TESTIMONIALS FOR BOB LEONARD
“I’ve known Bob for several years now, and his passion for empowering people to imagine transformational futures around climate solutions is infectious – a critical perspective and skillset that we all need to embrace. Not only does he leverage his extensive experience to identify emerging solutions to our environmental crisis, but his expertise enables organizations to unearth new capabilities and opportunities that reinforce the regenerative design that we need in today’s economies and throughout society.”
Frank Spencer, founder of Kedge, a global foresight, innovation and strategic design firm which pioneered The Futures School. Frank holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight from Regent University. He has worked on Strategic Foresight projects for companies including Kraft, Mars, Marriott, and The Walt Disney Company.
“Having collaborated with Bob on a book and an array of articles over the past few years, it is abundantly clear just how passionate he is about the potential that organisations have to thrive in these challenging times – if only they will commit to authentically dealing with our climate crisis. He is a rarity. Really walking the talk… investing his time and money to earn a unique set of skills and experiences focused on readying organizations for climate-related uncertainty and turbulence in society and the marketplace.”
VUCA Strategist David Ross is the founder of Phoenix Strategic Management based in Sydney, Australia. Ross is a well-respected strategist in the APAC region, advising blue-chip brands for the past 30 years on taming their most complex social and environmental issues.
“Bob Leonard is one of the few people I know who fully and deeply understands the massive and complex dynamics of the climate crisis. He understands how this existential challenge impacts economics, society, business and just about any aspect of human endeavor. He does not deal in superficialities. Bob provides insightful and strategic initiatives essential for a business to not just survive, but to thrive. I don’t know anyone better qualified than Bob to help businesses prepare for the rough climate future ahead.”
David Houle is a futurist, speaker, CEO consultant and the author of nine books (including a series on “The 2020s: the Most Disruptive Decade in History”). He was a member of the executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. He founded This Spaceship Earth, a climate-related nonprofit in 2016.
Climate Foresight Advisor
A decade ago I realized that climate change is the largest global crisis humanity has ever encountered. Having two children who will spend the rest of their lives dealing with it, I decided to learn everything I could. When I grasped just how dire our situation is, I shifted my career to focus on climate.
In 2016, I joined This Spaceship Earth, a climate-related nonprofit founded by the futurist, David Houle. David and I wrote a book about the root causes of our climate crisis, and what needs to be done to address those causes, Moving to a Finite Earth Economy.
Over that time, I learned how wickedly complex and interconnected our climate is. Our climate crisis is unprecedented. Specific impacts at specific times are impossible to predict. What is predictable are the climate impacts to specific organizations. The timing cannot be pinpointed, but by using Strategic Foresight, the what and where can be forecast with a degree of certainty.
So I earned certifications in Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning from The Futures School, Climate Risk Management from Harvard Professor Bob Pojasek, Ph.D. at the Center for Corporate Performance & Sustainability, and in Leadership and Strategy in the Age of Disruption from Harvard Professor Mark Esposito, Ph.D. at the IE University of Exponential Learning in Madrid.
I offer a Climate Planning service to help mid-sized businesses prepare for the specific climate impacts they are vulnerable to, and to find climate-related business opportunities. Each business has intellectual property, inhouse skills, products and services that may be repurposed or built upon to deliver climate solutions.