Sally Dominguez


Innovation Strategist, 10X Mindset Catalyzer, Moonshot Thinking

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Areas of Expertise

Wellness  •  Leadership  •  GGC-Water  •  GGC-Shelter  •  GGC-Learning  •  GGC-General  •  GGC-Environment  •  GGC-Energy  •  Future of Work  •  Future of Learning  •  Exponentials  •  Exponential Organizations  •  Environment  •  Energy  •  Corporate Innovation  •  Smart Cities  •  Moderator  •  Mobility  •  Human Potential  •  Future Forecasting  •  Facilitator  •  Exponential Thinking  •  Design Thinking  •  Autonomous Vehicles

About Sally

Sally Dominguez is a thought leader in resilience and exponential mindset. An inventor, architect and futurist with seven international product awards, Sally pioneered two new product categories that are now mainstream, and has been named one of Australia’s “50 for the Future” entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally has over ten years judging invention, innovation and Car of the Year awards on TV and in person, giving her a unique perspective and deep understanding of the mental bearable discomfort required to work outside expertise and knowledge while breaking new ground.

Sally’s skill is provoking consistently innovative thinking in others using her EPIC Resilience framework as a foundation, and her Adventurous Thinking methodology as the strategy. ADVENTUROUS THINKING updates design thinking with disruptive tools and the practices of multiple intelligence and frugal innovation. ADVENTUROUS THINKING is a proactive strategy that uses Five Lenses – Negative Space, Sideways, Backwards, ReThinking and Parkour – to alternately converge and proliferate thinking. ADVENTUROUS THINKING has been used internationally by government departments and education systems, as well as in startups, non-profits and big businesses around the world.
As Program Director for Innovation, Strategy and Design at Singularity University in 2019 Sally wrote several future reports examining the role of trust, transparency and resilience in the next ten years. She constructed Diversity and Inclusion workshops and bottom-up inclusive corporate innovation scaffolding remains one of her specialities.
Sally’s book EPIC Resilience:Thriving in Chaos, launching September 2020, outlines her strategy for personal resilience and a corporate culture of resilience in the face of exponential change.
Sally’s passion is in inspiring optimism and creative confidence in others.

Innovator, Adventurous 10X Thinker

ADVENTUROUS THINKING Innovation CatalyzerJune 2017

Dubai is set to be at the fore of exponential thinking


Innovation Catalyser 2017

Adventurous Thinking

Sally Dominguez describing the 10X Mindset and Dubai

Testimonials from World Economic Forum Changemakers keynote 2018

On Thinking Creatively

Speaking Topics

  • Adventurous 10X Mindset activated talk

    Covers intro to Exponentials and the mindset needed for an exponential world, uses Adventurous Thinking lenses (Parkour for short talks, Parkour plus often ReThinking for longer) plus the Innovation Quadrant tool for mapping innovation. This talk not only describes the difference between linear and exponential thinking, it activates the 10X mindset using the extreme disruption lens of Parkour.

  • Adventurous Thinking workshop

    Adventurous Thinking workshop: runs as a 2 x 5 hr at Stanford each semester (1 credit course) and tailors down to a 1 or even 1/2 day workshop depending on whether one wants overview, product pipeline development or other insights. Presents the Five Lenses which use the theory of multiple intelligences to provoke users into a state of bearable discomfort and enable them deeper understanding and insights into their issues, and a plethora of unexpected possibilities and solutions.

  • Future of Mobility keynote

    Based on the NextBillionCars podcast interviews and research as well as my 10 years judging cars and researching design, sustainable materials and alternative energy drivetrains and trends. Why are we trending away from car ownership? is that trend a real reflection of the enduring expectation of families and older generations to own vehicles and fill them with stuff\? Where does the WUN (Working Urban Nomad, a new growing demographic identified by me during my IKEA 2030 research) fit into cities? A talk looking at the less talked about bleeding edge human side of future vehicles and technologies.

  • Intro to Exponentials

    The standard intro but adds mindset. Limited computer chip references compared to others.

  • Leadership in the Digital age keynote/activated talk

    Leading through transparency. Includes the CV of Failure exercise and how to model transparent leadership and incorporate failure into expectations and performance reviews.

  • Resilience

    Resilience, a new one covering sustainable cities and resilience at personal and building level as a necessary future competency. Still working on this but its born of my IKEA 2030 research and my background as architect and designer of tiny houses, modular living and decentralized energy.

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