Keynotes

We would love to make your next event a mega success. Passion, humour and game-changing tips guaranteed.

Keynotes

We would love to make your next event a mega success. Passion, humour and game-changing tips guaranteed.

Dr Amantha Imber and the rest of the team get their kicks from bringing our science-based tools and passion for reinventing the way people think to as many people as possible. We would love to make your next event – whether it be a virtual or face-to-face one – be a mega success.

We promise to be inspiring, passionate, funny and engaging, but most importantly, leave your audience with clear and practical next steps that you can start implementing as soon as the session ends. In fact, you’ll probably still be talking about it weeks after!

Check out some of the topics we speak on below

Digital Distractions and Tech Temptations:
How To Find Your Focus

Email. Social media. Endless pings and dings. We live in a world littered with digital distraction and temptation. And when we need to do focused, impactful, and creative work, protecting that time is precious.

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We will take you through the latest productivity research from psychology and neuroscience. We will reveal evidence-based strategies that will help you transform your work habits, turbo charge your output, and optimize your work hours.

Who this is for:

  • Business leaders, executives, small business owners, knowledge workers, entrepreneurs, anyone who wants to achieve more with less.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand how your current behaviour is killing your ability to do impactful work.
  • Learn practical strategies to turbo-charge your progress on your most important projects and maintain focus effortlessly
  • Discover hacks that can be applied immediately to tune out digital distractions
  • Learn tips on how to make these behaviour changes stick.
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How to create a culture
where innovation thrives

It is universally recognised that innovation is key to growing a business. As such, creating a culture where innovation thrives is critical. However, when surveyed about what they think creates a culture of innovation, over 95% of business leaders get the answers wrong. They are basing their decisions on intuition rather than science.

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We will share with you the 14 key drivers to creating a culture of innovation – according to what has been scientifically proven. In a highly interactive keynote, the audience will get to see how closely their intuition matches with science.

In addition to the science, we will share stories from some of the world’s most innovative organisations about how they are applying these principles.

Who this is for:

  • Business leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, marketers, anyone who is trying to achieve growth through innovation.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the 14 drivers that matter when it comes to creating a culture of innovation
  • Learn the top five most impactful areas where you need to focus your innovation efforts
  • Hear case studies and strategies from the world’s most innovative companies on how they are creating a culture where innovation thrives
  • Gain practical ideas to unlock breakthrough thinking through creating the right type of working environment
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Innovation Survivor: how to outthink,
outsmart, and outlast your competitors

It is our ability to generate breakthrough ideas to business challenges and opportunities that is what literally enables us to outthink, outsmart and outlast our competitors. We will take you through the latest scientific findings in relation to what really drives highly inventive and disruptive thinking – and how participants can apply these findings to their role.

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You will walk away with a set of practical tools that you can use in your own role and also with others across the organisation to innovate what you do and disrupt the competition.

Who this is for:

  • Business leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, marketers, small business owners, anyone who needs to think more creatively in their role.

Key takeaways:

  • A set of practical tools to drive breakthrough thinking;
  • The skills to literally outthink and outlast competitors;
  • Tools that can easily be communicated to your teams and others within the organisation to help spread the innovation virus quickly and effectively.
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How to create the best place
to work in the universe

Only 15% of employees are fully engaged, which means the other 85% are just rocking up to do their job, get a pay cheque, and go home. To thrive at work, people need autonomy, flexibility, and to be treated like adults, not children.

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Hear from Dr Amantha Imber, the founder of Inventium, who attracted global attention by being the first CEO in Australia to introduce unlimited paid leave. Amantha will share some of the insights gained from Inventium’s headline-grabbing practices, such as:

  • What impact did Inventium’s unlimited paid leave policy actually have, three years on?
  • How does a workplace function when there are no managers, and what have been the biggest challenges of running a Holocracy?
  • Is it a good idea to pay people to leave?

Amantha will share her key lessons in providing staff with extreme autonomy, letting staff take as much leave as they like, and even having a CEO who works a thousand kilometres away from the rest of the team.

Who this is for:

  • Business leaders, executives, human resources professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, anyone who is passionate about creating a great place to work.

Key takeaways:

  • Practical strategies on how to create a group of truly energised staff
  • Counter-intuitive methods to keep people fully engaged
  • How to create the best workplace in the universe
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The science of unleashing change

The thing that makes innovation so hard is that it requires change. People need to change, culture needs to change, and the way you approach problems needs to change. But here’s the thing: Change is hard. And in general, people don’t like change. But without change, your innovation efforts will fall flat.

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We will guide you through six practical steps that you can implement immediately to unleash change within their organisation. With a focus on on the latest science from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, you will walk away with a set of tools to make creating change clear and easy.

Who this is for:

  • Business leaders, executives, human resources professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, anyone who is passionate about creating a great place to work.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn the critical first step (that most people forget) to successfully create change
  • Understand how to create a “change” plan
  • Uncover three different ways you can create motivation for people to actually want to change.
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“Like most people, I’m only half listening to the presentations towards the end of conferences. That’s because my attention is focused on the long list of emails on the phone I’m hiding under the table. Amantha Imber’s presentation was different. It was compelling, intrusive, provocative and insightful. I powered off my phone and listened.”

VP Strategy

Wunderman EMEA

“Amantha recently led an interactive keynote with the Disney Consumer Products team, which bowled everyone over. Amantha’s style is disarming, engaging and thought provoking. She presented pragmatic insights in such a way that the team felt really empowered to take the information and run with it. Was a wonderful reset moment and we’re all looking forward to living more of our best work life. Thoroughly recommend.”

Head of Consumer

Disney

“It was during the final session of an incredibly boring seminar that Amantha made her first impression on me. She blew me away. She was quirky, engaging, energetic, energising and incredibly insightful. Since then, I’ve involved Amantha in running my part of the business because she causes people to be more productive in their roles by helping them to be more creative. Amantha is one of those great educators who does not teach things, she helps people to discover things. I have no hesitation in recommending Amantha to any business leader.”

GM Sales and Service

Medibank Private

“Amantha is a person who makes a lasting impression and changes people’s lives. There aren’t many who can claim that. Of course it helps that she has a PhD in cognitive behaviour, but she combines her deep expertise with an exceptional gift to teach and inspire and enthuse and build deep personal connections with people from all walks of life, culture creed and colour. She teaches the most complex science in a way that makes it seem simple, easy and very do-able. She is also one of the most professional people I have ever worked with- reliable, prepared, personable. I love working with her!”

VP Innovation

AMP