Our Work


Our Work

Creativity. Passion. Collaboration. Discipline. 

Our clients are looking for a way to break through. They rely on our expertise, creativity, passion and discipline to help them innovate. 

Kathie Thomas, founder and CEO of Beyond Concepts, has more than 30 years of international experience. She has delivered keynotes in a variety of countries such as: Argentina, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, and the USA.

Representative clients since 2005:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Red Cross
  • AT&T 
  • Bayer
  • Biogen Idec
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Clorox
  • Dow AgroScience
  • Dow Corning
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • FluMist Quadrivalent
  • Forrest Laboratories
  • Gatorade
  • Great Wolf Resorts
  • Hallmark
  • Hyatt
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lenovo
  • Merck
  • Microsoft Canada
  • Midwest Dairy Association
  • McCain Foods
  • McDonalds
  • Motorola
  • Nestle’ USA
  • Novartis
  • Novelis
  • Papa John’s
  • PepsiCo
  • Phillips
  • Reclast
  • Schering-Plough
  • Select Comfort
  • Spirit Halloween
  • US Soccer
  • Shoebuy
  • Sunovion
  • Texas Oncology
  • Tylenol
  • USAA
  • Visa
  • Wolwo Biotech
  • YellowPages

What are our clients saying?

What are our clients saying?

“Kathie has been an incredible asset to our innovation efforts at Nestlé. In a time of great change, we brought Kathie in to facilitate and lead a two-day workshop for a new Innovation leadership group. Through her ability to really listen, apply her expertise in Innovation and Facilitation, and with a working style that is just incredibly collaborative, I have her to thank for the success of our meeting and the long-term sustainability of what this team will achieve. On short notice, she over-delivered, received high marks from a critical bunch, and will continue working with us on our journey ahead. Highly recommended!

– Doug Munk
Director of Innovation, Nestlé USA 

“The session was outstanding and really helped open my eyes to some great opportunities for this brand. Thanks and stay tuned.”

– Marketing Manager, Canadian Snack Foods Division
$118 billion Fortune 100 beverage company 

“Thank you again for a productive ideation session with a very positive outcome! I couldn’t have asked for or imagined a better outcome today. You guys nailed it. It’s clear the team has deeply internalized the brand brief, the style guide and all of the elements of the brand work. Great job today!”

– Head of Public Relations and Social Media
$3 billion media and greeting card company (privately held) 

“You have a great model here. This gave us the sense of collaboration that we haven’t been able to achieve for the last year.

– Public Relations Director, Sports Drink Division
$118 billion Fortune 100 beverage manufacturer

“Kathie Thomas helped us better understand the strengths and weaknesses of our partnership program through a process that truly involved our partners in the discussion. Again, thank you.”

– Division and Education Program Director
United States Government public health agency