TEDxTokyo 2016 Speaker Helene Liu
If you’re looking for the model of a Renaissance woman, we suggest Helene Liu. She has an academic background in business and finance, and has managed a portfolio of companies in the cosmetics and fashion industries. Yet she also founded The MasterMinds—a niche consulting firm dealing in creative leadership and corporate culture transformation—after observing that most issues plaguing corporations and individuals spring from mental models. There’s more. After earning a master’s degree in Buddhist studies from the University of Hong Kong in May 2015, Helene joined Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design as a Ph.D. student last September to research the role of design in behavior engineering on social media, with a special focus on Instagram. A certified firewalk trainer and hypnotist, Helene is also performing artist, having appeared on stage as an amateur actress, singer and dancer for the last two decades.