Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink, an award-winning, internationally recognized innovation research and training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators.
is also the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which was awarded the 2012 Best Business Book of the Year by strategy+business, and was the recipient of the 2013 USA Book News Best Book Award.
As a globally recognized futurist and expert on innovation and driving change, Bodell's
mission is to open people's minds about the future, provoke fresh thinking around what's possible, and inspire people to take action.
founded futurethink on the premise that everyone has the power to innovate-they just need to know how. futurethink has spent years working with leading innovators to create the largest catalog of innovation research and tools in the world and the most in-depth training curricula on innovation anywhere.
highly interactive presentations show, rather than tell, her
audience how to look at innovation.
This experiential approach makes the presentation more engaging, fun, and memorable.
focuses on learning how to innovate even within heavy financial or organizational constraints and shifting an organization's mindset so it can get "unblocked.
offers both stories and a framework for innovating and can customize the ratio toward the preferences and learning style of her
audience (whether the group is more creative or systematic and logical).
rallies people around actionable takeaways that can lead to measureable results, the "little bigs," as she
The creator of the widely-adopted SIPC Innovation Framework (Strategy, Ideas, Process, Climate) - which provides a clear method that breaks innovation down into manageable parts, Bodell is a respected thought leader.
has appeared on FOX News
and in publications such as Fast Company
, the New York Times
, The Futurist
, Investor's Business Daily
, and Successful Meetings
is also a featured guest blogger for Forbes
, Strategy+ Business, and Harvard Business Review.
is also a seasoned futurist, teacher, and entrepreneur who has built three successful businesses.
She began her career at Leo Burnett, where she developed her appetite for marrying strategically-driven ideas with forward-thinking themes.
went on to start her
own strategic planning firm, Strategic InSites, and then marketing and branding firm, Harvest Partners
, before focusing solely on the innovation space with her
She currently serves as an adviser on the boards of the Institute of Direct Marketing in London; the Association of Professional Futurists; and Novartis' Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland.
Among her many academic activities, Lisa has taught innovation and creativity at both American University and Fordham Universities.
She holds a business degree from the University of Michigan.