After decades of standing in the fire with leaders of high-performing organizations, Peter Sheahan has come to believe that an organization will only go commercially where its leaders first go personally. Having grown his own companies by accelerating the growth and transformation for clients that include: Apple; Chick-fil-A; DeBeers; and AT&T -- Peter will provoke you to get bigger, by getting better!
When leaders are true to their purpose, they gravitate towards doing work that matters and solving higher-order problems. The journey to get there requires that they have the courage to tell themselves the truth, take intelligent risks, and assume ownership for driving the alignment necessary to build an organization which behaves in ways worthy of its leadership position.
In being true to his own ambitions and relentless pursuit of growth, Peter has published seven books, built three global companies and delivered more than 2,500 presentations in 40+ countries. Today he and his team at Karrikins Group are focused exclusively on inspiring leaders to do the hard work required to accelerate growth and transformation.
Peter can be relied upon to deliver genuine insight that moves his audience to action. These are exciting, and of course challenging times. Peter is just the right kind of thinker to help organizations profit from the opportunities which inevitably arise in such a turbulent economic environment."
Communications & Development Director, Cisco Systems, Inc
Peter Sheahan is one of those people. Arguably the world leading expert in generational change, I have no hesitation recommending Peter to any organization looking to drive innovation deeper in their company, and wanting to inspire their leaders to think differently and take the necessary risk to future-proof the business."
Senior Vice President, Internal Communications, News Corporation
Peter, you amaze me. Your ability and willingness to customize material that resonates with audiences and reinforces brand goals is incredible. Your performance for my client last week was right on target, and the material was 90 per cent new from the material you used with another of my clients just ten months ago
CEO, Counterpoint, Inc.
Peter Sheahan is one of the best presenters to a business audience I have ever seen. He is a master of his topic and he delivers his presentation with great style and passion, captivating the entire audience with excellent humor, appropriate anecdotes, memorable metaphors and authentic sense of purpose."
Chairman, Merryck & Co
My speaking topics...
How to become the obvious choice
As the pace of commoditization accelerates and the emergence of technological disruption threatens our existing business models, we must find ways to remain relevant and differentiated in the hearts and minds of our customers! This inspiring, case-study rich session will show you how to find opportunity in disruption to reverse the downward spiral of commoditization and matter more to your customers than your competition. This journey will require that you:
- Understand the difference between value creation and value extraction
- Move towards the very disruption that challenges you and your customers
- Elevate your Impact in the Five Critical Dimensions that clients and customers value most during times of rapid change
- Elevate your Perspective by learning at the ‘Edge of Disruption’ and becoming a thought leader in the business models of tomorrow
- Elevate your Relationships to position you not just as a trusted adviser but as a strategic partner for your customers
- Act in a way worthy of your desired leadership position
Leading with Intentional Optimism
Make the shift from defense to offense and seize the opportunities in disruption
Leaders must be pragmatic in the face of the real challenges presented by Covid-19, however at some point they must choose whether they are going to create their future reality or passively accept their fate. Intentional Optimism is a new way of leading that unleashes the agency and influence we all have over our reality and combines the importance of pragmatism with the power of boldness to position ourselves to make the most of opportunity.
High Performance in a Hybrid World
Accelerating a culture of accountability and driving effective alignment
The truth is people don’t really know how to work together as effectively virtually, but with the right mindset, team dynamics, and environment, a leader can intentionally curate a culture of accountability, innovation and high engagement even in a remote setting. Culture is a science, not an art and there is a blueprint for driving high performance in a work-world defined by social distance norms.
Growing in Uncertain Times
Turning challenge into opportunity and disruption into competitive advantage
Stimulating a culture of growth amidst uncertainty begins with leaders taking ownership for their changed reality and balancing the need for prompt action with the need to maintain the capacity, capability, and engagement required to make the most of the massive opportunities that inevitably emerge from crisis.
Companies and people that matter have successfully become the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of their customers, their employees, and their communities. They elevate themselves by consistently finding ways to solve the most pressing needs their markets face. The result? They create more value year after year and build a sustainable, differentiated organization.
In Matter, Peter Sheahan and Julie Williamson show you how to identify the place where you can create the most value—your edge of disruption—at the intersection of old and new, where your existing profits, reach, and reputation enable you to create the markets of the future. This is the place where the most important problems are solved and where the fewest people can solve them. Your edge of disruption is where your opportunity to matter is found.
The global marketplace is evolving at such a rapid rate that “business as usual” has become a redundant concept. The successful businesses of tomorrow will be built on a platform of courageous leadership, innovation and change. In order to achieve real success, organisations must shift the mindsets of their senior leaders out of the world as it used to exist and into the world as it exists today.
Former Young Entrepreneur of the Year and best-selling author, Peter Sheahan has developed “Flip!” – A proactive future-focussed philosophy that will have you being the force of change in the market and not just responding to the change.
Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a combined audience of 350,000 people in eight different countries. His impressive array of clients includes Google, News Corp, Coca Cola, L’Oreal and Westpac. In 2006 he was voted the leading keynote speaker in Australia.
The generational divide has led to crippling attrition and low engagement levels for Generation Y employees. Despite employers best efforts young employees continue to hop from job to job, even entire industries in their search for the “perfect job”. Peter Sheahan argues if we are to have any hope retaining and engaging Generation Y in the workplace we need to first understand their needs and motivations.
Peter is a globally recognised expert on Generation Y. His insights into managing generational change influence the strategy of market leading organisations including Google, News Corp, Coca-Cola and Ernst & Young. A Gen Y’er himself, Peter has worked with more than 100,000 members of this generation in workshops, seminars and focus groups. It is this experience, and the collective research he collates from around the world that Peter will draw upon in his presentation today.
A best-selling author, former Young Entrepreneur of the Year and 2006 Keynote Speaker of the Year, Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a combined audience of 350,000 people in eight different countries.
Making it happen
The world is not short of ideas, but it is short of people who know how to carry them out. "Making It Happen" unravels the process of taking a good idea and turning it into a successful venture. Author Peter Sheahan guides the reader through the five competencies that will enable you to understand and utilize the forces that drive buyers' behaviour, break through mental barriers and effectively position your offer in the market. Whether you are looking to start a business, get promoted or launch a social movement, this book will streamline your thinking so you can finally turn your good ideas into great results.