Elizabeth C. Huggins
Elizabeth Huggins is KILN’s representative in Canada. She is an experienced creativity and innovation strategist, facilitator and trainer. Her expertise and passion is in mobilizing leader’s minds and hearts to transform complex challenges into profitable innovation. She’s a master at helping clients find clarity - differentiated, sustainable, rational and emotional value creation – quickly, to maximize the market opportunity and the team’s time. Innovation, Change Leadership, Brand Strategy and Digital are all part of her high-energy package.
Clients say Elizabeth goes beyond traditional facilitator, strategist, and trainer – she’s more of a catalyst, injecting strategic thinking and creative process with mind changing insights, stimulus, energy and pace.
Elizabeth has successfully led creative problem solving, innovation and change leadership initiatives for some of North America’s leading brands for over 18 years. In doing so, she draws on her extensive marketing and advertising background where she helped form game-changing strategies for big brands and campaigns. All told, her clients include: General Mills U.S., Nestle Canada, Nestle Purina, PepsiCo, Ford, Pfizer, GE, Petro-Canada, Rogers, JWT, Taxi, WTN and YTV. She has also consulted on strategic planning for emerging online brands such as Fuse Powered Game Apps, Auctionwire and BRANDAID Project.
Elizabeth is a certified creative problem solving facilitator and on the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), NY, faculty. She’s partnered with KILN co-founder Gregg Fraley at CPSI teaching creative problem solving to international high potential leaders. She is one of the few Canadians to hold advanced certification in diagnosing individual, team and enterprise wide thinking strategy through the Kirton Adaptor-Innovator Theory(KAI). KAI is used in strategic planning, creativity, innovation and change training initiatives in business, education and the military worldwide. And she holds a Masters Certificate in Sustainable Change Leadership from the Schulich School of Business. All critical skills in the process of creating big strategic ideas and, more importantly, making them stick.
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