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We use Design Thinking approaches to learning design. Why that is good for you is that it puts you at the centre of your own learning journey.  

Take each practical program at your own pace. Do it fast or slow.  Binge watch/listen, read your guidebook and do your learning activities.  Use the tools and templates provided to help you address work problems or projects.

Do you have a work project? 

If you do, bring your project with you and engage in Action Learning. Learn by doing. 

We cater to audio learners, audio-visual learners, kinesthetic learners, and visual learners.



Let's address the UNSDGs

Help Leadingrowth contribute to delivering on the UN Sustainable goals

  • Goal 1 - End poverty 

  • Goal 4 - Provide quality education

  • Goal 8 - Improve economic growth  

  • Goal 9 - Improve Industry & Innovation 


Through quality education we can mentor, collaborate with and teach entrepreneurs & digital creatives the skills necessary to grow and scale.  Let's help them to solve wicked problems, elevate innovation, employ people and add to economic growth.

4DLX-Grow Innovation framework 

  • 12-years of research

  • 5000+ leaders

  • can be taught in the dirt, on paper, or online

  • accessible to all, not just the 30% with Internet access 

  • another 150+ frameworks in our Leadingrowth Toolbox

  • let's reduce poverty through innovation & entrepreneurship

  • let's provide quality education to all leaders so they can create new leaders who make a difference

  • let's help leaders improve their innovation capabilities  

  • let's collaborate with leaders on business growth opportunities

  • let's improve how we innovate 

  • let's move forward happier and faster

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CEO / Founder

Dr Karen W Miller (PhD) is passionate about growth.  Whether she is growing vegetables, growing flowers or assisting individuals, teams and businesses to grow. Karen loves helping people, animals and plants thrive.  Her love of growth started as a child growing carrots.  As an 11-year old Karen read two pivotal books that changed her world and started her growth journey.  Karen's quest for growth and these two pivotal books were instrumental in her own personal growth, lifelong learning and love of psychology and professional development books.

Karen's love of growth aligns with business development, growth marketing and sales, which is what she did for many years before undertaking her PhD (Management). Karen's thirst for  learning and helping others blossomed into an Academic Career spanning 17-years.

Across four Universities Karen taught mainly Masters students online/hybrid/ and face-to-face. She developed innovative and engaging Courses for Applied Business Research, Consumer Behaviour, Digital Marketing & Branding, Marketing Management, and used design thinking to create quality learning outcomes for her students resulting in happy students and four teaching and learning awards. 

She is an author of 41 publications, and a recipient of over $800, 000 in grants using Luxury Brand Management, Innovation Management and Design Thinking Frameworks to assist with agri-business growth. 

As a researcher and leading academic Karen applies Market Research, Customer Research, Strategic Brand Management, Innovation Management, and Design Thinking skills. She did so to improve business growth with a number of SMEs in the wine, beef, thoroughbred, BnB, fashion, and functional food opportunities. Karen also used Innovation Management and Design Thinking Frameworks in developing and enhancing luxury brands in the farm-to-plate markets, fashion markets, fashion accessory markets, wine, beef, and functional foods markets. 

Karen also applies Design Thinking in the Higher Education markets. She refocused MBA courses to new markets across two Universities.  At USQ and at AIB, Karen developed a suite of entrepreneurship and marketing subjects that have interwoven in them branding, digital and strategic customer experience management.  

Karen has  over 25 years of experience in successfully leading teams, and significant experience in leading, mentoring, and motivating teams in innovative design, development and delivery of online education and training, achieving high student evaluations. 

Previous roles include Associate Professor and Head of Marketing and Entrepreneurship with Australian Institute of Business, Marketing Discipline Leader and Senior Lecturer in Marketing at University of Southern Queensland, Lecturer at University of Newcastle and Tutor at Griffith University.  Karen ha