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Natalie Foley | CEO

With a background in strategy, technology implementation, and change management, Natalie has led projects for Peer Insight, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers in various countries (the most exciting being Afghanistan), functions, and industries. The diversity of her experience is brought to bear throughout the innovation lifecycle, enabling strong exploratory and divergent thinking while maintaining a grasp on the ins and outs of execution. Natalie has worked in both the private and public sectors, with clients such as Allstate, DTE Energy, the World Bank, Kimberly-Clark, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Good Samaritan Society. Natalie serves on the board of the DC Social Innovation Project. She holds an MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business and a BA in Psychology from The College of William and Mary.

 

What I Love

 

What Inspires Me

My kids and husband, underdogs, when things don’t go as planned, being outdoors, witnessing small and large courageous acts, intrapreneurs, and the power of a prototype.

 

A Favorite Moment at Peer Insight

One moment at Peer Insight that I will never forget: we were with a brand new client helping them tackle a really tough challenge.  We were at the beginning of the project, all still getting to know each other and the ins and outs of our partnership, and finished our first 2 day workshop. We went to eat lunch afterwards and as I glanced around the circle of our table, I was overwhelmed by how proud I was of this team for delivering such an incredible, impactful workshop for our client and the challenge. Every single person had been a contributor, voice in the room, nudging us in the right direction when we were off track. What amazing people I get to work with – insanely amazing innovators and collaborators as well as being genuine, truly wonderful people.