A recent IBM poll of fifteen hundred CEOs identified creativity as the top “leadership competency” of the future. Creativity and innovation are the “secret sauce” for success and now more than ever are crucial to re-imagine the future and pioneer what’s next for our businesses.

But, big questions like How do I become more innovative? How do I attract and empower innovative people? How can I come up with cutting-edge ideas while managing the status-quo? leave us feeling disoriented in the uncertainty of our current landscape.

In this Uplift Kitsap, we will consider how 4 Keystone Habits can drastically reframe how we think, operate, and boost our bottom line.

This session is for any leader looking to

  • sharpen their company’s competitive edge
  • develop the skills to turn ideas into impact
  • strengthen their team’s innovative dexterity
  • attract and empower top innovative talent
  • manage and lead teams to creative brilliance


Bryan Lindgren Surf Instructor for the Creative Waves, Bryan Lindgren teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday innovation. He is an author, speaker, and creative lead at newlife, helping people uncover and fully unleash their own creativity and innovation.

REGISTER NOW  An access link and password will be sent to you after registering.

Uplift Kitsap is an interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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The Vital Connection Between Curiosity and Problem Solving

Innovation is vital in the workplace—from new products and services to new business models and functions. Innovation is fueled by the process of uncovering new ways to do things. Successful businesses are fueled by the hearts and minds of employees, yet most leaders fail to inspire and nurture the curiosity of their people to creatively solve their biggest challenges, that is, to innovate.

How does your company harness its creativity? How will your company uncover new ways to do things? This Kitsap Business Forum will immerse you in the connection between curiosity and growing innovation in your organization. You’ll gain tips and tools on using curiosity to guide innovation and give your company the edge.


  • Greater understanding of how allowing our curious nature can guide exploration of ideas for innovation
  • How to cultivate curiosity in your work and your employees, growing a culture of innovation and engaging the workforce on purpose
  • How to use curiosity to overcome challenges and guide development and of your great ideas for innovation


Kristann Orton

Kristann Orton, Founder and CEO of Inceodia, a boutique strategy consultancy that leads the design, creation and adoption of human-centered operating models built for innovation and growth. Kristann works with organizational leaders to build teams, cultures and solutions laser focused on the customers their business serves.

Kristann believes that infinite possibilities emerge when organizations empower their greatest assets: their employees, partners and customers.  She has lead teams to uncover their ideas for change, launching new technology businesses at Hewlett-Packard, leading cultural change in the federal government, and catalyzing disruption from innovation in higher education and healthcare.

As a design apprentice, Kristann learned the craft of experience design from experts such as Dreamworks Animation, BMW Designworks, IDEO and Frog Design.

Note: Start time is 30 minutes later. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for morning networking. Enjoy coffee and breakfast bites compliments of Port Madison Enterprises/Clearwater Casino Resort. The program starts promptly at 8 a.m. and finishes at 9:30 a.m.

We hope you can make it! Teams are encouraged to attend together.

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