Keynote Speaker Category: Business, Disruption, Female Speakers, Leadership, Organisational Change, TED Speakers, The Future of Work,


Lisa Bodell is ranked as one of the Top Keynote Speakers in the world. She is a globally recognized leader, a futurist and an expert in helping companies find success through simplification, Lisa Bodell shows how simplifying can shake off the complexities and complacencies prevalent in today’s organizations.

For more information on Lisa see her Bio Below.


  •  Unleash Innovation
  •  40 Ways To Reinvent Your Business
  •  The Great Reset – Embracing A Constraint Mindset
  •  Curiosity As Your Next Competitive Advantage
  •  Killing Complexity
  •  Become A Daily Simplifier – 20 Ways To Do Less &   Accomplish More
  •  The Power Of Perspective
  •  Stop Meeting And Start Collaborating


Forbes articles 


Kill the Company

Why Simple Wins


Lisa Bodell is the CEO of FutureThink and ranks among the Top 50 Speakers Worldwide according 2020 according to Real Leaders, the world’s first sustainable business & leadership magazine.

She is the best-selling author of ‘Kill the Company’ and ‘Why Simple Wins’. She is a and global leader on simplification, productivity, and innovation. Her keynotes inspire change and she brings a compelling perspective to the sought-after topics of simplification and innovation to over 100,000 people each year.

Bodell is a thought leader and serial entrepreneur, her transformational message has inspired executives at top-ranked organizations such as Google, Cisco and Citigroup, among many more.

Lisa provides a provocative yet practical approach that enables organizations and individuals to eradicate the unnecessary complexity and time-sucks that hold them back from more meaningful work, and allow simplicity to become their new operating system.

Bodell is a monthly contributor to Forbes and has frequently appeared in other media including: Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, FOX News, and CNN.

She has also been featured in many major books such as Warren Berger’s ‘A More Beautiful Question‘, Adam Grant’s ‘Originals’ and ‘After Shock’ the upcoming 50-year celebration based on futurist Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock.

Bodell has taught innovation at both American University and Fordham University and has a TED talk on the topic. She 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.

“Lisa is everything you look for in a keynote speaker – she’s insightful, engaging and energetic. She was the top-rated speaker at our Google events and
inspired the entire audience to start a simplification revolution.”

Meredith Cherwony Think Events at Google

Ricardo did an amazing job. At the time of his keynote, people were tired after a long day, but he managed to get their attention one more time. We got especially good feedback on his session around midday. I don’t know how comfortable Ricardo is with presenting in German – that (maybe) would have been the only thing I can think of that could have elevated his presentation (but that would have just been the cherry on top of the ice cream).

Julius MeltzerXING

Thanks a lot for the creativity and resilience to manage this Inspiration Tour in such a great manner. Great leaders (and some great example of how we do not want to come across), inspirational stories, challenge our believes (loved obviously Ricardo Semler) and many insights for the future. Thanks a lot!

Head of large pharmaceutical company – Costa Rica

After the workshop I spoke to some of the business relations that we had invited. They were positive without exception. Present were, among others, a partner of a large law firm, a company that offers HR services with the aid of self-developed software and a partner of an international recruitment and selection agency. They all asked questions about specific challenges in their companies and were amazed at Semler's knowledge of their specific business model and challenges. To be repeated!

Han MesterHan Mesters, Sector Banker Business Services ABN AMRO Bank

I am leaving early tomorrow morning for 10 days in Botswana without internet so I am writing to you quickly now. Firstly, thank you for coming to SA and thank you for the time you spent with me and the effort you put into your presentation. You are a rare person and have an enormous amount to offer the world. We did get a lot of feedback and all presentations were rated. You rated highly and there were quite a few comments. When I get back I will collate these and send them to you.
Thanks you, Robert

Robert PhillipsThundermark


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