Leigh Durst

Founder & CEO / Author

Leigh is a seasoned veteran in all things business and digital media and an architect of remarkable experiences. She is described as a strategist who knows how to execute, a gifted connector, creative problem solver, change agent, great communicator and design thinker - with strong operational chops and deep operational and cross-industry wisdom. As founder and CEO of Live Path, Leigh advises world-class clients grappling with business, operations and digital transformation.

Leigh is the author of an exciting new business book will debut at SXSW 2019. “Walk, Climb or Fly: Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace Wilderness” provides a totally new mental model for the workplace. The book is designed to help people from every walk of life step into their potential, better connect and collaborate with others and plot a course for a more thriving professional existence!

In addition to consulting, writing, speaking and teaching, Leigh serves as a member of the SXSW Advisory Board. In 2011, she co-founded the SXSW4Japan/SXSWCares movement, raising >$150k+ in under five days to benefit Japanese Tsunami relief. Since 2012, she has organized over 80 SXSW sessions featuring over 150 world-changing innovators, including Dean Kamen, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Adam Savage, Nolan Bushnell, Vint Cerf and many other legends and luminaries in tech.

At SXSW 2019, Leigh's team is also organizing the eighth-annual IEEE Technology for Humanity series. Join us to meet inspiring innovators like IBM's John Cohn, Dolby's Poppy Crum and others! Simply search “IEEE” (client) in the SXSW Schedule for more!

Please feel free to reach out for party invites, press/media relations or strategic connections! No pitches or spam please! See also: http://www.walkclimborfly.com and the IEEE Series website at http://techforhumanity.ieee.org (note: website developed by IEEE, client).

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