) with an emphasis in Business Management and Leadership from West Texas A&M University

  • M.F.A with an emphasis in Studio Creativity and Fine Arts from Florida State University

  • B.A. Business of Art and Design from Ringling College of Art and Design

 

Professional Development

  • Academic Leadership Institute, AICAD Organization

  • BRIC Summit, BRIC Foundation

  • Women in Entrepreneurship, USF Connect

  • Design and Leadership Course, Parsons

  • Innovation Week, Future London Academy

  • Business Leadership Summit, Harper Collins

  • Activating Remote Superpowers, The Design Gym

 

Certifications

  • Certified SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional), Society of HR Management (in progress)

  • Certified in Social/Behavior Research, Citi Program

  • Certified in Leading for Creativity, IDEO

 

Memberships + Committees

  • Board of MidFlorida Credit Union, Supervisory Committee Member

  • Diversity and Inclusion, RCAD Committee Member

  • American Psychological Association, Member

  • The Black Business District, Member

  • Society of Human Resource Management, Member

  • National Society for Experiential Education, Member