Hello, I’m Tom Kelley


I work with dozens of clients a year, using the power of storytelling to spark creative confidence in leaders and organizations all over the world. Although based in the Silicon Valley, I have a global role. These days, I’m helping IDEO Tokyo on its mission of refreshing Japan’s creative leadership.

What you won’t learn from my bio:
I’m on the road a lot, but when I am in Palo Alto, I like to bike to work. And on a beautiful day, I often take the long way home.

Joined IDEO:

Full Bio

Tom Kelley is the best-selling author of Creative Confidence, The Art of Innovation and The Ten Faces of Innovation as well as a partner at the renowned design and innovation consultancy IDEO. As a leading innovation speaker, Tom addresses scores of business audiences on how to foster a culture of innovation and tap into the creative potential of their organizations. Over the years, he has spoken in more than thirty countries and helped IDEO grow from 15 designers to a staff of more than 600, while leading diverse areas such as business development, marketing, human resources, and operations. Tom is an Executive Fellow at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and holds a similar role at the University of Tokyo.