Meet Your hosts

Rob Brodnick

Podcast Co-host, Senior Turbulator

My work focuses on three practice areas: strategy, innovation and design, and facilitation of all kinds. I help organizations spark thought and ideas, design and achieve their future vision, and navigate change as they focus, strengthen, and transcend current limitations. I catalyze conversations that change the future.

I also teach strategy and innovation and love to build learning communities. What strikes me about this podcast and our growing community of listeners is that it is a form of a learning community and that in itself is a form of positive turbulence. Wheels within wheels…

I love the organic and rich connections that the podcast is creating for people. This is another conversation that’s changing the future.

Let’s continue the conversation, drop us a line using the Contact Us form.

Find our more about Rob at Sierra Learning Solutions and LinkedIn.

Karyn Zuidinga

Podcast Co-Host, Editor, Producer

For more than two decades as a User Experience Designer, Strategist, Innovator, and Entrepreneur, I’ve been helping organizations better understand their customers and evolve their businesses for the digital space. This experience has given me a front-row seat to the turbulence that is digital technology. I believe how we respond to, leverage, humanize and adapt to these changes is one of the fundamental questions of our time.

I have also seen that it doesn’t matter how creative, innovative, or just plain great an idea is if the organization is not ready to receive new ideas. Design thinking will not help. No amount of research-based insight will persuade. It’s like throwing seeds on concrete.

What this podcast has taught me is that by generating Positive Turbulence you CAN change the narrative. You CAN shift the culture. And you CAN spark amazing insights and designs that will transform the world.

I hope you, our brilliant, lovely listener can find as much inspiration, joy, energy and positive turbulence from this podcast as we do. Thank you for listening and sharing. Want to add something to the conversation? Reach out through the Contact Us form.

Find out more about Karyn at NextWAVE Innovation and LinkedIn.

Stan Gryskiewicz

AMI Founder, Author, Spirit Guide

Dr. Gryskiewicz is an international authority in leadership, creativity, innovation and change management. An author, a keynote speaker, and a researcher, he has explored these topics domestically and globally. His Ph.D. is in Organizational Psychology from the University of London. His experience stretches across organizations such as the World Bank, Moscow G.V. Plekhanov Institute of National Economy, the Singapore Productivity and Innovation Board, the Japan Management Association, and the United Nations University International Leadership Academy. In 1993, he was named Senior Fellow, Creativity and Innovation, a special position of honor granted by the Center for Creative Leadership for distinguished service and international recognition.

He is currently Board Chair of the organization he founded in 1981 entitled the Association for Managers of Innovation (AMI), which is a network of professionals who manage the innovation process. The AMI was recognized in 2001 by Fast Company magazine as a “meeting to never miss” and a “forum for large-scale change.” In 2008 AMI became a separate corporate entity receiving nonprofit status in spring 2010.

He has published on individual, team, and organizational creativity and innovation. His thinking on renewal, strategic innovation and proactive change management is captured in his book entitled Positive Turbulence and was published by Jossey-Bass. His other works include the production of an award winning videotape entitled Creativity in Organizations: A Jazz Musicians Perspective with trumpeter Bobby Bradford, an edited volume of collected papers on theory, research and applications entitled Readings in Innovation, and Making Creativity Practical.