Head Futurist, C’EST WHAT? LLC
Michael Perman galvanizes teams to think and act differently, leading to a future of prosperity. His unique innovation methods enable organizations to perceive alternative realities and then develop pathways to transform those visions into realities.
He is the leader of C’EST WHAT LLC, purveyors of mindfully crafted innovation futures. Michael’s team provides the insights, foresights and scenarios that guides organization to identify future playing fields and innovation platforms, from which a spectrum of new products, experiences and content can emerge. Michael has guided innovation strategies for a broad range of brands including Adidas, Levi’s, Gap Inc, Hyatt Corporation, Tillamook, Hyundai, Gensler Design and Williams-Sonoma.
Regarding content, Michael also produces the CRAVING THE FUTURE podcast for iTunes, in which innovation luminaries are interviewed on the future of everything.
He is also a partner in Orange Grove Nine, which merges Conscious Culture + Mindful Innovation to help teams navigate turbulence through values-based work, Michael serves on the advisory board of Fair Trade USA, which is providing better wages and working conditions for thousands of grass-roots producers and communities worldwide.
Michael is based in Portland, Oregon, is the father of two beautiful adult children, married to Jordana and has the best dog in the world - Artimus.