We are excited to announce Dr. Natalie Nixon as the 2020 UNC CAUSE Conference Keynote Speaker!

Natalie Nixon
Dr. Natalie Nixon

Natalie converted a 16-year career as a professor into a successful consulting practice as a creativity strategist who happily integrates wonder and rigor into her life and work. As president and founder of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC., she inspires leaders and organizations to take unique approaches and apply creativity and foresight for transformative business results.

Save the Date: Natalie will kick-off UNC CAUSE at 10AM ET on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020.

The focus in her work is two-fold:

  • Innovation — Creating unique customer-centric approaches for process improvement & transformation.
  • Change Management — Designing the optimal ways to implement and sustain the innovation.

2020 Keynote Topic by Dr. Natalie Nixon:
Innovation IQ: How to Master the 3 Drivers to Stay Out Front and Lead

“The more diverse the inputs, the more innovative the output.” – Natalie Nixon

Business management guru, Peter Drucker, was famous for having written that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” He was right. Unfortunately, most companies only pay attention to organization culture when it’s too late in the game. In this session, Natalie will leave us with tips for developing the 3 tenets of culture—people, process and place—to design an organizational culture that is primed for innovation and a prosperous future state.

Natalie is a global speaker and was recently recognized as one of the Top 40 Women Keynote Speakers of 2020 by Real Leaders. She is the author of The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work; the editor of Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences, and Beyond; a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania; and a regular contributor to INC.com on creativity and design thinking.

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