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Natalie Nixon, Ph.D. is “the creativity whisperer for the C-Suite”. She is a highly sought after keynote speaker, valued for her accessible expertise on creativity, the future of work and innovation.
Natalie advises leaders on transformation- by applying wonder and rigor to amplify growth and business value. She brings an innovative and unique perspective to every keynote, strategic advisory engagement, and leadership coaching session. Her experience living in 5 countries combined with her background in anthropology, fashion, academia, and dance distinguish her as a one-of-a-kind creativity expert.
Natalie has been named among the top women keynote speakers by Real Leaders and BigSpeak; and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and INC. She’s the author of the award-winning The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work and her firm Figure 8 Thinking, was named among the top women-led innovation firms by Core 77. Marketing guru Seth Godin has said that Natalie “helps you get unstuck and unlock the work you were born to do!”; and Jessi Hempel, host of LinkedIn’s “Hello Monday” podcast called Natalie “a personal trainer for your creativity muscle”.
Natalie is a trustee of the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum; Vassar College; and Leadership+Design. Natalie received her BA (honors) from Vassar College, and her PhD from the University of Westminster in London. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Inspire your team and equip them with practical techniques they can implement immediately if you’re asking yourself:
We’ll work with you to create a unique, inspirational keynote that answers these questions and refocuses creativity at the core of the future of work and innovation, with tactics you can apply immediately.
Creativity and Leadership: Getting Buy-In Through Empathy and Curiosity
“Curiosity is the new currency”. -Natalie Nixon
The businesses and organizations that lead with inquiry and empathy are ultimately the most innovative. Integrating design thinking, lean and agile methods are a few ways to do this. That’s because curiosity and empathic leadership are rooted in open, growth mindsets. They also generate collaborative work environments and lead to building customer-centered products and services. In this session, Natalie Nixon shares the major and practical business outcomes that are directly tied to inquiry-based leadership.
The Future of Work: The 4 Shifts Your Organization Must Make…Now!
“The best algorithms will still depend on humans asking a better question.” — Natalie Nixon
The future of work will require more than a familiarity with virtual reality, big data, artificial intelligence, and robotics. It will require people with a heightened creative capacity.
In the 4th industrial revolution where cloud technology, automation, and cryptocurrency are realities, boundaries between technology and humans have completely blurred. Now more than ever, the human quotient and creativity are critical business assets. In this session, Natalie Nixon offers provocative ways to embrace the future of work and outlines 4 shifts every organization must make to be nimble and adaptive.
Adapt and Disrupt: Getting Excellent at Change
“Plans are fiction. They haven’t happened yet. Learn to improvise.” — Natalie Nixon
We all know that the only constant in life is change, yet we don’t design adaptive organizations. Most companies are disrupted because they do not know what business they are actually in and what their customers really need. This session will lead you through principles of improvisation and the key questions your leadership should be able to answer and then use to assist teams and employees.
Innovation IQ: How to Master the 3 Drivers to Stay Out Front and Lead
“The more diverse the inputs, the more innovative the output.” -Natalie Nixon
Business management guru, Peter Drucker, was famous for having written that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” He was right. Unfortunately, most companies only pay attention to organization culture when it’s too late in the game. In this session, Natalie Nixon will leave you with tips for developing the 3 tenets of culture—people, process and place—to design an organizational culture that is primed for innovation and a prosperous future state.
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