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Workshops 

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Make positive change. Make change positive.

Kieran Flanagan is a highly in-demand corporate trainer in the field of change, developing capabilities in Creative Problem Solving, Collaborative Team Dynamics and Capitivating Presentation Mastery .

She has worked with banking corporations, pharmaceutical giants, the Australian government, the military, professional services, arts councils, fast moving consumer goods, technology giants and even the UN in Singapore.

She delivers half and full day training workshops:

  • Change Positive

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Team Dynamics

  • Presentation Mastery


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Change : Change Positive

How to make positive change by making the change itself positive

  • For organisations going through disruption, a merger or an innovation war

  • For leaders needing to make change stick in an environment of unprecedented change

  • For managers and teams experiencing change fatigue and increasing cynicism

We are living in an age of unprecedented change where entire industries are being disrupted, business models that have served us for decades are failing and the skills we’ve invested our time and money in are being outsourced, off-shored and automated. So it’s hardly surprising that leaders, teams and even our customers and communities find change such a confronting phenomenon.

But what if our approach to change is all wrong? What if it’s incomplete and we’re actually missing enormous opportunities

Kieran’s Change Positive workshop was created to help leaders, teams and organisations take a more holistic view of change and consider all Three Spheres of Change™: 

  1. What is changing

  2. What needs changing

  3. What is unchanging

In this liberating and empowering workshop, Kieran will help you and your team go from change negative to change positive. You’ll delve into:

  • The 3 Spheres of Change™ and how you’re tracking in each of the three

  • How to mine data and information for trends, anchors and opportunities

  • Where you should invest your training and hiring strategies

  • The innovation filter you should be applying to all of your new product development and service design

  • How to develop resilience in the face of change by thinking of it as a creative skill


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Create : Creative Problem Solving

How leaders generate better solutions to increasingly complicated problems

  • For leaders who want to unlock the genius in their teams

  • For teams who need to install new cognitive software to solve increasingly challenging issues and problems

  • For organisations seeking to build their innovation strategies around a deliberate and congruent process rather than luck

Everyone from the Harvard Business Review, to Kellogg Insight, from the London Business School to Stanford Magazine in California are touting Creative Problem Solving as the critical leadership skill to not only navigate a world of unprecedented change, but also to remain relevant in a world where AI, robots and algorithms are both smarter and faster than the human beings who manufacture them. Of course, the problem is, our traditional definitions of creativity are outdated and have more to do with artistry than creativity. Kieran believes a more useful and practical definition of creativity is, “The capacity to solve problems in ways we’ve not seen before.” 

The truth is, creativity can be learned and amplified using the tools and techniques Kieran has been teaching for the past 25 years. Tools that have helped teachers, lawyers, bankers and bureaucrats become some of the most innovative thinkers in their industries around the planet. If we want to remain relevant as leaders, we need to learn to think outside of the default and the routine.

In this inspiring workshop, Kieran Flanagan will take your creative problem solving skills up to level “De Bono”! You’ll discover:

  • Your default thinking style and how to unlock your genius (and the genius of your team)

  • Gain insights by learning to think in questions, not statements

  • Learn a process for thinking differently… deliberately and consistently! 

  • Expand your cognitive bandwidth to see possibilities you’re missing, simply because your existing focus is to narrow

  • Develop a framework for driving entrepreneurship and “Innovation on Purpose”


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Collaborate : Team Dynamics

How leaders drive high-performance teamwork

  • For leaders wanting to drive greater collaboration and team work

  • For managers trying to negotiate the personality dynamics within their teams

  • For teams who need to generate a greater appreciation for the diversity and skills sets within the other members of the organisation

An MIT Study in 2014 proved what we have always suspected was true, diverse leadership teams are not only desirable at a social and governance level, they also make us smarter and increase our resilience in times of economic downturn or commercial crisis. This makes the ability to inspire high performance through collaboration, and across a team of diverse backgrounds and different skill sets, a critical leadership function. Of course, it’s human nature, even amongst the most altruistic of people, to be broadly more focussed on self-interest and personal gain than shared success. Adding to that fact is our tendancy to see the world only from our own point of view and through what we personally deem to be important and valuable.

Kieran’s Team Dynamics program was designed to help leaders and teams become more aware of the cognitive biases within the team (and themselves) whilst building an appreciation for what others bring to the table - particularly those who see the world rather differently than we do. Additionally, it also arms leaders with a framework through which they can drive and measure collaboration.

In this exciting and often entertaining workshop, Kieran  will take your collaborative intelligence up to “Team Genius”. You’ll discover:

  • The Default Thinking Frames (DTF™) we all use to filter the world through and make meaning from

  • What each person’s DTF™ brings to the party and how we augment each others’ weaknesses whilst amplifying our strengths

  • A shared language for creating compelling communication across different personality types whilst increasing clarity and decreasing conflict

  • A framework to establish who is in your team, who is missing and where your skills and personality gaps might lie

  • How to increase collaboration and shared ownership across individual team members, departments and silos


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Captivate : Presentation Mastery

How leaders create engagement and advocacy for their ideas

  • For executives who need to better engage their boards and teams

  • For leaders who have to present at the AGM or annual conference

  • For professionals looking to increase their personal and professional influence with their teams and with management

There are many functions of leadership, but perhaps the most important is your capacity to create engagement and advocacy for your ideas, to inpire others into action and to build consensus within your team, your board and your ELT around your vision, mission and purpose. In other words, what we used to refer to as soft skills are actually far more critical (and a bit harder) than we’ve given them credit for.

To be successful as a leader today, to create influence up, down and out and to inspire others with your thinking and ideas, you need to master the art and science of presentation skills. Kieran Flanagan is a professional keynote speaker who was voted by Meetings & Conventions Magazine in the USA as one of the top C-Suite Speakers to watch. She has also spent the past 10 years mentoring thought leaders, keynote speakers and C-Suite executives in presentation skills and has created simple frameworks, tools and exercises that help leaders structure their arguments, develop their confidence and ease in front of audiences (be they in a boardroom or conference hall) and to inspire their teams with the change they seek to make in the world

In this highly practical and relevant workshop, Kieran Flanagan will help you develop presentation mastery and generate high engagement for your ideas. You’ll learn:

  • How to read your audience and tailor your delivery to maintain engagement

  • Simple frameworks that help you make your point in a compelling and engaging way

  • How to develop confidence and comfort by understanding what your personal presentation voice and style are

  • How to apply practical feedback with easily applicable coaching that makes an enormous difference… quickly

  • How to use different tonality, stories, light and shade to make the mundane memorable and captivating


We’ve had amazing feedback - Very grateful!
— XERO
Kieran’s deep insight, cutting humour and ability to convey complex messages to our audience were the stand out features of her keynote. It’s great to work with stage professionals who deliver.
— NSA, AUSTRALIA

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