Better ways forward, in anything we do.

Ever wish we could be our most innovative selves at any moment?  Or just get unstuck? 

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Safe space and powerful directions.

Innovators' Compass is a visual workspace to find new possibilities and unlock our potential in any situation. 

It uses five questions asked by all kinds of innovative people and processes to see past, present, and future of any situation in new ways. 



A powerful compass. Not a map.

We can explore it over months or just seconds—on a whiteboard, screen, scrap of paper, in conversation or in our mind, alone or with others. 

Please find simple instructions and many examples on this site. 

As a compass it doesn't give us a map, but helps us find our own way and map our discoveries as we go.  We use it how and when we choose—like when we're starting something or feeling stuck. Any direction might unlock us.




In anything we do.

Anything on our minds—big or small, whether we're excited, worried, or just curious.

Decisions. Meetings. Planning. Conversations. Projects. Dreams. 




It’s in use in homes, schools and other organizations. 





Yes, everyone, empowered.
And the people who try, share, and share back are the inspiration and energy of this work. 



An ongoing labor of love. 

In her last decade of leading, teaching, coaching, and parenting, Ela Ben-Ur has been seeking the powerful common ground in different practices that move us forward—from personal learning and reflection practices to organizational practices like design thinking and agile development.

And, she's sought to bring these into one powerful yet intuitive, concrete tool or practice that can be easily accessed and used by anyone, anytime—in many different settings and scales, in a moment or over years.

Her aspiration for people of all ages is to nurture the 4C’s of 21st Century learning (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity) and more (compassion, curiosity, clarity, courage)—an inner compass for the 21st Century, whose world has ever-growing challenges and opportunities for people to navigate, from a personal scale to a global one. 

Investing in this passion/question is now her exclusive focus, in collaboration with many incredible educators and others who are voluntarily experimenting and bringing their unique perspectives to this work.  

Please become part of the story! Experiment with this, share it (with attribution), and connect with us!