Rebecca Ryan

Founder | NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.

Rebecca is the author of The Next Big Things: The Next 20 Years in Local Government (2015); ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013); and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007). Described as a 'human spark plug,' she is the founder and owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc., the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, the Resident Futurist at the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin, the chairperson of the board and a faculty member for the Institute for Zen Leadership and the founder of Futurist Camp. Rebecca has degrees in Economics and International Relations from Drake University and a Professional Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston.


If you knew the future, how would you lead your firm or change your strategy? Most of us use foresight every day, but we don’t realize it so we don’t think about how we anticipate the future. In More