Moving you from known to new to next
It’s a question that organizations and business futurists around the world grapple with: What’s next, and how do we get there? If you’re looking to move beyond the status quo, solve a complex problem, or redefine your role in an industry — or even reshape the industry itself — Cecily can help. Named one of the “World’s Top Female Futurists,” she has a proven practical approach for helping companies identify and act on their best opportunities for change and growth.
POSITIONING BRANDS AND BUSINESSES FOR THE FUTURE
Cecily is a trusted guide and ally to executive teams charged with ambitious projects. As detailed in Think Like A Futurist, her proprietary model of change launches an end-to-end process that takes clients from the present to a detailed plan for the future. The resulting strategy identifies exciting opportunities for growth, connecting today’s needs to tomorrow’s conditions. Examples of Cecily’s work as a business futurist include:
An investigation into the future of leadership for a large technology company that revolutionized their philosophy, model, and approach to leadership development.
A program to democratize innovation for a large CPG company that measurably improved employee engagement, culture, product innovation, and net sales.
An M&A strategy for a heritage manufacturer transitioning to an outdoor-lifestyle brand, based on long-term demographic, cultural, economic trends.
A redefinition of corporate strategy for a global pet nutrition company to grow pet ownership by 10 million in 5 years across all brands.
A roadmap to a sustainable future for an energy utility facing growing demand amid social, regulatory, geopolitical, and technological uncertainties.
“Put down your Magic 8 Ball and pick up Think Like A Futurist. In its prescient pages you'll discover how to short circuit the habits that blind us to future trends, how to break through the walls of resistance to change, and how to find the tools you'll need to face the future with confidence.”
Daniel H. Pink, Author
Drive and A Whole New Mind
WHAT DOES A BUSINESS FUTURIST DO?
A good business futurist offers a radical intervention in “business as usual,” giving leadership the guidance and new ways of thinking they need to create an accurate strategic vision (“anticipatory intelligence”) or solve complex problems presented by emerging changes. Cecily is also a highly sought-after leadership keynote speaker.