Forbes leading female futurist. Globally recognized expert on the future of work

  • Founder of the  Future of Now to help humans and companies thrive in the face of inevitable disruption and prepare for the ever-changing future ahead
  • As a world expert on the future of work, she has served clients like Deloitte, BelCorp, SHRM, NY Life, and Grupo Globo
  • Designer of leadership methodologies for the 4th Industrial and 1st Energetic Revolutions, with the goal of helping individuals and corporations build resilience and flexibility
  • Former VP of HR for Dow Jones & Company and Global Director Talent Acquisition for Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Teaches career design and the future of work at Notre Dame, NYU, University of Michigan, Stanford, and the University of Toronto
  • She has extensive experience in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish

Elatia Abate is an entrepreneur, futurist, and educator who created the Future of Now to help humans and companies thrive in the face of inevitable disruption and prepare for the ever-changing future ahead. She has consulted for and advised organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers, UniGroup, Verizon, University of Arizona and University of Cincinnati.

Named a leading female futurist by Forbes and recognized as a Global Futurist Speaker by the Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions, Elatia’s personal mission is to inspire others to shed despair and fear and instead embrace regenerative resilience when confronted with great uncertainty. She has shared this mission with tens of thousands around the world, speaking at organizations like SEI, NY Life, VRBO, Deloitte, Belcorp and SHRM and gracing the TEDx stage to discuss pioneering the future of work.

Before making the shift to entrepreneurship, Elatia had a successful, international corporate career, serving as Global Director, Talent Acquisition with Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer. There, she led the design of the company’s global employer brand and was a co-founder of the company’s innovation lab in Palo Alto, CA. She also served as Vice President of Human Resources at Dow Jones & Company where she led global innovation initiatives.

Now when Elatia isn’t teaching or speaking around the world, she passes her knowledge onto others as an instructor in the Continuing Studies Departments of The University of Chicago and Stanford University. She received both her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.

  • Future 
  • Trends
  • Strategy
  • Digital Transformation - 4th Industrial Revolution 
  • The Future of Work
  • Human Resources 

Think Like a Futurist: How to Turn Trends into Tangible Results

Futurist thinking is now a vital skill in our rapidly changing world. It not only helps us survive, but gives us the power to thrive, by helping us create opportunities within our personal lives and workplaces. In this timely talk, I teach audiences how to think like a futurist and turn trends into tangible results with accessible tools that can be applied to their day-to-day lives. 

Audiences Will Learn: 

  • Why futurist thinking is imperative and the implications of not using it
  • How to turn current trends and disruptions into tangible results that create impact
  • Strategies to help secure a competitive advantage in their career or organization

The Future of Now: 3 Strategies to Prepare in a Period of Accelerated Change

As a former corporate executive turned futurist, I’ve spent the past few years researching the impact of technology and disruptive forces on our world. In my findings I’ve discovered that even though major disruptions are approaching us at lightning speed, it's still possible for us to thrive.

In this talk that marries both theoretical and practical ideas, I offer three key strategies to help audiences prepare for and calmly navigate the chaos of the now and future.

Audiences Will Learn: 

  • What is currently at stake, and why “now” is the most powerful time for the future 
  • Outdated paradigms around strategy and work, and forward-thinking models that are imperative for success 
  • How to identify and design fulfilling opportunities despite the unknown

Regenerative Resilience: Thriving During Uncertainty

The pandemic was just a small taste of much greater disruptions coming our way. In the next decade we’re going to experience A CENTURY of change. Many of us barely survived the first round - proof that our old leadership models and strategies are no longer sustainable. If we want to not only survive, but thrive, we need to embody the practices of Regenerative Resilience.

In this talk based on my groundbreaking new program, Regenerative Resilience, I guide audiences through three proven strategies that can be used to empower success in the face of disruption.

Audiences Will Learn: 

  • How resilience, when combined with regeneration, is a superior method to our old models of thinking 
  • The three components of Regenerative Resilience: clarity, fearlessness (not courage) and connection 
  • Practical steps to build and integrate these strategies into every aspect of their life.

Additional Speaking Services: 

Witness immediate impact when you hire Elatia to lead:

  • Facilitated Conversations
  • Strategic Roundtable Sessions
  • Intimate Workshops