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Sally Dominguez

Sally Dominguez is an architect of ADVENTUROUS THINKING and updated Design Thinking for Unprecedented Growth. An Australian inventor and designer now living in the USA, Sally teaches creative thinking and design, and is passionate about design and maker thinking in education and business.

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Testimonials for Sally Dominguez

The guests at the event were full of praise for your impressive performance and your ability to engage with the audience. You were admired for your role as MC and ensuring the night flowed, which was heightened with your quick-witted humour.

Jamie Penrose, Engineers Australia

 

“Sally was humorous, very entertaining and was perfect for the event. Her intelligence and quick wit was a hit with delegates.... Her preparation for the event was brilliant”.

Karen Relph, Engineers Australia Northern Division

 

"Sally is a delight to learn from. She is highly energetic and knowledgable, constantly inspiring us with new innovative resources and ideas. I wish this class can go on for longer, as there is still so much more to learn from this subject matter, and I personally do not know any where else that teaches this particular subject. I will most definitely attend another class taught by this instructor. Highly recommended."

"Sally was great, adapted to last-minute changes and kept the ball rolling throughout. Brilliant."

John Sawkins, Communications Manager, NICNAS on Sally's role as Facilitator for their 20th Anniversary Symposium

Sally Dominguez Travels from NSW
Fee Range: POA

Sally Dominguez's Biography

Sally Dominguez is an Innovation Activator. As a multi-award-winning Inventor, Adventurer, Journalist and Educator, Sally has unique experience practicing, observing, teaching and advocating for innovation.

 

Sally is a product innovator with six international awards for design & sustainability, an Ambassador for Engineers without Borders Australia, named of one Australia's 50 for the Future US-based entrepreneurs and US correspondent for Fairfax media and Virgin's Voyeur magazine. Sally’s experience extends to Judging cars for Wheels magazine, Fairfax media, and design for Spark Awards and the Australian Design Awards.

 

Sally has updated Design Thinking with her ADVENTUROUS THINKING methodology, designed to promote the agile mindset needed for consistently innovative practices.  No longer is design thinking reactive. Using the Five Lens tools to alternately converge and proliferate thinking, ADVENTUROUS THINKING enables users to think outside their default "expert" neural pathways, and re-ignite the curious mindset that is the key to consistent innovation.  Above all, ADVENTUROUS THINKING results in growth: personal, professional and company-wide. 

 

ADVENTUROUS THINKING has been used internationally by the Shenzhen government, Genentech, Sandisk, Clif Bar and other corporates, runs every semester as a workshop at Stanford and was presented as part of the SXSW Frugal Innovation panel.  Sally has taught ADVENTUROUS THINKING as a means to integrate innovation into the Australian school curriculum for the Association of Independent Schools and the Catholic Schools Office. 

 

In March 2017 Sally developed her enhanced STEM learning initiative SYSTEMIC - the Synergy of STEM with Innovation & Creative Communication.  SYSTEMIC is a free access inverted biomimicry model now in use at NSW and NorCal schools.  Sally's passion is activating the creative and innovative potential of others.

 

Sally's experience is steeped in innovative practice and innovative commentary.  She judged invention on ABC TV’s New Inventors for six years, she is an ambassador for Engineers Without Borders Australia, and in  2012 she was named one of Advance Australia’s “50 for the Future” entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally has won seven international awards for her innovative products and her work is held in the Powerhouse Museum.

 

Sally Dominguez is an architect of ADVENTUROUS THINKING and updated Design Thinking for Unprecedented Growth. An Australian inventor and designer now living in the USA, Sally teaches creative thinking and design, and is passionate about design and maker thinking in education and business.

Speaking Topics Include

Sally delivers keynotes on:

Sustainable Innovation

Innovative Practices in Building

Product and Vehicle Design

Adventurous Thinking Strategies

and also inspirational talks tailored to teenagers, girls and particular work groups.

 

Sally also facilities panels in these areas, and is available to compose expert discussion panels in the areas of design, innovation and/or sustainable issues, based on her extensive list of contacts in Australia, the USA and Asia.