“I am a dynamic change agent, who leads with empathy. I strive to make people feel safe and to give them the skills that they need to become the heroes of their own stories. I am wholeheartedly committed to including everyone in the conversation and engaging with them in co-creation. I believe in change that comes from within and work diligently to practice what I preach every single day.”

Ismet started her career as a financial consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and evolved to become a serial entrepreneur before becoming a facilitator for creative thinking 13 years ago. Her acumen for translating creativity from theory into practice is evident in her diverse range of projects and clients that include large organizations, entrepreneurs, governments, space agencies, academics, non-profits, and the armed forces.

Ismet designs and delivers bespoke online and in-person workshops around the world. She also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the Center for Applied Imagination at the State University of New York. She has been a keynote speaker on topics related to creativity and innovation at numerous conferences worldwide. She has been featured in TIME magazine’s Special Edition on The Science of Creativity for her work in the field of Creativity.

Ismet is a graduate of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State where she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the President’s Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student at Buffalo State, the Firestien Family Creative Achievement award, and the Alumni Achievement Award for her work in the field of creative thinking and facilitation. She is a certified facilitator of FourSight, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Polarity Thinking, and Accelerated Learning.

… And if she’s not working, Ismet loves watching murder mysteries.


“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
Bruce Lee