Business & Healthcare Futurist

Dr. Richardson’s work often involves analysis of large-scale, high-stakes circumstances requiring performance turnarounds.

Founder & CEO

Dr. Virginia Richardson, BCC

We don’t need a crystal ball to see into the future. The trends and signposts are all around us. The challenge is in knowing how to synthesize the data so that we can prepare for changing opportunities.

As the Founder and CEO of the Foresight Center, Dr. Richardson has devoted the past two decades exploring the future trends that shape our world to help business and healthcare leaders prepare for and design a preferred future. Leveraging her skills as a business and healthcare futurist, graduate foresight educator, leadership expert, and board certified business coach, she equips organizations with the strategic business acumen necessary to build a brighter future.

Utilizing strategic intelligence tools as a mechanism of value innovation, Dr. Richardson’s expertise includes a vast spectrum of foresight and futures capabilities to bring businesses a wealth of information about trends, innovations, and forecasts that will influence consumers, business, and society in the future. She is a trusted adviser to entrepreneurs and organizational leaders dedicated to executing Big Idea initiatives utilizing proven business strategies to launch successful ventures.

Dr. Richardson’s coaching and consulting practices encompass businesses from many industries as well as healthcare organizations across the U.S., including large integrated health systems, community hospitals, medical group practices, faith-based health systems, academic medical centers, and healthcare associations.

Specializing in advancing our understanding of the possibilities for the future, Dr. Richardson has a long history of presenting keynote addresses and conference workshops on healthcare leadership and innovation. The U.S. Department of Health & Senior Services (HHS), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (GOMA), and the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) are just a few of the organizations she has worked with, as well as numerous health-system and business-client focused training initiatives.

Dr. Richardson’s international initiatives include delivering a customized leadership symposium on Strategic Thinking and Planning for high-ranking leaders in Quito and Ambato, Ecuador that included university provosts and members of the Ecuadorian Congress. For the past decade she has designed customized Future Leaders training, Women in Leadership programs, Strategic Foresight workshops, Coach training series, as well as healthcare leadership and CME-approved Certified Physician Leadership academies.

As a Graduate Professor of Leadership and Foresight, Dr. Richardson leads the Foresight Concentration for Regent University doctoral students specializing in working with business, healthcare, and military organizations. She designs curriculum and delivers foresight courses utilizing strategic intelligence tools in an applied learning format to achieve high-level student competencies and customized strategies to create long-term value for their organization’s customers, markets, and stakeholders.

Dr. Richardson earned a Doctor of Strategic Leadership with a Concentration in Strategic Foresight from Regent University, an MBA from William Woods University, and a BA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a CCE Board Certified Coach (BCC) specializing in Business and Executive Coaching.

In addition to serving on a number of boards over the course of her career, Dr. Richardson is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, the International Leadership Association, and the World Future Society.