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I help leaders apply creativity & foresight to achieve transformative business results.

-Natalie Nixon




I apply my background in anthropology (user-centered, context-driven, applied research), fashion (the ability to merge creativity, trends and strategy) and service design to speak about audacious ideas.


Foresight Studios

As a seasoned facilitator I help you convene board retreats, team offsite meetings and community charrettes for big picture envisioning work, always culminating in tactical next steps.


Strategic Advising

Culture change and enterprise design is a long term process. I serve as partner, facilitator and co-designer of a collaborative, inventive and customer-centric process that your team defines and owns. This happens in 2 phases: Assess and Envision; Implement and Grow.



Natalie Nixon can help you get unstuck and unlock the work that you were born to do.

Seth Godin, Author, This Is Marketing

As Natalie describes in her important new book, creativity requires holding both wonder and rigor in productive tension. She shared this and other actionable wisdom recently with our team at SYPartners. Natalie dismantles the idea that creativity is the domain of the few, and shows how everyone can take the creativity leap.

Jessica Orkin, CEO, SYPartners

We are always looking for a rockstar keynote speaker to inspire and inform…Dr. Natalie Nixon had us all on the edge of our seats for her entire presentation! …My attendees absolutely loved her work across a multidisciplinary set of insights and anecdotes…punctuated with references to both her research and to hyper-relevant themes.

It was inspiring, but not cliche.
It was fun, but not trite.
It was academic, but not condescending.
It was informative, but not a lecture.

Nigel Prentice, Global Head of Accessibility, IBM Design

Natalie’s presentation on creativity was engaging, inspiring, and practical! Her framework and practical suggestions for creativity were incredibly valuable.

Andrea Leszek, EVP & COO of Technology, SalesForce

Figure 8 Thinking is a stellar team who brought commitment, compassion, and courage to our partnership. Their landscape analysis on the wealth disparity in the United States was superb. Figure 8 Thinking brought excellent qualitative research, scenario planning and analysis to the project and exceeded our expectations with suggested experiments to test their recommendations.

Janay Queen, PHD, Managing Director, Living Cities

Working with Dr. Natalie Nixon has been a true pleasure! The virtual keynote was insightful, engaging and inspirational, and the topic – “What to do when there is no playbook” – so well aligned with this moment in time. We particularly appreciated Dr. Nixon’s collaborative approach and interest in understanding our company and aligning with our global audience.

Roxana Tanase, Global Early Career Program Manager, Microsoft

She’s like a personal trainer for your creativity muscle!

Jessi Hempel, Host, ``Hello Monday`` podcast on LinkedIn

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