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Founder & CEO of FutureThink; Bestselling Author of "Why Simple Wins;” Innovation Expert

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 Lisa Bodell Biography

Founder and CEO of FutureThink, Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of "Kill the Company," and "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 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. She 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 Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland.

Some notable awards Lisa has received include the following: 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).

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

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

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

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

Speaking Topics
  • 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. The Keynote will bring to life the concepts presented in Bodell’s latest book, "Kill the Company": 1. Everyone is a change agent. 2. Change involves a toolkit, not a process. 3. Little changes can create big impact. Bodell will introduce tangible ways to ignite innovation through the dynamic yet simple exercises in the Kill the Company Toolkit, including Kill a Stupid Rule, Killer Queries, Impossible to Possible, and many more. You will leave this Keynote with ways to eliminate needless complexity with simple, inspiring ways to make innovation happen now!

  • Little BIGS®: How Small Changes Create BIG Impact

    Dismiss the notion that innovation requires large corporate overhauls and change initiatives. Extensive and expensive initiatives rarely work and tend to exhaust—not inspire—employees. To get people to approach change differently, we must change our approach. Instead of top-down mandates, it’s the small things—the “Little BIGS”—that ignite powerful behavior change. The Chocolate-on-the-Pillow approach—“Little BIGS”—uses action-based tactics. When individuals and teams start leading by example, they create opportunities for people to witness and embrace positive behaviors and change firsthand. Using examples of small changes with huge ripple effects, this keynote walks participants through the bite-sized approach to revolution. Bodell inspires audiences through real-life examples, such as the large financial services organization that created a new breed of employee and helped reset the corporate culture. Little BIGS will come to life through concepts like Kill a Stupid Rule; Outside In; Do the Unexpected; Empowerment Rules; and Get Out. Participants will take away tangible and actionable steps to shake up their organization’s standard practices—from unproductive meetings to go-nowhere strategic planning—and result in a powerful boost to innovation. They will gain understanding of the Little BIGS that will reinvent their own organization; awaken their ability to think; and ultimately, to reinvent the future.

  • Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow: Five Skills to Ensure Success

    According to IBM's recent CEO Survey, business leaders today value collaboration, communication, creativity, and flexibility above the hard skills of analysis and technical knowledge. Increasing business complexity and competition requires today's companies to demonstrate more than knowledge or technical expertise: they must cultivate skill sets that embrace and thrive on change. This forward-looking session explores the five critical skills that all employees will need to continuously innovate and succeed in this new era. Participants learn how strategic imagination, provocative inquiry, creative problem-solving, agility, and resilience can prepare your organization—and its human capital—for long-term success. Bodell reveals simple and actionable tools and techniques that help build these essential skills, and help participants realize the real-world impact that small changes can have on organizations. Equip your team with the skills needed to thrive in the business world of tomorrow by providing the techniques to take action today.

  • 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.

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    Booking fees for Lisa Bodell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lisa Bodell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Lisa Bodell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lisa Bodell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lisa Bodell for your next private or corporate function.
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Lisa Bodell

Founder & CEO of FutureThink; Bestselling Author of "Why Simple Wins;” Innovation Expert

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Lisa Bodell Biography

Founder and CEO of FutureThink, Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of "Kill the Company," and "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 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. She 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 Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland.

Some notable awards Lisa has received include the following: 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).

Lisa Bodell Videos

  • Lisa Bodell Keynote Reel
    As a globally recognized futurist and expert on innovation, Lisa Bodell ignites new thinking at every event with high energy, humor, and audience...
  • How Simplification is the Key to Change | Lisa Bodell | TEDxNormal
    Why are change and innovation so hard to achieve? It’s not why you think. The reality is this: we spend our days drowning in mundane tasks –...
  • Google's Think Performance - Kill The Company
    Keynote Speech at Google, Mountain View, CA

Lisa Bodell Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell Speaking Topics

  • 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. The Keynote will bring to life the concepts presented in Bodell’s latest book, "Kill the Company": 1. Everyone is a change agent. 2. Change involves a toolkit, not a process. 3. Little changes can create big impact. Bodell will introduce tangible ways to ignite innovation through the dynamic yet simple exercises in the Kill the Company Toolkit, including Kill a Stupid Rule, Killer Queries, Impossible to Possible, and many more. You will leave this Keynote with ways to eliminate needless complexity with simple, inspiring ways to make innovation happen now!

  • Little BIGS®: How Small Changes Create BIG Impact

    Dismiss the notion that innovation requires large corporate overhauls and change initiatives. Extensive and expensive initiatives rarely work and tend to exhaust—not inspire—employees. To get people to approach change differently, we must change our approach. Instead of top-down mandates, it’s the small things—the “Little BIGS”—that ignite powerful behavior change. The Chocolate-on-the-Pillow approach—“Little BIGS”—uses action-based tactics. When individuals and teams start leading by example, they create opportunities for people to witness and embrace positive behaviors and change firsthand. Using examples of small changes with huge ripple effects, this keynote walks participants through the bite-sized approach to revolution. Bodell inspires audiences through real-life examples, such as the large financial services organization that created a new breed of employee and helped reset the corporate culture. Little BIGS will come to life through concepts like Kill a Stupid Rule; Outside In; Do the Unexpected; Empowerment Rules; and Get Out. Participants will take away tangible and actionable steps to shake up their organization’s standard practices—from unproductive meetings to go-nowhere strategic planning—and result in a powerful boost to innovation. They will gain understanding of the Little BIGS that will reinvent their own organization; awaken their ability to think; and ultimately, to reinvent the future.

  • Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow: Five Skills to Ensure Success

    According to IBM's recent CEO Survey, business leaders today value collaboration, communication, creativity, and flexibility above the hard skills of analysis and technical knowledge. Increasing business complexity and competition requires today's companies to demonstrate more than knowledge or technical expertise: they must cultivate skill sets that embrace and thrive on change. This forward-looking session explores the five critical skills that all employees will need to continuously innovate and succeed in this new era. Participants learn how strategic imagination, provocative inquiry, creative problem-solving, agility, and resilience can prepare your organization—and its human capital—for long-term success. Bodell reveals simple and actionable tools and techniques that help build these essential skills, and help participants realize the real-world impact that small changes can have on organizations. Equip your team with the skills needed to thrive in the business world of tomorrow by providing the techniques to take action today.

  • 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.

FAQs on booking Lisa Bodell

  • How to book Lisa Bodell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lisa Bodell for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lisa Bodell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lisa Bodell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lisa Bodell?

    Booking fees for Lisa Bodell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lisa Bodell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lisa Bodell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lisa Bodell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lisa Bodell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lisa Bodell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lisa Bodell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lisa Bodell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lisa Bodell for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Lisa Bodell generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Guy Kawasaki, Josh Linkner, Jim Carroll and Daniel Burrus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lisa Bodell for an upcoming event.

Lisa Bodell Speaker Videos

  • Lisa Bodell Keynote Reel
    As a globally recognized futurist and expert on innovation, Lisa Bodell ignites new thinking at every event with high energy, humor, and audience engagement.
    How Simplification is the Key to Change | Lisa Bodell | TEDxNormal
    Why are change and innovation so hard to achieve? It’s not why you think. The reality is this: we spend our days drowning in mundane tasks – meetings, emails, reports – often self-created...
  • Google's Think Performance - Kill The Company
    Keynote Speech at Google, Mountain View, CA
    Lisa Bodell - Different Types of Learning
    PCMA Convening Leaders - January 13 - 15, 2014 Boston, MA
  • Lisa Bodell Thinking Has Become a Daring Act

Lisa Bodell Speaking Topics

  • 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. The Keynote will bring to life the concepts presented in Bodell’s latest book, "Kill the Company": 1. Everyone is a change agent. 2. Change involves a toolkit, not a process. 3. Little changes can create big impact. Bodell will introduce tangible ways to ignite innovation through the dynamic yet simple exercises in the Kill the Company Toolkit, including Kill a Stupid Rule, Killer Queries, Impossible to Possible, and many more. You will leave this Keynote with ways to eliminate needless complexity with simple, inspiring ways to make innovation happen now!

  • Little BIGS®: How Small Changes Create BIG Impact

    Dismiss the notion that innovation requires large corporate overhauls and change initiatives. Extensive and expensive initiatives rarely work and tend to exhaust—not inspire—employees. To get people to approach change differently, we must change our approach. Instead of top-down mandates, it’s the small things—the “Little BIGS”—that ignite powerful behavior change. The Chocolate-on-the-Pillow approach—“Little BIGS”—uses action-based tactics. When individuals and teams start leading by example, they create opportunities for people to witness and embrace positive behaviors and change firsthand. Using examples of small changes with huge ripple effects, this keynote walks participants through the bite-sized approach to revolution. Bodell inspires audiences through real-life examples, such as the large financial services organization that created a new breed of employee and helped reset the corporate culture. Little BIGS will come to life through concepts like Kill a Stupid Rule; Outside In; Do the Unexpected; Empowerment Rules; and Get Out. Participants will take away tangible and actionable steps to shake up their organization’s standard practices—from unproductive meetings to go-nowhere strategic planning—and result in a powerful boost to innovation. They will gain understanding of the Little BIGS that will reinvent their own organization; awaken their ability to think; and ultimately, to reinvent the future.

  • Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow: Five Skills to Ensure Success

    According to IBM's recent CEO Survey, business leaders today value collaboration, communication, creativity, and flexibility above the hard skills of analysis and technical knowledge. Increasing business complexity and competition requires today's companies to demonstrate more than knowledge or technical expertise: they must cultivate skill sets that embrace and thrive on change. This forward-looking session explores the five critical skills that all employees will need to continuously innovate and succeed in this new era. Participants learn how strategic imagination, provocative inquiry, creative problem-solving, agility, and resilience can prepare your organization—and its human capital—for long-term success. Bodell reveals simple and actionable tools and techniques that help build these essential skills, and help participants realize the real-world impact that small changes can have on organizations. Equip your team with the skills needed to thrive in the business world of tomorrow by providing the techniques to take action today.

  • 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.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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