Do you dare to take the creativity leap needed to bridge the gap between the churn of work and the highly sought-after prize called innovation? 

In this episode, Natalie Nixon, PhD, president of Figure 8 Thinking, reveals why she believes creativity is the engine for innovation as an invention and shares how it can be converted into a scalable value that can be both financial and cultural.

Natalie explains that most organizations don’t understand creativity, which is seldom appreciated beyond the arts realm. However, by introducing the idea that, if we think about creativity as our ability to toggle between wonder and rigor to solve problems, then we’ll realize that it’s not only the most exceptional dancers, musicians, and painters who are creative, but also the best lawyers, engineers, accountants, and teachers.

Guest Details: 

Name: Natalie Nixon, PhD

Title: President

Company: Figure 8 Thinking

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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. 

Natalie’s firm Figure 8 Thinking was named among the top 20 women-led innovation firms by Core 77 in 2021. Natalie also received her BA (honors) from Vassar College and her PhD from the University of Westminster in London