Kristen Peterson

Kristen Peterson is a partner with New & Improved, LLC. She brings a big dose of passion, energy & infectious can-do mentality to her work as an Innovation Catalyst as well as 20 years of hands on experience for global clients such as Beam Suntory, BMO Bank of Montreal, Creative Education Foundation, Clorox, Conagra Brands, Disney Parks, Kellogg, Maritz, Michigan State, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Pfizer, RBC Royal Bank, Roswell Park, Rogers Wireless, Starbucks, Walt Disney Imagineering.

She is the former Director of the Creative Problem Solving Institute, a Founder of Mindcamp and holds an MSc in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her relevant certifications include Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), FourSight, Creative Problem Solving, ThinkX Productive Thinking, and Stormz. For fun and to stretch her brain Kristen completed the Improvisation Program at the Second City, Toronto.

The relentless energy and drive that Kristen brings to every engagement is contagious. She motivates and inspires groups to explore, stretch and get to new.



Creative Leadership: Lead change rather than have change lead you

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

9:00 am – 10:00 am – Queenston Hall

Success requires that we adapt to a world of increasing complexity. Some will do better at this than others. According to a global study conducted by IBM, most business leaders are not confident that they have the skills to lead in times of such unprecedented change. When asked what skills would be most useful to them as leaders over the next five years, these business leaders said: CREATIVITY. Everyone is creative. It’s part of the human condition. But harnessing the creativity in everyone and putting it to work productively in a team will require new ways of working together and leading more effectively. With a blend of insight, humour, and practicality, Kristen will share the why and how of developing and applying creative leadership that energizes positive new value in everything it impacts.

Leading with Style and FourSight™

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Simcoe Room

How do you approach solving a challenge? Where do you get energy and lose energy in the creative  process?  In this highly experiential workshop, you will use your FourSight profile to gain insights into your own unique creative thinking style, learn how to “upshift” your own and other’s creative preferences, explore how your own style preferences as a leader may impact your team and leverage an understanding of creativity styles to enhance individual, team and organizational creativity and break through thinking.