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Lisa Bodell

Founder of FutureThink and author of Why Simple Wins and Kill the Company Lisa Bodell is the leading keynote speaker on simplification and innovation.

Meet Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell is a global leader in simplification, collaboration, and innovation. She shows organizations how to eliminate complexity and leverage simplicity – unleashing creativity and sparking the energy so essential to innovate and compete in a rapidly changing world. She is well-known for her keynote and motivational speaking. Lisa Bodell is also available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Lisa Bodell’s fees.

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Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group at 215-510-6607 to book Lisa Bodell for corporate or private events, keynote speeches, workshops, fireside chats, motivational speaking, or virtual appearances. Our agency will work directly with your organization and our keynote speakers to create an unforgettable event.

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Leading Businesswoman

“Complexity is crippling our organizations. It’s stifling our people and keeping them from doing their most meaningful and impactful work.” 

After earning her business degree from The University of Michigan, Lisa launched her career at Leo Burnett, a global advertising agency in Chicago. While there, she discovered a gift for uniting strategically-driven ideas with forward-thinking themes. Lisa went on to build two successful businesses before moving to New York and founding FutureThink in 2003. Focused on the simplification and innovation space, FutureThink works with leading brands worldwide and has become the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training in the world.

Additionally, Lisa has served on the board of advisors of several organizations, including the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum, the United States National Security Agency, the Association of Professional Futurists, and the Novartis board of Diversity & Inclusion.


Now, Lisa contributes her expertise to a wide variety of media. She is a monthly contributor to Forbes and has frequently appeared in other media including: Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Inc., Harvard Business Review, and CNN. Lisa is also the author of two groundbreaking books, Why Simple Wins and Kill the Company.

Further, she’s been featured in many major books like Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question, Adam Grant’s Originals, and AfterShock.

Hire Lisa Bodell

Lisa brings a compelling perspective to the sought-after topics of simplification and innovation to over 100,000 people each year. She has taught innovation at both American University and Fordham University and also delivered a TED talk on the topic. A thought leader and serial entrepreneur, Lisa ranks on the list of Top 50 Speakers Worldwide and captivates audiences with her energy and humor. Her keynotes leave audiences inspired to change and arm them with radically simple tools to get to the work that matters.

Lisa’s transformational message has inspired executives at top-ranked organizations such as:

  • Google
  • SAP
  • Citigroup
  • The Department of National Intelligence
  • American Express
  • BMW
  • Cisco
  • KPMG
  • Electronic Arts
  • Fidelity
  • Samsung
  • TD Bank
  • Verizon
  • United States Coast Guard
  • South by Southwest
  • Oracle
  • and many more.

How to Hire Lisa Bodell

Find out how to hire Lisa Bodell to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Lisa Bodell’s availability and cost. When booking Lisa Bodell for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Lisa Bodell is a popular choice specifically for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Lisa Bodell booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Lisa Bodell Booking Price

How much to book Lisa Bodell depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Lisa Bodell for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Lisa Bodell is available for conferences, festivals, private parties and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Upcoming Engagements

Our speakers are in high demand! View their upcoming events.

Aug 08 - 09 2024

Global Leadership Summit 2024 – Keynote Speaker Carey Lohrenz – Chicago, IL

Willow Creek Community Church
Aug 18 - 21 2024

Allied Solutions CNC’24 – Keynote Speaker Lisa Bodell – BC, Canada

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Sep 04 - 06 2024

Credit Union Leadership Symposium 2024 – Keynote Speaker Samantha Radocchia – Nashville, TN

Omni Nashville Hotel
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Key Audience Takeaways

Killing Complexity – Why Simple Wins

Complexity is crippling our organizations.

Unproductive meetings, irrelevant rules and reports, and endless emails keep people from doing the work that matters most. Worse, complexity dampens morale and creates feelings of futility. However, it doesn’t have to be this way.

CEO and TED-talk veteran Lisa Bodell shows organizations how to unleash the energy, collaboration, innovation, and engagement lying in wait by embracing a mindset of simplification right now

This spirited presentation shows how small changes can have a profound impact on the organization’s people, competitiveness, and ability to adapt. Lisa offers techniques used by the nimblest of companies to save time, kill rules, and simplify everything. Drawing on research from her book, Why Simple Wins, Lisa’s energy, engaging stories, and interactive exercises prove that using simplicity as an operating principle is the surest path to organizational transformation.

Key Takeaways:

  • How simplification sparks action and enables groups to move faster with more focus than everyone else.
  • Why simplification is not just a method but a mindset and a habit – a key to resilience and adaptability.
  • How to create a workplace where there’s more time to innovate and think.
  • How asking questions helps eliminate organizational and individual busywork that’s outlived its time.
  • Web-based real-time interactive exercises reveal what’s holding people back from embracing simplification.
  • How killing complexity increases trust, engagement, talent retention, and helps people be their best.


Leading Simplicity – A Roadmap

Embracing simplicity as an operational mindset can unleash the power of people to be their best and focus on the work that matters. But simplicity needs an advocate. Leaders who step up and send the message that simplicity is a priority will reap outsized results.

In this presentation, Lisa Bodell delivers real-world tools leaders can use to create a culture with simplicity in its DNA and a bias for action.

Lisa, author of the bestseller Why Simple Wins, unpacks stories and insights leaders can use to inspire their people, ignite disruptive thinking, build agility, and turn problems into possibilities. With energy, humor, and revealing online interactive exercises, Lisa shows that simplicity is the catalyst that accelerates innovation, collaboration, engagement, and growth. Simplicity will create a sustainable competitive advantage because it’s the absolute foundation of resilience in the face of never-ending change.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to cultivate a dynamic culture of simplification that makes challenging outdated practices the norm, creating space for more innovation to happen.
  • Drive an agenda that makes simplification a seamless part of your operating system, placing equal importance on eliminating work as adding it, fostering a more balanced approach.
  • Align teams in identifying and eliminating time-wasting habits, allowing them to reach their goals more quickly.
  • Set the groundwork for enduring change and improved problem-solving by reducing stress and giving teams the space to think.
  • Create a strategic advantage by better-focusing teams, driving proactive change, retaining talent effortlessly, and outpacing the competition with increased agility.
  • Online interactive exercises reveal what’s holding your organization back from embracing a mindset of simplicity.


Unleashing Innovation

If your organization is not innovating as fast as you’d like, it’s time to address it before it’s too late. In most organizations, the very structures put in place to help them grow all too often hold them back. When you want people to approach change differently, you have to help them change their approach.

In this presentation, Lisa Bodell delivers a high-energy and inspiring call to arms to start a revolution in how we think and work.

Lisa is the founder and CEO of FutureThink, the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training in the world. Her insights help increase the capacity for innovation by shifting mindset and engaging everyone in the process of killing off the status quo. In this presentation, Lisa inspires people to think differently and provides the tools to solve problems that stand in the way of breakthrough innovation in your organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is holding your organization back from innovating?
  • How to change your current organizational values and structures to help innovation take hold.
  • How to unleash the dormant potential in teams by reigniting critical aptitudes such as curiosity, inquiry, and creative problem-solving.
  • Practical yet provocative techniques for reinvention and innovation with current products and services.
  • Proven methods that reignite change and transformation and make everyone a change agent.
  • Examples of how even the smallest changes can have a big impact.

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