Dr. NANCY TENNANT
Professor/Consultant/Author/Practitioner/Speaker
INNOVATION UNIVERSE: Frame. Generate. Embed. Lead. 

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Dr. Nancy Tennant is a consultant, professor and best-selling author in innovation, leadership and organization change. She is one of the world’s leading pioneers and practitioners in transforming businesses to achieve innovation from everyone and everywhere. 

Businessweek named Dr. Tennant one of the 25 Innovation Champions in the world. She is an instructor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she is also on the Advisory Group of the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership, an incubator for new perspectives on leadership; and at The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business where she co-founded the top-rated Certified Innovation Mentor, I-Mentor Boot Camp and Leading Innovation Workshops. She is a frequent public speaker to “C” level audiences around the world. 

Dr. Tennant is the Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus for Whirlpool Corporation where she reported to two Chairmen and CEOs for over 17 years; transforming Whirlpool into an innovation powerhouse resulting in acclaim from publications such as Fast Company and Fortune while creating billions in new revenue from innovation. Dr. Tennant was also responsible for leadership development, core competencies, and organization growth. She co-founded Whirlpool University, with an enrollment of over 17,000 students per year from 170 countries. 

She is the co-author of numerous articles including The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company (Hamel & Tennant). She is the co-author of three best-selling books: Unleashing Innovation; Mastering Virtual Teams and Strategic Innovation. She published the visual-podcast e-learning modules: Innovation Universe Master Class Series, https://innovation-universe-series.thinkific.com. Her latest book is a practitioner to practitioner guide: Transform You Company for the Innovation Universe: FRAME | GENERATE | EMBED | LEAD.

Dr. Tennant holds a doctorate from The George Washington University. She is the President Emeritus of The First Tee of Benton Harbor, a not-for-profit organization that offers life skills to at-risk youth. She is an artist, writer, poet, and aspiring ukulele player.  

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