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John K. Coyle

John K. Coyle is one of the world’s leading experts in innovation and Design Thinking. He is the author of Design For Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths (2018) and The Art of Really Living Manifesto (2016). John teaches innovation courses at Marquette University and at the CEDIM University Graduate School center for design, innovation and business in Mexico. He is an NBC sports analyst, two-time TEDx presenter, author, and sought-after keynote speaker. He is known for his engaging storytelling combined with data-driven tools and information.

John won an Olympic silver medal in speedskating—an achievement he attributes directly to his Design Thinking background. He earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and is a graduate of Stanford University, where he studied Product Design, and his academic advisor was David Kelley, the founder of IDEO.

John is known as #thetimeguy because he is a thought leader in the field of chronoception—the study of how we, as humans, process time.

When John is not delivering keynotes and workshops, he enjoys exploring exotic locations, growing trinidad moruga scorpion peppers, and riding his fat tire bike in a leisure suit.