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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kieran Flanagan

Kieran Flanagan is an expert on Commercial Creativity. A leadership speaker, author & social commentator, she helps develop:

• #Innovation - More creative leaders & individuals

#Collaboration- More innovative teams

#Transformation - More agile and change ready organisations

 

Kieran Flanagan is a global thought leader on Commercial Creativity who helps her audiences and the organisations she works with to develop their creative intelligence, increase collaboration and drive meaningful change.

Rated in the top 25 C-Suite Speakers to watch by Meetings & Conventions USA and eliciting comparisons to Edward De Bono and Melissa McCarthy, she brings light and laughter to leadership, whether she’s:

Working with professional services firms and training their future leaders

Leading the strategic and creative team behind the most successful new product launch in Australian history

Or engineering Coca-Cola’s most extraordinary brand turn around

Kieran has worked with the UN in Singapore developing strategies to fight human trafficking in Asia, has run design thinking & innovation programs for Unilever, Bayer and the Australian Government as well as facilitating cultural change programs for tech companies across multiple continents.

She believes passionately that our greatest opportunity lies in our capacity to re-think, un-think and out-think our limitations. And while brain training may have improved our mental hardware, unless we also update our mental software, we run the risk of reaching the same default solutions... only faster.

Kieran teaches individuals and teams how to develop resilience as a creative process, guides leaders in identifying where their innovation efforts and skills investment should be focused and helps organisations build more innovative cultures and develop their next generation of leaders.

BOOK KIERAN NOW TO DEVELOP MORE CREATIVE LEADERS, MORE INNOVATIVE TEAMS & MORE AGILE ORGANISATIONS:

SPEAKING & WORKSHOP TOPICS

Commercial Creativity & Leadership

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INNOVATION

“Commercial Creativity”

 

The World Economic Forum, EY and IBM have all identified Creative Problem Solving as “the critical skill for the 21st Century”. And yet, most still view creativity as  talent you are either born with or not rather than as a discipline and mindset and skill that can be nurtured and developed. 

As a result, few have developed the techniques and tools required to generate innovative solutions to increasingly complicated problems.

In this incredibly liberating & exciting presentation and workshop, Kieran will help you and your team unlock your genius, to expand your cognitive bandwidth and “out-think” your limits and your competition.

 

DESIGN THINKING

 

Identify your default thinking 

Gain insights by thinking in questions, not statements

Explore a system for thinking differently… deliberately!

Develop a process for driving entrepreneurship and “Innovation on Purpose”

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COLLABORATON

“Team Genius”

        

We're living in an age of hyper-connectivity and rising complexity where none of us have all the answers. Even global organisations are having to learn how to partner on projects across different continents, cultures and values systems. 

This may sound complicated, but in fact, it is an opportunity to do work that is more interesting, to see multiple points of view and to raise our collective intelligence.

In this engaging and often hilarious presentation and workshop, Kieran will explore how we raise our Collaborative Intelligence (We-Q) and build teams that embrace their diversity, share openly and early and move beyond traditional silos and KPIs.

 

TEAM DESIGN

 

Discover the science of team design & how to avoid “cognitive gaps”

Understand how Default Thinking Frames™ drive team dynamics, disfunction & conflict resolution

Shift from KPIs to “Co-PIs"

Discover a process for sharing work and co-creating openly & effectively

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TRANSFORMATION

“Change Positive”

        

What if competition filled us with a sense of excitement? What if we could feel more in control, even in the midst of disruption? What if our default response to change was positive?

In this inspiring and often thought-provoking presentation & workshop, Kieran will help you and your team answer these questions through the lens of The Three Spheres of Change™: 

  1. What is Changing. 
  2. What needs Changing. 
  3. What is UnChanging. 

She’ll help you shift your mindset from Change Negative to Change Positive and leave you feeling more energised, more resilient and more optimistic.

 

CHANGE DESIGN

 

Explore the Three Spheres of Change™ and how your organisation is performing in all three

Identify critical change priorities

Develop mental agility using the "6 R's of Resilience”

Learn where to best invest your strategy and future training

SHOWREELS

See Kieran in action

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An extraordinary ability to solve highly complicated and political problems."

UNITED NATIONS, SINGAPORE

In 12 years of running SWB, Kieran is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!"

SWB, AUSTRALIA

Kieran Flanagan’s presentation was so inspiring - thank you."

DELOITTE, AUSTRALIA

Kieran delivered riveting speeches that kept a diverse audience engaged and wanting more."

NAVITAS, MALAYSIA

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!"

XERO, AUSTRALIA

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

Dan Gregory and Kieran Flanagan did a phenomenal job. Both Gregory and Flanagan were personable, professional and very engaging."

iMEDIA, USA

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

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

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."

NSA, AUSTRALIA

Kieran and Dan facilitated a highly engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking workshop around entrepreneurship, risk-taking and decision making within a highly regulated environment."

BAYER, AUSTRALIA

Dan and Kieran are this generation's Edward De Bono."

THOUGHT LEADERS GLOBAL, AUSTRALIA

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