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Innovation expert and facilitator.

Rewire your thinking to reinvent your results.

Nils Vesk is a reinvention and innovation expert who delivers high-energy keynote presentations that challenge audiences to reinvent their thinking and results.

Audiences love his practical strategies they can apply personally and professionally. Meeting planners love working with Nils, often describing him as the creative catalyst for their events.

Nils founded Innovation Agency Ideas With Legs and earned his Certified Speaking Professional designation from Professional Speakers Australia. Organisations around the globe, like Nestle, HP & Pfizer, turn to Nils to share his proven techniques for formulating commercial insights, ideas, extraordinary customer experiences and irresistible products.

Nils has authored four books, including “The Reinvention Sprint - The Fast Track Method To Rethink & Rebuild Business”, Ideas With Legs - How to Create Brilliant Ideas and Bring Them to Life”, “Innovation Archetypes - Principles for World Class Innovation”, and “Life’s Little Toolbox”.

Did we mention that Nils is an extreme sportsman who competes in Hang-gliding World Championships and is also a yoga teacher? Why does that matter? It means he’s a bit adventurous and knows how to help others get their energy up and turn it into action.

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Validated ideas on demand.

Rapid, risk-free innovation that won't cost you a fortune.

When a business operates at a supersonic MACH 3 pace, we don't have the luxury of taking a few days to think of a solution, especially when someone else is gunning for your position.

On the fly, we need to be able to analyse a pressing problem and generate profitable solutions, followed by validation and a strategy to validate and execute. In short, we must create rapid commercial solutions as quickly as possible.

• Validate your ideas rapidly and inexpensively to eliminate the risk
• Flip the bottlenecks costing you time & money into innovations
• Tap into the innovation cognition regions of the brain
• Facilitate and prompt innovative thinking ideas with just one
• Create rainmaking ideas from scratch

"Fantastic at coming into an organisation and peeling back the layers to help find where we can be more innovative."
- Jon D'Sousa


Insider secrets to change performance mindsets.

We live in a rapidly evolving world that needs people to be adaptive and open to changing how they think. Rethinking business and life challenges, and having the ability to think differently to create groundbreaking ideas that effect positive change.

Being able to 'un-think' how things used to be done and then rethink how things 'need' to be done in our evolving world are a must. In this session, you will learn how to identify the habits and thinking that hamper your ability to contribute to game-changing thinking & how to rewire your mind in order to accelerate your success by thinking the

• How to break your limiting habits and beliefs
• How to start rewiring what you thought was possible
•Ways to eliminate unwanted behaviours
• How to deal with discomfort
• How to create valuable ideas effortlessly

"Compelling, informative, stimulating, hopeful. Great confident delivery."
- Sharon Leadbetter, Mental Health Association of NSW


Everyday innovation for the time-poor.

Innovation doesn't have to take long. In fact, we can innovate with as little as five minutes a day.

Now more than ever, innovative ideas are the currency for success. While we know innovation is valuable, it's a sad fact that too many people in organisations don't have the time to innovate... Or do they?

The good news is no matter how time-poor or how crammed our heads might be with traditional business management skills, with Nils' 5minute innovation techniques, anyone can start innovating to improve their results.

•Mental deck of quick practical processes to solve problems
•Redefine problems to discover the crux of a problem
•Use models to deconstruct & prevent mistakes
•Simple daily activities that generate improvements

"Absolutely brilliant. Put a new perspective on my thought process."
- Rory Muscat, Bankwest


Uncover what your customer really wants to pay for.

Insights that will fuel your business growth
Want to know the starting blocks for the world's best innovations?

It's insights. An insight is a word commonly used but seldom understood. It's a human truth, be that a customer frustration, need or desire, or emerging trend that has yet to be capitalised on.

Most of us make the mistake of generating ideas without clarifying what customers think and the emotional undercurrents that drive their purchasing behaviour.

Focus groups don't work due to biases, and people suck at predicting how they will behave in the future.

The secret lies in observing and decoding how they behave to what you put in front of them and what they are thinking but not saying aloud.

• Spot critical trends that will affect your industry and market
• Uncover the emotional undercurrents that are driving your customer behaviour
• Learn the drivers to shift customers from inertia into action
• How to join the conversation your client is having in their head with the product or service you are selling

"Great presentation - clear message."
- Kylie Donovan, NSW department of training & education
Nils you helped us think and get our heads around what we needed to do as one group moving forward. It was a great experience for all and you challenged our thinking, gave us practical tools and got us to open our minds to make the journey." "Your endless energy and fantastic facilitation skills got us to where we needed to be and gave us the momentum to develop actions and ideas which we have struggled with in the past. We now have a great strategy, ideas and actions to work towards and implement. Thanks for the experience and all your effort. We have been singing your praises to everyone, as outstanding and we have no hesitation in recommending you. VicRoads

Nils' presentation was a highlight of our three day event. It created a buzz in the room which followed through into breaks and ongoing sessions. It set the scene for our information sharing, it got people talking, and it generated ideas in the audience which enhanced the outcomes of our event.

GM Smart Service Queensland

Absolutely brilliant. He put a new perspective on my thought process!

BankWest Private Banking NSW

I highly recommend Nils Vesk as a speaker for your business. Nils presented to our entire agency and we received great feedback from all departments - from the creative teams to the 'suits'. He was an energetic and inspiring presenter who provided us with great ideas for how we can become more inventive. His ideation strategies would be applicable for any type of business - and I encourage any business leader who believes in the power of ideas to also get him involved in their business.

McCann Worldgroup, Sydney

Some words to describe what Nils Vesk did for us at our CBA conference. He led us, he guided us, he facilitated, he challenged us, and most importantly he helped us innovate and become thought leaders. He was fabulous, his style is terrific his energy is contagious and we'd use him again in a heart beat.

Commonwealth Bank
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