What is your "business costume?" (metaphorically)

Designers generally know how to relate to other designers. What is your means of infiltrating the business world?

As a designer.

In my experience the CEOs and SVPs I’ve been exposed to tend to love the ability to geek out on design a bit. If you just engage them and let them go there, they usually will. I think being an honest and authentic designer allows that to happen. They are surrounded by like minded business people all day, I feel that bringing a different POV to the board room has more value than emulating what is already there.