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Guest Speaker

Cari Guittard

Chief Strategy Officer & Partner at ChangeX & purposewerx and Leadership Professor at Hult International Business School

Strategic purpose design, global thought leadership and high velocity social impact. Entrepreneurial within organizations galvanizing and building initiatives from scratch and externally, bringing unique opportunities, partners and resources together for purpose driven cross sector engagement.

The Un-Guided Missile. A nickname given to me by one of my former bosses and mentors for my relentless approach to connection, collaboration, and driving impact. From corporate diplomacy, political intelligence, foresight and futures strategy, women’s leadership/gender intelligent design, ESG, DE&I, and next gen efforts. My brain is most on fire when I am engaged with clients building, branding and leveraging unique multi-discipline tri-sector partnerships (between government agencies, NGOs, companies and private citizens) to develop solutions to complex and urgent problems. And in doing so we make the world a better place. Together.

Award-Winning Professor. Keynote Speaker & Facilitator. Ghost Writer. Brand & Thought Leadership

An endless collector and distiller of wisdom and knowledge wherever I find it. Am most known for my external communications work — as a speaker, facilitator, and writer — even though I am also at home as a strategist, data analyst and researcher. Deeply passionate about applying branding principles, deep imagination and creative processes to every approach. I learned branding and the creative discipline directly from working with legends, seasoned leaders, and boards in the Advertising, Marketing and the Global PR space. Keith Reinhard, Charlotte Beers, Alan Siegel, Allen Rosenshine, John McNeel, Harris Diamond and Rich Edelman.

Purposeful, Practical, Global

In 2018, 2020, and 2021 Hult San Francisco awarded me The Most Inspirational Faculty and Faculty of the Year. It is an honor to be affiliated with and teach at Hult IBS and support the development of next gen global leaders. I develop and teach graduate leadership courses as well as electives in Political Intelligence for Work, Strategic Influence & Persuasion, Gender Intelligence, Crisis Management & International Negotiations.