Natalie Nixon – The creativity whisperer for the C-Suite

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A thought leader who’s optimized her loopy background in anthropology, fashion, design thinking, academia & dance!

Natalie is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, valued for her accessible expertise on creativity, the future of work and innovation.

Natalie has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and INC.

She’s the author of the award-winning The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work and her firm Figure 8 Thinking, was named among the top women-led innovation firms by Core 77.

Marketing guru Seth Godin has said that Natalie “helps you get unstuck and unlock the work you were born to do!”; and Jessi Hempel, host of LinkedIn’s “Hello Monday” podcast called Natalie “a personal trainer for your creativity muscle”.

Natalie Nixon advises leaders on transformation- by applying wonder and rigor to amplify growth and business value.

She brings an innovative and unique perspective to every keynote, strategic advisory engagement, and leadership coaching session.

Her experience living in 5 countries combined with her background in anthropology, fashion, academia, and dance distinguish her as a one-of-a-kind creativity expert.
If you’re looking for a speaker who simultaneously inspires, leaves your audience with practical techniques for immediate application and motivates by blending street cred with scholarship- then Natalie is the speaker for you.

Natalie’s recent Projects for Companies and their Leaders and Employees

MoFo Law Firm

A 4-week global sprint to explore how to apply design thinking and human-centered approach to innovate their way of working, and better serve their clients.


A 2-day Foresight Studio to define a culture and design a work process that is practical, relevant, and owned by all team members.


Short-term advisory designed to equip senior level sales leaders with capabilities to shift from transactional selling to relationship selling.