Lisa Kay Solomon

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Founding Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University, Strategist to the Fortune 1000

  • Lisa Kay Solomon`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Lisa Kay Solomon`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Lisa Kay Solomon`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Lisa Kay Solomon`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Leadership in a Exponential World

We live in challenging times. Geopolitical turmoil, local and national social unrest, cycles of deadly natural disasters, cyber hacks, rising distrust of media and tech companies—many recent disruptive events have taken us by surprise. Driven by fast moving technologies and...

We live in challenging times. Geopolitical turmoil, local and national social unrest, cycles of deadly natural disasters, cyber hacks, rising distrust of media and tech companies—many recent disruptive events have taken us by surprise. Driven by fast moving technologies and globalization, the pace of change is accelerating, our brains are struggling to keep up, and surprise, discomfort, and unrest are the result. In this article, we’ll explore the four pillars of

In this presentation, Lisa explores the four pillars of exponential leadership. These are the critical skills leaders must learn to successfully navigate a rapidly changing world—not just to create strategic advantage for their organizations, but also to help build the kind of inclusive, equitable, positive and abundant future we all want to live in.

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Innovators Before Innovation: A New Approach to Leadership

What are the skills, behaviors and mindsets of successful innovators?  Truly innovative companies – companies that can adapt and grow in concert with changing customer needs and dynamic market forces, require a new way to think about leadership...

What are the skills, behaviors and mindsets of successful innovators?  Truly innovative companies – companies that can adapt and grow in concert with changing customer needs and dynamic market forces, require a new way to think about leadership  How can we enable our current and future leaders to think more originally and expansively about the future and their role in creating it?

Lisa Kay Solomon will talk about the role of design as a leadership skill and its power to influence innovation in organizations across a variety of sectors, including nonprofits, government agencies and startups and established companies. Drawing on her insights from her newly published book Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, Lisa will share a new way of thinking about how to create cultures and conditions for innovation and lasting change.

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Creating Moments of Impact: Designing Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change

Increasingly, the challenges organizations face require deep learning, new thinking, and innovative solutions. Yet in today’s highly competitive environment, organizational leaders and managers face intense pressure to make critical decisions ...

Increasingly, the challenges organizations face require deep learning, new thinking, and innovative solutions. Yet in today’s highly competitive environment, organizational leaders and managers face intense pressure to make critical decisions faster than ever—while somehow achieving a high level of consensus and alignment across functional, geographic, and internal boundaries.

Drawing on her experience as a faculty and leadership coach at California College of the Art’s MBA program in Design Strategy, and upon research and key insights from her bestselling bookMoments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, Lisa Kay Solomon will share best practices and case studies that illuminate the need to push the creative and productive boundaries of conversations in order to support successful innovation within organizations.

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Design a Better Business

A complete design journey from beginning to end in a way that you’ve likely never seen before, guiding the audience step-by-step in a practical way from the initial spark of an idea all the way to scaling it into a better business. Design a Better Business includes a ...

A complete design journey from beginning to end in a way that you’ve likely never seen before, guiding the audience step-by-step in a practical way from the initial spark of an idea all the way to scaling it into a better business. Design a Better Business includes a comprehensive set of tools (over 20 total!) and skills that will help you harness opportunity from uncertainty by building the right team(s) and balancing your point of view against new findings from the outside world.

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About Keynote Speaker Lisa Kay Solomon

Lisa Kay Solomon’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

Lisa Kay Solomon is a bestselling author and renowned thought leader, educator, and expert on business leadership and culture design. The founding Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University, Solomon works to help companies adapt to the forces of technological and social change, by emphasizing their underlying cultures as catalysts for (or detriments to) innovation.

Building on a decade of business leadership and culture design experience, Solomon has worked with a wide variety of leaders from companies including Citi Ventures, Coca-Cola, Toyota Financial Services, ING, Bertelsmann, Herman Miller, and the Kauffman Fellows Program for Venture Capitalists, along with social impact organizations such as the Packard Foundation, PBS, and various K12 education institutions. Solomon has successfully led her clients to adopt more open, flexible and conversational cultures, resulting in creative breakthroughs, whether technological or structural.

A TEDx speaker, Solomon frequently keynotes at leading business schools across the country including Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Virginia and Cornell University, and at dozens of global innovation and leadership conferences around the world.

Solomon is a passionate educator, teaching the foundational Innovation Studio course at the revolutionary MBA in Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts and popular classes for Stanford d. School such as Networking By Design and Design With the Brain in Mind. She is the Executive Producer of the annual Inspired4Schools conference, a design leadership program for educators, and is on the leadership committee for The Nueva School’s Innovative Learning Conference, a biennial gathering for thousands of educators on trends related to the future of education.

Solomon co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, and more recently, Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation, which has been translated into over 12 languages. Moments of Impact was positively reviewed by Solomon’s colleagues in business model design and innovation, including Clay Shirky, Dan Roam, and Alex Osterwalder.

More About Speaker, Lisa Kay Solomon. . .
Solomon is available as a keynote speaker, workshop designer, and as a long-term consultant for corporate clients. Her consulting work often entails connecting clients with some of the best and brightest minds in their respective industries to customize her general teachings on leadership and culture design.

Lisa lives in Menlo Park, CA with her family.

Testimonials

“Lisa was one of the best speakers we’ve had in the last 5 years. Her top-rated talk riveted the 1,000+ CEOs and executives who signed up to listen – and they’re still raving! with feedback like “this is a MUST for people in the C suite” … “Lisa was on fire!” … “engaging and empowering” … “I will be taking her concepts to my leadership team” … “truly mind-expanding” … and more.”

Tony Vlahos

Chief Marketing and Content Officer, ExecuNet

“Lisa Kay Solomon is dynamic and motivating presenter! Her keynote on designing innovation left everyone in the room energized, inspired, and equipped to put her transformative ideas in to practice right away.”

Patricia Erb

Director of Marketing, Nestle Purina Petcare

“Lisa is like the Oprah of Innovation.  Through her unique classes, Lisa helps innovators achieve their highest potential, while also celebrating their own unique capabilities and contributions.”

Ching-Yee Hu

Founder and CEO, Poetic Foods

“Lisa is a master at designing and engaging diverse audiences in strategic conversations that enable innovation and change the future of organizations. Her passion, energy, and sense of humor set the room on fire!”

Patrick van der Pijl

CEO, Business Models Inc., Amsterdam

“If you are lucky enough to have her, Lisa Solomon will take your strategic gathering to a level and a place you never could have imagined. The greater the complexity, depth and speed of ideas, the more fun she has and the more her work shines. She somehow manages to work her magic in a way that ensures the participants and their epiphanies are the stars of the show.”

Phil Wickham

President & CEO, Kauffman Fellows Palo Alto CA

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Aug 3, 2014

Changes Mundane Meetings into Moments of Impact

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Aug 2, 2014

Strategic Conversations: How Toyota Solves Big Problems

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