Over My Shoulder Foundation Co-Founders Patti Austin and Dawn Carroll attended the Leaders of Design Council Conference in Berlin, Germany at the Hotel de Rome from April 3-5, 2013.

 

The Leaders of Design Council (LDC) is an exclusive membership body of the top architects and designers in the U.S. founded by Keith Granet and Meg Touberg. You can see a slideshow of photos from the Leaders of Design Council Conference put together by the LDC here.

 

Patti Austin Performs Lean on Me

You’ll recognize the soundtrack to the Leaders of Design Council Conference slideshow as our very own Patti Austin, singing Lean on Me – a fitting song that describes Mentorology (the art and science of mentoring) in such a perfect way:

“If there is a load you must bear that you cannot carry,

I’ll be right on over.

I’ll share your load if you just call.”

These song lyrics fit right into the vision of mentoring Dawn and Patti champion through Over My Shoulder Foundation (OMSF). LDC founders Granet and Touberg say that Patti “brought down the house with [a] moving performance” on the last night of the Berlin design event.

Over My Shoulder Foundation's Co-Founder Patti Austin at the 2013 Leaders of Design Council Conference in Berlin, Germany

Over My Shoulder Foundation’s Co-Founder Patti Austin at the 2013 Leaders of Design Council Conference in Berlin, Germany

 

OMSF Proud to Be a Part of The Leaders in Design Council Conference in 2013

Here are all the attendees to the 2013 Leaders of Design Council Conference in Berlin. Over My Shoulder Foundation Co-Founders Dawn Carroll and Patti Austin are proud to be a part of the exclusive educational organization with a long-range vision of improving the industry of design as a whole.

Attendees to the 2013 Leaders of Design Council Conference in Berlin

Attendees to the 2013 Leaders of Design Council Conference in Berlin

 

Dawn is Mentoring Patti in Design

Through the design mentoring she tirelessly champions for Over My Shoulder Foundation, OMSF Co-Founder Dawn Carroll is mentoring Patti Austin as Patti flourishes in the beginning of her career as a designer, a dream come true for the singer. Patti, a Grammy Award-winning singing legend, is pursuing her dream to carve out a niche in the design world for herself. Isn’t mentoring a great way to go after  your dreams? We certainly think so. Designing the Next Generation is Over My Shoulder Foundation’s international conversation about mentoring in the design world.

Over My Shoulder Foundation Co-Founders Dawn Carroll (left) and Patti Austin (right) at the 2013 Leaders of Design Council Conference in Berlin, Germany

Over My Shoulder Foundation Co-Founders Dawn Carroll (left) and Patti Austin (right) at the 2013 Leaders of Design Council Conference in Berlin, Germany

 

 

One of the Berlin Design Conference Sponsors, Cumar

Cumar Marble & Granite was one of the The Leaders of Design Council Conference sponsors. Cumar’s General Manager Dave Connor says, “Dawn has carved out OMSF’s niche in the mentoring world while managing an award worthy design career at Cumar, which is currently in its 8th generation of leadership in stone sourcing and fabrication in Everett, Massachusetts. Mentoring is a necessary everyday activity at Cumar as there is no trade school to attend for this craft.”

 

 

 

Closing Thoughts from Dawn Carroll

Dawn Carroll, Over My Shoulder Foundation Co-Founder and Executive Director says, “I was honored to be included and truly was MENTORED!” There you have it. Another score for the Mentorology cycle by Over My Shoulder Foundation, our first international event.

 

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