Kathie Thomas, founder and CEO of Beyond Concepts, has more than 30 years of international experience in: innovation, facilitation, developing creativity, managing and nurturing teams, training, coaching, strategy implementation, change management, and communications. Her creative approach grounds the front and back end of the innovation process with data, research, insights, and measurement.
Beyond Concepts is a boutique innovation consultancy focused on business growth and transformation. Kathie partners with visionary leaders to turn opportunity into value by tackling highly ambiguous challenges. Since 2005, she has led more than 550 innovation sessions with more than 6,500 participants in 11 countries for more than 130 Fortune 500 companies. Kathie has developed proven, proprietary tools and processes to help leaders inject a new level of innovation, creativity and productivity into their teams, unleashing the talent of their organizations.
"To truly succeed, you have to begin with the end in mind. From new organizational transformation to product development – leading innovation requires holistic thinking from the beginning, committing to up-front planning for the barriers and personas that you will meet as you implement."
– Kathie Thomas
Through Beyond Concepts, Kathie applies a creative and disciplined approach to the innovation process using insight mining, ideation facilitation, strategy implementation and impact measurement. Beyond Concepts improves its client’s effectiveness at developing and driving concepts into assets, and assets into action.
Beyond Concepts believes in doing good work for our clients and for our community. Our good works program is called hope creates.
Hope is the seed that sparks the desire to create something better. Hope is where the possibility for transformation begins. But hope is not enough to make a vision manifest and create value.
Every great idea needs help from other collaborative minds; continued optimism in the face of challenges and barriers; and the perseverance to push, to self-evaluate, course correct and complete the vision. Every great idea also needs continued and sustainable energy and focus to bring it to completion. By doing this over time, you can create something incredible.
hope creates with:
Help. Optimism. Perseverance. Energy.