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Joshua René

The Spill Teem
Founder
Waynesboro, Virginia
Joshua René is an innovative free thinker who serves as the Founder and CEO of The Spill Teem®. For over ten years, human services taught Joshua that serving people begins with serving how they think. He's held tight to this to build creative ways to bring thinking with clarity to the surface outside of restricting safety margins or internal noise. His secret ingredient is, design-thinking! Otherwise defined as a cognitive, strategic and practical process to problem-solving. It's a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods.

Along the way, he's been presented the Program Leadership in Sales, Marketing and Technology Award and he holds a Mastery Certification in Leadership Development. Joshua has also served as a panelist at the University of Virginia's, First Annual, Serving Society Conference. Actively, he's an Adjunct Instructor, Speaker, and Thought Leader in Central Virginia and Southern Florida. Recently, he and his team were honored to lead an innovative talk at Charlottesville Virginia's annual Quadruplicity Conference, Central Virginia's Premier Women's Conference. He dives in head first, introducing a style of development provoked by the rules he lives by, “The external growth we want is a direct result of the internal growth we need.”

Around 2016, Joshua decided to challenge himself and others to view their work differently, so he left his 9-5 to create the proprietary design consultancy, The Spill Teem®. The Spill Teem® is a design-thinking consultancy whose mission it is to shift the thought culture of people. Joshua's team of tacticians provides vision & strategic methods using design thinking to a wide range of clients: The University of Virginia; Central Virginia's local government; national recording artist labels; nonprofits; as well as small and large businesses. His team not only develops but also partners with The City of Charlottesville's, ‘GO Connect: Networking ReImagined’ initiative. To sum it up, The Spill Teem uses design thinking to help people ’Spill on Purpose!'™

Exercising this passion with strong beliefs that we are personally & professionally the same people, Joshua has perfected a series of thought-provoking talks & workshops; which he calls 'Spill Teem Live!' The goal of 'Spill Teem Live' events is to empower individuals to become innovative free thinkers, who walk with clarified purpose.

He currently holds a seat on the Barrett Early Learning Center board and serves as a mentor, coach, and discussion leader at Community Investment Collaborative.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, April 10
 

8:00am EDT

Civic Innovation Conference Violet CrownAndreas Addison • Wyatt Andrews • David Bearinger • Missy Benson • Seyoum Berhe • Chip Boyles • Jessica Brady • Derek Brown • James Burnett • T. Donna Chen, Ph.D. • José Cisneros • Ryan Coonerty • Roy Decker • Nora Demleitner • Tamara Dias • Timothy Dodson • Sheila Dugan • Bob Eiffert • Duanecia Evans • Erik Fabian • Harold Folley • Georgia Geen • Elizabeth Grossman • Juanita Hardy • Lee Harris • Tim Heaphy • David Hofert • The Chattery • Bobby Hopewell • Noah Horowitz • Philippa Hughes • Joe Iacobucci • Robert Jackson • Monique Johnson • Marta Keane • Gracie Kreth • Paul Krutko • Harriet Kuhr • Lev Kushner • Isha Lee • Chauncy Lennon • Chris Little • Zachary Markovits • Shawanda Mason-Moore • Sunshine Mathon • Dayna Matthew • Cathy McGhee • Lauren Mims • Andria McClellan • Andrew Mondschein • Chas Moore • Sutton Mora Hayes • Giles Morris • Louis Nelson • Andrea Orlando • Joanne Page • Melba Pearson • Christy Phillips • Matt Pritchard • Beena Raghavendran • Brandon Readus • Travis Rejman • Joshua René • Elliott Robinson • Hana Schank • Kristin Sharp • Rusty Smith • Natalie Snider • Josh Spickler • Tommye Sutton • Carl Swanson • Robyn Tannehill • Christine Tarquinio • Larry Terry • Chris Thompson • Emma Violand-Sanchez • Yulise Waters • Stelfanie Williams • Josh Yates • Hartfield Foundation • UVA Office of the Provost
 

My Moderators Sessions

Wednesday, April 10
 

3:45pm EDT

 


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