strategic guidance
for the road ahead

what we do

exceptional vision & executional muscle

Live Path is a strategic consultancy that serves the needs of blue chip, startup and non-profit clients across industries and verticals.  We leverage decades of skill and experience to help our clients serve people better – crafting remarkable cross-channel experiences that build and strengthen relationships.   Our services include:

  • Business, Marketing, Digital Media Strategy
  • Customer & User Experience Research, Analysis & Design
  • Web, Mobile & Application Development
  • Brand & Integrated Marketing Strategy
  • Operational & Business Process Alignment Support
  • Content & Community Development
  • Public Speaking, Training & Teaching
  • Event Organization & Meeting Facilitation

The thought leadership, well-constructed strategies and reliable counsel we provide bring new opportunities to light, establish strategic direction, transform online and offline experiences and drive bottom-line results.

who we serve

world changers & technology makers

Live Path serves an array of organizations, from global, blue chip corporations to startups, non-profits and public sector clients  — across geographies and industries.  Our adamant dedication to serving these clients well has resulted in a 100% referral rate and client relationships that typically last for years.  While a portion of our work remains confidential, some of our clients include:

how we work

swinging for the fences

From boardroom to cubicle, desktop to device, storefront to street front, we help companies better understand their audiences and more effectively and efficiently serve people.   We help our clients extend their reach, improve information sharing, streamline operations, and improve products and services across channels –  keeping customers at the center of all we do. While every project is different, here are a few examples of our work:

  • We successfully rebranded and digitally catapulted a bootstrapping, Midwest gallery to receive critical acclaim in the international design arena.
  • We restructured the technical marketing infrastructure of a top, Gartner-rated CRM provider, which became an acquisition target for a multinational behemoth.
  • We helped a prestigious global organization better understand its audience, recast its brand, shift its digital presence and build affinity with next-generation innovators.
  • We have conducted comprehensive contextual analysis and user testing to inform the design/improvement of leading-edge digital experiences for blue-chip retailers and software providers.
  • We are helping a two billion-dollar financial institution transform its end-to-end customer experience, improve and streamline operations and develop a more targeted, competitive banking experience.

about us

delivering beyond expectations

Live Path was founded by Leigh Durst in May of 2005. We are based in Santa Cruz, California with resources in Northern California, New York and the Southwest.  We are a boutique consultancy with a number of strong, established development partners and agency relationships in the USA and abroad. Our team is a strong, diverse, experienced and multidisciplinary group of “excellence junkies.”

We love people, nature, innovation, technology, the ocean, visual notes, dogs, good fonts, photography, brain hockey, Thai food, everything Italian, forest hikes, witty dialog, well-executed pranks, fireworks, beach bonfires, diversity, faith and family. We are also addicted to excellence, Sharpies, bubble tea, Post-it notes, Pandora and laughter.

We dislike politics, car accidents, splinters, abject poverty, cliche stock photography, poor mobile reception, spiders, bad fonts, natural disasters, apathy, poor drivers, everything hateful, slow downloads, bad UX, low resolution, war, and economy seating.

contact us

drop us a line!

We’d love to hear your story and learn about your needs!  If you are interested in consulting, speaking, or have other questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.  You’ll find us approachable, willing to listen, handy with quick input.


If you’re interested in subcontract work or employment, we’re always looking.  Feel free to drop us a line!

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