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Amantha
Imber

Leading creativity and innovation psychologist.

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We live in a world littered with digital distraction and temptation. It's time to reinvent the way you work.
Profile

Dr Amantha Imber is an organisational psychologist, founder of Australia’s leading innovation consultancy Inventium, and co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list. Amantha has helped companies such as Google, Apple, Disney, LEGO, Virgin Australia, Commonwealth Bank and many others innovate more successfully and reinvent the way they approach their work.

Current Work

In 2019, Amantha was named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. Amantha is also the host of the number one ranking business podcast How I Work, where she interviews some of the world’s leading innovators about their habits, rituals and strategies for structuring their day.

Amantha’s thoughts have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fast Company and she is the author of two best-selling books: “The Creativity Formula” and “The Innovation Formula”.

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Talking Points

Innovation Survivor: How to outthink, outsmart and outlast your competitors

It is our ability to generate breakthrough ideas to business challenges and opportunities that is what literally enables us to outthink, outsmart and outlast our competitors. Amantha will take you through the latest scientific findings in relation to what really drives highly inventive and disruptive thinking - and how participants can apply these findings to their role.

You will walk away with a set of practical tools that you can use in your own role and also with others across the organisation to innovate what you do and disrupt the competition.

Who this is for:
- Business leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, marketers, small business owners, anyone who needs to think more creatively in their role.


Key takeaways:
- A set of practical tools to drive breakthrough thinking;
- The skills to literally outthink and outlast competitors;
- Tools that can easily be communicated to your teams and others within the organisation to help spread the innovation virus quickly and effectively.

Digital Distractions and Tech Temptations: How To Find Your Focus

Email. Social media. Endless pings and dings. We live in a world littered with digital distraction and temptation. And when we need to do focused, impactful, and creative work, protecting that time is precious.

Dr. Amantha Imber will take you through the latest productivity research from psychology and neuroscience. She will reveal evidence-based strategies that will help you transform your work habits, turbo charge your output, and optimize your work hours.

Who this is for:
- Business leaders, executives, small business owners, knowledge workers, entrepreneurs, anyone who wants to achieve more with less.

Key takeaways:
- Understand how your current behaviour is killing your ability to do impactful work.
- Learn practical strategies to turbo-charge your progress on your most important projects and maintain focus effortlessly
- Discover hacks that can be applied immediately to tune out digital distractions
- Learn tips on how to make these behaviour changes stick.

How to Create a Culture where Innovation Thrives

It is universally recognised that innovation is key to growing a business. As such, creating a culture where innovation thrives is critical. However, when surveyed about what they think creates a culture of innovation, over 95% of business leaders get the answers wrong. They are basing their decisions on intuition rather than science.

Dr Amantha Imber will share with you the 14 key drivers to creating a culture of innovation - according to what has been scientifically proven. In a highly interactive keynote, the audience will get to see how closely their intuition matches with science.

In addition to the science, Amantha will share stories from some of the world’s most innovative organisations about how they are applying these principles.

Who this is for:
- Business leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, marketers, anyone who is trying to achieve growth through innovation.

Key takeaways:
- Understand the 14 drivers that matter when it comes to creating a culture of innovation
- Learn the top five most impactful areas where you need to focus your innovation efforts
- Hear case studies and strategies from the world’s most innovative companies on how they are creating a culture where innovation thrives
- Gain practical ideas to unlock breakthrough thinking through creating the right type of working environment

How to Create the Best Place to Work in the Universe

Only 15% of employees are fully engaged, which means the other 85% are just rocking up to do their job, get a pay cheque, and go home. To thrive at work, people need autonomy, flexibility, and to be treated like adults, not children.

Hear from Dr Amantha Imber, the founder of Inventium, who attracted global attention by being the first CEO in Australia to introduce unlimited paid leave. Amantha will share some of the insights gained from Inventium’s headline-grabbing practices, such as:
- What impact did Inventium’s unlimited paid leave policy actually have, three years on?
- How does a workplace function when there are no managers, and what have been the biggest challenges of running a Holocracy?
- Is it a good idea to pay people to leave?

Amantha will share her key lessons in providing staff with extreme autonomy, letting staff take as much leave as they like, and even having a CEO who works a thousand kilometres away from the rest of the team.

Who this is for:
- Business leaders, executives, human resources professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, anyone who is passionate about creating a great place to work.

Key takeaways:
- Practical strategies on how to create a group of truly energised staff
- Counter-intuitive methods to keep people fully engaged
- How to create the best workplace in the universe
Topics

Business

  • Culture
  • Mastering Leadership
  • Future of Work

Innovation

  • Creativity
  • Digital
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Like most people, I'm only half listening to the presentations towards the end of conferences. That's because my attention is focused on the long list of emails on the BlackBerry I'm hiding under the table. Amantha Imber's presentation was different. It was compelling, intrusive, provocative and insightful. I powered off my BlackBerry and listened. Wunderman EMEA
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