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Aaron Bare

FounderChange Agents Academy

Phoenix, AZ

Member Since September 2022


Business Strategy
Digital Strategy
Innovation & Growth


The ability to change will be the defining skill for the future. Aaron Bare is a leading strategic facilitator (IAF Endorsed Facilitator), storyteller, and author of a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and #1 Amazon Bestselling book, “Exponential Theory, the Power of Thinking Big.” Aaron’s career has made him the sage on the stage and the guide on the side to some of the top exponential thinkers. He is a results-focused conscious leader that understands how to create a high-performing organization, deliver a message to the masses, and cultivate trust to solve any issue, in any room, anywhere, anytime. Through his facilitation work, Aaron has generated over $4 billion in documented results for his corporate clients, and generational impact with his community facilitation. Aaron has facilitated corporate strategy and innovation at NASA, Stanford, MIT Media Lab, Daimler, Coca-Cola, Google, Facebook, Adobe, Amazon, Belfius Bank, among others. He works directly in the Board Room and with Executives facilitating innovation and leadership. In his community facilitation initiatives, Aaron co-created the Bridge Forum, a national community-focused forum bridging the gap between police and the communities they serve. Through this, Aaron has helped facilitate the conversation to help both sides create new meaning and build a metaphorical bridge and process to communicate. Beyond the Bridge Forum, Aaron continues to impact the world with a massive transformative purpose of creating one million exponential leaders. To do this, Aaron has also led facilitations for Oxford Leadership, Hyper Island, WDHB, Wizard Academy, Flow Research Collective, Conscious Capitalism, and Kaos Pilot. In addition to his recognition as one of the top facilitators in the world, Aaron is a serial entrepreneur and company builder. He’s launched and sold 12 companies, three scalable educational programs (each impacting over one million people), three non-profits, three accelerators, and he is also a venture partner and venture scout at a venture capital firm and a venture studio. Aaron started his career as a strategist turned full-stack developer at Accenture, where he fostered his standards of excellence and deep strategic and technical knowledge. Aaron Bare holds an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, MA in International Studies from Indiana University, and BS (Honors) in Business from Indiana Institute of Technology. He has two kids (Bali + Maverick) that drive him to make the world better and he makes his home atop Scottsdale, Arizona.

Published content

Mastering change: 7 pivotal strategies for transformative leadership and organizational revolution


Here are seven pivotal strategies that leaders can use to usher in the change they need to revolutionize both their personal and organizational paradigms.

The wisdom revolution


Wise leaders are the only leaders who can succeed in the knowledge-abundant world.

18 ways to elevate brand messaging during the holidays (and beyond)

expert panel

Implement these tips to quiet the noisy holiday promo rush and bring attention back to your company.  “Keeping up with the Joneses” seems synonymous with the ability to maintain a successful brand among some of your biggest competitors in a tight economy. Pulling out all the stops, especially during the busy season of holiday advertising campaigns, company leaders are striving to compel consumers to pay closer attention to their business' latest products and services. Based on their own experiences, the experts from Fast Company Executive Board realize that if you're trying to build long-term customer loyalty and strengthen positive brand recognition, sometimes it's not about following the latest holiday trends at all. Instead, it's about understanding what your clients and potential customers need right now and how remaining authentic as a brand can better demonstrate a company's ability to deliver satisfying results that urge people to return throughout the year. Here are 18 suggestions they highly recommend other leaders to explore.

Eight ways authoring a book can catapult your career to the next level

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Unlocking the potential of writing a book goes far beyond merely sharing knowledge and stories. As a New York Times bestselling author of eight books and the founder of Legacy Launch Pad, a collective that helps business owners publish authority-building builds, I've seen the power of influence that comes from publishing quality thought leadership. Not only can the process of publishing a well-crafted book land you speaking gigs around the world and reach new clients and partners, but it can also push your boundaries and help you find clarity in your own ideas. If you're a business leader or industry expert who is hesitant about authoring a book, I asked eight members of Fast Company Executive Board Book Authors, a community I lead, to speak from their experience about how their book(s) changed the game.

Turn failure into momentum: A journey to antifragility


Failure isn't something to be feared; it's a powerful teacher. It is the fuel for learning and growth, and will most certainly help us get to our goals that much faster.

Is your small business financially fit for the future? 

expert panel

20 tips to set your new company up for success in the marketplace. As a company leader, you may be confident about your organization's ability to meet consumer demands and thrive at meeting your quarterly goals on a regular basis right now. But if you don't have a systematic approach to coming up with ways to keep your business financially fit, you'll be setting your company and team up for failure in the event of unforeseen circumstances. For example, an unsteady economy. Your numbers may look good on paper but regulating your KPI metrics in real-time is essential to generate a true measure of financial success.  Below, 20 Fast Company Executive Board members share one piece of advice that aspiring business leaders or small business owners should consider when it comes to understanding the importance of financial management and planning for longevity in any industry.

Company details

Change Agents Academy

Company bio

The Change Agents Academy is designed for leaders, high performers, and for anyone looking to improve themselves. Whether you’re looking to improve your leadership skills or an individual striving for personal and professional growth, XMBA can help you achieve your goals and reach new heights of success. By the end of the course, you will have gained the wisdom and skills necessary to thrive in any situation and see yourself making the impact you’ve always believed you would be able too. It will give you the tools to continuously improve yourself, be a better leader, and achieve more in your life, career or business.


Corporate leadership

Area of focus


Company size

11 - 50