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HmntyCntrd is here to give you the practical tools and clarity needed to deepen your professional and personal growth. We leverage our multidisciplinary expertise across counseling, sociology, UX, and innovation consulting to create unique experiences and training to support people and their commitment to growth.

Through courses, community and consulting, we will help you become more confident and skilled at implementing ethical & equitable practices in your profession and creating trauma-informed, care-centered teams and organizational structures.
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Develop the foundational skills and practices necessary to help you flourish personally and professionally.

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Connect with like-minded folks in one of the most diverse, inclusive, and supportive professional growth communities.

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Experience innovative training and working sessions designed to cultivate healthy teams that are equity-centered, trauma-informed, and leave a lasting impact on your organization.

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We’ve Worked with Professionals at These Companies (And More!)
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"Our industry is facing a long-overdue reckoning — one that demands changes to our values, team norms, and design processes ... That’s why I think HmntyCntrd is so crucial right now—and a worthy investment for any team."
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Sara Wachter-Boettcher
"HmntyCntrd is without question what we as creators and designers of the future need: a space to come together to connect and develop ourselves and our creative process in a way that moves us forward toward actualization rather than traps us in a never-ending inertia loop of tech-enabled human suffering. It cannot have come at a more crucial and impactful time."
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Aubrey Blanche
Senior Director of Equitable Design, Product & People | Culture Amp
"OMG! I learned so many new ways of thinking about UX work. I'm focusing more on equity and inclusion in all aspects of my research and design work, making sure I'm taking the lived experiences of others into account. I’m so grateful for HmntyCntrd for giving me the opportunity to see the world in a new way.”
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Jared Spool
Co-Founder & Co-CEO | Center Centre-UIE
“I genuinely believe that the content is unmatched. HmtnyCntrd is doing and has done the best job of taking design from this thing that you can do to make things pretty, to something that you can do to make things effective, and more welcoming, and safe, and courageous.”
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Chase Morris
Product Designer
“HmntyCntrd means so much to me. It's this non traditional way of educating yourself, still being immersed in a community, in a space that I never really had in any of my traditional institutions… It keeps me going in my day to day existence, both personally and professionally at work.”
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Amina Aden
Senior User Researcher | Hubble

I'm Vivianne Castillo!

I bring 10+ years of psychology and research experience spanning multiple contexts, cultures, and industries, and my work and opinions in this space have been written about in Slate, Fortune, ELLE Magazine, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post.

I’ve always struggled with the jargon and cliches of our industry around being human-centered. Coming from a counseling and human services background, where I tackled issues like shame, empathy, vulnerability and compassion, I recognize that while we can’t control what is happening around us, we can control what’s happening within us and how we proactively work and address deeply human problems to improve the world around us for the better.

When you engage HmntyCntrd, you become a member of a community that is curious about what could be, a community that embraces new conversations, opportunities, and practices that will deepen the way human-centered experiences are defined.

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My hope for this experience is to bring together UX and Tech professionals who want to move beyond the jargon and cliches of our industry so that we can create an equitable, inclusive and more humanity-centered future. 

Here's to choosing courage over comfort.