Claire Haidar | Ceo of WNDYR, a Digital Transformation Services and Technology Company; Future of Work Expert

Claire Haidar

Ceo of WNDYR, a Digital Transformation Services and Technology Company; Future of Work Expert

Claire Haidar
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Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree (Semi-Illustrated Editionby Claire Haidar

Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree (Semi-Illustrated Edition

by Claire Haidar

Creativity is a process, not a product. You begin in places you don't understand as beginnings. You circle around, gathering experiences and insights. Over time, you spin: a tale, a product, a satisfying life. Sometimes your "outcome" is simple enjoyment of the process itself. Sometimes it is the realization of a dream or the building of a business. You decide. Or the structure of your life decides. In Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree, you'll get inside the process of a productivity expert who understands both the mysterious and technical natures of creativity. Lively memoir reveals the mystery, while numerous exercises and helpful lists like "12 Ways of Capturing Creativity on the Go" and "How to Break Down a Large Creative Idea" make creativity something you can decide to structure for specific outcomes. Filled with surprising, thoughtful, often amusing stories, and illustrated from journal-sized cover to cover, Spin will delightfully give you what you need—to take your creativity to the nth degree.

Chaos Theory
A Future-of-Work-is-Now Perspective

The future of work is chaos — and that’s ultimately a good thing.  

Claire Haidar challenges audiences, leaders and organizations to think differently about the future of work and about chaos. As co-founder and CEO of the digital transformation services company WNDYR, Claire believes that technology is disrupting the way we work much as it has disrupted businesses and people’s lives — in ways we can neither fully predict or control.

Using AI and data gathered from thousands of organizations, Claire shows audiences why embracing and harnessing chaos works better than systematically trying to rein it in and shares what she’s learned about building cultures of collaboration, creativity and trust.

Remote Work
The Lessons We’ve Learnt in Building a Global, Remote Organization

The name of the startup technology company that Claire Haidar co-founded and now leads is WNDYR — a name that combines the concepts of Wondering and Wandering. It has grown from a team of three to a globally distributed team of 33 — in 24 short months. 

In this presentation, Claire shares lessons learned along the way and considers the factors that made her teams so successful — not just in spite of, but because of the decision to be a work-from-anywhere organization.  

She also considers the characteristics of organizations that are thriving in today’s already-here “future of work” world, and challenges audiences to be more curious and less certain about what works best and why.

Topics

Claire's talks can take three different forms depending on the audience: 

  • Research/evidence-based with a projection of trends into the future

  • Immediate: what is happening right now in the workplace and what does it mean for the future 

  • Human-centric: a blend of research, with a view to the future but very much touching each audience member at a personal level

Her approach to talks are: 

  • Very visual/bare slides: she leads with images 

  • embedded into stories: from her mountain biking, to her upbringing in Africa and the wild adventures she had with wild animals from elephants to snakes to black widow spiders and now most recently her experience as a pilot 

  • Practical: she wants to enable the audience to leave the talk and apply at least 1 thing the very next day in work 

  • Human: she talk about humans and how we relate to the topic at a physical, mental, emotional level

For certain audiences who want this, she is also able to facilitate breakout sessions or panel talks that bring the subject alive from a practical lens.

Her general style of presentation: 

  • She wraps all her talks into a story: either inspirational or funny 

  • Her slides are sparse which enables the audience to truly engage in what is being said 

  • She is able to speak without slides and off the cuff should anything go wrong technically 

  • She will always engage the audience wherever possible 

Her areas of passion, research and what her entire career has been built around: 

  • Humans in the workplace 

  • The evolution of work 

  • How digital systems are shaping, changing and disrupting work 

  • The increasing sense of chaos in the workplace and what to do about it 

  • Staying ahead of and aligning business and teams to constant change 

  • Change management as it relates to work systems and humans using technology 

  • The role of AI in work 

  • The role of data in workforce planning 

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