Lisa Bodell

  • Futurist & Expert on SIMPLIFYING Innovation & Change Management
  • Bestselling Author, Kill the Company; Why Simple Wins

Founder and CEO of futurethink, Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest Why Simple Wins. She is a recognized global leader on innovation foresight and change management, whose keynotes leave audiences inspired with a vision and armed with tools towards action. 

A dynamic speaker and futurist, Lisa Bodell has brought innovation to life for Google, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Merck, Fidelity, Accenture and the U.S. Navy. Her presentations are frequently the highest-rated sessions at conferences, as she engages audiences and empowers them with practical tools, tips, and resources to start innovating immediately.

Bodell’s takeaways are proven transformational methods that she and her team at futurethink, an innovation-training firm helping businesses become world-class innovators, have successfully implemented with Fortune 500 companies around the world. The characteristics that define Bodell as a successful global speaker are the same as those that define her success as a CEO, a laser-focused ability to provide radical thinking and offer on-the-spot business solutions, with an inspired vision that motivates people to action.

Her new book and keynote, WHY SIMPLE WINS: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to the Work that Matters, is a sought-after topic at every organizational level. In her presentation, Bodell shares tools and takeaways on how organizations and individuals can eradicate complexity and allow Simplicity to be their new operating system, and North Star towards an innovative workplace culture.

With a deep understanding of best practices across industries Lisa Bodell has contributed her expertise to a wide variety of media, including: Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, FOX News, and CNN.

Lisa Bodell has served as an adviser on Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel and she currently serves as a member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum and an adviser on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and the NSA.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Creativity, Female Motivational, Future, Futurist, Innovation, Marketing, TED Talks, Women in Business, Women’s Motivational

  • Travels From:

    New York

  • Price:

    $30,000 - $50,000

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Lisa Bodell Thinking Has Become a Daring Act

Founder and CEO of futurethink, Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest Why Simple Wins. She is a recognized global leader on innovation foresight and change management, whose keynotes leave audiences inspired with a vision and armed with tools towards action. 

A dynamic speaker and futurist, Lisa Bodell has brought innovation to life for Google, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Merck, Fidelity, Accenture and the U.S. Navy. Her presentations are frequently the highest-rated sessions at conferences, as she engages audiences and empowers them with practical tools, tips, and resources to start innovating immediately.

Bodell’s takeaways are proven transformational methods that she and her team at futurethink, an innovation-training firm helping businesses become world-class innovators, have successfully implemented with Fortune 500 companies around the world. The characteristics that define Bodell as a successful global speaker are the same as those that define her success as a CEO, a laser-focused ability to provide radical thinking and offer on-the-spot business solutions, with an inspired vision that motivates people to action.

Her new book and keynote, WHY SIMPLE WINS: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to the Work that Matters, is a sought-after topic at every organizational level. In her presentation, Bodell shares tools and takeaways on how organizations and individuals can eradicate complexity and allow Simplicity to be their new operating system, and North Star towards an innovative workplace culture.

With a deep understanding of best practices across industries Lisa Bodell has contributed her expertise to a wide variety of media, including: Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, FOX News, and CNN.

Lisa Bodell has served as an adviser on Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel and she currently serves as a member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum and an adviser on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and the NSA.

Why SIMPLE Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters

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 fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time. Drawing on her work with global organizations and themes from her latest book, Why Simple Wins, 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. 

Lisa Bodell shares tools and takeaways on how organizations and individuals can eradicate complexity, and allow Simplicity to be their new operating system and North Star towards an innovative workplace culture.

 

 

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution 

Winning innovators embrace change – do you? What holds you back from better innovating, every day?

In too many organizations, we’re stuck in the land of status quo. We’ve forgotten how to think differently, and lack the simple tools to solve problems creatively. The very structures put in place to help organizations grow are now holding us back. So, it’s time to Kill the Company! This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work.

The key lesson of this Keynote: if we want people to approach change differently, we have to change our approach. You will learn how simplification lets us achieve more and better innovate. This can reignite critical aptitudes such as curiosity, inquiry, creative problem solving, and more.


National Association of Confectionery Dealers

"Lisa Bodell is one of the most dynamic and powerful keynote speakers our association has ever had. Her delivery, style, and expert content completely energized an audience of 500 and a breakout session of 50. She is incredibly successful at sizing up an audience and totally tailors her speech to address the needs and concerns of an industry."

Google

"Lisa has the winning combination you look for in a keynote speaker – she is insightful, engaging and energetic. She was the top rated speaker at two Google events and inspired our audience to start an innovation revolution."

Cisco Systems

“Lisa’s message will not only open your eyes to what’s happening in our world, but will also provide you the tools to be able to take action … Her energy is contagious.”

Accenture

"Lisa’s message is incredibly relevant and compelling. I find her work to be thought-provoking, challenging and necessary given today’s complex and ever-changing business environment."

MasterCard Worldwide

"Lisa brought energy to the room of over 300 people and ignited a spirit of innovation across our Global Product Team. Our top session of the annual meeting."

Citigroup Corporate Investment Bank

"Bodell 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."

The Competitive Advantage Of Simplification: 14 easy ways to harness it
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Competitive Advantage Of Simplification: 14 easy ways to harness it

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Lisa Bodell selected 2014 Best in Biz Awards: Silver in ‘Executive of the Year'
Friday, December 12, 2014

Executive Speakers Bureau congratulates Lisa Bodell, recipient of the 2014 Best in Biz Awards: Silver in ‘Executive of the Year'!

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Kill the Company Wins 2014 Axiom Business Book Award
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

With 400 books entered, we are proud to announce that Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, written by Futurethink CEO Lisa Bodell has been honored with a silver medal for Business Theory in the seventh annual Axiom Business Book Awards!

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How To Hire The Right Innovation Coach
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Have you ever attended an innovation workshop and wondered exactly how the inspirational hype would translate into your day-to-day work? Has a trainer ever given your employees plenty of innovation theory, but neglected to teach them the simple tools they need to create change and actually start innovating? For most organizations, innovation training is all too-often synonymous with over-promises and under-delivery.

As CEO of an innovation training organization, clients come to us looking for a skill-building solution that will solve their innovation challenges and ignite a culture of change. Picking a professional, experienced innovation trainer is a critical step in getting employees to think innovatively and create new value for the organization.

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Free Your Innovation Culture
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

As business leaders, we devote plenty of oxygen to the relationship between positive cultural change and innovation. Everybody wants happy, fulfilled employees who execute intelligently and create value. But when a culture is being reshaped, the journey is just as critical as the destination. Through my work with companies around the world, I can attest to the uncertainty caused by the change process—even in the most ideal circumstances. When leaders aren’t prepared for this interim phase, they may unwittingly find themselves hindering progress rather than supporting it.

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