What People Say

  1. Home
  2. chevron_right
  3. About The Innovation Garage®
  4. chevron_right
  5. What People Say

Comments from Seminar or Keynote Attendees

The 101 program helped me to see things differently and rethink approaches to our current process.

Senior Content Strategist

Privately Held Communications Technology Company

An excellent opportunity to interact with functional peers and gain better understanding of industry trends.

Director of Global Procurement

Pfizer

I very much appreciate the intense and insightful overview on innovation.

VP

Fortune 500 Manufacturer

What a gift for everyone to hear your message, then quickly reflect on their personal journey with their respective companies! Thank you for amplifying uniqueness, collaboration & innovation.

Mike Galina

Aultman Healthcare Network

Innovation requires resilience & determination. The presentation was great for providing me with a process that can help our clients.

Rob Johnston

3D Business Accelerator

Time well spent!

Vice President & Supply Chain Leader

Fortune 500 Organization

Great presenter! Highly relevant.

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Publically Traded Bio Pharma Company

So many ideas in so little time

Chief Innovation Officer, Publicly Traded Energy Company

Story is a good one. Great content and examples and presented in a clear and well articulated manner.

Insightful. Very brave new approach

VP, Operations

Publically Traded Manufacturing Organization

Excellent presentation, some truly innovative stuff

Innovation Section Leader

US Military Warfighter Enablement Organization

Enjoyed learning about supplier collaboration and innovation.

Strategic Sourcing Category Procurement Leader

Midwest Regional Hospital Network

Good balance of theory and practice.

VP Operational Excellence

Global Fortune 50, Automotive Manufacturing Organization

Thought-provoking & very insightful.

Chief Technology Officer

Global Financial Self Service Organization

Great details with very good content and road-map on what to do.

Vice President Supplier Innovation

Publically Traded Global Aircraft Manaufacturer

Very interesting and innovative.

Strategic Acquisitions and Growth Executive

Global Technology Company

Thanks for sharing insights we can use. Outstanding!

Vice President Innovation & Growth

Privately Held Automotive Services Organization

Client Testimonials

Neogen is a 30 year old company but the idea of a PMO is a new concept. Bringing in The Innovation Garage to help us set the foundation was just what we needed. By working with us for three months we went from the concept phase through the crawl phase and are now walking on our own. The tools and processes we learned are now being used not only in the PMO but in other areas throughout the company as well. Thanks Innovation Garage for setting us up for future success!

Bill Hoerner

Senior Director of Project Management

Neogen, Incorporated

From The Innovation Garage®, we learned many valuable tools that we have applied to our project management office. The Innovation Garage helped us define a strategy to implement a PMO within our organization.

Project Manager

Publically Traded Food Sciences Company

The Innovation Garage was a good resource for us to set up the framework for our PMO Project.

Project Manager

Publically Traded Food Sciences Company

The 90 Day workshop series was very helpful in helping our Company lay down the foundations for an enterprise PMO. Very pleased with the outcome!

CEO

Publically Traded Food Sciences Company

Class was very educational. Appreciate the pace and the ability to stray from topic to focus on applications for our business!

Innovation & Growth Project Leader

Publically Traded Food Sciences Company

Great balance of letting us talk and keeping us on track – I’m sure that is difficult! Learning lots and feeling inspired and empowered!

Innovation & Growth Project Leader

Publically Traded Food Sciences Company

We’re glad you’re here… You give us hope for our future!

EVP, Product Design

Global Fortune 50

Thank you for continuing to drive value across our entire organization!

EVP, Direct Report to CEO

$15B+ Fortune 200 Company

This course presented a lot of great information and techniques for stimulating innovation, and it was presented in a lively manner.

Ben Invergo

Director of Technology and Product Development (PHD)

Chromascape, Inc

You’ve grown our innovation pipeline and done in four days what normally takes us six months to do!

EVP

Fortune 100 Consumer Packaged Goods Company

The result was to help spur a direct and clear increase in idea quantity during the first 2 days of the CREATE session earlier this week. The CREATE innovation team generated 160 Yellow Cards (ideas), nearly 40% more than past projects. With Innovation Systems, Creativity and Execution, quantity breeds quality; so… we saw that play out as we ended up with six ideas that were unique enough to go right into the “fail-fast, fail-cheap” weekly project meetings, where we seek to move those ideas to a “go” for product development within ~8 weeks.

SVP, Marketing

Fortune 500 Consumer Products Company

Thanks for the great innovation training experience… all positive remarks from the crew!

Division Section Officer

US Military Logistics & Warfighter Enablement Organization

Jon and Mike made the class very educational and fun. The learning atmosphere was relaxed stress free. A lot of information in a short time but a lot of understanding by the participants. All were able to garner information that is usable on a day to day basis. The information was presented in a very informal way but yet was very structured. You could see the light bulb come on for the attendees as they related topics to the daily “grind.”

Larry Litke

Quality Director

Grand River Rubber & Plastics

What STEM and STEAM Students Say

I learned that I can persevere in my faith or sports when we are losing bad. I can also persevere when my faith is tested.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

This made me realize that I would really like a job as an engineer. This helped me find that making a product was easier than I thought.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

What I learned makes a connection to my life because I now know I am capable of coming up with good ideas and working towards them.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I learned marketing strategies to grab somebody’s attention.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I learned that hard work will pay off. I thought inventing was easy. It’s hard, but not impossible. I will work harder on what I love to do.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I learned that I don’t enjoy creating new products. This helps me to rule that out as a career.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

This helped me a lot. When I’m older, I want to take over my dad’s business and now I know how to advertise. I can help my dad right now with a new website design.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I could use what I learned for my graphic design career.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I now know things that I didn’t know before. It gives me confidence to grow farther and beyond the project.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

When I was making the model, I really liked it and I think I could make things for a living.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I learned that I can be creative and invent products that can help others. I learned that I am a very creative person.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I learned that with success comes innovation and eventually, hopefully a better, safer future. I know that I will have some failures with my concept, but with my failures later comes success, and learning to excel. I plan to develop aircraft for missionaries to reach remote villages as an engineer.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I didn’t understand innovation before, but now I do, because I’m an inventor.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I was surprised at how boring it was. I hate business because I don’t like to work hard, I thought it was easy, but it’s not.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I learned that I can be a leader.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I’m not going to work with creating new inventions, that just doesn’t seem cool at all.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I loved learning about Google Trends and how to use the Internet to research my ideas.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

With this project, I realized that any idea can be innovative, no matter how big or how small.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

The most fun moment was when we estimated how much of a profit we would make. I learned that I like money.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

Success with the project will help me with my goals in life, because if I can do this, I can do anything.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

I learned that you need to give it your all, and that you can create anything as long as you try.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

What surprised me was how energetic our group was, and how fun we made everything.

STEM & STEAM SESSION ATTENDEE

It helps me realize that in my life if I share my ideas with others, I might be more successful. It encourages me to work hard at whatever I do, even if it is difficult and to do my best. I should aspire to accomplish my goals no matter what may stand in my way.

Menu