Hello, I am Annette Mason, a Leadership Guide and founder of Trilogy Design Works.
We help Leaders grow their communication and connection skills through innovative, creative journeys. These are high-value experiences that present leaders the opportunity for personal and professional transformative growth.
Our Three Pillars
Compass: Our unique combination internal value drivers.
Maps: Where we’ve been (and what it means), we we are, and where we are going.
Constellations: Our community and our wayfinders.
Our evolving business model, designed as a sustainable business that makes a profit and also has social impact at its core.
The social impact is to offer underserved students a life skills curriculum that puts them in the driver seat of their lives, to build their agency muscles and confidence.
As I deepen my relationships - I continue to invest time and service with like-hearted, globally recognized thought leaders and their communities.
Come journey with me.
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Before I worked with Annette, I couldn't see what was really getting in my way. She was able to expose the self-limiting thoughts I had that were holding me back from doing great things.
She made the space and showed up when I needed it most.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader @ Intuit I Global ERG Management I Culture, Engagement & Belonging
We work with individuals or groups to design successful sabbaticals – time that we set aside from our work and our regular life. By creating space (in both time and sometimes place) we begin to see our self and our life through a new lens.
Three essentials for a successful sabbatical are Courage, Intention, and Co-design.
Intentional Sabbaticals are designed with constraints in mind. Time, money, people, and places are not insurmountable barriers. Working together we create Sojourns with Intention and Impact.
Sr Director IT, Engineering Applications
Annette provided the “ground rules” for my exploration journey via weekly reflection questions AND helpful exercises with clear templates, and shared specific and relatable examples from her remarkable life and career that then helped me organize my past experiences to inform my future choices as well as prioritize my goals for more effective decision making.
A short journey or trip, especially one engaged in as a leisure activity.
Also a deviation from a regular pattern, path, or level of operation.
The orientation is to provoke some new, fresh thinking in context of current and future circumstances.
The promise is some cultural learning through creative means.
A journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, and quest for growth and insights.
The orientation is that of a quest, finding it is not promised.
Learning and Adventure is promised and leadership growth is inevitable.
Travel has the power to inform our worldview as we discuss social issues, election choices, and how we make a difference whether in business and career or making choices of what we buy and how we dispose of things.
At Trilogy Design Works we co-create travel experiences with our client and our partners around the world, delivering something far beyond the traditional tourism model.
We may use the words Excursion or Expedition to explain this work better. However we describe it, the intent is learning and transformation.
Curated to Return Insights and Impact with Your Investment. Venturing while adding value personally, locally & globally.
While I believe that profit is an engine for choice,
I believe it requires appropriate context
This insight is inspired by Hubert Joly’s point of view on profit:
“I now see shareholder primacy as the root cause of the problems that my children and I were talking about around the dinner table. Although making money is of course vital and a natural outcome of good management (as we discuss in chapter 5), considering profit as the sole purpose of business is wrong for four fundamental reasons:
(1) profit is not a good measure of economic performance;
(2) an exclusive focus on it is dangerous;
(3) this singular focus antagonizes customers and employees; and
(4) it is not good for the soul.”
— The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism by Hubert Joly