As founder and CEO of 'Thinkativity' Nigel has spent nearly two decades on the ‘ideas’ front line, helping companies grow by pushing the boundaries to generate ideas that outpace competition, fuel innovation and boost profits. He has consulted and advised Ministers of Parliament, CEO's, and Entrepreneurs on how to think more creatively to generate profitable ideas.
More importantly he understands that all ideas are not created equal. Tomorrow’s successful organisations know this, because it’s no longer a case of the big taking the small, it’s the fast taking the slow. In today’s world exponential business growth is most often achieved by ambitious and viable ideas that create market disruption. As a result Nigel has developed a proven system to facilitate bankable ideas
He sat on the roundtable for the Queensland Government's 'Year of Creativity', lectured at Griffith University and a number of companies in a myriad of industries including IT, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications have benefited from his experience and expertise.
A recognized thought leader in terms of creativity and innovation he is author of two books, a TEDx-er, and has travelled the globe helping business leaders and their people think more creatively and find ideas that are valuable. He recently launched ‘Ingenious Oz Project’ a new initiative to help Australian business pursue their ideas
In his creative life, he was Show Director for Australia’s largest-ever corporate event and has worked on a multitude of corporate and public events including the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics. For 9 years Nigel owned and ran Absurd Entertainment - a Creative Entertainment design company and has studied organizational creativity at The Walt Disney Company.
Nigel is a CSP, (Certified Professional Speaker) the highest designation offered by the National Speakers Association.
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Creative and 'Idea' accomplishments (professional)
- Show Director of Australia's largest ever corporate event - Producer of selected Peripheral Entertainment at 2000 Sydney Olympics - MC of opening of Olympic Stadium in Sydney to over 90,000 people - Director and owner of Absurd Entertainment for 9 years - CEO and Founder of 'Thinkativity' - Creator of 'Ingenious OZ Project'
- MEA (Meetings & Events Australia), AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School), Disney Institute Alumni
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How to Generate Bankable Ideas
How to consistently generate profitable ideas that drive business growth In this practical session you will learn how to generate ideas that will make a difference to your bottom line. You will learn Nigel's unique model of 'Funnel Thinking' to help generate ideas and then funnel them down into viable solutions. • Discover the right process of generating profitable ideas. • Learn a number of practical thinking tools. • Learn how to explore possibilities and funnel them down into viable solutions
Why Modern Brainstorming Fails!
Re-thinking the way you create ideas to drive innovation and business growth In a changing and competitive world, generating ideas the way we did 50 years ago simply doesn't work anymore. To create viable ideas you need to leave the boardroom, open your mind and explore possibilities. This session will fuel your creative mind, so you can generate fresh and disruptive ideas that drive business growth.
How to inspire your innovative thinkers and profit from their ideas The real challenge facing organizations with innovation lies in knowing how to lead your innovative people, mavericks and thought leaders. How do you exploit their talents, harness their genius, and direct it towards viable ideas that drive growth?
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