There’s only one thing Cecily loves more than solving big, sticky innovation problems for some of the world’s great brands: getting others excited about doing it for themselves. A leading business futurist, Cecily speaks, writes, and consults on the forces of change and the technologies shaping business and society, and how to turn them into catalysts for strategy.
Cecily doesn’t just talk about the future, she helps you understand what it means for you. She brings a powerful combination of art and science, complexity and clarity, and the long-view and the now-view to everything she does.
“Strategy isn’t accidental or aspirational: there are ways to understand the reality of our situation, identify best-fit opportunities, and find efficiencies to get there. I take the fuzz out of the fuzzy frontend of strategy so you can see your future clearly—and then put it in motion.”
Cecily’s book, Think Like a Futurist, has been translated into several languages, was listed on the “Top 25: What Corporate America is Reading” by the Tribune Review, and nominated for “Most Significant Futures Work in Methods and Practice” by the Association of Professional Futurists. She has been named one of the “World’s Top 50 Female Futurists” by Forbes, a “Fast 50 Reader’s Favorite” by Fast Company, and a “Woman to Watch” by the Business Journal. She taught “Building Capacity for Transformation: A Guide to Leadership in the 21st Century” to graduate students at the University of Houston’s Foresight program and is currently an Advisory Board Member for the program. She is also a frequent contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered” and other media outlets.