Lisa Kay Solomon Bio

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Lisa Kay Solomon is a renowned thought leader, educator and expert on business leadership and culture design. The founding Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University, Solomon helps leaders become more creative, flexible and resilient in the face of constant change. Solomon co-authored the Wall Street Journalbestseller, “Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change,” and more recently, “Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation,” which has been translated into over 12 languages.


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Lisa Kay Solomon is a renowned thought leader, educator and expert on business leadership and culture design. The founding Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University, Solomon works to help companies adapt to the forces of technological and social change, by emphasizing their underlying cultures as catalysts for (or detriments to) innovation. 

Building on a decade of business leadership and culture design experience, Solomon has worked with a wide variety of leaders from companies including Citi Ventures, Coca-Cola, Toyota Financial Services, ING, Bertelsmann, Herman Miller, and the Kauffman Fellows Program for Venture Capitalists, along with social impact organizations such as the Packard Foundation, PBS, and various K12 education institutions. Solomon has successfully led her clients to adopt more open, flexible and conversational cultures, resulting in creative breakthroughs, whether technological or structural. 

A TEDx speaker, Solomon frequently keynotes at leading business schools across the country including Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Virginia and Cornell University, and at dozens of global innovation and leadership conferences around the world. 

Solomon is a passionate educator, teaching the foundational Innovation Studio course at the revolutionary MBA in Design Strategyprogram at California College of the Arts and popular classes for Stanford d. Schoolsuch as Networking By Design and Design With the Brain in Mind. She is the Executive Producer of the annual Inspired4Schools conference, a design leadership program for educators, and is on the leadership committee for The Nueva School’s Innovative Learning Conference, a biennial gathering for thousands of educators on trends related to the future of education.

Solomon co-authored the Wall Street Journalbestseller, “Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change,” and more recently, “Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation,” which has been translated into over 12 languages. “Moments of Impact” was positively reviewed by Solomon’s colleagues in business model design and innovation, including Clay Shirky, Dan Roam and Alex Osterwalder.

Solomon is available as a keynote speaker, workshop designer, and as a long-term consultant for corporate clients. Her consulting work often entails connecting clients with some of the best and brightest minds in their respective industries to customize her general teachings on leadership and culture design.