Facilitating X PRIZE Employment Visioneering session  with best selling author Keith Ferrazzi. Attendees include C-suite executives from Google, US Office of Technology, Zappos,  Prodea, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Indiegogo, and Factual.

Facilitating X PRIZE Employment Visioneering session  with best selling author Keith Ferrazzi. Attendees include C-suite executives from Google, US Office of Technology, Zappos,  Prodea, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Indiegogo, and Factual.

Interviewing Tony Hsieh and fielding a question from the audience.

Interviewing Tony Hsieh and fielding a question from the audience.

What Clients Say...

“Kacy Qua has an incredible mind and a unique perspective on the world and the future. She is a non-traditional thinker who brings a contrarian mindset and approach to solving important problems. She’s fully in her element exploring world changing ideas with the leading thinkers of our era.”
— Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
“Kacy Qua has been like a secret weapon to us. Probably the smartest person I know, and a tremendous resource in helping guide strategy, business development, and growth for us. She is particularly good at translating big vision into practical application and has a wealth of knowledge in a variety of areas. Her insights and problem solving have been transformative for multiple aspects of the business.”
— Brandon Deroche, CEO, Propeller
 
Speaking engagements/facilitations include X PRIZE Education Visioneering, the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Committee on Education and the Workforce, Digital Hollywood, the Thiel Summit, Zappos All Hands, Downtown Speaker Series, Venture for America, UPitt's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Burning Man, the Learning Forum Foresight Council, Close It, Inbound, Catalyst Creativ, Summit Series LA 2017 Pre-Event Dinner.

Speaking engagements/facilitations include X PRIZE Education Visioneering, the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Committee on Education and the Workforce, Digital Hollywood, the Thiel Summit, Zappos All Hands, Downtown Speaker Series, Venture for America, UPitt's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Burning Man, the Learning Forum Foresight Council, Close It, Inbound, Catalyst Creativ, Summit Series LA 2017 Pre-Event Dinner.

Zappos All Hands Meeting

Zappos All Hands Meeting

Inbound Conference Bold Talk

Inbound Conference Bold Talk

Reviving and Thriving Cities Panel at Close It Conference with Moderator Lee Stein, CEO's For Cities, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Barry and Goodwill Industries Tom Nickerson.

Reviving and Thriving Cities Panel at Close It Conference with Moderator Lee Stein, CEO's For Cities, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Barry and Goodwill Industries Tom Nickerson.

Kacy "takes a room into the palm of her hand and holds them rapt" - Laura Anne Edwards, TED Resident

Kacy "takes a room into the palm of her hand and holds them rapt" - Laura Anne Edwards, TED Resident

Testimony before the U.S. Congressional Committee on Education and the Workforce. (Photo from video)

Testimony before the U.S. Congressional Committee on Education and the Workforce. (Photo from video)

Thiel Summit talk and panel with Luke Nosek, Partner, Founders Fund, Patrick Collison, CEO, Stripe, and Gayle Karen Young, Wikipedia

Thiel Summit talk and panel with Luke Nosek, Partner, Founders Fund, Patrick Collison, CEO, Stripe, and Gayle Karen Young, Wikipedia

Strategic Advising, Innovation Workshops, Retreats

Between leading a prize design team to disrupt our global education system with Peter Diamandis at the X PRIZE, experimenting in cutting edge employment models with Tony Hsieh, and partnering with a wide variety of visionaries to tackle some of the globe's biggest challenges, I have learned to innovate from the best. Let me help your organization apply the mindsets and tools that separate these industry leaders from the rest of the pack.

Previous engagements include:

  • aiding C Suite executives in using first principles reasoning to break down bureaucracy, inspire new ideas and approaches to old problems, and translate inspiring vision into action
  • facilitating innovation workshops and events, focused on asking better questions to help drive more productive, honest, trusting, and purpose-driven, conversations
  • advising a top ranked medical school on crowd sourced innovation and creation of an incentive challenge platform to more rapidly translate academic research into public health
  • guiding quickly growing startups through strategic business and product development, vision, mission, and values definition, as well as messaging for customers, partners, and investors
 

Companies and Clients

Former X PRIZE designer and fundraiser. Founder of youth apprenticeship company. Worked or consulted for various industry leading organizations.

 

Education

B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, MBA, International Business Certificate, Exponential Technology Certificate (Executive Program)

 
 

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Specialty areas include:

Innovation, Strategy, Incentive Prize Design, Facilitation, Team Building, Self-Organization, Crowdsourcing, Future of Work, Negotiation, Large Gift Fundraising.

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