Founder & CEO of innovation firm FutureThink Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest, Why Simple Wins. A leader on simplifying innovation and change management, Lisa is often called upon by global companies to help them eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to innovate and adapt. Simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time and Lisa offers tested tools and takeaways to motivate organizations and individuals to action. Lisa has addressed capacity audiences at Google, Cisco Systems, Accenture, Citigroup, and Merck and is often the highest-rated presenter, as she engages audiences and empowers them with practical tools, tips, and resources that they can use to create immediate and effective change.
Lisa has received the following accolades: Most Inspirational Woman in Communications Strategy and Execution 2019 (Acquisitions International), Most Innovative Business Workshop Training Facilitator 2019 (Acquisitions International), Silver Medalist 2018 North American Book Awards – Why Simple Wins, and Most Innovative Management Consulting Firm 2019 NY (CV Magazine)
Revolutionize how you think and work. Embrace change and challenge the status quo to drive real transformation.
The fate of Kodak and Blockbuster are evidence that no matter how popular or beloved your brand, its survival depends on your ability to innovate. From CEO and TED-talk veteran Lisa Bodell, you’ll learn how to survive by strategically challenging the status quo and building change from the middle out. Objectively analyze your entire business to identify external threats as well as internal weaknesses—and solve for them. By killing your own company, you’ll teach teams how to better pivot, deal with wildcards, and proactively embrace change.
Learn the techniques to eradicate complexity and get back to meaningful work that drives innovative change.
Unproductive meetings, endless emails, and reports-for-the-sake-of-reporting aren’t the definition of meaningful work—they’re the result of complexity. To create a workplace where there’s actually time and space to innovate, you’ll learn from CEO and TED-talk veteran Lisa Bodell how to become your own chief simplification officer. Get the techniques used by the nimblest of companies to save time, kill rules, and boost productivity on the work that matters. By killing complexity, you’ll increase customer trust, staff retention, and innovate faster.
“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.”
“The workshop sessions conducted by Lisa 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.”
“Recipe for Innovation: Add 5 Hour Energy Drink with the stand-up timing of Ellen Degeneres, mix in a bit of your favorite professor in college and you get Lisa Bodell. She’s engaging, funny, makes you feel like you’re the only person in the room and, oh yea, you actually learn tools you can apply immediately to your situation.”
“Over the years, I’ve tried many innovation ‘gurus’ to educate my leadership team. Lisa is the real thing—she’s an expert who also knows how to use both presentation and learning principles to hold an audience’s attention.”
“Lisa Bodell is one of the most outstanding presenters I have ever seen. She passionately delivers well articulated 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.”
“Bodell enabled 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 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. Across the board, she was rated among the most superior keynote speakers we’ve ever had at our annual top executives’ conference. She is incredibly successful at sizing up an audience and totally tailors her speech to address the needs and concerns of an industry.”
“Ms. Bodell was the top presenter at our conference in terms of both content and presentation delivery. I’ve been organizing and attending events for many years and I have to say, this was the best presentation I’ve ever seen. People were inspired and couldn’t get enough of what she had to say.”