Changing the way leaders learn from their community.
Cohear is a community engagement and strategy company.
We drive better decisions by getting the right people — the everyday experts — to the table.
What We Believe
What We Do
We believe living an issue every day makes you an expert, and that leaders make better decisions when they can access and learn from those "everyday experts."
Deep insights shouldn't just be for consumer products. Decision makers in government, anchor institutions, and major companies need the wisdom of lived experience to produce better results.
We help leaders develop meaningful solutions to difficult problems by organizing and engaging with community members with lived experience. Through our unique combination of outreach and facilitation, we bring decision makers and everyday experts together in forward-thinking focus group conversations. Our community engagement efforts produce clear insights, actionable ideas, and innovative strategies for change.
“The three conversations we did with Cohear - I can’t think of a time when we learned more. They were totally transformational for us.”
-Meghan Cummings, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Who We Work With
We work with leaders and organizers that are seeking opportunities to improve their decision-making through community engagement and qualitative research.
How It Works
We believe that real relationships are essential to community engagement. That's why we've built a powerful civic network of Cohear "Bridgebuilders" who are committed to helping get new voices to the table. We utilize proven organizing strategies to activate the Bridgebuilder network and empower everyday experts to participate.
A Powerful Civic Network
Deeper, More Human Insights
Case Study Public Transit
Bus Rider Advisory Board With Cincinnati METRO
Who knows the bus system best? Bus riders, obviously. Cincinnati Metro, with Darryl Haley at the helm, is committed to doing everything possible to improve our bus system and provide the best transportation service to every current and potential rider. That's why they worked with us to establish a Bus Rider Advisory Board to provide guidance and strategic direction for the CEO.