Colleen Francis

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Segami Studios and Consulting

65 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 215
Chicago, IL 60604-3598

Innovation/Creativity, International, Leadership, Motivation, Problem Solving, Speaking, Team Building

Amy is a global business consultant and trusted advisor, an engineer turned artist, entrepreneur and international marketing executive featured on BBC, NPR, Huffington Post, and in Chicago Crain’s Business and TED Blog. A keynote speaker and seminar leader to the diverse international audience, she has presented in 14 countries on four continents and has received numerous awards and recognition for her innovative applications of art and science.


With her unique applications of fluid dynamics, she creates innovations in art, science, and business. Her multidisciplinary programs incorporate the studio strategies, innovation principles with storytelling to transform leaders and teams in organizations ranging from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) to Fermi Labs and Dow Chemical. 


In 2009, she initiated a cross-functional program to create tomorrow’s leaders and founded TEDxIIT, the longest running independently organized TED event in Chicago. Born in China, raised in Hong Kong, and educated in the US, her life’s work is mastering the complexity of change.