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

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!

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As Futurist and Coach, I am always looking for models of leadership and life that are changing outdated paradigms and thought patterns.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!

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!

Group Futures Coaching for Women Starting March 1st!

Wild Innovation is growing and has to find a way to serve more clients, so we are launching our first-ever group futures coaching program for women.  The first cohort will begin on March 1, 2022 and end on April 26th.  Sessions will be delivered live at 9 AM CST on Tuesday mornings via Zoom.  Participants should plan on attending each session.  However, we realize life happens.  So, each session will be recorded. 

Dates:  Tuesdays at 9 AM CST

March 1-April 19

Limit:  10 people

Cost: $299

Only 10 participants will be allowed in this cohort.  We want to be able to manage the size while creating synergy and support in the group.

If you are interested in applying, email us today!  

Email:  YourFuture@WildInnovation.com 

Group Futures Coaching May Be For You If:

  • You are a high-achieving leader who is ready to get to the next level – but need clarity on what that really means
  • You are in a time of transition and a lack sense of direction but want something “more” that you can’t quite grasp or understand
  • You feel hopeless, lost, or unsure about where you are going and why you are currently doing what you are doing – even if you just keep doing it
  • You are bored, disengaged, and uninterested in your current career, business endeavor, romantic relationship, or even life in general
  • You are challenged by work-life balance and want to get your life back 
  • You have a sense of unease because you “aren’t getting any younger” and feel that you are running out of time to do, be and accomplish all you desire out of this lifetime

Join us if you are ready to create and untame your future!

Go Wild!!

Futures Coaching for Women Begins March 1!

Time to Chart a New Course?

Create a Futures Capsule!

The How to Create a Futures Capsule course has blasted off and is in full growth mode!  This FREE course is for you if:


  • You are a high-achieving leader who is ready to get to the next level – but need clarity on what that really means
  • You are in a time of transition and lack a sense of direction but want something “more” that you can’t quite grasp or understand
  • You feel hopeless, lost, or unsure about where you are going and why you are currently doing what you are doing – even if you just keep doing it
  • You are bored, disengaged and uninterested in your current career, business endeavor, romantic relationship, or even life in general
  • You are challenged by work-life balance and want to get your life back 
  • You have a sense of unease because you “aren’t getting any younger” and feel that you are running out of time to do, be and accomplish all you desire out of this lifetime

How to Create a Futures Capsule is designed to help you figure out what Mini-Moonshots you want to experience in the future while also helping you focus on what you truly value in work and in life.  This process of dreaming, deciding, and doing provides you with direction as well as the focus, confidence, and excitement you need to make your future a reality.

Best of all?  You will HAVE FUN while creating your desired future!

Several students have emailed me about their Mini-Moonshots over the next four years.  They gave me permission to share, so I wanted to send a note celebrating their progress.  Mini-Moonshots include:

Taking a Trip to Paris

Starting a Business

Running a Marathon

Treating Myself to an Annual Spa Day

Adding “Me Time” to My Calendar Each Week

Congratulations to all of the students who have completed their Futures Capsules!!   

One student shared this with me:

I’m in a very transitional time in my life due to personal circumstances and know I need to be dreaming and setting a new course for the future. This gives me a concrete tool to use. 

-Susan

If you are ready to create a roadmap of your future, enroll in How to Create a Futures Capsule for FREE! All you need to do is click here and enroll: https://tinyurl.com/FuturesCapsule

It’s Time to Untame Your Future!

-Dr. Connie

Untame Your Year: Future Story 2022

Did you set some goals or intentions for 2022? Or, maybe you chose a word or phrase to help you focus this year. Maybe you didn’t do any of it because you feel stuck or just didn’t feel like it.  Remember, being an adult doesn’t need to be boring — and neither does this process!

Our beliefs are powerful, and the life story that plays over and over in our heads dictates our actions. So, writing your ideal story is a great way to change your beliefs and behaviors while also uncovering emotions that you might not know you had. For example, when I wrote my Future Story for 2022 – a lot came up about my feelings around COVID. It was enlightening, and I realized that I needed to let my negativity about it go so I could use that energy for more productive purposes.  I also need to start having more fun again.  I am done with the pillows, signs, and t-shirts that state, “stay home” or “peace, love, joy.”  I am all for being smart about COVID, but I am also ready for some fun and excitement.  So, enjoy this.  Be bold about what you want and start getting excited about life again.  It’s time to untame your future!

Coaching Tip: This futures coaching exercise is always a big hit with teams and groups because they can have some fun with it. I find that people bond when they can let loose and enjoy some time together while setting strategic directions for more prosperous futures.  You can do it together in a physical location or in an online setting.  Just make sure to incorporate some fun elements into the process. 

Go wild, download the Future Story 2022 coaching exercise below and untame your year!

It is Never too Late

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-creative-penn-podcast-for-writers/id309426367

In such a difficult and challenging time, we can sometimes question what our next step might be.

One thing I keep hearing from clients is that they are feeling “COVID burnout” and are searching for the energy and motivation to move forward. They also want to do something meaningful with their lives but wonder if they are too late to pursue a dream that has been sitting on the back burner for quite sometime.

One of the messages in this episode of The Creative Penn podcast is that midlife is a time of transition-not crisis. If you are hearing constant whispers telling you it is time for a change, it may be time to listen.

Enjoy hearing some strong voices from people who are creating their purposeful futures in the present moment and in the “middle” of their lives!

Go Wild with Your Future!

-Dr. Connie