The Alchemy team has two speakers, each with their own style and approach, but both bring the knowledge, passion and expertise to lead your next keynote or workshop.


Corey Pressman

Corey Pressman is a strategist, anthropologist, and futurist. As Vice President of Adaptive Strategies at Fiction, he works with clients large and small to help them envision and enact human-centered innovation and nurture a vital organizational culture. Corey is also a fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he runs innovation workshops and develops and teaches courses on prototyping and ideation.

Angela Espersen

Angela Espersen is an imagination professional whose work centers on translating opportunity into action. She started her career in fine art, graduating from Oregon State University with a BFA in Graphic Design and emphasis in art history. Her current role as Associate Creative Director at Fiction includes storytelling, strategy, culture building, and workshops. She also focuses on fostering vitality and motivation through implementing The Alchemy of Wasted Time framework into various projects and organizations.

The Alchemy is exceptional, and Corey’s presentation is phenomenal. Inspired by the Alchemy of Wasted Time, our nurse leaders reframed their work, and now report they look for time to play, ponder, practice, and daydream.”

Jana Bitton
Executive Director
Oregon Center for Nursing

The Alchemy of Wasted Time presentation is a fun and fascinating introduction to a flexible and useful framework. We look forward to working more with Corey and with the Alchemy of Wasted Time framework with our students, staff and alumni here at Lewis & Clark’s Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership.”

Chrys Hutchings
Associate Director
John E. and Susan S. Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Lewis & Clark College