Innovation Consulting

Why would I want this?

Innovation Consulting thinkjar collectiveYou probably wouldn’t be looking at this if you didn’t already value creativity and innovation… But just in case you’re still not convinced, we have a few things to say about it.

Creativity is now one of the most important skills people and organizations need to develop in order for services and products to continue to be relevant in our times. Business innovation leaders like Tom Peters say we are moving out of the information age and into the age of Creation Intensification, where basically if we don’t get better at creative thinking we will fall behind.

Creativity is what leads to innovation, so without creativity there is no innovation.  Fortunately creativity and innovation culture are not magic or just for “creative types”.  Creativity is in all of us and can be enhanced.  We have knowledge, research and experience that can help your organization see the value of enhancing creative problem solving, recognize what stifles creativity and learn what systems and leadership styles are needed to strengthen a disciplined culture of innovation that leads to better results.

What would working with us look like?

It would be collaborative, engaging, professional, fun, thought provoking and result in your organization learning how to implement tools and skills that improve service and lead to real innovation.

We can offer keynotes, large and small group training or a tailored service based on your organization’s unique needs.

Workshops

Interactive workshops on…

- The value of creative problem solving in our times
- What supports disciplined innovation in organizations
- Implementing effective processes and methods that help organizations come up with better solutions
- Getting out of silos: Fostering innovation by looking in unlikely places
- What is Creative Leadership and how can we do it?
- How to support effective collaborations that gets results
How to ensure ideas turn into relevant action

– Strategic innovation and organizational development workshops using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methodology

– People-centered Design Thinking and how this can lead to amazing innovations

 

Customized Innovation Strategy

We develop a custom innovation plan with you that looks at innovation from a systems perspective. 

Contact us for a free consultation – 1-780-918-5608 – thinkjarcollective@nullgmail.com

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Testimonials

“Ben offers a fresh, creative voice in a field where it is hard to say something new. I really dig his appreciation of diversity and open-mindedness, and recommend him if you are an organization looking to infuse real, long-lasting, innovation into your workplace.”Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, co-founder, The Creativity Post

“Ben is a consummate professional. He worked with me to deliver an innovation and creativity summit in NYC. Not only did he deliver the event, but he also contributed valuable ideas to the process design which improved the process. A personable character who mixes easily with all types and levels of people. Recommended if you want to escape tramline thinking.” — Peter Cook, Human Dynamics UK

Ben is one of The Creativity Post’s most stellar columnists. He consistently offers fresh, open minded and knowledgeable perspective which is highly appreciated by our demanding and educated audience. I strongly recommend Ben if you seek a competent, highly creative individual for your team or organization. He’s a fantastic, innovative educator, an out-of-the box thinker and a skillful net-worker. We at The Creativity Post are lucky to have him as a contributor.”  Milena Fisher, PhD, co-founder, The Creativity Post

Ben’s research around creativity and fostering quality outcomes has been a big part of our organizational transformation. His ongoing mentorship of staff in continuous improvement practices are key elements in SKILLS Society’s desire to be a learning organization. He brings a vibrant personality, action and a keen interest in learning from others. Pat Conrad, Executive Director, SKILLS Society, Canada

Ben has a tremendous ability to connect with course participants. The workshop on fostering relevant creativity has inspired us to raise the bar in our organization and to challenge the status quo.  It gave us permission to have fun and enjoy our work.” Aaron Hill, Executive Director, North Hastings Community Integration Association, Ontario