24 to 27 May 2022 Lisbon, Portugal

Natalie Nixon

Creativity Strategist & President at Figure 8 Thinking

Natalie Nixon, PhD is a creativity strategist, global keynote speaker and author. As president of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she advises leaders on transformation- by applying wonder and rigor to amplify growth and business value.

Natalie is one of Real Leaders' "Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World for 2022". She is the author of the award-winning "The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work" - an honoree in the creativity category of Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. You can get her book for all your team with bulk discounts.

Her firm Figure 8 Thinking, was named among the top 20 women-led innovation firms by Core 77 in 2021.

Natalie received her BA (honors) from Vassar College, and her PhD from the University of Westminster in London.

Thu 26 May
Amplify Wonder & Rigor for Better Problem Solving

This workshop is an inside out journey equipping you with practical skills to tap into wonder and rigor for better business results.

Topics Covered

Creativity is a not a "woo-woo" nice to have. In this workshop you'll learn that there's a solid bold line between creativity and business impact- not a fuzzy dotted line. Learn a more expansive way to think about creativity: as your ability to toggle between wonder and rigor to solve problems. You'll be equipped with the WonderRigor™ framework as a tool for foresight and learn 4 domains to apply for strategically reframing challenges. You'll also learn new ways to think about curiosity, improvisation and intuition to gain insight about the people who consume your products, services and experiences. The workshop will culminate with a simple roadmap for consistently applying creativity for innovative outcomes.


  1. Identify a new approach to leverage innovation;
  2. Synthesize divergent and convergent techniques for creative insight;
  3. Prepare a practical roadmap for future sense-making.

Fri May 27
Flourishing in A Hybrid Work World

What exactly does "working in the office" mean in a pandemic reality world? There are lots of opportunities to reframe collaboration, teaming and leadership to yield the best innovation and meaningful work.

The place to start is by applying Natalie Nixon's 3i Creativity™ framework: inquiry, improvisation and intuition.

In this talk, Natalie shares examples and tactical methods to boost emerging critical skills in our new working world of blurred boundaries and ubiquitous technology.