Lisa Bodell’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink, an internationally recognized innovation research and training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators.
Ms. Bodell founded futurethink on the premise that everyone has the power to innovate—they just need to know how. futurethink has spent years working with hundreds of leading innovators to create the largest catalog of innovation research and tools in the world, and the most in-depth training curricula on innovation anywhere. Clients such as Pfizer, GE, and Johnson & Johnson look to futurethink to develop new thinking styles and generate innovative ideas.
Why Lisa Bodell?
Founder & CEO of innovation firm futurethink Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest Why Simple Wins. A leader on simplifying innovation and change management, Lisa is often called upon by global companies to help them eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to innovate and adapt. Simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time and Lisa offers tested tools and takeaways to motivate organizations and individuals to action.
A Dynamic Keynote Speaker, Lisa has addressed capacity audiences at Google, Cisco Systems, Accenture, Citigroup, and Merck and is often the highest-rated presenter, as she engages audiences and empowers them with practical tools, tips, and resources that they can use to create immediate and effective change. Praise for Lisa includes: “insightful, engaging and energetic” (Google); “relevant and compelling” (Accenture); “ignited a spirit of innovation” (Mastercard Worldwide); “winning business ideas” (Citigroup).
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Bodell is globally recognized as a leader and pioneer in the field of futuring and innovation—creating a unique approach to an otherwise complicated topic. She created the widely-adopted SIPC Innovation Framework (STRATEGY, IDEAS, PROCESS, CLIMATE), which has helped innovators around the world easily embrace innovation, providing a clear method that breaks innovation down into manageable parts.
She is a seasoned futurist, teacher, and entrepreneur who has built three successful businesses. She began her career at Leo Burnett in Chicago, where she developed her appetite for marrying strategically-driven ideas with forward-thinking themes. She went on to start her own strategic planning firm, Strategic InSites, and then marketing and branding firm, Harvest Partners, before focusing solely on the innovation space with her latest venture— futurethink. As a globally recognized futurist and expert on the topics of innovation and driving change, she helped thousands of senior leaders at companies such as the New York Stock Exchange, Merck, HBO, and Lockheed Martin unlock new potential and create new value. Her mission, with every audience she meets, is to open people’s minds about the future, provoke fresh thinking around what’s possible, and inspire people to take action.
In addition to running futurethink and lecturing, Lisa currently serves as an advisor on the boards of the Institute of Direct Marketing in London, The Women’s Congress, the Association of Professional Futurists, and the prestigious Institute for Triple Helix Innovation think tank, the only innovation initiative of its kind within the U.S. government. She serves as a finalist judge at the annual Idea Crossing Innovation Challenge and FIT’s innovation challenge (which futurethink co-created), has taught marketing and creativity at American University, and serves as a faculty member of the American Management Association.
A respected thought leader on innovation topics, Bodell has appeared on FOX News, and in publications such as Crain’s, Business Week, The New York Times, WIRED, Investor’s Business Daily, Successful Meetings, Harvard Business Review, and The Futurist. She is also an author of Success Simplified, and of the upcoming book: Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution.
Bodell earned her business degree from the University of Michigan, where she concentrated in business administration and marketing.
More About Speaker, Lisa Bodell . . .
Although a Midwesterner at heart, Lisa Bodell has spent over 20 years in New York with her husband and children. When not traveling (having visited over 40 countries and 48 states), she spends time expressing her own creativity by playing games or doing puzzles with her kids or experimenting with new ingredients in her kitchen. Always up for an adventure, Lisa has set her sights on visiting the North Pole so she can stand in every time zone—simultaneously.