A futurist is someone who spends time in three activities. 1) exploring change, 2) understanding what that change implies for people, organizations, and societies, and 3) what the future plus those changes will look like.
Professional futurists, such as Leading Futurists, apply their knowledge and discoveries to the needs of their clients. Clients of futurists usually want to understand the implications of change for them. How will they adapt to, innovate with, or influence those changes?