Founder & CEO of FutureThink
Bestselling Author of Kill the Company
& Why Simple Win

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Lisa Bodell is a global leader on behavior change, whose skill-building firm has transformed hundreds of thousands of employees from Fortune 500 companies by showing them how to Eliminate the Complexity that holds them back and Get to the Work That Matters.

Her talks offer a roadmap to eradicate the workplace complexity that is killing organizations’ ability to be agile, fast and innovative. In order to experience this trifecta of competitive advantage, organizations must embrace simplicity as a basic operating principle, and Lisa’s content and energy move them to action.

A dynamic keynote speaker, Lisa empowers audiences with thought-provoking examples and practical techniques that ignite simplification and innovation immediately. Praise for her talks include: “the best speaker yet — engaging and energetic”(Google); “revolutionary and compelling” (Accenture); “incredibly unique and thought provoking” (Mastercard Worldwide); “immediately actionable” (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, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and CNN. Lisa has served on the advisory boards of the NSA, the Association of Professional Futurists, Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board and is an acting member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum.

Bodell Has Received the Following Accolades…

  • 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)
  • Silver Stevie Award 2019 – Woman of the Year Business Services Industry (The American Business Awards) 
  • Most Inspirational Woman in Communications Strategy & Execution – 2019 – Future Think – New York, USA (Global 100)

More About Keynote Speaker, Lisa Bodell . . .

Although a Midwesterner at heart, Lisa Bodell has spent over 20 years in New York with her husband and children. When not traveling (having visited over 40 countries and 48 states), Lisa spends time expressing her own creativity by playing games or doing puzzles with her kids or experimenting with new ingredients in her kitchen. Always up for an adventure, Lisa has set her sights on visiting the North Pole so she can stand in every time zone—simultaneously.


Lisa Bodell 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.
– DUNCAN NIEDERAUER - CEO / 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.
– NANCY SINGER R. Ph. - Executive Director of Enterprise Learning / Merck
Lisa Bodell is one of the most dynamic and powerful keynote speakers our association has ever had. Her delivery, style, and expert content completely energized an audience of 500 and a breakout session of 50. She is incredibly successful at sizing up an audience and totally tailors her speech to address the needs and concerns of an industry.”
– LIBBY TAYLOR VP - Director of Event Planning / National Association of Confectionery Dealers
Over the years, I’ve tried many innovation ‘gurus’ to educate my leadership team. Lisa is the real thing – she’s an expert that also knows how to use both presentation and learning principles to hold an audience’s attention.
– DAVID OWENS - Director of Learning & Development / Bausch & Lomb
Lisa Bodell made my leadership team think in new ways and helped us develop winning business ideas right in the room. My team now embraces innovation rather than fearing it.”
– MARY FENNOGLIO - Managing Director / Citigroup Corporate Investment Bank

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