Founder & CEO of futurethink
FutureThink CEO Lisa Bodell ranks among the Top 50 Speakers Worldwide and is the best-selling author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins. She’s a global expert on simplification and innovation, who inspires audiences to stop their old ways of working so they can do more work that truly matters. Read More >
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Winning innovators embrace change - do you? This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work. What holds you and your organization back from better innovating, every day? In too many organizations, we’re stuck in the land of the status quo. We’ve forgotten how to think differently, and lack the tools to solve problems creatively. The very structures put in place inside organizations to help them grow all too often hold them back. If you want people to approach change differently, you have to help them change their approach.
Imagine what you could do with the time you spend sitting in meetings and writing emails every day. Complexity is killing companies' ability to innovate and adapt, and simplicity is quickly becoming the competitive advantage of our time. Drawing on research from her book, Why Simple Wins, Lisa Bodell inspires leaders and their teams to proactively move beyond the feelings of frustration and futility that come with so much unproductive work in today’s corporate world, to create a corporate culture where valuable, essential, meaningful work is the norm.
Winning innovators readily embrace opportunities for change. They also recognize that both great changes and great innovation can occur during times of great constraint. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, teams that wish to survive and succeed must be able to leverage challenges to their advantage. In this speech, Bodell will share methods that your teams need to ignite disruptive thinking, build agility, and turn problems into possibilities.
Curiosity is a power skill that drives innovation. And in a world where information is increasingly accessible and abundant, knowing how to leverage curiosity and ask the right questions is more important than ever before. In this speech, Bodell will teach how to ask Killer Questions. With this technique, teams are empowered to shift their mindset from judging to learning and as a result, their questions can reveal candid information, uncover fixable problems, and illuminate competitive opportunities.
"You rocked it! One of the best conversations of the conference"
"Thank you for a masterful presentation today. Everyone LOVED it. Your presence on stage was fantastic even with a virtual audience."
"Lisa Bodell was the absolute perfect closing keynote for my company’s annual conference which was being hosted virtually for the first time in its 30+ year history. She is a natural on-camera, which is super challenging to pull off in a virtual environment. Lisa did a great job delivering an interactive program that kept the audience engaged from start to finish."
"We anticipated such a great experience for the team and well, it was just much better than that!"
"Lisa Bodell is a first-class change agent in the corporate world. She points out the often obvious, but totally ingrained, things that are stifling our companies, then goes on to share her plan for how we can start our own ‘innovation revolution.'"
"Lisa captivated the audience with insightful and well-articulated thoughts about technologies and trends that could transform our industry. Her examples were credible, thought provoking, and, in a very short time, she energized people to be more proactive about shaping our future business environment."
"Lisa is one of the most outstanding presenters I have ever seen. She passionately delivers articulate messages that engage the audience and encourage action on the part of the listener. Something tells me that many of her insights will become essential elements of our culture."
"Over the years, I’ve tried many innovation ‘gurus’ to educate my leadership team. Lisa is the real thing – she’s an expert that also knows how to use both presentation and learning principles to hold an audience’s attention."
"Lisa’s presentations have transformed the way our leaders think of innovation. Lisa provides a mix of practical, easy-to-use tools and inspiration which has helped to create a new mindset around how to innovate in all parts of our company."
"Lisa’s presentation was the absolute favorite of our 3– day offsite! I now have a totally new way of looking at simplification and innovation. I would recommend her and her team to anyone planning an event in a heartbeat."
"Lisa is everything you look for in a keynote speaker – she’s insightful, engaging, and energetic. She was the top-rated speaker at our Google events and inspired the entire audience to start a simplification revolution."
"Lisa made my leadership team think in new ways and helped us develop winning business ideas right in the room. My team now embraces innovation rather than fearing it."
"Lisa's message around change and simplification is incredibly relevant and compelling. Her talk is thought-provoking, challenging, and necessary given today's complex and ever-changing business environment."
“Lisa blew us away. Inspiring and practical. People were up off their feet, laughing and thinking. Cell phones were constantly going up to take pictures of her presentation. She exceeded all expectations.”
“Over the years, I’ve tried many ‘gurus’ to educate our leaders. Lisa is the real thing – she’s inspiring, motivating, practical, and memorable. She ignites the possibility with the audience. She was the top-rated speaker at our executive events.”
"Lisa made my leadership team think in new ways and helped us develop winning business ideas right in the room. My team now embraces change and innovation rather than fearing it."
"Thought-provoking, challenging, and inspiring. She has the uncanny ability to relate high–level, dense subject matter to the everyday."
"LISA IS THE BEST SPEAKER EVER. High energy, FUNNY, and super engaging with a hybrid audience in person and online. We loved her message."
"Lisa is one of the most outstanding presenters I have ever seen. She passionately delivers well–articulated messages that engage the audience and encourage action. Her insights will become essential elements of our culture."
"Even virtually, Lisa delivers her message with passion, humor, and more importantly, simplicity. Her expertise on simplification and execution minimalism in the workplace was very evident, especially as it pertained to optimizing the overall employer-employee experience. Engaging and highly effective."
"Lisa blew us away. Inspiring and practical. People were up off their feet, laughing and thinking. Cell phones were constantly going up to take pictures of her presentation. She exceeded all expectations."
"I want to rewatch her keynote every Monday morning."
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