Lisa Bodell

  • Founder & CEO of futurethink
  • Bestselling Author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins
  • Global Leader on Culture Change focused on Simplification and Innovation

Lisa Bodell is a recognized global leader on behavior change, whose innovation skill building firm has transformed hundreds of Fortune 500 companies by Igniting Simplification and Activating Innovation. She helps organizations eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to be agile, fast and innovative. In order to experience this trifecta of competitive advantage, organizations must embrace Simplicity and Lisa has the roadmap to move them to action. 

A dynamic keynote speaker, Lisa empowers audiences with tools and techniques that help them start simplifying and innovating immediately. Praise for her talks include: “insightful, engaging and energetic” (Google); “relevant and compelling” (Accenture); “ignited a spirit of innovation” (Mastercard Worldwide); “winning business ideas” (Citigroup).

 

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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.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Lisa Bodell
  • Google
  • Google
  • Accenture
  • Delta Airlines
  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Citigroup Corporate Investment Bank
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • AXA Equitable
  • National Association of Confectionery Dealers
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KILLING COMPLEXITY: Create a Culture of Simplification & Get to the Work that Matters

There is a formula to gaining a competitive advantage, and it is simple – Speed, Agility and Focus. But complexity is holding most organizations back from creating a culture that embraces these three principles of success. Simplification is the solution, and every organization wants to know the tech ...

There is a formula to gaining a competitive advantage, and it is simple – Speed, Agility and Focus. But complexity is holding most organizations back from creating a culture that embraces these three principles of success. Simplification is the solution, and every organization wants to know the techniques to help them eradicate complexity and get back to meaningful work that drives innovative change.

Lisa inspires leaders and their teams to consider what it means to have an innovative company. It isn’t about creating a culture of cool lounge areas with ping pong tables. More than anything, your culture will be predicated on the work people do every day. If your organization is mired in meetings, emails and reports, then that is what your culture will be known for; but, wouldn’t you rather be known as the company where people are engaged in truly meaningful work every day? Lisa gives you the tools to make this a reality.

 

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 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 hel ...

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. 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!

 

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

➢    Everyone is a change agent.

➢    Change involves a toolkit, not a process.

➢    Small changes can make a big impact.

➢    Reignite curiosity, inquiry, and creative problem solving.

BONUS OPPORTUNITY

Empower your audience immediately by pairing a breakout session with any of Lisa’s keynotes, where her team of futurethink trainers will teach them the techniques to make simplification and innovation a daily practice! ...

Empower your audience immediately by pairing a breakout session with any of Lisa’s keynotes, where her team of futurethink trainers will teach them the techniques to make simplification and innovation a daily practice!

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<p>Is Complexity Killing Your Organization’s Opportunities for Greater Success?</p>

Is Complexity Killing Your Organization’s Opportunities for Greater Success?

How deeply have you thought about the cost of complexity to your organization? It’s time for a pulse check. Do you believe you have an innovative culture but find teams have little time to focus on valuable, meaningful work –  trumped by meetings, emails, and reports? If yes, then you may be losing valuable employees and big business opportunities.

If this sounds familiar, then it’s time to admit that our true work culture is predicated on the work people do every day, not how our environment makes us feel, although that is a bonus. LISA BODELL, CEO of futurethink and Bestselling Author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins, helps organizations get to the root of their complexity, so that employees can simplify and get back to focusing on meaningful, value-based work, that drives business outcomes!

<p>1,500 Fidelity Employees Give High Praise for Lisa Bodell's <em>Why Simple Wins</em> Keynote</p>

1,500 Fidelity Employees Give High Praise for Lisa Bodell's Why Simple Wins Keynote

LISA BODELL recently gave her Why Simple Wins keynote to Fidelity employees and their post-event survey came back with 278 awesome replies!  Here are a few highlights:

“Was great! How we define what is ‘simple’ is key…makes me think differently about how I can do my work.”
“It was incredible how accurate her assertion was on how we naturally make things harder than we need to. This really resonated with me.”
“I liked the exercises that Lisa had the audience do. It was a great way to illustrate how complicated we can make things as an organization.”
“This was brilliant, fantastic.”
“Lisa provided practical ideas as well as being a tremendous presenter.”
“Lisa is very good, I hope to implement some of these ideas in my work.”
“I really enjoyed this topic! it is so relevant to the dynamic that we work in every day.”
“Lisa did an excellent job of demonstrating how we over complicate our daily lives, especially in the workplace. I have plans to ask my team, ‘What rules do we have that hinder your daily job?’ to see how many assumptions my own team has. I feel I benefited from this program and am excited to apply what I have learned to my daily role.”
“It reiterates small things matter. It's created a thought process to give attention to value added and non-value added tasks.”

When people hear this talk, they tell Lisa that they feel “Energized, Empowered and Invigorated” to start tackling workplace complexity with a different mindset. Lisa provides immediate takeaways that leave the audience feeling empowered with actionable tools.

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Biography

Lisa Bodell is a recognized global leader on behavior change, whose innovation skill- building firm has transformed hundreds of Fortune 500 companies by Igniting Simplification and Activating Innovation.

She helps organizations eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to be agile, fast and innovative. In order to experience this trifecta of competitive advantage, organizations must embrace Simplicity and Lisa has the roadmap to move them to action.

A dynamic keynote speaker, Lisa empowers audiences with tools and techniques that help them start simplifying and innovating immediately. Praise for her talks include: “insightful, engaging and energetic” (Google); “relevant and compelling” (Accenture); “ignited a spirit of innovation” (Mastercard Worldwide); “winning business ideas” (Citigroup).

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, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, FOX News, and CNN.

Lisa Bodell serves on the Advisory Board of the NSA, is an advisor on the Board of the Association of Professional Futurists, and has previously served as an advisor on Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board and as a member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum.