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Peter Sheahan

Innovative Business Thinking & Behavior Change Expert

Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.

Denver, Colorado, USA

Presentations

All of Peter Sheahan’s sessions are highly customized and detailed session descriptions follow initial briefing and background research

MATTER: Finding opportunity in disruption to create more value and become the obvious choice
As the pace of commoditization accelerates and the emergence of technological disruption threatens our existing business models, we must find ways to remain relevant and differentiated in the hearts and minds of our customers! This inspiring, case-study rich session will show you how to find opportunity in disruption to reverse the downward spiral of commoditization and matter more to your customers than your competition.

FL!P: How to turn challenge into opportunity and disruption into competitive advantage
The fact that the world is changing is not new to anyone. The more important question is, what do we need to do in the face of change? Whether you are dealing with disruptive technology, shifts in customer expectations, or changes in regulation, as a leader you must apply an innovative approach to effectively navigate disruptive forces. In this provocative, research-based session, we will inspire you to embrace change and break free from thinking that made you successful in the past but could undermine your success in the future.

ACCELERATED GROWTH: Building organizations and teams capable of sustaining growth through a culture of innovation, courageous leadership, and aligned individuals
As the cliché suggests, you are either growing or you are dying.  But in today’s marketplace, it’s no longer about growing or not. It is about growing faster today than we did yesterday, and doing so in spite of the larger base we now operate. In this engaging, case-study rich session, we will unlock the keys to accelerating growth in your team and your organization in order to help you understand the difference between arbitrary double-digit growth targets and true ambition.

TALENT (R)EVOLUTION
Are your leaders getting the most from their people? Are you attracting and retaining the best possible talent? In Talent Revolution, best-selling author, and architect of dozens of powerful human capital strategies for organizations around the world, Peter Sheahan’s case-study rich session will help you understand the changing expectations of talent so you can transform organization into a magnet for smart and engaged people.

Making Money in the Cracks: Counter- Intuitive Strategies for Finding and Exploiting New Market Opportunities
Unleash innovation in your company by knowing how to find the opportunity in the “white space”.   Inspire leaders to take the risks necessary to make money in the white space and discover creative solutions to business problems by facilitating interdisciplinary thought.  Attendees will learn how to build structures that not only generate, but shine light on the best ideas in your business and how to break the cultural norms that squash the innovative new ideas you need to thrive.

Awards

2012
CPAE | Lifetime Achievement Award for Speaking Excellence
Inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame

2008
Smart Company Magazine | Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30
Thought Leaders International | Thought Leader of the Year

  • Peter Sheahan could light a small town with energy, enthusiasm and insight. He combines deep practical knowledge with unending passion for both his subject matter and his audience. In my 10+ years of speaking with executive-level audiences, I find Peter to be unsurpassed in his ability to engage senior executives. Peter can draw out of your people answers to questions they did not know they had. That, and even more powerfully, he will have them question the very answers they come up with in a way that reveals an even deeper level of insight and understanding. Whether he is presenting or facilitating, Peter is clearly world class educator.

    - Managing Director, Corporate Executive Board
  • Peter Sheahan’s presentation is packed full of energy, enthusiasm, and insight. He combines deep practical knowledge with unending passion for both his subject matter and his audience. In my 10+ years of speaking with executive-level audiences, I find Peter to be unsurpassed in his ability to engage senior executives. And his topic is one no organization can afford to ignore.

    - Managing Director, Corporate Leadership Council
  • Peter Sheahan has empowered many of us at News Corporation to do more with less faster. His presentation and unique style are both engaging and inspiring – he has made a significant impact on many of our business leaders.

    - EVP Human Resources, News Corporation
  • Thank you for your though provoking presentation at Google’s HQ in Mountain View in December. You bring terrific energy to the Gen Y topic. A number of Google staffers reached out to say how much they enjoyed your thought/discussion provoking presentation.

    - Engineering and Operations Staffing Manager, Google
  • I cannot thank you enough for your outstanding presentation. Presenting to an audience of leading CEO's is always a challenge. But once again you exceeded their and my expectations. Your incredible global insights and thought provoking presentation engaged all in attendance. You related to each and every person in that room and all walked away with a "pearl". Always a pleasure working with you.

    - Managing Director, CEO Circle

Summary Profile

Peter has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. He is the author of 7 books, including Flip, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and recently released Matter.

Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to over 500,000 people in 20 different countries, and he has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association, and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.