WHAT WE DO
The Impossible Institute
Founded by Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan, The Impossible Institute™ is a collaborative think-tank dedicated to making positive change while making the change itself positive. We do this through Commerical Creativity, Behavioural Strategy and Design.
We help leaders, teams and organisations develop capabilities, skills and solutions via:
3. Leading Change projects across a varied range of complicated, and often political problems through strategic facilitation, design-thinking processes and co-creation.
These have included:
• Social Change Strategies for The United Nations in Singapore & White Ribbon Australia
• Guided Innovation off-sites for The Australian Public Service & Pharmaceutical Industries in the UK
• Business Model workshops for Entrepreneurs in the USA, Asia & Australia
• Process Design Sessions for Retailers in Asia & Australia
• Education & Engagement Programs for Global Banking Corporations
• Leadership Development for Multinational Technology giants
• Business Strategy & Leadership Mentoring for Professional Service firms
WHO WE ARE
Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan
Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory, the Co-Founders of The Impossible Institute™, have worked in the fields of Commercial Creativity and Behavioural Strategy for over 25 years.
Together, they are the strategic and creative team behind the most successful new product launch in Australian history and have applied their considerable experience to social change programs for the United Nations in Singapore, to category re-inventions for the likes of Coca-Cola, Unilever and News Corp. and to leadership development programs across Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA for organisations in categories as diverse as Banking & Finance, Education, Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate & Retail.
Dan & Kieran are the co-authors of two books:
• Shift - An analysis of future trends in Business, Society, Communications & Technology
• Selfish Scared & Stupid - A treatise on Human Behaviour asserting that Behavioural Strategy should align with human nature
They also write for Success Magazine & CEO Magazine in the USA and are regulars on ABC TV’s Gruen Series, Sunrise on Channel 7 and Sky Business News.
Voted by Meetings & Conventions USA as two of the “Top 25 C-Suite speakers to watch”, both Kieran and Dan wow their audiences with a mixture of commercial acumen, creative insight and the kind of comedic wit you’d expect with backgrounds in on air media and stand up comedy.
For more on Kieran, visit Kieran Flanagan Speaker
For more on Dan, visit Dan Gregory Speaker
HOW WE HELP
Unlock your genius
Dan Gregory speaks on Human Behaviour & Engagement and Kieran Flanagan on Commercial Creativity. Rated by Meetings & Conventions USA as two of the "Top 25 C-Suite Speakers to watch," both of The Impossible Institute's co-founders are in high demand for their unique keynote speeches, workshops & conference solutions.
The Impossible Institute has delivered complete leadership development programs for international banking corporations, global technology companies, professional services firms and even government and the military. These programs are designed to develop the "4 Levels of Leadership" and deliver tangible outcomes & results.
Our belief is that the co-creation of a solution increases salience, ownership and engagement. Using this approach, The Impossible Institute has facilitated guided innovation offsites for government, social change initiatives for the UN in Singapore and growth strategies for banks, retailers, pharmaceutical giants & tech firms.
Dan and Kieran are this generation's Edward De Bono."
THOUGHT LEADERS GLOBAL, AUSTRALIA
Dan, as usual, you were the post man. You delivered."
An extraordinary ability to solve highly complicated and political problems."
UNITED NATIONS, SINGAPORE
Dan Gregory and Kieran Flanagan did a phenomenal job. Both Gregory and Flanagan were personable, professional and very engaging."
Kieran and Dan facilitated a highly engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking workshop around entrepreneurship, risk-taking and decision making within a highly regulated environment."
I learned a huge amount and the team feedback has been incredibly positive. "
CA TECHNOLOGIES, ASIA PACIFIC
We've had amazing feedback (on Dan & Kieran) - Very grateful!"
The feedback from your presentation has been bombarding! Which is bloody awesome!"
Kieran’s opening Keynote established the spirit of the conference from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice."
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, AUSTRALIA
Signs of genius."
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, AUSTRALIA
Delegates were literally buzzing through the hours of workshops that followed and we were able to achieve the directions we required to take us forward."
TOURISM & EVENTS QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Dan had the room engaged from the outset and took our team on a 90 minute journey, resulting in eyes and minds being opened to new opportunities. The feedback after the event was overwhelmingly positive - we wouldn’t hesitate in working with Dan again in the future."
Kieran’s presentation was a breath of fresh air. She is a ball of energy, totally engaging, brilliant use of humour, super visuals and great delivery, but above all she was totally on message with great content. They loved her."
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, AUSTRALIA
I have the opportunity to work with many speakers and presenters throughout the year, and I can say without bias that (Dan’s) presentation was the best I have seen in a very long time."
DG GLOBAL, THAILAND
Kieran delivered riveting speeches that kept a diverse audience engaged and wanting more."
Dan has that unique ability of entertaining an audience with humour while giving them a wide range of strategies that can make a significant difference to their bottom line."
AUSTRALIAN FITNESS NETWORK, AUSTRALIA
Kieran’s deep insight, cutting humour and ability to convey complex messages to our audience were the stand out features of her keynote. it's great to work with stage professionals who deliver."
Dan Gregory appeared at our annual top tier dealer network conference as our keynote presenter. Dan was engaging, entertaining and informative and we were so impressed that we are preparing to work with him again this year for another area of our business."
HUNTER DOUGLAS, AUSTRALIA
Kieran Flanagan’s presentation was so inspiring - thank you."
It was a pleasure to deliver the genius of Dan Gregory to our members at the Real Estate IQ Conference. Dan’s infectious enthusiasm, coupled with his brilliance, was incredibly well received by our audience with many following up on his presentation in months to come. I would personally recommend Dan’s services to any event manager who is looking to effectively engage, educate and inspire their delegates."
In 12 years of running SWB, Kieran is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!"
What a fantastic way to kick off the New Year! (We've been) flooded with phone calls and emails about Dan and what a wonderful speaker he was."
EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION OF GREATER PHOENIX, USA
Rarely have I heard anybody articulate their thoughts with such clarity and vision. His intelligence and insight provides a much greater understanding of how to engage your customers, your team and the community. I would whole heartedly recommend Dan, you will never be disappointed."
HORTICULTURE AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
I was laughing and learning... Dan is the Australian Ricky Gervais!"
THE ENTOURAGE, AUSTRALIA
He more that lives up to his own advertising!"
ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNCIL, AUSTRALIA
Our recent Business Partner Exchange event was a great success, largely in part due to Dan Gregory. Dan met our brief completely, with his presentation providing a strong and supportive storyline for our launch. We couldn’t have asked for more, and are looking forward to other opportunities to work with Dan in the future."