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About

Through Cobalt Fox Strategies, I offer organizations the opportunity to develop strategies that are adaptable, clever, accessible, and able to drive impact in our rapidly-changing world. 

My name is Amie Pilla, and I’m a futurist, a strategist, and an information specialist.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science in 2009.  Since then, I have worked in management and leadership roles in public libraries around the country, developing extensive experience in helping teams create exceptional workplace cultures, manage and eliminate inefficiencies, and navigate change. 

 

In 2021 I earned a Certified Foresight Practitioner designation from the Futures School and the Global Foresight Advisory Council.  I now work with organizations who want to develop better strategies by thinking through multiple possible futures and the varying impacts that decisions could have on the organization’s future.

I help you make better decisions through these three practices:

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Thinking About Multiple Futures

Unlike the past, the future isn’t linear and nothing is inevitable.  Our industries are changing faster than ever, and most of the changes to our industries are a result of outside factors.  In the face of this uncertainty, we need to consider multiple possible futures instead of “the” future. We can learn to think in terms of multiple possible futures and outcomes, using imagination constructively to develop strategies that are ready for all the inevitable changes we’ll face.  Our plans may change, but our strategies shouldn’t have to.

Thinking In Systems

While big projects and initiatives can make an exciting splash, the true key to our futures can be found in our everyday routines.  We need to learn to establish and monitor those systems with intention and flexibility.  Together we identify the direction our systems are pulling and how to tweak routines to pull toward the future we want to create.

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Thinking Beyond Automatic Assumptions

The amount of information and misinformation available to us is overwhelming.  Even so, we never have all the information that we want when we’re making critical decisions.  Our brains like to take shortcuts to make decisions faster, but often these shortcuts don’t lead to long-term benefits.  We must understand our own biases so that we can instead identify the best information we need to make wise and impactful choices.

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