Welcome to Overlap

Are you ready to unlock your extraordinary?

Welcome to Overlap, a vibrant online community where people like you come together to unlock their extraordinary potential. 

At Overlap, we believe in the power of empathy, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. By harnessing our uniquely human capacity for imagination, kindness, and love, we can accomplish remarkable things together, not only in our professional lives but also at home and in our communities.

Why You Should Join The Community

Imagine a place where you can connect with like-minded individuals who share your values and aspirations that better is possible. The Overlap Community is designed to be a source of inspiration, support, and growth for you and your peers. Here, you'll discover a wealth of resources, expert insights, thought-provoking discussions, practical resources, and transformative experiences that will push the boundaries of what you thought was possible.

Did you know that 60% of employees felt emotionally detached from their jobs last year, while almost a fifth described their time at work as miserable?* We think there’s a better way to make work and play meaningful, more enjoyable, and quite frankly, fun again. 

Overlap is more than just a community—it's a movement. Together, we're changing the way we work, live, and interact with the world. By embracing empathy, collaboration, and critical thinking, we're fostering a culture that values the human spirit and celebrates the transformative power of design thinking. As an Overlapper, you'll become an integral part of this movement, driving positive change within yourself and influencing those around you

What You Will Find In The Community

At Overlap, we believe in the transformative power of Human-Centred Design as a truly remarkable approach to problem solving that puts people at the heart of innovation.  It reminds us that we have the power to create meaningful change and improve lives. By putting people first and designing with empathy, we can create a future where every interaction, every product, and every experience brings joy and fulfillment.

Our community is brimming with fresh ideas, innovative techniques, and practical exercises that will awaken your imagination and help you generate brilliant solutions to any challengeOur helpful resources and tools have been organized into the various stages of the Human-Centred Design Process—define, research, ideate, prototype, and test, to support you through every step of your problem solving journey.

Each member will have access to:

  • Engaging Discussions: Join thought-provoking conversations and share your perspectives on various topics related to personal growth, innovation, and social impact.

  • Expert Insights: Gain access to exclusive tools coaching, webinars, and interviews with experts in our networks.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about creating meaningful change and forge valuable connections that can potentially lead to collaborations and new opportunities.

  • Resource Sharing: Discover a wealth of tools and resources, including recommended books, podcasts, courses, and tools, all aimed at helping you on your personal and professional journey.

  • Member-led Initiatives: Contribute your ideas and take part in member-led initiatives, such as virtual meetups, workshops, and projects, to create a positive impact both within the community and beyond.

Learn more about why we created The Overlap Community and get a sneak peek inside:


Who We Are

We’ve been doing this for 12 years. Now, we’re sharing the secret sauce and putting this approach to work in more hands. What big brands and change makers are saying about Overlap:

“Over the past 3 years, Overlap has introduced us to a new way of thinking about the problem-solving process; taught us highly effective practical tools; and has energized our team by the incredible impact of working this way. Staff are aligned and working collaboratively to execute on our long term goals.”
—David Morley, President & CEO, UNICEF Canada

“You’ve changed the way we work. This morning at our leadership meeting I wrote on the board: what problem are we trying to solve?”
—Helen Fishburn, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association

“Overlap absolutely delivered on every aspect of this community engagement initiative. We’ve already changed the way that we’re working and interacting with customers. Your team made facilitating look effortless – that’s the beauty of your process. Nothing could have been improved on this project.”
—Cathy Grant, CEO, Pickering Public Library

So, are you ready to unlock your extraordinary potential? Join our community of dreamers, thinkers, and doers who are committed to making a difference. Join now and embark on a journey that will inspire, uplift, and empower you to do your best work, create meaningful connections, and make a lasting impact in the world.