Peter Sheahan

Bestselling Author and Expert on Business Trends, Innovation, and New Market Opportunities

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Colorado, United States

Bestselling Author and Expert on Business Trends
Innovation, and New Market Opportunities

Founder and Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is internationally known for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With over 120 staff, in more than 23 cities, across seven different countries, Sheahan knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in the rapidly-changing marketplace.


Peter, and his firm Karrikins Group, have worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. He is the author of seven books, including business best-sellers Flip, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and Matter.

Keynote Speaker

Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to over 500,000 people in 20 different countries, and he has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association, and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.

FL!P: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity, and Change into Competitive Advantage

Are you looking to give your leaders a more cutting-edge perspective on the world? Are you looking to exploit the opportunity that change brings? -Embrace change and break free from thinking that made you successful in the past, but could undermine your success in the future -Re-think competitive advantage; leverage intangibles to manufacture tangible points of difference in the market -Improve your margins by driving non-sexy innovation, and finding new and better ways to do what you do -Turn chaos into opportunity by leading the market in response to new regulation, customer expectations and technology -Be inspired to take the intelligent risks required to innovate and drive change

Making Money in the Cracks: Counter- Intuitive Strategies for Finding and Exploiting New Market Opportunities

Are you looking to unleash innovation in your company? Do you want to know how to find the opportunity in the “white space”? -Inspire leaders to take the risks necessary to make money in the white space -Find creative solutions to business problems by facilitating interdisciplinary thought -Build structures that not only generate, but shine light on the best ideas in your business -Tap into the world’s best and brightest minds – risk free – for the betterment of your organization -Break the cultural norms that squash the innovative new ideas you need to thrive

Moving the Market: Accelerate your impact by influencing how and why buyers make decisions

Is your sales process sophisticated enough for today’s buyer? Are you capitalizing on the science behind the way people think, act and buy? -Position your offer in line with the four basic drives underpinning all human behavior -Learn how the world’s most profitable companies avoid competing on price, and how you can too -Activate the most powerful buying triggers consistently ignored by current sales and marketing techniques -Leverage the power of social identity theory to differentiate you and your offer -Market your value in all 3 currencies in which exchanges are made

Talent [R]evolution: Future-focused strategies for leveraging human capital

Are your leaders getting the most from their people? Are you solving problems with the best brains in your business? -Understand the changing expectations of talent and transform your organization into a magnet for smart and engaged people -Explore the changing nature of leadership and employ new models for developing capability in your organization -Get inspired by case-studies of what real companies are doing to leverage their human capital -Drive collaboration inside and outside your 4 walls and harness the discretionary efforts of people on and off your payroll -Get in front of changing demographics and generational trends, separate myth from reality, and learn what real companies are doing to win the war for talent

MATTER: Create more value, move beyond the competition, and become the obvious choice!

How do you become the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of your customers, employees, and community? The answer is value. You either create more value than your competitors or you don’t. The more important question is how? In this case study-rich, and highly insightful Presentation, Peter will: Show you how to escape commoditization and compete beyond price Help you identify your most valuable edge of disruption Offer a roadmap for becoming a thought-leader in your market place, and influence more senior buyers as a result Inspire you to lean into complexity, solve higher order problems, and become the disruptor If you want to turn challenge into opportunity, and change into competitive advantage then join Peter for an inspiring, evidence-based approach to creating more value in your market place.

Making It Happen: Unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit and turning your good ideas into great results

There is no shortage of ideas in the world. There is a shortage of people with the ability to transform those ideas into reality. Combining the need for imagination and action, ‘Making it Happen’ will go deep into the secrets of positioning ideas, products and services in a way that makes people not only pay attention, but to part with their time, money and energy. There is no point having a new idea, developing your new strategy or embarking on a journey of transformation if your people can’t make it happen in the real world.

All Peter Sheahan Books

Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice
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Generation Y: Thriving and Surviving With Generation Y at Work
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Flip: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head–and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings
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Making It Happen: Turning Good Ideas Into Great Results
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"Peter Sheahan has empowered many of us at News Corporation to do more with less faster. His presentation and unique style are both engaging and inspiring - he has made a significant impact on many of our business leaders."

- News Corporation | Ian Moore, EVP Human Resources

"First off, thank YOU for rocking our group in Pebble. They LOVED YOU! You are awesome—personally, a delight and a gentleman, and professionally, the real deal. Your content, delivery, and engaging manner was just what the doctor ordered."

- Nielson Group | Rachel Long

"Peter – I really enjoyed your session yesterday in Shanghai! Totally on point for what we are dealing with now, and especially relevant for China. I now have the tools to build a business case for employer branding thanks to your unique and powerful model for building our brand and attracting top talent."

- Yum! Brands, China Division | Laura Hamrick, Director of Staffing

"Peter's vibrant energetic style engaged the Ericsson team to think about thriving and surviving with Generation Y. He is living proof of Generation Y and turns it on!"

- Ericsson | Sally Hamilton

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Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice
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Generation Y: Thriving and Surviving With Generation Y at Work
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