I equip and inspire innovators to create growth.

Today, more than ever, we are all innovators. I work with leaders to shape, build, grow and scale businesses.

Customer needs and expectations have changed. Technology has accelerated. Entire sectors are disrupted. Relying upon what used to ensure growth, no matter how successfully, no longer works.

The challenge? Innovation is a non-negotiable for growth, yet can be costly, complex, risky and unpredictable.

I offer pragmatic and proven methods to discover and deliver new products, services and customer experiences that meet significant market needs, while demystifying and de-risking how to achieve innovation successes, even under uncertain conditions.

How I work with clients

I begin by understanding:

  • Business growth and stakeholder priorities
  • The organization’s customers, culture and capabilities
  • Target outcomes — timing and metrics

I then work with clients to develop and implement a tailored approach, which can include workshop and speaking sessions, market insights and discovery efforts, and strategy development — all to fit with the organization’s priorities, people, culture, capabilities and resources, and to enable success.

I look forward to understanding your growth ambitions and innovation challenges.

Tailored keynotes for any audience’s needs

In uncommonly pragmatic language, with candor and authenticity, I share what it takes to move from insight to concept to business model and then to scale — and especially what leaders can control when it comes to mitigating the inevitable risks that can derail any innovation.

Because every audience is unique, I don’t deliver canned speeches.

I work with each event organizer to understand the audience and goals for the event, both physical and virtual, so that everyone leaves with actionable insights and advice that they can immediately apply.

The Change Maker’s Playbook

I wrote The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company, to give leaders under constant pressure to understand and meet fast-changing customer and marketplace needs a proven, real-world framework to innovate with greater confidence and predictability.

Available in hardcover, paperback, e-book and audio. Order from your favorite online bookseller now.

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“What’s unusual about Amy is that she has actually led innovation and driven change in very large corporations, and has the ‘stars and scars’ that go along with those roles. Most of all, Amy talks about what works and doesn’t work with a level of candor, integrity and humanity that is all too rare in today’s world.”

David Hicks, Cofounder and CEO, TribeCX

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