Keynote Speaker Sally Dominguez

Sally Dominguez

Innovation Catalyst, Multi-Award-Winning Inventor, Adventurer, Journalist and Educator, Creator of Adventurous Thinking

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $7500 and under i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

Sally Dominguez is an Innovation Catalyst. As a multi-award-winning Inventor, Adventurer, Journalist and Educator, Sally has unique experience practicing, observing, teaching and advocating for innovation. Sally has updated Design Thinking with her ADVENTUROUS THINKING methodology, designed to promote the agile mindset needed for consistently innovative practices. No longer is design thinking reactive. Using the Five Lens tools to alternately converge and proliferate thinking, ADVENTUROUS THINKING enables users to think outside their default “expert” neural pathways, and re-ignite the curious mindset that is the key to consistent innovation. ADVENTUROUS THINKING has been used internationally by the Shenzhen government, Genentech, Sandisk, Clif Bar and other corporates, runs every semester as a workshop at Stanford and was presented as part of the SXSW Frugal Innovation panel. Sally has taught ADVENTUROUS THINKING as a means to integrate innovation into the Australian school curriculum for the Association of Independent Schools and the Catholic Schools Office.

Sally’s experience is steeped in innovative practice and innovative commentary. She judged invention on ABC TV’s New Inventors for six years, she is an ambassador for Engineers Without Borders Australia, and in 2012 she was named one of Advance Australia’s “50 for the Future” entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally has won seven international awards for her innovative products and her work is held in the Powerhouse Museum.

Testimonials 5

  • Sally’s sharp ideas and electric mind inspired our staff to think differently. We’ve been able to apply her unique perspective and methods to think about new solutions to challenging questions. If you need to energize your staff to promote innovation in your company, Sally’s fresh perspective will be refreshing.

    Nova Antaramian

    Head of GCP/GVP Learning Solutions at Genentech

  • Sally was humorous, very entertaining and was perfect for the event. Her intelligence and quick wit was a hit with delegates. Her preparation for the event was brilliant.

    Karen Relph

    Engineers Australia Northern Division

  • Sally’s knowledge of the domain, intelligence, skills at stimulating understanding, and enthusiasm are thoroughly infectious. I don’t believe it’s possible to be alive and also be bored in her workshop. In advance, I thought I “should” take this workshop; in fact, I adored it.

    Student of Sally’s most recent Winter 2017 Stanford Adventurous Thinking Workshop

  • I’ve done a bit of reading in related areas, including works by several Stanford authors (and dozens of others). I did not expect to learn so many intriguing new insights that I hadn’t already encountered. Sally is a truly original thinker who turns her ideas into elegant, valuable products. It was a thrill to see her in action.

    Student of Sally’s most recent Winter 2017 Stanford Adventurous Thinking Workshop

  • Sally’s course was a fantastic course for maximizing the time and efficacy of anyone who intends to think about how to solve anything. Both infinitely applicable, and immediately useful for the burning issues we each personally brought to the table. In just two days, Sally led us into a refreshing space in which it was safe to think outside the traditional and unwittingly self-imposed constraints that were holding back our best solutions, and handed us the tools to do this again and again.

    Student of Sally’s most recent Winter 2017 Stanford Adventurous Thinking Workshop

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