Seth Kahan is the thought leader on innovation for associations and membership organizations. His thought leadership has been documented by CEO Update, the trade magazine for association CEOs, and Associations Now, the online presence of the American Society of Association Executives. Kahan founded AssociationTransformation.com, a community of 100+ CEOs working hand-in-hand to drive innovation. He serves as a member on the Board of Directors of three organizations: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, American Geophysical Union, and the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
An executive advisor with specialized expertise helping leaders advance innovation and harness disruption in order to catalyze change, Seth works hand-in-hand with senior executives, helping them develop their teams and transform their organizations from within. He has provided leadership for large-scale change initiatives at Peace Corps, World Bank, Shell, and Prudential, the National Apartment Association, and over 100 others.
He is the author of the Washington Post bestseller, Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out, and the author of 2013’s Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success. He has written over 200 articles for Fast Company’s website (SethFast.com), and creates syndicated content, reaching thousands of readers worldwide. All of his articles can be downloaded for free on his website, VisionaryLeadership.com.
Seth lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Laura Baron, and their daughter and son. Besides his family and work, he enjoys solo wilderness camping, traveling, poetry, and storytelling around the campfire.