Natalie Nixon is a creativity strategist who converted a 16-year career as a professor into a successful consulting practice. As president of Figure 8 Thinking, she emboldens leaders and organizations to apply creativity & foresight for transformative business results. Clients have included Comcast, Bloomberg, Vanguard and Living Cities. Natalie incorporates her background in anthropology and fashion, as well as her experiences living in Brazil, Israel, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Portugal to help her clients become more dynamic versions of themselves. She is a regular contributor to Inc. and the editor of Strategic Design Thinking and also a global speaker and the author of The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work. Natalie holds a PhD in design management, an MS in global textile marketing, and a BA (cum laude) in anthropology and Africana studies.