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Kieran Flanagan

Rated in “the top 25 C-Suite Speakers to watch,” by Meetings & Conventions USA, Kieran Flanagan helps the leaders, teams and organisations she works with to be commercially creative and to make positive change by making change positive.

We are living in an age of unprecedented change that is both incredibly exciting and just a little bit frightening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, organisations, leaders and teams are complaining of change fatigue as they struggle to negotiate technological changes that render long held roles and career skills obsolete, commercial changes that add new competitors to already crowded marketplaces and social and cultural changes that challenge our very values and belief systems.

Many of the issues we experience around change come down to how we view change and, just as importantly, how we choose to execute change or “do it”. 

We traditionally see change as something that is either thrust upon us or else something we strive to achieve. However, in order to make the process of change a positive experience, we need to consider all of The 3 Spheres of Change - What is changing, What needs changing and just as critically, What is unchanging.

Rated in “the top 25 C-Suite Speakers to watch” by Meetings & Conventions USA and drawing comparisons to "Melissa McCarthy", she brings light and laughter to leading change whether she's: 

  • Working with professional services firms - training their future leaders

  • Leading the strategic and creative team behind the most successful new product launch in Australian history

  • Or engineering Coca-Cola’s most extraordinary brand turn around.

Kieran Flanagan has worked with the UN in Singapore - developing strategies to fight human trafficking in Asia, has run innovation programs for Unilever, Bayer and the NSW and Australian Government Departments as well as facilitating cultural change programs for tech giants across multiple continents.

Ultimately, she teaches leaders, change agents and organisations how to make positive change and make that change positive.


Conference Speaking

Kieran has captivated audiences around the world with her extraordinary capacity to combine business acumen with incisive humour and a deep sense of empathy for those she works with. 

Her audiences regularly tweet their enthusiasm for her electric presentations with clients feeding back reviews such as, “In the 12 years of running our conference, Kieran Flanagan is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!"

Kieran is a leadership speaker who speaks on how to make positive change and make change positive. Her keynote speeches include:

  • Forever Skills - How to future proof yourself, your team and your kids

  • Out-Think - How to solve complex problems & create more innovative solutions

  • Unlock your Genius - How to tap your unique intelligence & go beyond your Default Thinking Frames™

  • Transformational Leadership - How to make positive change and make change positive


Kieran was formerly the director of Australia's premier school for creativity, AWARD, and has spoken and lectured at Sydney University and the Miami Adschool. She works as a leadership trainer for corporate clients around the world and has an irrepressible passion for developing the talent within a team and unlocking the genius within its individuals.

Kieran delivers training workshops and leadership capabilities development focused on helping make positive change and making change positive:

The 4 Pillars of Transformational Leadership

  • Innovation : Creativity Problem Solving & Innovation

  • Collaboration : Team Dynamics & Teamwork

  • Inspiration : Presentation Mastery & Engagement

  • Transformation : Change Strategy & Insight Mapping

Leadership Programs

Kieran works with leadership teams in professional services firms & the financial industry, with global tech giants and even pharmaceutical firms. She helps boards, executive teams and senior leaders identify their rising talent and helps ensure they live up to their potential.

She delivers leadership development programs in collaboration with her business partner, Dan Gregory, as well as with fellow faculty members of Thought Leaders Business School including Janine Garner & Gabrielle Dolan.

The Impossible Institute

Kieran Flanagan & Dan Gregory are the co-founders of The Impossible Institute™ - a strategic think-tank that was created to change how we do change. 

We help leaders, teams and organisations develop the capabilities and tools to produce strategic insights, build engagement and lead positive change. We facilitate solutions to a huge range of complicated (and often political) problems including:

   •  Social Change Strategies for The United Nations in Singapore & White Ribbon Australia

   •  Guided Innovation off-sites for The Australian Public Service & Pharmaceutical Industries in the UK

   •  Business Model workshops for Entrepreneurs in the USA, Asia & Australia

   •  Process Design Sessions for Retailers in Asia & Australia

   •  Education & Engagement Programs for Global Banking Corporations

   •  Leadership Development for Multinational Technology giants

   •  Business Strategy & Leadership Mentoring for Professional Service firms

An extraordinary ability to solve highly complicated and political problems.
Kieran facilitated a highly engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking workshop around entrepreneurship, risk-taking and decision making within a highly regulated environment.
Kieran’s opening keynote established the spirit of the conferece from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice.

For speaking contact Nicola
+61 (0)437 820 989

All other enquires contact Kerryanne
+61 (0)2 9651 5384

PO Box 226
Broadway, NSW, 2007

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