Lisa Bodell

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CEO, FutureThink; Bestselling Author, Why Simple Wins

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4 Video(s) By This Presenter

Lisa Bodell – Foresight Expert
Lisa Bodell – Business Speaker
How Complexity Happens – Lisa Bodell
When and Where Do You Do Your Best Thinking (Interactive Exercise) – Lisa Bodell

5 Programs By This Presenter

Complexity is crippling our organizations. Unproductive meetings, irrelevant rules and reports, and endless emails keep people from doing the work that matters most. Worse, complexity dampens morale and creates feelings of futility. It doesn’t have to be this way. CEO and TED-talk veteran Lisa Bodell shows organizations how to unleash the energy, collaboration, innovation, and engagement lying in wait by embracing a mindset of simplification right now. This spirited presentation shows how small changes can have a profound impact on the organization’s people, competitiveness, and ability to adapt. Lisa offers techniques used by the nimblest of companies to save time, kill rules, and simplify everything. Drawing on research from her book, Why Simple Wins, Lisa’s energy, engaging stories, and interactive exercises prove that using simplicity as an operating principle is the surest path to organizational transformation.

You will learn:

• How simplification sparks action and enables groups to move faster with more focus than everyone else.
• Why simplification is not just a method but a mindset and a habit – a key to resilience and adaptability.
• How to create a workplace where there’s more time to innovate and think.
• How asking questions helps eliminate organizational and individual busywork that’s outlived its time.
• Web-based real-time interactive exercises reveal what’s holding people back from embracing simplification.
• How killing complexity increases trust, engagement, talent retention, and helps people be their best.

Embracing simplicity as an operational mindset can unleash the power of people to be their best and focus on work that really matters. But simplicity needs an advocate and leaders who step up to send a message that simplicity is a priority that will reap outsized results. In this presentation, Lisa Bodell delivers real world tools leaders can use to create a culture with simplicity in its DNA and a bias for action. Lisa, author of the bestseller Why Simple Wins, unpacks stories and insights leaders can use to inspire their people, ignite disruptive thinking, build agility, and turn problems into possibilities. With energy, humor, and revealing online interactive exercises, Lisa shows that simplicity is the catalyst that accelerates innovation, collaboration, engagement, and growth. Simplicity will create a sustainable competitive advantage because it’s the absolute foundation of resilience in the face of never-ending change.

You will learn:
• How to cultivate a dynamic culture of simplification that makes challenging outdated practices the norm, creating space for more innovation to happen.
• Drive an agenda that makes simplification a seamless part of your operating system, placing equal importance on eliminating work as adding it, fostering a more balanced approach.
• Align teams in identifying and eliminating time-wasting habits, allowing them to reach their goals more quickly.
• Set the groundwork for enduring change and improved problem-solving by reducing stress and giving teams the space to think.
• Create a strategic advantage by better focusing teams, driving proactive change, retaining talent effortlessly, and outpacing the competition with increased agility.
• Online interactive exercises reveal what’s holding your organization back from embracing a mindset of simplicity.

If your organization is not innovating as fast as you’d like, it’s time to address it – before it’s too late. In most organizations, the very structures put in place to help them grow all too often hold them back. If you want people to approach change differently, you have to help them change their approach. In this presentation, Lisa Bodell delivers a high energy and inspiring call to arms to start a revolution in how we think and how we work. Lisa is founder and CEO of FutureThink, the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training in the world. Her insights help increase the capacity for innovation by shifting mindset and engaging everyone in the process of killing off the status quo. In this presentation, Lisa inspires people to think differently and provides the tools to solve problems that stand in the way of breakthrough innovation in your organization.

You will learn:
• How our current organizational values and structures, designed to help innovation take hold, often hold it back – and how to change that.
• How to unleash the dormant potential in teams by reigniting critical aptitudes such as curiosity, inquiry, and creative problem- solving.
• Practical yet provocative techniques for reinvention and innovation with current products and services.
• Proven methods that reignite change and transformation and make everyone a change agent.
• Examples of how even the smallest changes can have big impact.
• What’s holding your organization back from innovating through the use of online interactive exercises.

Winning innovators readily embrace opportunities for change. They also recognize that both great changes and great innovation can occur during times of great constraint.  As the pace of change continues to accelerate, teams that wish to survive and succeed must be able to leverage challenges to their advantage. In this speech, Bodell will share methods that your teams need to ignite disruptive thinking, build agility, and turn problems into possibilities.

Curiosity is a power skill that drives innovation. And in a world where information is increasingly accessible and abundant, knowing how to leverage curiosity and ask the right questions is more important than ever before. In this speech, Bodell will teach how to ask Killer Questions. With this technique, teams are empowered to shift their mindset from judging to learning and as a result, their questions can reveal candid information, uncover fixable problems, and illuminate competitive opportunities.


“Amazing presentation! Extremely informative and thought provoking!”

— Prudential

“Lisa was beyond fantastic! Our audience loved her, and her insights were invaluable.”


“Lisa had the room of thousands up on their feet–literally. We really enjoyed Lisa’s interactive, engaging, and educational presentation; she left us wanting to hear more. To top it all off, Lisa and her team are professional and really easy to work with.”

— Smartsheet

“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.”

— Google

“Lisa 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.”

— NYSE Euronext

“Lisa’s presentations 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.”

— Merck

“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.”

— Accenture

“Lisa captivated the audience with insightful and well-articulated thoughts about technologies and trends that could transform our industry. Her examples were credible, thought provoking, and, in a very short time, she energized people to be more proactive about shaping our future business environment.”

— Pfizer

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

— Cisco Systems

“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.”

— Google

“Great session on Killing Complexity which our team needs to implement right away!”


“Lisa is a class act! Even virtually, she delivers her message with passion, humor, and more importantly, simplicity.”

— EmpiRx

“Words don’t adequately describe how amazing and perfect Lisa’s keynote was, but her performance was a home run, 10-out-of-10, superb!”

— Global Energy Corporation

“Lisa is the real thing – she’s inspiring, motivating, practical, memorable – and the top-rated speaker at our executive events.”

— AT&T
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