Kyle Hermans

Guest Speaker

Innovation & Strategy

Areas of Expertise

Facilitator  •  Moderator  •  Corporate Innovation

About Kyle

“My purpose is to Activate Extraordinary Potential.” – Kyle Hermans

Kyle guides leaders and their organizations to transformative breakthroughs and systemic change – having collectively facilitated, advised, coached, and trained 2,500+ sessions with the senior leaders of 300+ Fortune 1000 companies and hundreds more SME’s and Start Up’s across multiple countries and industries, generating billions in ROI.

Kyle is Co-Founder and CEO of Be Courageous, the global digital-first business consultancy – unlocking the breakthroughs necessary in culture, strategy, technology and innovation to build and transform the world’s most ambitious and courageous leaders and brands. Kyle is Adjunct Faculty with Singularity University in the areas of Transformation, Systemic change, Culture, Strategy, Innovation, and Technology. Kyle is Co-Founder of Digitized.Live guiding organizations to successful digital transformation and impact and a Council member of the Forbes Business Council of San Francisco.

Kyle holds a BA in Marketing and Design from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, is a certified master practitioner of NLP in both North America and Europe, a certified master facilitator and master practitioner of TRIZ problem-solving patent methodology and a certified master facilitator in innovation and creative problem-solving. Kyle is also a High-Performance Executive Coach, an international speaker, recording musician, and endurance athlete.

Kyle has held the positions of :

• Partner at Lippincott/Oliver Wyman
• Senior Director of Innovation Capacity and Org Effectiveness at GAP Inc.
(across a portfolio of six global brands);
• Head of Employee Experience at Old Navy; (35,000+ employees)
• Principal of Synecticsworld, the premier global innovation consultancy.
• Co Founder, Bamboo, the Design & Consulting firm (Acquired by Synectics)
• Founder, Dynamik Design, the UK Design Agency (Acquired by Altran)

Speaking Topics

  • Activating Exponential Change

    To bring about exponential change, you will get what you accept. At this moment, there are four choices of future ahead of you: The one you chase. The one you defend. The one you improve. The one you create. Your exponential journey and its outcome will be vastly different depending on the one you accept. Which one will you choose?

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