As a user experience and self-development coach, Whitney Hess helps business leaders mindfully and compassionately design their products, their organizations and themselves. She is the author of Pleasure & Pain and the co-host of Designing Yourself.

Whitney holds a Master in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and will soon be a certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West. A native New Yorker, she now lives in San Diego, CA.