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Natalie Nixon

Natalie Nixon

Keynote Speaker: Future of Work Expert, Author of "The Creativity Leap", Innovation, Creativity & Leadership Strategy Consultant

Natalie Nixon Biography

Natalie Nixon, PhD is "the creativity whisperer for the C-Suite." She is a creativity strategist who advises leaders on achieving transformative business results by applying wonder & rigor. She is a highly sought after global keynote speaker, valued for her accessible expertise on creativity, the future of work and innovation.

Nixon was selected for Real Leaders' "Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World for 2022" list; and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and INC. She is the author of the award-winning The Creativity Leap - an honoree in the creativity category of Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. Her firm, Figure 8 Thinking, was named among the top 20 women-led innovation firms in 2021 by Core 77. In 2022, LinkedIn launched Nixon’s course “Lead with Inquiry, Improvisation & Intuition". Clients have included Microsoft, Salesforce, Comcast, Citrix, Morrison & Foerster, Living Cities, VaynerMedia and Bloomberg.

A hybrid thinker, Nixon consistently applies her background in cultural anthropology, fashion, design thinking and dance. She is an early-stage investor at two social impact ventures, valued for her ability to work at the intersection of commercial value and stakeholder equity.

Nixon is a trustee of the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum; Vassar College; and Leadership+Design. She has lived in Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Israel, and Sri Lanka and is proficient in Portuguese and Spanish. She is certified as a Foresight Practitioner by the Institute for the Future. She received her BA (honors) from Vassar College, and her PhD from the University of Westminster in London.

When she's not dancing up a storm in hip-hop class, Nixon is fine-tuning her salsa, foxtrot and tango on the ballroom floor. She lives in her hometown of Philadelphia with her husband, John Nixon, and is the proud stepmother of Sydney.

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Natalie Nixon Speaking Topics

The New I in AI: Imagination, Inquiry and Intuition

Worried about how you’ll find your edge in AI? At its BEST, AI enhances human qualities at work. Natalie Nixon, a renowned creativity strategist, advocates for leveraging curiosity, imagination, and intuition to navigate this evolving landscape. Her keynote offers practical insights to redesign work and thrive in the changing paradigm.

AI is Your Co-Creator

Just as we have IQ and EQ, we also have a CQ- or a creativity quotient. This talk explores the links between creativity and leadership and how leaders with a high CQ behave, interact with stakeholders, and co-create a strategic vision.

L.E.A.P! : The Extraordinary Method for Boosting Productivity and Navigating Uncertainty

When ambiguity arises, you can either flee, pause, or charge ahead blindly. Natalie Nixon, a creativity strategist, presents the L.E.A.P Method™, a straightforward approach to confront uncertainty. By Leveraging, Envisioning, Asking, and Prototyping, attendees gain clarity and actionable strategies to move forward. Remember, progress only happens in one direction: forward!

Adapt & Disrupt: Build Creativity’s Business ROI in the Imagination Era

In the age of AI dominance, creativity is not optional—it’s essential. Natalie Nixon, a creativity expert, reveals how imagination drives business success. Learn from pioneering leaders, adopt dynamic methods, and unleash creativity to secure your organization’s strategic edge. Embrace innovation, wield imagination, and thrive in disruption.

Curiosity is the Currency of the Future: Building a Culture of Inquiry

Do you know how to ask really, great, provocative questions? That matters not just for the increasingly basic ways we interact with AI technologies like ChatGPT, but also for executing on a compelling strategy. Natalie Nixon emphasizes the significance of questions in driving innovation and fostering dynamic cultures. Learn various question types, how to ask them effectively, and normalize a culture of inquiry.

Natalie Nixon Videos

Natalie Nixon - Future of Work Expert on Innovation, Creativity, Leadership
An Introduction to Natalie Nixon
A Selection from The Creativity Leap by Natalie Nixon

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What topics does Natalie Nixon speak about?

Natalie Nixon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Creativity, Strategic Leadership, Corporate Strategy, Business, Consulting, Change Management, Business Leadership, Leadership, Female Leadership, Innovation, Future Of Work, Black Heritage, Motivational, Diversity, Influential Women, Futurism, Women in Business, Authors, Women and Literary.

Where does Natalie Nixon travel from?

Natalie Nixon generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Natalie Nixon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Creativity, Strategic Leadership and Corporate Strategy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Natalie Nixon for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Natalie Nixon generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erica Dhawan, Cassandra Worthy and Eric Boles. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Natalie Nixon for an upcoming event.

Natalie Nixon Speaking Topics

  • The New I in AI: Imagination, Inquiry and Intuition

    Worried about how you’ll find your edge in AI? At its BEST, AI enhances human qualities at work. Natalie Nixon, a renowned creativity strategist, advocates for leveraging curiosity, imagination, and intuition to navigate this evolving landscape. Her keynote offers practical insights to redesign work and thrive in the changing paradigm.

  • AI is Your Co-Creator

    Just as we have IQ and EQ, we also have a CQ- or a creativity quotient. This talk explores the links between creativity and leadership and how leaders with a high CQ behave, interact with stakeholders, and co-create a strategic vision.

  • L.E.A.P! : The Extraordinary Method for Boosting Productivity and Navigating Uncertainty

    When ambiguity arises, you can either flee, pause, or charge ahead blindly. Natalie Nixon, a creativity strategist, presents the L.E.A.P Method™, a straightforward approach to confront uncertainty. By Leveraging, Envisioning, Asking, and Prototyping, attendees gain clarity and actionable strategies to move forward. Remember, progress only happens in one direction: forward!

  • Adapt & Disrupt: Build Creativity’s Business ROI in the Imagination Era

    In the age of AI dominance, creativity is not optional—it’s essential. Natalie Nixon, a creativity expert, reveals how imagination drives business success. Learn from pioneering leaders, adopt dynamic methods, and unleash creativity to secure your organization’s strategic edge. Embrace innovation, wield imagination, and thrive in disruption.

  • Curiosity is the Currency of the Future: Building a Culture of Inquiry

    Do you know how to ask really, great, provocative questions? That matters not just for the increasingly basic ways we interact with AI technologies like ChatGPT, but also for executing on a compelling strategy. Natalie Nixon emphasizes the significance of questions in driving innovation and fostering dynamic cultures. Learn various question types, how to ask them effectively, and normalize a culture of inquiry.

Natalie Nixon Videos

Natalie Nixon - Future of Work Expert on Innovation, Creativity, Leadership
An Introduction to Natalie Nixon
A Selection from The Creativity Leap by Natalie Nixon
Natalie Nixon Speaker Reel

Natalie Nixon Reviews

  • Natalie was engaging, tremendously knowledgeable and inviting. We have various positive and excited about the subject presented.
    UKG - Mar 28 2024

  • Indeed, Inc. - Jun 12 2023

  • Having Natalie at our event was so enjoyable.
    Southwest Michigan First - Jan 30 2023

  • Target - Feb 07 2022

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