Untame Your Future

Wild Innovation is busy! This is an exciting time in the history (and future) of our business. Like many businesses, COVID presented us with a number of challenges. Now, we are seeing a lot of interest from organizations and individuals who want to take charge of their futures.

Workshops and presentations are filling up fast! I am excited about returning to the the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy next week to lead a workshop on strategic foresight and leadership. In two weeks, I am presenting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is doing some amazing work with strategic foresight and invited me to discuss strategic foresight as a core leadership competency. I am both grateful and thrilled to be part of their strategic foresight efforts! We are also working with several clients who are shaping the future of industries like industrial hemp and food production (more on those engagements later).

If you feel uncertain about the future, you are not alone. There is a lot of uncertainty in the world. Clients come to us because they want to create a clear vision and take the right actions to achieve their desired futures. Futures Coaching is designed to help clients untame their futures while creating more certainty. How? Wild Innovation combines strategic foresight with neuroscience and coaching. We use this unique approach to help individuals and organizations move forward with the direction and energy they need to achieve their desired futures.

Not sure if Futures Coaching is for you? Simply use the Calendly feature below to learn more about Futures Coaching. Times are very limited due to the current client load, so schedule your Futures Coaching Convo today!

Go Wild & Schedule Your Session Now. I look forward to “seeing” you!!


Happy Earth Day!

It’s time to create a future where business is truly sustainable and people around the planet thrive. 

There are so many great possibilities around this right now, and so many companies are creating business models that are good for people, the planet, and the bottom lines. Wild Innovation is thrilled to be working with a company focused on creating a more sustainable future. More on that later! 🙂

What are you doing to help create more a prosperous and sustainable future?

Go Wild!

#earthday #prosperity #inclusion #sustainblefutures #future #futuresfriday

Amp by Amazon

As a Futurist, I can’t help but watch companies like Amazon. They are constantly creating new economies and recently launched a beta version of Amp to help people DJ their own radio shows.

I signed up for an account, received a code, and tried it this morning. Unfortunately, the shows cannot be saved yet. So, I couldn’t link to it. That said, I am sure this feature is coming in the future! You can have people call in and use Amp’s music library to spin tunes. It is pretty fun but a little confusing. I am pretty sure my first show was not what Amp intended. At least it was a first step!

I thought some of you might like to try your own hand at hosting a show. You can learn a little more by watching the video and visiting the web page: https://www.onamp.com/

Go Wild & Create Something Cool!

The Future of Shoes is Here!

If you have ever watched a child put on shoes, you can totally relate to the invention of kizik shoes!

I have two kids, and one of them completely wears his shoes out in a few months. He never ties them, so the back of the shoes takes a beating. Our son is busy and active, which is great. But, he now wears men-sized shoes – and they are too expensive to last only a few months!!

Enter kizik shoes. These innovative shoes really solved a HUGE problem! They slip on with a no-touch design. Kiziks are a bit pricey. However, I am thinking about trying them to see if they have lasting power vs. my busy son. I can also see where these would be great for anyone who has a difficult time bending over to put on shoes!

Have any of you tried kizik shoes? If so, let us know how they worked for you!

Go Wild with Innovation!

How do I Increase My Confidence?

How do I increase my confidence?

This is the #1 question I get from ALL of my coaching clients, so if you struggle with your confidence-you are not alone!

Confidence is a continual process, and it is something high-level leaders, CEOs, managers, and new employees all struggle with throughout their careers and lives.

It is an issue I work with clients on daily. I also struggled with my own confidence as a leader and executive. It is an important topic, so confidence was the topic of my first book, Go Wild with Confidence! Strengthen your Inner Leaders and live your best life with purpose, passion, and fun!

I made my 2nd TikTok 🙂 to talk a little bit about confidence and posted it below. I hope you find it helpful!

Do you have questions that you would like answered? If so, add them below and I will answer them in future videos!

Go Wild with Confidence!

Intentional Congruence: The Future of Life & Business

I just listened to one of the best podcast episodes on the planet! One of my favorite podcasts is Glambition Radio with Ali Brown, and her interview with Jessica Mead is absolute fire!

As Futurist and Coach, I am always looking for models of leadership and life that are changing outdated paradigms and thought patterns. As a former employee, business owner (and mom), I am glad COVID forced us to change the way we approached work, careers, and education. The old workplace and learning norms needed to change. Being a student or a working mom (or parent) should not have not been so hard for soo long!

