Natalie is an experienced innovation specialist having spent over 25 years working as a corporate innovation director, a business consultant and entrepreneur. She has worked for and consulted with some of the world’s leading organisations including Cisco Systems, GSK, LEO Pharma Asia, Edgewell, and the Singapore Government, helping them build innovation systems, culture and capabilities as well as generating new ideas to help them grow their teams and businesses. As Founder of The Entheo Network, based out of Singapore, she has made her passion for purpose and people driven innovation practical as well as inspirational to elevate people’s thinking on not only what they can create, but how - the mind, skill sets and cultural environments - that make everyday innovation happen.
She has been featured in The Sunday Times, British Airways Inflight Magazine, Blomberg TV, and many other media, and is an Award-winning author for her book Yes, You Can Innovate and a contributing author to Unleash Your Voice - Powerful Public Speaking for Everywoman. Natalie is the inventor of The Six ‘I’s®, a Model that helps people measure their innovation strengths so that they can harness diversity and have a greater impact from new ideas. It also provides a clear journey map to help navigate uncertainty, develop new solutions and make them real.
As an international Keynote speaker, she has inspired audiences on the human side of innovation – the mindsets and skills we need to harness diversity - and has spoken on leadership, change, and PURPOSE at some of the top speaking engagements in the world, including TEDx Singapore, Singapore Women’s Congress, Harvard University's HPAIR, BLINK live (Mediacom), Innov8rs Bangkok, ISPIM – The International Society for Professional Innovation Management - and numerous corporate and governmental organisations. She is a Professional Member of APSS - Asia Professional Speakers Singapore.
Her core vision and message is the need for PEOPLE and PURPOSE centred innovation that will elevate and provoke our thinking to create a more sustainable world. She believes that we are on the cusp of transformational change, not just digital disruption, but deep psychological change that will determine our future, and that it is only when human beings align their personality and strengths around a core positive purpose, they are unstoppable in doing good for themselves, their organisations, and the world around them.
Natalie has a marketing strategy and commercial background, has three degrees: a BA Hons in Politics & Legislative studies, an MSc in Economics and Social Psychology and an MBA. She is a UK National who has worked extensively across Asia for the last 12 years. She currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal with her husband and business partner Carl Hinds.
Natalie has been quoted in newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times (UK) and The British Airways in Flight Magazine and written for periodicals including The Director, Management Today and HR Future. She has also been interviewed on Channel News Asia and Bloomberg TV.
Yes, You Can Innovate was selected as Business Book of the Month in Singapore and the UK and won a Bronze Medal at The Golden Door Awards, the first Award Ceremony for non-fiction authors.
It has been translated into Chinese and Arabic.
The Speaker’s PURPOSE in the Age of Digital Disruption
"We are trapped in a moment, caught between the power and ability to destroy our planet and our inability to leave it en masse" - Stephen Hawking
How can leaders influence the flow of history at this pivotal moment? Our actions matter and what we believe affects what we create. As leaders, we inspire people to change, to act differently, to reach and impact people and this gives us the power to shape the future in unprecedented ways.
As the Master of Ceremonies for the Asia Professional Speaker's Convention 2019, I had the pleasure of watching 30 Global Speakers present over two days. Natalie was one of the stand-out presenters to our ballroom of 280 international attendees. Her passion, warmth and uplifting talk delighted the audience and gave them value around the topic of the 'purpose' in these times of dramatic change. I highly recommend her for your event.
Glenn van Zutphen
Executive Communication & Radio Host
Yes, You Can Innovate
INCREASE TEAM ENGAGEMENT BY HARNESSING THE SKILLS OF MINDSETS OF INNOVATION
(An example clip from a virtual Keynote Speech for Autodesk's Leadership Team)
The world we are experiencing is far from being normal, new or otherwise. Now, more than ever, our ability to innovate; to bring to life something of worth out of ideas that are new to us, is our survival skill. As we ride the evolving edge and collectively create our future; navigating and surfing uncertainty, unpredictability and change, how we contribute our skills, experience and imagination is our greatest challenge. To do this we must learn how to innovate by design, by creating strong teams and organisations that can effectively harness the diversity of their people, to create effective and purposeful innovation.
Be inspired, engaged and enthused as you are immersed in the range of mind and skill sets required for successful innovation, and how to harness diversity to increase your ability to innovate. Using her Six 'I's® of Innovation methodology, you will learn how to identify your innovation strengths, increase the quality of your ideas, and improve the engagement of team members to make new ideas work. Be inspired to create a new narrative, a new story, and an extraordinary vision that will promote and uplift the well-being of people and planet.
Six diverse strategies for harnessing the skills of innovation
A clear step-by-step guide to bring ideas to life
Enthusiasm for how to innovate in day to day work as well as innovation projects
Inspiration on the six mindsets of being an innovator
Natalie is a dazzling speaker. She can inject vitality into a workshop, getting people to move around and engage. She can also electrify an audience during a keynote speech, raising them to their feet. I have seen people have epiphanies in her workshops, suddenly realising that they too can innovate.
Director Marketing & Communications at AVPN
The Six ‘I’s® of Innovation has been used at organisations including The Singapore Government, Edgewell, Singapore Airlines, CISCO Systems, Danone, GSK and other corporates as well as a variety of Universities including The National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and DUKE NUS.
Natalie has created a Certified Practitioner Network of Six ‘I’s® Professionals around the world to help organisations embed innovative ways of working as a core capability.
Natalie facilitates identification of true personal power through deep reflection. She is a true Innovator with the ability see far ahead and drive change by connecting people to purpose.
Director Corporate & Government Affairs, GSK
Natalie is a frequent speaker at organisations, conferences and universities. Below are a number of places where she has spoken on the topics of innovation, leadership and change.
Harvard University HPAIR Philippines (Harvard Project for Asian International Relations)
ISPIM – International Society for Professional Innovation Management
Standard Chartered Bank
Ministry of Health Singapore
MERCER HR Conference
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Ministry of Education Singapore
Ministry of Defense Singapore
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Singapore Women’s Congress
Natalie's ideas on innovation are new and refreshing. Her extensive knowledge and experience related to the process and people aspects of innovation will bring value to any company that she assists. An excellent communicator and business leader, Natalie can present her concepts in a very succinct manner.
Head of NEC Consulting
Natalie Turner is a brand of The Entheo Network. Registered Address 75, High Street, Singapore, 179435. Company No: 201016398E