The professionals who are most likely to thrive in the future of work are those who excel in areas that can be broadly described as creative, leadership, and communication skills. The people who acquire the essential skills that make up these disciplines and who continually improve their creative, leadership and communications capabilities are the most valuable additions to any team. They're the most resilient and the most adaptable to change.
The people on this list work across many different industries and professions, but they all use their creative capablilities to produce innovative solutions and transformative ideas. They're collaborators who captain challenging initiatives and inspire others to action. They're people who commit to the pursuit of greatness.
From the thousands of incredible professionals who we've had the pleasure of interviewing, advising, and developing in New York City since 2013, we've selected the twenty-one who fit the following criteria for The Creators' Edition of our Future-List:
They're leaning heavily on their creative skills.
They're an emerging leader, with plenty of room left to grow.
They've exhibited demonstrable impact.
We're not including founders or freelancers in this edition, although many who we've had the pleasure of working with satisfy all of the above criteria. We're creating a separate list for extraordinary founders & freelancers (coming soon-ish). We're also producing a distinct edition for the most influential strategists & operators in our world.
Without further ado, here is Bleeker's 2018 Future-List: The Creators' Edition!