Leyla is a internationally sought after key-note speaker, known for her charismatic, accessible and interactive presentation style. Her transdisciplinary expertise on the tools for enacting the circular economy weaves together design, innovation, systems thinking, social sciences, environmental sciences, life cycle thinking, sustainability, cognitive sciences and change activation in an highly engaging, informative, energizing, and accessible way. Her unique style allows her to speak across many different different fields
Leyla's Mainstage Ted Talk has been viewed well over 1 Million times.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT LEYLA'S TALKS
"I really loved Leyla's presentation – she is such a powerful advocate for new ways of thinking about the world and its resources – very inspirational"
"Wow. Awesome. Amazing. Leyla is a synapse - with her energy, passion, knowledge and humour, she ignites every neuron in the audience, and frees people to think and design sustainably."
"Leyla did a super engaging talk at Made in Space that the audience really loved - she is a visionary, progressive thinker that in an optimistic and constructive way can address some of the big challenges we face as a human race and still leave a room uplifted and filled with hope."
"Leyla Acaroglu's keynote at SUSTpack2016 set the tone for the rest of the day on how can packaging be regenerative and have a central role in the fight against food waste, in educating the consumer and in changing behavior to a more environmentally conscious one. She was an outstanding speaker and brought great energy and content to open the day."
"Leyla Acaroglu is an amazing speaker, and her concept of using environmental folklore to simplify and explain complex systems is brilliant. She engages even the most cynical to her thought-provoking conclusion that design and innovation can lead to a more sustainable future.”
"It was a pleasure working with Leyla on our opening session for our 2017 Annual Summit. Drawing from Leyla's experience in working with groups we were able to be creative on how we structured the session engaging the audience in a participatory way whilst also sharing her insights and integrity of thinking about the role of design in systemic change. We look forward to continuing to work with her and the team on how circular design can create more regenerative and restorative systems in the world we create."
"Leyla's first visit to Chile, was in the frame of LAB4+, iconic event of innovation of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico). Her way of thinking makes the public very engaged and explores new ideas into internationalization of innovation"
“Leyla has an infectious ability and passion for seeing better ways of doing things and finding ways to do it. No challenge is too great for soultionary!"
"If you want people jumping out of their seats or (in one case at least) coming close to tears then you call Leyla. With Innovation & Sustainability 2017 we wanted engagement and inspiration – which is what we got. Our audience was primarily Korean and this proved no barrier to Leyla delivering her inspiration and insights. I look forward to the next time we are able to work together. - Innovation & Sustainability Conference 2017 , South Korea
Leyla’s workshops and advice services have been sought out by industry, academic and government organizations globally, she works closely with CEO's and senior level decision makers who are willing to be pioneer of positive change. Workshops focus on sustainability solutions and rapid transitions to the circular economy. She is highly skilled in a variety of communication and facilitation techniques and tailors her presentations, workshops and advice sessions to create high-energy, informative and interactive transformative knowledge and capacity building experiences.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Sustainability (all aspects: technical through to implementation)
Circular Economy (technical application of and inspiration to engage with)
Systems Thinking (analog and applied systems thinking)
Sustainable Design and Innovation
The Disruptive Design Method (creator)
Ideation and creative problem-solving
Cognitive Bias and behavioral change
Environment folklore and myths
Gamification and Experience Design
Life Cycle Thinking