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Ismet Mamnoon

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: Innovation Bound
Phone - Office: 7164407113
Phone - Mobile: 7164407113
32 Regents Park, East Amherst, New York, USA 14051
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismet-izzy-mamnoon-98b18ba?trk=hp-identity-name
Facebook: Ismet Mamnoon
Twitter: @izitiz
Facilitator Qualifications
Clients: CISCO AOL Raytheon Delaware North National Institutes of Health National Science Foundation National Aeronautics and Space Agency National Cancer Institute University at Buffalo University of South Dakota Ohio State University University of Bucaramanga, Colombia Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo Western New York Economic Development Council EDUCAR Chile National Institute of Educational Sciences for China
Years Facilitating: 6-10
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Effective Teams / Team Building
  • Creativity in Education (training youth or educators)
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Innovation Facilitation (New products; services)
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Business / Industrial
  • Computer Hardware / Software
  • Development / Fundraising
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Internet / Social Media
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Other Industry
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CEF Board Member
  • CPSI Core Faculty (18 Hour Course)
  • CPSI Presenter
Education: MS in Creativity and Change LEadership, BS in Financial Accounting, Member of the Insitute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Certified Public Accountant.
Qualified Assessor: FourSight, Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Awards: Firestien Family Creative Achievement Award SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence President’s Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student at Buffalo State
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Hindi

Ismet is a change catalyst. She started her career as a financial consultant and evolved to become a serial entrepreneur. She was first drawn to the field of creativity and innovation when she became a parent. She speaks intimately about her journey on the TEDx stage.


Her acumen for translating creativity from theory into practice is evident in her diverse range of projects and clients. Ismet has worked with large organizations, entrepreneurs, governments, academics, not-for-profits, educators, parents, and children all over the world. Her clients range in age from 5 to “undisclosed” and include the Office of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the National Institute of Education Sciences for the People’s Republic of China.
Ismet  frequently shares her expertise at conferences across the globe. She delivers workshops and immersive experiences at creativity conferences in the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. She 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, and the Firestien Family Creative Achievement award for her work in the field of creative thinking and facilitation. Currently Ismet serves as a trustee on the board of the Creative Education Foundation and as a Strategic Advisor to the Whitestone Foundation. She is a certified facilitator of FourSight, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Polarity Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry and Accelerated Learning.

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