Nick Skillicorn’s purpose is to help a billion people transform their creativity, and a the innovation capabilities of a million companies.
Since 2005, Nick Skillicorn has worked with the world’s largest corporations, government agencies, hypergrowth scale-ups as well as startups around the world to deliver their most transformative innovation projects with his unique innovation program management frameworks and he has helped tens of thousands of people fulfill their creative potential. Nick does this through his speaking, consulting, workshops and online training.
Nick Skillicorn helps teams and companies unleash the creativity and innovation potential that already exists in people. He has found the scientific insights that everyone in the world can improve their ability to have and execute better ideas.
Nick’s specialty is understanding the science behind how we have our best ideas, and using these insights to develop transformational ways for people to improve their creative performance and improve company’s innovation capabilities and success rates.
Additionally, Nick Skillicorn is a popular blogger, podcast host, video creator and author all about innovation and the science of creativity, having been interviewed as an expert on creativity by the BBC and a TEDx talk with hundreds of thousands of views.
Using a combination of psychology, evolutionary biology and cutting-edge neuroscience, your teams and people will begin to understand not only how they have been looking at their own creativity the wrong way, but more importantly, how to use these scientific insights to reclaim and improve their creativity and translate this into better ideas at work and at home, every day. Your audience will learn:
· What creativity actually is, and where in the brain it comes from
· Why your creativity appears to have declined since your childhood into adulthood
· The scientific reason your adult brain tries to RESIST being creative
· The research behind why BRAINSTORMING does not work, and what you should do instead
· The simple things you need to do every day, week and month to turbocharge your creativity
· How your teams can use new creative techniques to collaborate more effectively than ever before
· The impact on Artificial Intelligence on the future of creative jobs
· How to lead creative teams so that your talent brings their best work for the company every day
Leaders agree: Creativity and Problem solving skills will be the most important skills for our people to adapt to the business and world of the future. Yet less than 41% of people think they are creative. Most children are incredibly creative. But what happens to us as we grow older that makes us appear to lose our creativity? Is it just that schools and parents train us to all think the same way, or is there something happening at the genetic level?
Using insights on the innovation management frameworks at some of the world’s most consistently successful companies, as well as a combination of psychology, management science and cutting edge neuroscience, your teams and leadership will learn how to create a culture where new ideas can grow and thrive. Not only that, you will learn the exact capabilities and methods your teams need in order to plan, create, manage and scale the innovation projects aligned with your strategy, in a way that reduces risk, reduces the budget required and increases transparency and speed to market. Your audience will learn:
· What innovation is, and why so many companies fail to deliver it
· How to manage innovation projects using proven frameworks, without getting in the way of your people’s creativity
· Why copying Silicon Valley often leads to innovation failure
· The 10 different ways to innovate
· Setting up a culture of Psychological Safety
· The next generation of ways of working to make your teams more productive
· What the future role of a leader and manager actually is
· Where in a company innovation teams need to be located
· What your leadership can do today to improve their innovation success rates
What separates the companies that consistently fail at innovation from those which succeed at delighting customers and profiting from new offerings? After all, 96% of all innovation projects fail to make a return on investment, and the majority of company executives don’t believe they have the experience, resources and commitment to drive new growth. The companies which try to emulate Silicon Valley startups almost always quickly give up after not seeing any results or improvement. However, the companies which succeed do one thing differently: they have a clear innovation framework in place so they can manage and accelerate their innovation ideas to grow and become profitable.
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"We invited Nick Skillicorn to be a keynote speaker on our PhD Day event to give a talk about the science behind creativity. We came across a few TED-talks from him about this topic, which fitted exactly into our theme “When Creativity meets Science”. Luckily for us, he was enthusiastic about our day and agreed to give a talk on our day! The talk itself was very informative and exactly what we were looking for. Among other topics, Nick touched upon different insights into how creativity is affected over a human lifetime and how creativity works in the brain. This gave us actually new insights about our own creative mindset or better said our threshold to become more creative! Nick is a very good presenter, and his talk was very well prepared. This makes listening to him a pleasure. He is easily accessible and a quick responder to our emails about any questions we had. This made working with him a pleasant experience. So, if you are searching for an interesting, good speaker for your event, I would definitely recommend Nick Skillicorn for your event!"
University of Utrecht, Netherlands
"The most enlightening part was learning why the brain behaves how it does. That behaviours and responses which seem counter-productive or counter-intuitive, actually have their roots in our evolution as a species. Would be great to learn more hacks and workarounds..."The Brain Whisperer"!"
"Nick’s presentation was the perfect balance of the science behind creativity and practical ways to become more creative every day. It was informative, empowering and really resonated with our Creative Community."
o “The talk with Nick gave to the audience and to ourselves an insightful view of the scientific principles of creative mind. Nick was a very engaging and enthusiastic speaker, who’ve enlightened the audience with amazing knowledge as well as practical techniques to exercise creative motions and ideas. Would love having another speaking engagement with Nick in the future!”
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