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Program length: 90 Minutes

No matter what type of activity we work with our clients, an innovation workshop, Chamber of Commerce event, innovation accelerator, invention session, or coaching a team in a development process, there is a common question that always comes up.

Why is innovation such a difficult concept for most adults?

Our role with clients is to understand the very important problems and opportunities of what we are asked to deliver to them. We are focused to recognize death threats (things that will kill the project), and design a series of experiments to problem solve the death threat and learn more.  Here we provide are some observations on the challenge of why some adults struggle with innovation.

Adults are expected to have a built in ability innovate. In every function in any firm, regardless of size, your boss, company owner, or executive leaders expect that you should know how to generate some ideas for your job or department, convey the benefit of the idea, and maybe design some part of the new idea and be able to drive a plan to deliver the improvement.

Sad fact is, this is not reality.

This keynote presents the results of an innovation "experiment" we conducted with eighth graders and provides the 3 key insights as to why it is a challenge for many adults to innovate.

The talk provides a 5 step action plan to develop the skills within your team, and shares inspiration from 8th graders that will motivate you and your team to build out and amplify the innovation and growth capability of your organization.


get ready for the innovation economy

5 steps for success

Program length: 90 Minutes

Many organizations struggle with how to define innovation, capture value, and measure results from their efforts. 

Join us as we share  future insight and present recent case studies and practical applications in how leadership can connect the dots to build and measure their innovation pipeline to bottom line performance, and amplify success of internal
teams efforts.

This highly interactive presentation tells the story of how to amplify and program manage pipelines of innovation with stakeholders. 

The keynote provides 3 key leadership lessons in a major fortune 1000 corporations as it relates to innovation mindset of leadership, team members, other stakeholders including customers and suppliers. 

It presents methodologies as to how senior-leaders can drive increased innovation with teams and how to work with marketing, supply chain, engineering, and procurement teams driving significant gains in innovation programs. 


This keynote presentation provides methods, approaches, and techniques for stakeholder management in how to focus and
develop a sustainable and repeatable method of initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of innovation projects as well as providing a sustainable pipeline for program managers responsible for innovation. 


It also grounds the participants back to some very simple, yet often forgotten, methods to communicate as businesspersons, focusing on positive margin revenue growth with various stakeholders in both large programs and large organizations. 

The program contains 2 specific case studies on the methodology applied, metrics used, and mindset approach to amplify Innovation across an enterprise.


 educate to Motivate

leadership, building teams,  applying innovation & growing business

The Innovation Garage speaking engagements drive value and deep thinking by the attendees. We have presented in front of many corporate, supply chain, and trade groups with participants from hundreds of small businesses and top global fortune 50 corporations.

This includes The Henry Ford, Maker Faire on the Make Live Stage, Innovation Engineering Institute Annual Conferences at Eureka! Ranch, Aberdeen CPO Events, Center for Advanced Procurement Studies (CAPS) and Procurement Leaders Executive Events and many Chamber's of Commerce.


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Contact The Innovation Garage to learn more or discuss a custom talk for your Chamber, Non-Profit, Educational Group or Company.

The Innovation Garage, LLC is a BBB Accredited Business Consultant in Clinton, OH