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Lisa Solomon

Stanford d.school
Designer in Residence and Faculty
Lisa Kay Solomon is a passionate speaker, author, educator, and thought leader focused on helping leaders learn how to be more creative, flexible, and resilient in the face of increasing complexity and change. Currently a designer in residence at Stanford University’s d.School and founding chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University, Lisa’s work focuses on developing, teaching, and amplifying the skills, mindsets, and behaviors required to lead positive change.

Building on a decade of experience in scenario planning and leadership design, Lisa has worked with innovative leaders from Citi Ventures, Coca-Cola, Toyota Financial Services, ING, HP, Bertelsmann, Herman Miller, and the Kauffman Fellows Program for Venture Capitalists, as well as social impact organizations like the Packard Foundation, PBS, and various K12 education institutions. A TEDx speaker, Lisa frequently keynotes at leading business schools across the country including Stanford University, Oxford Said School of Business, UC Berkeley, University of Virginia, and Hult Business School and at dozens of global innovation and leadership conferences around the world.

Lisa was a lead faculty member for the revolutionary MBA in Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts and has designed and led over-subscribed classes for the Stanford d. School such as Networking By Design and Design With the Brain in Mind. Lisa has served on the leadership committee of the Nueva School’s  Innovative Learning Conference. She is also the co-founder of VizLit, a nonprofit focused on unleashing the visual genius in all K12 students and educators.

Lisa coauthored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, and, more recently, Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She is a frequent contributor to Singularity Hub, authoring a popular series on Exponential Leadership and Designing a Better Future.

My Friday Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 18