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Hatch: How to create killer ideas on demand

Now more than ever, innovative ideas are the currency for success. While we know innovation is valuable, it is a sad fact that too many organisations just do not know how to innovate. The good news is no matter how time poor, or how crammed our heads might be with traditional business management skills, with Nils innovation techniques we can still find a way to bend time to our advantage and shake up our thinking patterns to start innovating. Discover what your customers really want and what they are willing to pay for. Learn how to tap into the innovation cognition regions of the brain, as well as how to facilitate and prompt innovative thinking ideas with just one question. Read less
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The Next Big Thing: How to spot and catch the waves of change

Want to know how to create that game changer before your competition does? Now is the time to discover the next emerging trends that will impact you, your team, customers and how to capitalise on it at minimal risk. At the Next Big Thing keynote, you will learn how to think like a futurist to uncover the latest innovation generating breakthroughs to innovate across every aspect of your business, including discovering and converting emerging trends into ground breaking products, disruptive customer experience innovations and game changing organisational leadership innovations. All so you are on the cutting edge of this new innovation revolution. Read less
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Think On Your Feet: Fast solution thinking for tricky situations

When business operates at a supersonic MACH 3 pace, we do not have the luxury of taking a few days to think of a solution, especially when someone else is gunning for your position. On the fly, we need to be able to analyse a pressing problem, generate an insight, followed by fresh ideas and a strategy to execute. In short we need to be able to create rapid commercial solutions as fast as possible. Learn a powerful mental deck of quick practical processes to solve problems, as well as how to redefine problems to discover the crux of a problem. Nils explores with audiences how to use models to unpack and solve a problem, as well as how to pitch a solution off the cuff that converts with confidence Read less
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Unthinkable: Courageous thinking for a cut throat world

We live in a rapidly evolving world that needs people to be adaptive and open to changing how they think. Rethinking business and life challenges, and who also the ability to think differently to create the ground breaking ideas that effect positive change. Being able to unthink how things used to be done and then rethink how things need to be done in our evolving world are a must. In this session you will learn how to identify the habits and thinking that hamper your ability to contribute to game changing thinking & how to rewire your mind in order to accelerate your success from thinking the unthinkable. Read less
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Nils Vesk

Described as an 'Innovation Architect', Nils helps to achieve rapid business growth.

Nils Vesk has been applying, teaching, and researching innovation around the world for over 15 years. The key innovation problem he solves is that organisations have too few innovations and they are too far apart. 

Nils’ research has identified that the major cause of this problem is that our biases get in the way of innovating. Simply put ‘what we see changes what we see’. This is human nature, except it often results in us filtering and making decisions we’re not even aware that we’ve made. 

This is why Nils believes that every innovation expert you’ve ever heard speak, has been totally right yet totally wrong at the same time. Each expert (and everyone else) comes with a bias based on the professional roles they have had in their career.

Having spearheaded the science of diagnosing and prescribing critical innovation skills. Nils has reinvented the innovation process, through the use of innovation archetypes. By matching the right perception to a specific situation we can hatch the innovation. 

Professionally trained as a designer Nils used ‘Design thinking’ as a key skill in becoming Australia’s pioneering ‘Innovation Architect’. Nils is simplifying innovation so that everyone, not just a select few, can create rapid commercial innovation that helps to create millions of dollars of additional revenue. 

Nils is the author of the innovation book Innovation Archetypes: democratising innovation (2015), Ideas with Legs: how to generate and realise ideas (2011), Life's little toolbox: tips for a happier healthier you (2003) and co-author of Ideas: original perspectives on life and business from leading thinkers (2006)

Learning & Development Programmes

Nils pushes organisations to lead their industries. With decades of experience, Nils provides a path to innovation that keeps costs low and avoids taking risks. He has delivered keynotes and workshops worldwide, with audiences ranging from from Tech and Telco’s to Finance & FMCG’s. Nils is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP); having achieved the highest level of accreditation and accolade available to professional speakers ensures his message will be memorable, meaningful and relevant to your audience. Nils has worked globally with over 200 bluechip companies including 3M, American Express, Canon, Caltex, Microsoft, Nestle, IBM, Fuji Xerox, PWC, HP and Pfizer.

Business Innovation Mentoring Program
Drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the commercial innovation space, Nils Vesk’s Business Growth Innovation mentoring is more powerful than coaching, in that he’s able to help show people the fastest route to a successful innovation.

From helping you identify an opportunity, to validation and execution advice, Nils’s innovation advice is invaluable, yet his ability to show you how to overcome barreirs, be they personal or logistical, is priceless.

How Nils can help…

In his program, Nils works with business people to achieve remarkable results and attain the amazing rewards that accompany these results.

In these sessions you will work on both setting and achieving your innovation goals. Together, you and Nils will create solutions and clear pathways for you to advance your innovation projects. Each time you see him, you'll learn something new about what's working right now for businesses in different industries. You'll get input on your biggest challenges and opportunities. You'll also get his thoughts on what's current, relevant, and useful and his hand guiding your growth. Plus, you’ll will map what you need to work on right now, what's Next, and the critical behaviours that will help you succeed.

With Nils L&D program, you will connect four times a year for a half-day strategy session, and every month for a 60-minute Zoom mentoring session.

  • 12 Months Business Growth Innovation Mentoring (results driven)
  • 4 Business projects (1 per quarter) that deliver valuable outcome
  • 4 Quarterly Strategy intensives (deep dive Innovation, Business & Performance)
  • Monthly momentum Sessions (to ensure progress)
  • Unlimited Master Mentor Support via phone and text (to deal with any immediate issues)
  • Access to The Reinvention Club training and resource hub - over 60 how to videos, flow charts, cheat sheets, checklists and innovation hacks.

 Quarterly Strategy Sessions Model:

  1. teach 'mentoree' something new and critical to their success.
  2. Insight session - How'd you go, what happened, did you hit your targets?
  3. Planning session - Explore what the 'mentoree' will do in the next 90 days.
  4. Play it big session - Check in to see if 'mentoree' is playing small or overreaching.
  5. Support Session - 'Mentoree' to declare what they will do in the next 90 days. I check in to see how I can help support them. Short cuts, techniques, secrets, who I might introduce them to etc. etc.

You have unlimited telephone, text, and email access to Nils to clarify strategies, actions and smooth out any bumps in the road.


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