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Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership, Singularity University; author, Moments of Impact



Lisa Kay Solomon is a passionate speaker, author, educator and thought leader focused on helping leaders learn how to be more creative, flexible and resilient in the face of increasing complexity and change. Currently a Designer in Residence at Stanford University’s Institute for Design (aka “d. School”) and founding Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University, Lisa’s work focuses on developing, teaching and amplifying the skills, mindsets and behaviors required to lead positive change.

Building off of a decade of experience in scenario planning and leadership design, Lisa has worked with innovative leaders from Citi Ventures, Coca-Cola, Toyota Financial Services, ING, HP, Bertelsmann, Herman Miller, and the Kauffman Fellows Program for Venture Capitalists, as well as social impact organizations like the Packard Foundation, PBS, and various K12 education institutions.

A TEDx speaker, Lisa frequently keynotes at leading business schools across the country including Stanford University, Oxford Said School of Business, University of California- Berkeley, University of Virginia, and Hult Business School and at dozens of global innovation and leadership conferences around the world.


Lisa was a lead faculty member for the revolutionary MBA in Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts and has designed and led over-subscribed classes for Stanford d. School such as Networking By Design and Design With the Brain in Mind. Lisa has served on the leadership committee, co-designing The Nueva School’s Innovative Learning Conference, a biennial gathering for thousands of educators on trends related to the future of education. She is also the co-founder of VizLit, a nonprofit focused on unleashing the visual genius in all K12 students and educators.

Lisa coauthored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, 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. She is a frequent contributor to Singularity Hub, authoring a popular series on Exponential Leadership and Designing a Better Futures.