Ayse Birsel is a renowned speaker and leader of masterclasses and workshops for small groups and corporations including Converse and Nike, Designtex, GE, Harvard Business Review, Johnson & Johnson, Nissan and Tiffany. 


Ayse Birsel is represented by Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau. Please contact Wade Lucas, Senior Agent Director at

 (212)-572-6113 or for inquiries for speaking engagements.

Design the Life You Love Lecture format is 20-30 minutes of storytelling followed by a 10 minute interactive exercise and a Q&A session.

Total of 40-60 minutes.

Up to 500 people.


Design the Life You Love Masterclass format is a 90 minute interactive learning session led by Ayse Birsel.

Sessions can be for groups of 100, 250 and 500 people. 

“Design the Life You Love is a recipe for happiness and fulfillment. Ayse has architected an experience that will turn you upside down, shake out your pockets, then invite you to reassemble yourself into a new and more satisfying order. It is the opportunity of a lifetime, to examine what is truly important to you and to craft a life that puts you on the path to achieving it. And Ayse does this all with great charm, creativity and skill. Bravo!”

Chris Marcell Murchison, Vice President, Staff Development & Culture, HopeLab

“Ayse led a DLYL at our annual sales meeting. I had hoped that it would provide an introduction to design thinking to our associates…It accomplished that, but it also did so much more. We laughed, we cried (no real tears but many profound and emotional insights), we danced, we bonded, we shared, we learned—it was a powerful and inspiring journey and Ayse is a delightful guide. I can’t wait to do it again!"

Susan Lyons, President, DesignTex