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Amantha
Imber

Leading creativity and innovation psychologist.

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 innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of Australia’s leading innovation consultancy Inventium. Inventium has been recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies in the BRW Fast 100 list, and was also awarded the BRW Client Choice Award for Best Management Consultancy in Australia. In 2016, Amantha was inducted into the Australian Business Women’s Hall of Fame. And in 2018, Inventium earned a place on BCorp’s Best for the World list, that recognises companies for their outstanding positive impact.

Current work

Amantha is 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 is the co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list, an annual list that Inventium compiles, ranking Australia and New Zealand’s top innovators. Her thoughts have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Fast Company and she is the author of two best-selling books: “The Creativity Formula” and “The Innovation Formula”.

Previous experience

Clients: With a PhD in organisational psychology, Amantha has helped companies such as Google, Apple, Coca-Cola, Disney, LEGO, American Express, Virgin Australia, Commonwealth Bank and many others innovate more successfully. Amantha was recently a finalist in the Telstra Business Women of the Year awards.

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Talking Points

Innovation survivor: How to out-think, 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 out-think, outsmart and outlast our competitors. We 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. Attendees will leave with: - A set of practical tools to drive breakthrough thinking; - The skills to literally outthink and outlast competitors; - Tools that can easily be communicated to their teams and others within the organisation to help spread the innovation virus quickly and effectively.

The science of how to design your most effective workday

We are living in a world where productivity books litter the shelves in bookstores, to do list apps frequently top the iTunes charts, and the idea of getting things done (GTD) has practically become a religion. Yet with all these tools and advice, many of us feel like there are not enough hours in the day. What’s more, so many people leave work and wonder “what did I actually achieve today?” During this highly interactive and energising presentation, Dr Amantha Imber will share with you an evidence-based approach to completely changing the way you work to enable you to do better work. She will take you through the latest research that will help you transform your work habits to ensure you get high impact, meaningful work achieved every single day. 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. - learn how to change your work habits so they support your ability to do great work rather than hinder it.

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. Attendees will leave with: - Practical strategies to maintain focus effortlessly - Hacks that can be applied immediately to tune out digital distractions - 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. Attendees will leave with an understanding of: - The 14 drivers that matter when it comes to creating a culture of innovation - The top five most impactful areas where they should be focusing their innovation efforts - Case studies and strategies from the world’s most innovative companies on how they are creating a culture where innovation thrives - Practical ideas to unlock breakthrough thinking through creating the right type of working environment
Topics

Business

  • Culture

Innovation

  • Creativity
  • Digital
Feedback
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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