Andrew Grant is the CEO of Tirian and co-author of the breakthrough new book Who Killed Creativity?... And How Can We Get It Back?.
In his role as a keynote speaker, Andrew has been in high demand internationally: including delivering the opening keynote at the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Global Leadership ROW Conference, Four Seasons Hotels International Conference, World Innovation Conference, and sharing the stage with other internationally recognised names such as Stephen Covey and Jonas Ridderstrale.
Andrew consistently receives the highest rated feedback for his sessions. He has co-authored over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs that used by Fortune 500 companies and are sold under license worldwide. Andrew has been featured in a number of international media including BBC, Reuters and ABC TV, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and the Wall St Journal. Andrew's significant success comes from the fact that he is not only able to talk intelligently and engagingly about the important elements of creative thinking and innovation, but it is easy to see it in everything he does.
As a dynamic husband-and-wife team, Andrew can team up with his partner; Gaia Grant- co-author of Who Killed Creativity? and a number of books and resources, including A Patch of Paradise and The Rhythm of Life. Gaia has a BA, Dip Ed, BD, Grad Dip Change Leadership, and is currently studying a Post Grad Masters of Science in Creative Thinking at the International Centre for Studies in Creativity State University of NY.
Outside of their corporate work, they have also worked on breakthrough pro bono education projects across Asia, including designing educational material that has reached over 25 million people worldwide. They live with their family between Sydney and Bali.
Client Comments for Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant travels from New South Wales Australia
- Andrew has the capacity to magically captivate your audience, regardless how jet-lagged they are, and transform the meeting place into an open and receptive arena that serves as a great springboard to talk about change towards more innovation.
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- Both the book and the 'roadshow' are captivating. Andrew Grant has star quality and uses it positively. Andrew has worked on leadership and team development around the globe for more than 15 years, but his presentation still yields the bravado of youth, nicely seasoned with the wisdom of a recognised leader in his field. He's young at heart, and ferociously clever with it.
South China Morning Post
- Exceeded expectations... your program made our team more comfortable working with these issues, gave the topic more credibility, and it was actionable.
- This was the best program I've ever seen.
- You gave us compelling ideas that are worthwhile for use in our marketing.
Disney Asia Pacific
- A fantastic session, and very relevant to our business.
Downer EDi Mining Australia
- I know this will last in our peoples' minds for many years to come.
National Australia Bank
- Thank you very much for helping us find a common road map.
- Totally impressed, a great event. It was both logical and fun, with real takeaways.
- A well-received session with value adds for attendees.
- A truly magnificent achievement, particularity since the audience was from a multitude of cultures and listened in 5 different languages. This event scored the highest feedback in our 10 year history.
- You brought learning to life, with a lot of creativity.
- One of the highest ranked seminars of the year for YPO (Young Presidents Organization) scoring an amazing 9.6/10.
- You delivered important outcomes.
- The highest rated of all sessions by the delegates.
- Your session was rated highest in the evaluation survey - which was not surprising!
Learning Technologies Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference Sydney
- A quick note of appreciation for the keynote you delivered in Singapore this week.
The time you took to have dinner with myself and several event attendees the night prior offered a great opportunity to connect you to the details of the industry and the points of interest of the audience. You asked some great questions and were able to leverage the information shared into a presentation that really connected the audience and the topic together – thank you! I know that this connection took place based on the feedback I received from people at the event. Innovation, adapting to change, the importance of creativity, and how to introduce it into your daily life, personally and professionally: all of these were themes in the feedback I received.
A little bit of humor, some magic and the simplicity of how you presented a pretty substantial topic kept the audience fully engaged and wanting more!
As a sponsor, as an event participant, and as a person who cares about innovation and creativity, I thank you!
- Who Killed Who Killed Creativity? And How Can We Get It Back? Identifying the key creativity killers, and introducing the seven strategies for making individuals, teams and organisations more innovative
- The Collaboration Deception: Identifying the motivation behind collaboration in order to build positive team dynamics and exceptional team performance
- Inventing the Future: How leaders can build a transformative organisational narrative
- Building the Corporate Village: Discovering what can hold individuals back from accepting positive change, and getting buy-in and acceptance for a strategic change process
- Collaboration: The Collaboration Deception why we find it hard, but really need to collaborate
- Leadership: Inventing the Future & The leader as a storyteller
- The Crime: Is Creative Thinking Dying? & What Can We Do About It?
- The Forensic Lab & The Neuroscience Of Creative Thinking
- The Investigation: Profiling the Creative Thinking Killers & Creating A Culture Of Innovation
- The Magic of Creative Thinking & How To Really Think Outside The Box
- The Rescuers: Creative Thinking Rescue Strategies (a human centric design thinking approach)
- The Scene: Dealing with Disruptive Innovation & How To End Up On Top
Topic SynopsesWho Killed Who Killed Creativity? And How Can We Get It Back?
Who killed creativity? Was it X. S. Stress in the CEO's office with the 'Illusion of Invulnerability', or Beau Rock-Racy in the Cube Farm with the 'Scalpel Of Expertise'? In this colourful and lively Whodunit-like keynote talk/board game/or workshop, participants help solve a mystery using the latest brain research and sociological findings to discover 'Who Killed Creativity?' and how to can get it back. The just-released IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the number one 'leadership competency' of the future, and yet 300,000 CQ Torrance tests have shown that since 1990 creativity is on the decline. Tirian has also discovered in their workshops with adults, and their video 'HANDS UP' that as children progress through school and into the workplace, for many creativity declines. What are the causes of this trend? Do they exist in your workplace, and effect your teams performance, and if so, what can be done about it? Find out how creativity and innovation can improve results by up to 300% in your organisation.
Book, board game, survey, seminar and team building also available, as well as full theming as needed.
The Collaboration Deception
Why do bees discriminate against some of their own in order to protect their collaborative community? How has tourism destroyed age-old farming practices overnight by ignoring collaborative principles? And what do the stone age hunters have in common with stockbrokers in terms of reasons to collaborate? The motivation behind apparent collaboration can be deceptive, and many teams need to understand what dynamics can drag a team down before they will be able to build a collaborative community. This dynamic keynote or workshop includes a fascinating social experiment based on game theory, that will challenge the smartest of players to build collaboration in an often cutthroat competitive environment.
Leadership: Inventing the Future
Why are many of today's leaders stuck in a void between Facebook and indigenous cultures? Why is checking morning emails more dangerous than smoking marijuana? Why does Coke taste better when you know it's Coke? How did the Australian Aboriginals sustain their environment for tens of thousands of years without a government or the internet? Effective leaders have a clear picture about their basic purpose and their teams share a common set of values, which provides a vision and drives actions towards high performance. The stories leaders share about the organization reveal the predominant corporate culture. The deliberate use of story can also be instrumental in shaping the culture. By identifying the stories people tell and analysing these, it is possible for leaders to gain an understanding of significant experiences and issues that may need to be acknowledged and managed.
"Emma was a great help. She took our brief, understood what we were looking to achieve and suggested a range of speakers that was hard to select only one option from. She was always available when needed and made sure that all arrangements were in place once we selected our speaker. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with Emma and/or Saxton again (and in fact a number of colleagues are dealing with Saxton for current and ongoing needs)."
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