Rachel Hatch

Institute for the Future
Redding, CA, United States

About Rachel


I work as a Research Director with Institute for the Future’s Ten-Year Forecast program, where my primary responsibility is customization and interpretation of IFTF research for diverse clients. I have worked with clients ranging from large corporations like Procter & Gamble and Hallmark Cards Inc. to government agencies like the Office of Naval Research to non-profit organizations like United Cerebral Palsy, AARP, and the Episcopal Church. A core expertise is workshop design and facilitation and I'm an experienced game guide in IFTF’s Foresight Engine forecasting engagements. I hold a M. Div. from Yale Divinity School and an M. Phil. from Trinity College in Dublin, with a special interest in building shared visions of the future. Am originally from Iowa and am also Irish; therefore, Iowish. Delighted be involved with TEDxRedding!

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Rachel Hatch
Posted over 4 years ago
Janine Benyus: Biomimicry's surprising lessons from nature's engineers
In case any of you haven't seen it, I have found the Biomimcry Guild incredibly helpful in thinking through how biomimicry can change organization, design, etc. My favorite resources there are the Ask Nature function and also their overview of Life's Principles (one of which has become my work-life balance mantra: "Life creates conditions conducive to life." Here is the link: http://www.biomimicryguild.com/