Natalie Nixon, PhD is the creativity whisperer for the C-Suite. She is a
creativity strategist, global keynote speaker and author. As CEO of Figure
8 Thinking, LLC she advises leaders on transformation and helps them
amplify growth and business value - by applying wonder and rigor.
Natalie is one of Real Leaders' "Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World for
2022". She is the author of the award-winning The Creativity Leap:
Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work - 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 by Core 77 in 2021.
Natalie is a trustee of the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum;
Vassar College; and Leadership+Design. She received her BA (honors)
from Vassar College, and her PhD from the University of Westminster in
London. She is certified as a Foresight Practitioner by the Institute for the