Andrew Grant and Dr Gaia Grant (PhD) are innovation transformation specialists who have spent 30 years travelling the world to look at creativogenic cultures, and why is it that some societies & companies seem to have raced ahead with innovation, while others appear to have been left behind.
They are authors and professional speakers who are best known for their innovation culture development work with top companies worldwide. They have created a number of unique corporate simulations and resources, and have published two international bestseller books: The Innovation Race: How to change a culture to change the game and Who Killed Creativity?… And How Can We Get it Back?: 7 essential strategies for making yourself, your team and your organization more innovative.
Gaia is recognized internationally for her (PhD) breakthrough doctoral research into innovation sustainability through the discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney Business School, having previously studied creative thinking and innovation with the State University of New York. (MSc & Grad Dip Change Leadership). Gaia was appointed by The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the peak Australian Superannuation Association Fund to research the importance of creating cultures in organization that promote accountability and integrity in innovative ways following the outcomes of the Haynes Royal Commission. They have been featured in/on Harvard Business Review, CCTV, Reuters, Fast Company and the Wall St Journal.
The Grants are recognised as global authorities on creative thinking and innovation, having been engaged by market innovation leaders for the following sample projects: Nestle – ‘Innovation for Sustainability; Disney – ‘Creating Compelling Ideas’, Mercedes Benz –‘Innovative Brand Positioning’; Estee Lauder– ‘Reimagining Regional Retail Models’, Salesforce –‘The Future of Marketing’, Duke University (UAE Prime Minister’s office) – ‘Building Future Leaders’, along with many large finance institutions including: Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Visa, Goldman Sachs, Allianz, Alibaba (Dana) & UBS.
High profile international conference keynote presentations have included:
Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) Global Edge, PwC US National Conference, Four Seasons Hotel International CEO Conference, The World Innovation Conference, TEDx, Salesforce Roadshow, HR Summit & HR Smart Workforce, Innoday, Gartner, APEC CEO Summit / APEC University Leaders’ Forum.
Andrew & Gaia offer a risk-free high impact audience engagement, their corporate experience ensures what they present is actionable, their academic research provides original validated content, their dedication to sound educational methods ensures it’s memorable, and their published books, papers, and client list support them as recognised international thought leaders.
A truly 3D presentation: The unique combined complementing communication they bring sets up a whole new 3-dimensional dynamic in a room. As personal and professional partners, they can provide unique business, educational and academic perspectives with plenty of interaction in any context. Along with covering the whole room, they can take the focus away from the stage to ensure full interactive engagement. Their combined energy, humour, playfulness & research, allows for grounding and actionable outcomes to ensure all audience’s needs are covered.
Broad expertise: Along with their cooperate engagements, they have also researched, designed and delivered long-term innovation culture solutions for a number of not-for-profit organisations, including directing a one-year project working on innovation solutions for a government project that supports impoverished farmers with improving agriculture techniques in Indonesia, coordinating strategies for refugee organisations to overcome challenges internationally, and producing an educational health curriculum for more than 25 million teachers and students in India. This gives them a much larger pool of creative ideas, exposure to different cultures and case studies to draw on.
Co Presenting: For a special & important event, consider booking both Andrew Grant & Gaia Grant to co present, keynote, hybrid workshop, dialogue and facilitate.