The Client Experience
Andrew Grant & Gaia Grant have been engaged by market innovation leaders to help create a culture of innovation including:
- Google – working at their HQ in the US to introduce future solutions thinking; AMP (CEO / exec team level) – assisting them with dealing with changes to finance regulations;
- Dyson (COO, leaders & R&D) – to ensure their culture remains creative;
- Four Seasons Hotels (CEO & GMs) – preparing teams to embrace the potential future of the hospitality industry;
- Disney – creating compelling ideas to use for marketing;
- Estee Lauder – dealing with rolling out SAP;
- Mercedes – for regional CEO and team with new brand positioning;
- Colgate Palmolive – equip their HQ innovation lab (Mexico);
- Salesforce – looking at the future of marketing and the customer journey;
- Duke University & the UAE Prime Minister’s office – help Dubai and the region develop future leaders in innovation.
- Programs / lectures have also been designed / delivered for Sydney University, International Center for Studies in Creativity the State University in New York, CKGSB (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business) China, Royal Thimphu College Bhutan, & YPO/WPO Global Edge.
DETAILS OF SAMPLE ENGAGEMENTS
Daimler’s Game Changers
This program was run over 12 months as part of a 7 year international development engagement, and was implemented with Daimler (Mercedes Benz) internationally to help leaders reach their 2020 Vision.
Allianz Country Office
Worked with the CEO and executive team (and then HR to implement this) to design a full suite of sessions to rewrite and deliver a new 5 year Vision, Mission and Values. This was then used by the leaders and rolled out company wide.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Worked with the GM, HR Director and executive team to reinvigorate the Regent hotel in Singapore & multi award winning Bali property. Known for its strong international Vision Mission and Values, Tirian used this as a start point to contextualize it into the Asian culture and bring it alive to all employees. The leaders were then shown how to use the companies VMV to be more effective. The Regent results were 100% increase in rankings within 1 month.
Young Presidents Organization (YPO) & World Presidents Organization (WPO) merger
The Inventing the Future suite was customized and then presented at the opening day program of the Global Leadership Conference for YPO/WPO to assist in the inaugural merger of the 2 organizations. (YPO & WPO is the largest association of CEOs in the world.)
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE HIGHLIGHTS
APEC CEO Summit / APEC: University Leaders’ Forum (Vietnam)
YPO & WPO (Young Presidents / World Presidents Organization): Global Edge & Global Leadership Conference.
Global Edge (Melb 2015): GLC (Global Leadership Conference) (Sydney 2009) ROW Opening keynote, 100 of the most senior team /participants. Including the outgoing and incoming Chairs and regional officers (full day > 2 keynotes and facilitation of the merger of YPO and WPO) received a 9.01 /10 the highest rating for a session like this. Andrew & Gaia continue to run sessions for YPO chapter groups internationally, consistently receiving a 9+/10 YPO rating.
GARTNER Symposium ITXpo: 1000 CIOs listened intently as Gaia Grant dived deep into her research on the paradox of innovation. (Australia).
LEADERSHIP BOOTCAMP: (Middle East) 2000 participants. One of only 4 speakers including: Stephen Covey, Jonas Ridderstrale and Bob Nelson. Andrew Grant received the best feedback of the whole conference (90 mins) VIDEO endorsement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6sBfeMi7yM&feature=player_embedded
SALESFORCE ROADSHOW: 4 cities tour – Andrew & Gaia co presented on “Seeing the moments that matter” to assist SalesForce with their key clients to introduce their new cloud based marketing.
PWC: (Orlando) the USAs biggest PWC national event. Andrew presented an interactive keynote to the international Forensics team of directors on the “Magic Of Creative Thinking And Neuroscience”.
FOUR SEASON HOTELS AND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE: For the CEO, RPVs and GMs (3 hours) (Toronto) 160 participants. This iconic award winning hotel chain engaged husband wife team (Andrew & Gaia Grant) to be the only external speakers at this prestigious event. (Past speakers to fill this slot have included John Cleese and Jim Collins.)
AMP: (Dubai) over 600 Australian managers. Andrew Grant as the main keynote, plus a full day workshop to the top 50 high achievers that included the AMP: CEO, COO and executive team. (Previous year speakers included: Steve Wozniak, Coach (Ken) Carter & Sam Cawthorn)
SINGTEL / OPTUS: Simultaneously streamed multiple keynotes & workshops presented in Singapore and Sydney by Andrew & Gaia Grant to open their learning feistier to all employees.
COLGATE PALMOLIVE: Working with the Customer Innovation Center for Latin America (1 of only 2 globally) this group of elite staff participated in a workshop to identify a culture that supported innovation, and effectively utilized the whole team to bring about creative ideas.
DAIMLER / MERCEDES BENZ: (Germany, Asia & China) Andrew Grant & Lloyd Irwin were invited to head office to consult with and present to board members, Daimler Corporate Academy, and the top L2 leaders. They ran a pilot program that was then chosen & rolled out internationally to enable all worldwide leaders to reach the 2020 goals.
UBS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: (UK) (110 participants) Chosen from all UBS worldwide this keynote was presented to the top 100 UBS international bankers in London to assist with their global strategies. (90 mins)
ACCENTURE: (Asia) Keynote to 350 new business leaders and high potentials from Asia Pac. (120 mins)
FUJI XEROX – PREMIER PARTNERS GLOBAL NETWORK: (Melb / Asia Pac) Keynote talk to over 300 participants from 14 cultures and simultaneously translated (verbal and PPT) into 5 different languages. Scored the highest feedback in their 10 year history. (4.6/5)
IBM: (Asia) 500 participants (90 mins) + Designed programs and then delivered for Chinas most precious Business school for IBM executives (CKGSB- Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
DYSON: (Asia) Interactive keynote that ensured that Dyson’s, COO, senior leadership & R&D teams, remain at the top of their field in innovation and ideation
AMERICAN CREATIVITY ASSOCIATION: (Singapore) Opening keynote & panel (200 pax), (USA) Austin Chapter workshop
HR SUMMIT: (Singapore) Opening Keynote speaker (1000 participants)
WORLD INNOVATION CONFERENCE: (France). Opening keynote and full day workshop to leading executives.
AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: (Eastern Europe) received a first of a perfect 5/5 feedback score from all participants in rating both the relevance and the presentation. 100 strong audience with 100% satisfaction!
INNODAY: One of Europe’s largest Innovation conference. Andrew and Alexander Osterwalder, (Business Model Canvas), take 1000+ participants through “Leading Transformation”