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Peter Sheahan        

World Renowned Speaker on Business Trends and New Market Opportunities

Peter Sheahan is a best-selling author, successful business consultant and internationally acclaimed speaker with a reputation for transforming organizations by turning traditional paradigms on their head. Appreciated globally for his cutting-edge insight into workforce trends and generational change, Peter was among the first to uncover the Generation Y revolution in the workplace in his groundbreaking book Generation Y: Thriving (and Surviving) with Generation Y at Work.

Not yet thirty years old, he has built a multi-million dollar consulting practice attracting top-caliber clients such as News Corporation, Google, Coca-Cola, LOreal, Harley Davidson and Ernst & Young. These global brands, among others, have engaged Peter to bring their organizations up to speed on issues of generational change, workplace trends, and rapidly changing employee and consumer expectations.

Peter presentations shift leaders out of the world as it used to exist and into the world as it exists today. He has delivered more than 2,000 presentations to a combined audience of more than 300,000 people in eight different countries. His clients describe his entertaining presentations as "thought provoking", "insightful" and "inspiring".

Peter new book, FL!P: How To Turn Everything You Know on Its Head and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings (William Morrow, April 2008), focuses on the four forces of change which are transforming the business landscape. Building on his extensive work on Generation Y, in this book Peter explains the dramatic impacts that changes in technology, consumer market trends, demographics, and social attitudes (the very same changes that made Gen Y what they are) are having on business. Examining the key flips leaders need to adopt for the future, this book is both a compelling account of changes that have occurred, and a toolkit for future-proofing your operation against changes to come.

Sheahan success is driven by his ability to identify areas of untapped potential within organizations, develop the right thought processes and skills required to convert that potential into performance, then engage with key individuals at all levels, motivating them to make it a reality.

Peter graduated in the top one-percent of students before starting his career in a large international accounting firm. Finding the environment uninspiring, he left his corporate post after only eight days to clean toilets in an Irish pub. Within 18 months, at only 19 years of age, Peter was General Manager of a multi-million dollar Sydney Hotel employing over 30 staff. It was during this time that Peter discovered that many young employees were struggling to make a successful transition from the classroom to work. Peter saw an opportunity to educate young people to apply their skills and talents in a way that was profitable for business, while providing the next generation with a skill-set to sell themselves to prospective employers.

Five years later, Peter has worked with over 100,000 Gen Y-ers in more than 1,500 workshops, seminars and focus groups sessions. While Peter continues to work with this Generation in an educational setting, his focus has since shifted to helping companies understand the markedly different needs and expectations of Generation Y in the workplace. It is his real world experience, coupled with the fact that he is a Gen Y-er himself that makes Peter one of the most sought after keynote speakers in the world on the topics of Generation Y and counter-intuitive thinking.

Sheahan is a unique and inspiring consultant and corporate speaker whose ideas and experiences are changing the face of the business world.


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Making It Happen: Unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit and turning your good ideas into great results...

There is no shortage of ideas in the world. There is a shortage of people with the ability to transform those ideas into reality.

Combining the need for imagination and action, ‘Making it Happen’ will go deep into the secrets of positioning ideas, products and services in a way that makes people not only pay attention, but to part with their time, money and energy.

There is no point having a new idea, developing your new strategy or embarking on a journey of transformation if your people can’t make it happen in the real world.

‘Making it Happen’ will:

Step you through the 5 phases required to transform an aspiration into a good idea, and then a good idea into a great result Reveal the secret to getting a customer buy into your idea by unpacking the 4 human drives Show you how to accelerate your progress and get massive results faster than you ever thought possible

FL!P: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity, and Change into Competitive Advantage

Are you looking to give your leaders a more cutting-edge perspective on the world? Are you looking to exploit the opportunity that change brings?

Embrace change and break free from thinking that made you successful in the past, but could undermine your success in the future

Re-think competitive advantage; leverage intangibles to manufacture tangible points of difference in the market

Improve your margins by driving non-sexy innovation, and finding new and better ways to do what you do

Turn chaos into opportunity by leading the market in response to new regulation, customer expectations and technology

Be inspired to take the intelligent risks required to innovate and drive change

Making Money in the Cracks: Counter- Intuitive Strategies for Finding and Exploiting New Market Opportunities

Are you looking to unleash innovation in your company? Do you want to know how to find the opportunity in the “white space”?

Inspire leaders to take the risks necessary to make money in the white space

Find creative solutions to business problems by facilitating interdisciplinary thought

Build structures that not only generate, but shine light on the best ideas in your business

Tap into the world’s best and brightest minds – risk free – for the betterment of your organization

Break the cultural norms that squash the innovative new ideas you need to thrive

Moving the Market: Accelerate your impact by influencing how and why buyers make decisions

Is your sales process sophisticated enough for today’s buyer? Are you capitalizing on the science behind the way people think, act and buy?

Position your offer in line with the four basic drives underpinning all human behavior Learn how the world’s most profitable companies avoid competing on price, and how you can too

Activate the most powerful buying triggers consistently ignored by current sales and marketing techniques

Leverage the power of social identity theory to differentiate you and your offer

Market your value in all 3 currencies in which exchanges are made

Talent [R]evolution: Future-focused strategies for leveraging human capital

Understand the changing expectations of talent and transform your organization into a magnet for smart and engaged people

Explore the changing nature of leadership and employ new models for developing capability in your organization

Get inspired by case-studies of what real companies are doing to leverage their human capital

Drive collaboration inside and outside your 4 walls and harness the discretionary efforts of people on and off your payroll

Get in front of changing demographics and generational trends, separate myth from reality, and learn what real companies are doing to win the war for talent


Acclaimed Thought Leader Peter Sheahan Named NACS Show ...

Acclaimed global thought leader Peter Sheahan is kicking off this year��s NACS Show, which takes place October 7 to 10 in Las Vegas.

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