Lois Kelly has been a creative rebel throughout her career, helping some of the most respected companies in the world create new ways to launch products, communicate complicated issues, deal with crises, go public, adopt innovative business practices, and occasionally try to move mountains.
During this journey, Lois became a student of change, learning what it takes to get people to embrace new ideas. Her cause is helping creative, passionate types thrive at work. Her obsession is creating clarity from complexity.
She is the co-author of “Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within” with Carmen Medina (O’Reilly Media, November 2014) and author of the award-winning “Beyond Buzz: The Next Generation Word of Mouth Marketing” (AMACOM, 2007).
Lois lives in Rhode Island, the smallest and most creative state in the United States. You can find more at @LoisKelly, @RebelsatWork, http://rebelsatwork.com/, and http://www.slideshare.net/Foghound, http://www.foghound.com/,
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