Mary Paynter Sherwin

Ask The Sherwins LLC


Mary Paynter Sherwin is co-founder of Ask The Sherwins LLC, a consulting and training firm dedicated to helping leaders create design-driven teams, and individuals gain the skills they need to solve complex challenges. She is a seasoned writer, educator, and public speaking coach with expertise in helping individuals and schools develop rigorous curricula and activities for their learning needs. She has worked on multiple successful training programs and product innovation toolkits, such as Kaiser Permanente’s i60 Innovation Toolkit with Propelland and frog’s Collective Action Toolkit. With David Sherwin, she has led workshops and classes around the world. The Sherwins have worked most recently with Kiewit, Tipping Point Community, and MailChimp, and are hard at work on a book about how to create great workplace teams. They are on the visiting faculty of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, and were formerly adjunct professors at St. Mary’s College of California and California College of the Arts.


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