Grounded in culture and backed by science, we unite mission-aligned efforts to measure and grow creativity and social wellbeing skills leading to improved innovation ROI in the workplace and workforce. 

We are guided by a commitment to courageous imagination, wonder, trust, beauty, and joy.

 We realize this commitment in our values:

  • Integrate innovation across arts, science, and business to drive societal progress and economic growth.
  • Embrace data-driven approaches for assessing and enhancing creative and emotional skills.
  • Systematically bring together artists and researchers as equal partners in developing tools for experiential skill-building for innovation teams and entrepreneurial startups.
  • Collaborate to design spaces and infrastructures that foster collaborative creativity and inclusive innovation.
  • Revolutionize leadership training models to teach group-level creativity as a structured process, essential to sustain America’s competitive advantage.
  • Intertwine technology’s potential with human creativity and emotional intelligence, emphasizing the significance of both in modern innovation dynamics.

Foundation Building Imaginators

We are “network of networks” made up of experienced educators, researchers, artists, business leaders, architects and culture futurists. Together, we are on a mission to create an inclusive community for the future of work in a brain economy. Join us as we explore the power of creative intelligence at work.

Theo Edmonds, (he/they) – Culture Futurist, Imaginator Academy Director (CU Denver), Creativity America Founder. 

Julia Mahfouz (she/hers) – Prosocial Leadership Scholar investigating social, emotional, and cultural dynamics of educational settings and their effects on organizational climate. (CU Denver) 

Roni Reiter-Palmon – I/O Psychologist & President-elect, American Psychological Association (Division 10 – The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts; Division 14 – The Society of IO Psychology)

Upali Nanda Global Director of Research (HKS, Inc).; Assoc Prof of Practice focusing on impact of design on human health and perception. (University of Michigan) 

Cameron Lister, (he/his) – Data science & visualization analyzing/diagnosing cultural wellbeing of organizations and ecosystem. (Culture Leads & Stanford Health Care)

Rym Ayadi, Founder/President of the Euro – Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA). Brain Capital Alliance Co-Lead

Kristina Newman-Scott, Media, Culture & Creative Economy (New York Public Radio)

Harris Eyre – Physician, Scientist, and Global Lead, Brain Capital Alliance (Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy)

Roger Beaty

Roger Beaty, Cognitive, behavioral, neuroimaging, and computational approaches to investigate the mechanisms underlying human creativity. (Penn State)

Yoed Kenett

Yoed Kenett, Investigating the complexity of higher-level cognition, focusing on creativity, knowledge, and associative thought. (Technion)

Jen Katz-Buonincontro<br />
Professor<br />
Courtesy Professor of Psychology<br />
Past-President, Division 10, American Psychological Association<br />
School of Education<br />
Drexel University

Jen Katz-Buonincontro, Socio-cognitive Theories of Creative Agency,Past-President, Division 10 (Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts), American Psychological Association. (Drexel)

Hannah M. Merseal, (she/hers) – Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying domain-specific and individual differences in creativity, building research fairness and equity. (Penn State)

Wendy Lea, Entrepreneur Ecosystems Development (National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) 

Hannah L. Drake, Artistic spaces and experiences to support learning, healing, reflection, reconciliation, and action. (IDEAS xLab & The (Un)Known Project)

Amy Guttmann

Amy Guttmann, Strategy, marketing, creative direction, brand storyteller for place-based marketing, business and workforce development. (Amy Guttmann Creative + Strategy)

Josh Miller, Artistic spaces and experiences to support learning, healing, reflection, reconciliation, and action. (IDEAS xLab/The (Un)Known Project)

Carla Rodriguez

Carla Rodriguez, Social Media Coordinator

Tamara Turner

Tamara Turner, Cultural Anthropology (Thought Partner)

Salvador Simó Algado, Inclusive Education (Thought Partner)

Tamara Turner

Katherine Goodman, (she/hers) – Engineering & Human-centered Design (Thought Partner)

Sarah Engel (she/hers) – Entrepreneurship & Mission-Driven Mindsets  (Thought Partner)

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