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Julie Austin    

Award-winning author, inventor, futurist, innovation speaker, and member of the World Future Society.

Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, innovation speaker, and member of the World Future Society. She’s an internationally known thought leader on the topic of innovation, and CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group. She’s been a keynote innovation speaker for corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Northrop Grumman, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. She’s also been featured in the books “Patently Female” and “Girls Think of Everything”.

Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries. Julie and her products have appeared on The Today Show, The Queen Latifa Show, HGTV, Lifetime, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world.

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HOW TO BEAT YOUR COMPETITION THROUGH INNOVATION: Using the Techniques of Inventors and Innovators"

All innovation starts with great ideas. You may be number one now, but if you’re not innovating, your competition is, and they will knock you out of the lead. To stay ahead you need to constantly reinvent and have new ideas ready to go. Julie knows a thing or two about innovation. She's an inventor/innovator that turned $5.00 and a lump of clay into an international, NASDAQ winning product.

Julie is frequently featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Fast Company, Inventor's Digest, CBS Money Watch, Newsday and the International Business Times as an innovation expert.

Your attendees will learn:

  • How and why you need to generate new ideas
  • How to become number one in your market and stay there
  • Why you need to incorporate "play" into your office space
  • How to encourage your employees to want to innovate

Your employees will be excited about creating, and will come back with hands-on knowledge they can use to solve problems, create new products & services, and learn new ways of doing business that will boost your company’s bottom line.

WHAT GREAT LEADERS KNOW ABOUT STORYTELLING: How to Draw People in With Your Message

Have you ever wondered how some people are able to command attention and respect, and get whatever they want out of life and their teams? Great leaders know the way to get people to take action is through effective storytelling. Facts alone aren't enough. People respond to stories and emotion. It's the way we've communicated since the beginning of time. And it's the way great leaders inspire others to WANT to change and improve.

Everyone has the ability to communicate through storytelling and everyone's style is different. Listen as a Hollywood insider spills the tricks and secrets to greater communication through storytelling. In this highly interactive workshop you'll learn how to use the elements of both written and verbal communication to weave a mesmerizing tale that will have your employees excited about solving problems, improving your bottom line, and motivating them to put your vision into action.

Great leaders know that if you want to get people to give you money, vote for you, greenlight your projects, or buy your products you have to have a good story behind it.

As the gatekeeper for an international Academy Award winning production company, Julie dishes the insider secrets on how to construct a great story. She's worked in the development of over 1,000 scripts and heard numerous pitches requesting funding from $50,000 to 5 million dollars.

Your attendees will learn:

  • How to get people to rally around your cause
  • Why people need heroes and where you can find them
  • How to get people to remember and repeat your stories

SPARKING INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE (ENGINEERING, etc.): How to Turn Your Employees Into Problem Solvers

Some of the most important innovations in the healthcare industry were discovered by accident, such as penicillin. But there is a deliberate way to discover more innovative healthcare ideas, whether it’s a new drug, a new product, new delivery systems, or new ways of doing business.

These are simple ideas and ways of thinking that will turn your whole staff into innovation machines. It doesn’t take any extra time away from their jobs, but instead is a problem solving mindset that will greatly improve your bottom line and employee morale.

Julie Austin has trained scientists in the healthcare industry from around the world. As an inventor and patent owner herself, she knows how to instill the innovation mindset that will have your employees generating new ideas quickly. Innovation is going to be vital to healthcare in the coming years. Make sure your company doesn't get left behind.

DIVERSITY FOR THE BOTTOM LINE: Turning Differences Into Dollars

When most people think of diversity, it usually only goes as far as skin color. But for a company or organization to really profit from diversity, it needs to go deeper than that. Studies have shown that organizations that have a team of people with different industry backgrounds, different social and economic backgrounds, genders, cultures, attitudes, and belief systems tend to innovate faster and more efficiently than just having a team composed of racial diversity.

Failure to create highly diversified teams often results in GroupThink, a psychological phenomenon where the need for group harmony outweighs rational decision-making and stunts innovation.

Studies in science labs have proven that the lab teams with the most diversity in all areas created the most innovative projects, and exhausted all possibilities in problem solving.

Attendees will learn:

How extreme diversity generates the most original ideas Why the definition of diversity needs to change How to educate your staff and HR reps in a new definition of diversity How organizations who embrace all diversity will outperform the competition

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