We no longer need to separate our lives in to distinct categories. In fact, we never could-because we are human. We brought our lives, personal challenges, and feelings to work. We just had to hide them for decades! Enter Intentional Congruence, which I define as the “purposeful alignment between each area of your life to create synergy and success.” I believe Intentional Congruence is a path to more prosperous futures for many families.

Jessica Mead is leading the way for businesses and families. She has created a model of prosperity for her family that incorporates the “Both-And” Futurist Mindset as well as an entrepreneurial approach to life. As the researcher who discovered that personal fulfillment was the key to motivation for entrepreneurial individuals, I totally appreciate- and will use- elements of her work!


A few of my favorite takeaways:

  • Find and create opportunities and let go of what is no longer working
  • We are as afraid of success as we are of failure
  • The educational institutions of old need to evolve
  • Intentional Congruence is a way to create synergy and success that blends our personal and professional lives
  • Trust yourself & let go of regret
  • Let go of money as the outcome; Money will find you as you grow and evolve

Go Wild & Enjoy Listening & Learning to this Episode of Glambition Radio!

Rewire Your Brain with Gratitude

 How do you get through challenging times?  Rewire your brain with gratitude!

A number of my coaching clients have asked me how to get through these difficult times, and one tool anyone can use is gratitude!  We are bombarded with negativity all day, which means we have to be vigilant about creating a more positive mindset.  Gratitude is the key to doing this.  Make it easy, and make it fun.  Start by thinking about 3 things you are grateful for every morning and every night-right before you go to bed.  Why?  These positive habits will rewire your subconscious mind to put you in a better mood.  Research shows us that happier people have better relationships, better health outcomes, and better incomes.  So, take some time and get grateful today.

Want more Futures Coaching tools to improve your life?  Get a free downloadable copy of Dr. Connie’s book, Blue the Bee Learns to be Happy.  It is an interactive activity book to help people of all ages improve their mental well-being! You can download your free copy by visiting: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/kimmelfacpub/35/

Remember, we build our future in the present moment-.  So, go wild with gratitude and make today great!

Untame Your Future!

Try Free Futures Coaching!

Futures Coaching was created because we noticed our clients struggling with designing and implementing clear paths to move them forward. We had to find a new way to help. So, we combined our superpowers of strategic foresight, neuroscience, and coaching to create – Futures Coaching!

In major times of upheaval, it can be difficult to move forward. We tend to get stuck in our heads and continue our negative patterns. Research shows us the importance of getting help when navigating uncertain times.

To see if Futures Coaching is a good fit for you, spend 30 minutes with Dr. Connie clarifying and untaming your desired future. These introductory sessions are designed to provide you with the time and space to focus on you and your future.

Click here to schedule your free futures coaching convo:



Benefits of Futures Coaching

  • Get laser-focused on who you are and what you want
  • Create a plan to move you forward, as well as the habits that will get you there
  • Remove mental roadblocks and limiting beliefs
  • Let go of the negative thoughts, emotions and patterns that are holding you back
  • Learn how to become more positive in the present to create a more prosperous future
  • Decrease stress and increase well-being
  • Look and feel better
  • Enjoy a better relationship with yourself and with others
  • Make more money
  • Have more fun! (Yes, it is possible to enjoy life!!)

Futures Coaching Works!

Working with Dr. Connie was certainly transformational and one of the best decisions I made to energize my career!”

-Tracy B.

If you are like the millions of leaders and professionals thinking about making a change, but you are not quite clear on which path to take – then give me 30 minutes of your precious time. I am committed to helping you take a step forward in creating your desired future!

Start untaming your future (for free) today!

An Aging Nation

There is opportunity in the Longevity Economy. By 2035, adults will outnumber children for the first time in history. The economic contributions of this age group is set to balloon to $28.2 trillion by 2050. Further, the wants and needs of consumers and producers in this age group are definitely evolving.

What is the Longevity Economy?

According to the AARP, the Longevity Economy describes the economic contributions of Americans over the age of 50. These contributions include employment, volunteering, business ownership, family care, etc.

As the nation continues to recover from the pandemic, older Americans must must be included in the solutions. Venture Capitalists are investing in this space, and Americans are redefining what it means to age. Opportunities will continue to grow in the Longevity Economy.

What opportunities do you think exist in the Longevity Economy?

Looking forward to hearing your WILD ideas! Please share them below!!

Make Today Awesome!

You are creating your future with what you are thinking and feeling right at this very moment.

Research shows that the more positive and grateful we are in the present, the better our life outcomes will be-in every way! A positive present results in better relationships, more romance, more money and more fulfilling careers.

So, what are you going to do to enjoy today-this gift of the present that you have in front of you right now?

Go Wild & Make Today Awesome!