About this Speaker
Author, global speaker, and consultant, Natalie Nixon is a creativity strategist who happily integrates wonder and rigor into her life and work. She converted a 16-year career as a professor into a successful consulting practice. As president of Figure 8 Thinking, she advises companies on the future of work, achieving transformative business results and becoming more dynamic versions of themselves. Clients have included Comcast, Bloomberg, Living Cities and VaynerMedia. Natalie incorporates her background in anthropology and fashion, as well as her experiences living in Brazil, Israel, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Portugal. A subject matter expert in creativity and design thinking, 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"; and a regular contributor to Inc. magazine.
Natalie earned a BA (honors) in Anthropology and Africana Studies from Vassar College; an MS in Global Textile Marketing from Jefferson University; and a PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster in London.
She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, John Nixon.
Learn more at Figure 8 Thinking.com and follow her @natwnixon.