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Lisa Bodell

 About

About Lisa Bodell - Global Leader on Culture Change Focused on Simplification and Innovation and Best-Selling Author of Kill the Company & Why Simple Wins

Lisa Bodell is a global leader on behavior change, whose skill-building firm has transformed hundreds of thousands of employees from Fortune 500 companies by showing them how to eliminate the complexity that holds them back and get to the work that matters.

Her talks offer a roadmap to eradicate the workplace complexity that is killing organizations’ ability to be agile, fast and innovative. In order to experience this trifecta of competitive advantage, organizations must embrace simplicity as a basic operating principle, and Lisa’s content and energy move them to action.

A dynamic keynote speaker, Lisa empowers audiences with thought-provoking examples and practical techniques that ignite simplification and innovation immediately. Praise for her talks include: “the best speaker yet -- engaging and energetic” (Google); “revolutionary and compelling” (Accenture); “incredibly unique and thought provoking” (Mastercard Worldwide); “immediately actionable” (Citigroup). Recently, Lisa was awarded 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).

Accolades continue for Lisa, who was recently presented with the:

  • 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
  • Most Innovative Management Consulting Firm 2019 NY (CV Magazine)

Adding to the above achievements, two more honours awarded to Lisa/FutureThink:

  • Silver Stevie Award 2019 – Woman of the Year Business Services Industry (The American Business Awards)
  • Most Inspirational Woman in Communications Strategy & Execution 2019 / Future Think - New York, USA (Global 100)

With a deep understanding of best practices across industries, Lisa has contributed her expertise to a wide variety of media, including: Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and CNN. Lisa has served on the advisory boards of the NSA, the Association of Professional Futurists, Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board and is an acting member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum.

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 Topics

What Lisa Bodell Talks About:

KILLING COMPLEXITY: Create a Culture of Simplification & Get to the 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 research 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, to create a corporate culture where valuable, essential, meaningful work is the norm. By learning how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit, individuals and companies can begin to recognize which activities are time-sucks and which create lasting value.

Using highly engaging stories and techniques, Bodell proves that by using simplicity as an operating principle, we can eliminate the organizational and individual busywork that consumes us every day, and instead spend more time on the work that matters.

Keynote takeaways:

  • Get informed by examples that resonate: consumers will pay more for simpler experiences; people recommend companies that exemplify simplicity; employees are brand champions in companies that operate with simplicity
  • Identify areas for simplification within your organization; Learn techniques to make simplification a habit
  • Understand which tasks take the most (unnecessary) time both individually and as a team
  • Start to create a culture of simplification and exemplify its practices

KILL THE COMPANY: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
Winning innovators embrace change – do you? What holds you and your organization 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 inside organizations to help them grow all too often hold them back. This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work. If you want people to approach change differently, you have to help them change their approach.

Using engaging interactivity, real-world examples and practical advice, Bodell shares how teams can actually do less to achieve more. Leaders learn why providing guardrails to their teams instead of handcuffs can reignite critical aptitudes such as curiosity, inquiry, creative problem-solving, and more.

Keynote Takeaways:

  • Everyone is a change agent
  • Change involves a toolkit, not a process
  • Reignite curiosity, inquiry and creative problem solving
  • Small changes can make a big impact

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 Recent Publications

Incredible. Lisa captivated the audience with insightful, well-articulated thoughts about technologies and trends that could transform our industry. In a very short time, she energized people to be more proactive about shaping our future business environment.

Vice President for Worldwide Innovation at Pfizer

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