This is a session at Innov8rs Austin, 4-5 December 2019

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Creating Clarity: Vision to Action to Success

Innovators see the future in a way that most organizations can’t. An Innovator’s job is to create that next future state. But often that vision gets lost in translation when it leaves the innovation team, making it incredibly hard to get buy-in from stakeholders across the business. During this lab, you will develop and co-create your vision action map to take back to your organization. You will leave with concrete steps and tools to accelerate the change you want to make.

Shannon Lucas and Tracey Lovejoy, co-CEOs of Catalyst Constellations, support catalysts individually and within their organizations to help them more powerfully and sustainably change the world. Shannon brings insights as a 20-year veteran catalyst for change in corporations and startups. Tracey Lovejoy has specialized as a catalyst coach, researching and supporting their unique journey. They are excited to share some quick tools to accelerate your impact as an innovator.

Shannon Lucas

Co-CEO of Catalyst Constellations

Tracey Lovejoy

Co-CEO of Catalyst Constellations

Shannon Lucas
Shannon Lucas, Co-CEO of Catalyst Constellations, has over twenty years’ experience working with startups, launching her own ventures, and driving innovation into the world’s largest companies. She is a passionate thought leader about creating sustainable organizations in every sense of the word; for people, planet and profit.

In her previous roles, as EVP of Emerging Business at Ericsson, Senior Innovation Architect at Cisco’s Hyperinnovation Living Lab and as Director of Innovation at Vodafone Global Enterprise, Shannon empowered Fortune 500 businesses to stay agile, competitive and sustainable through the adoption of new technologies and organizational structures. She created global customer innovation programs supporting all three horizons of innovation; shifting enterprise customer relationships to collaborative innovation partnerships. She has co-created new products with leading innovation giants including Hitachi, Microsoft, GE, Amazon, Intel, Citibank, & Thomson Reuters.

Shannon is a global thought leader on how intrapreneurship drives successful corporate innovation programs. Shannon shared her vision on collaborative innovation at TedX.
Armed with the unique leadership and team lessons of having served as a mountain rescue volunteer, this Bay Area disruptor developed her career with cutting edge technology experience at companies like Microsoft and T-Mobile. She started a successful technology consulting business, worked at several startups, and has served in various board capacities including IoTC, CorStone and Bay Area Mountain Rescue.

Tracey Lovejoy
Tracey is an anthropologist and longtime amplifier of Catalysts. For many years she drove innovation at Microsoft by connecting designers and engineers to the needs of their customers and managing teams to catalyze change. Today she is as a coach for change makers and their teams. A social scientist with a graduate degree from the University of Chicago, Tracey began researching Catalysts in 2015, and now she uses this research and her own experience making change to support Catalysts to better understand themselves and more powerfully change the world. A key finding from Tracey’s research is that Catalysts thrive when they have spaces to rejuvenate and co-create with each other.

Tracey is known for her optimistic outlook, quick mind, freakish intuition, sassy attitude and drive for results – which combine to make retreats fast-paced, fun and transformative! She is also the co-founder of the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference, the premier international gathering on ethnography in business. When Tracey is not helping individuals and organizations transform she is hanging out with her kids, cleaning up after pets, or stealing moments to feed her reading addiction.