Welcome to Leaders of Awesomeness

A lively community of UX leaders, designers, researchers, and writers from all over the world.

Who is a UX leader? 

If you’re here, you’re probably a leader or working hard be become one.

A UX leader is different from a UX manager. A UX leader is not an appointed position. Anyone can become a UX leader; all it takes is a follower, a simple vision of where you want the UX in your company to be, and the drive to get it to that point. 

If you are a UX leader, join our Leaders of Awesomeness community today

After you request to join our Leaders of Awesomeness community, look in your inbox for an email with a link to finish the process. Then after you join, we’d love for you to introduce yourself in the community. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Free Live UX Strategy Discussions

Join hundreds of UX leaders every Monday for our live Talk UX Strategy sessions hosted by Jared Spool and Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman. Each session is focused on relevant UX strategy concepts that you can implement in your organization. Jared also takes time to answer questions at the end of each session. 

Join our sessions to get a clear direction on where you need to take your UX strategy. Learn about interesting, relevant UX topics with hundreds of other UX leaders. And the learning doesn’t end with the session; our lively community in Leaders of Awesomeness keeps the conversations going. 

Join our upcoming Talk UX Strategy discussion(s) Mondays at 2pm EST (18.00 GMT): 

  • How UX Leaders Get That “Seat At The Table"
    Monday, June 24 at 2pm ET (18.00 GMT)

  • Why True Organization Change Comes from the Bottom-up
    Monday, July 1 at 2pm ET (18.00 GMT)

If you can’t make it to the discussion, don’t worry. Each session will be recorded and posted in the community for you to watch at your convenience.

Join our community to attend our Monday Talk UX Strategy sessions.

The Free Talk UX Strategy Archive

Looking for recordings of past Talk UX Strategy discussions? Look no further. You’re in the right spot. We have over 130 Talks on UX Strategy by Jared Spool and Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman in our Archive Library. 

When you join this program, you can access every recording for free. 

We add each new recording within a day of the live session.

Strategic Approaches to UX Research 

Intensive June 3 – 7 led by Jared Spool

Strategic UX Research is changing organizations. Get ready to change yours.


Get ready: Strategic UX Research is the Next Big Thing.

Get ready to connect your organization’s long-term direction and strategy directly to your customers’ and users’ deepest needs.

Awaken your top executives to the value that great user experiences bring to your organization and the people you serve.

Give your senior stakeholders and executives a detailed, shared understanding of your customers’ and users’ experiences. They’ll use your Strategic UX Research to set the business’ direction, determine where to invest, and focus the entire organization’s long-term and short-term objectives on prioritizing improved experiences.

Your new Strategic UX Research efforts will change the relationships your senior executives and stakeholders will have with everyone who will benefit from your products and services. It’s a profound transformation that restructures how your organization makes essential decisions.

Join us starting on June 3 and start leading your organization through this powerful, game-changing transformation.

Join our Strategic Approaches to UX Research Intensive.

Live UX Topic Intensives 

Every 6 to 7 weeks, you can register for one of our Intensives. Each Intensive is a little over a week-long and dives deep into a different aspect of UX strategy. You’ll get real-time working sessions, with assignments, one-on-one feedback, and an opportunity to strengthen your organization’s UX capabilities. 

Our Intensives will help you streamline your organization to UX maturity. You’ll learn skills and techniques to gain the support you need from executives and key stakeholders. Join our Intensives to finally show the true value that UX can bring to your organization. 

Our Live Intensives include Advanced Approaches to UX Research (returning June 3-7 2024),
Taking Control of Agile UX (returning Fall 2024), and UX Metrics to Drive Your Organization (returning Spring 2025).

You can find the Recorded Sessions for purchase here: Essentials.CenterCentre.com.

What is Leaders of Awesomeness?

Created by Jared Spool, Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, and the team at Center Centre – UIE launched Leaders of Awesomeness, an online community of UX design, research, and content leaders. 

Join our community to connect with UX leaders all over the world around the challenges and success you’re having to deliver better design in your organization. You can learn from our curated resources on everything UX to help you tackle those challenges and share advice, techniques, and knowledge with our global community.