Helping organizations create the future, today.
“We must make sense, not spreadsheets, and transcend trends to pick up on patterns. Data-driven approaches become a worn and familiar blanky that leaves us vulnerable to threats while blinding us to new opportunities. This means that relying on trend analysis and even big data – a concept that is only in its infancy – will not suffice.”
With a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from University of Florida, I am no stranger to our obsession with data and a desire for holistic business knowledge. After working for a couple of years with Kimberly-Clark, I began my 13-year career with The Walt Disney Company in corporate finance then moved to HR. It was then that I was asked to lead the effort in establishing the Future Workforce Insights division, identifying future workforce trends and leveraging foresight models and techniques to assess potential threats and impacts, emerging ideas, and exciting opportunities for the organization. I unleashed my ability to be more than the traditional finance professional and became enamored with successfully building a foresight capacity in the corporate environment. In fact, I loved it so much that I left Disney and joined Frank Spencer to implement foresight in organizations across the globe. In 2015, we then co-founded The Futures School to provide a global learning ecosystem with the mission to democratize foresight. I am a member of Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM), Association for Talent Development (ATD), Association for Professional Futurists (APF), and World Futures Society (WFS).
“Yvette is truly passionate about the future and about equipping individuals and organizations to anticipate future trends and drive toward better decision-making. Yvette is incredibly engaging and she makes the whole experience wildly fun.”
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“Yvette is a thought leader in the futures field. She presented at the ATD annual conference where I had the opportunity to witness her dynamic speaking style and engaging facilitation skills.”