Let’s come up with coherent and compelling answers to the big questions about your business: Why do you do what you do? Where are you going? What’s in in for the customer? (which customers?), So what for your employees, what do you stand for? Who are you as a brand?
The most meaningful and pragmatic way of tackling your marketing strategy is to work through how you manage value from 'understanding' through to 'measuring'. A neat and helpful framework.
Strategy needs creativity and Rachel will help you think differently about your strategic frameworks to innovate your business model, harness your threats in your SWOT II and explore more exciting ways to work your funnel.
One of the many upsides of SIT is that it is so learnable. Give your teams the skills to harness the SIT method on demand and to understand when to use it with other toolsets. Ask for a training proposal for your company or in your area. See 'Solutions' tab.
When you want to be more productive, you often eliminate something. I tackle productivity & process improvements differently. I will take you down unexplored paths getting to ideas faster.
Have me help you to develop new products and build an innovation pipeline.
S.I.T offers a problem solving approach that not only embraces the problem and challenges assumptions but helps push the inventiveness of your ideas further.
I can help you develop an innovation strategy, framework and community that fits your strategy, aspirations and culture.
We bring together some of the best components of a 'hackathon' but make them more efficient by using the rigour of thinking tools and the discipline of using what we have. The result is more novel yet viable ideas.
Rachel is a warm & interactive speaker. Her presentations shift thinking about innovation. Notable events included Ci2017 & 2019 Innov8rs Singapore, NLDS 2018, CPA Congress, Innov8rs Sydney, EIS 2018 and UTS BCII program, Consult Australia 2019, NLDS 2019 and Elevate (Paris), NZ Tunnelling Conference...See her in action >
Workshops are a good way to discover the relevance, disruptiveness and efficiency of SIT thinking. Workshops may be discovery days, myth buster session, creative team building sessions or days aimed at triggering fresh thinking in the business. Most SIT workshops are hybrid sessions in that they blend skills and results. If you wish to lean more towards upskilling, look into a training course. If you would like to go for results, consider a more in-depth SIT project. Rachel also runs marketing workshops around the brand and value proposition.Where do you need to think differently? >
Masterclasses can serve as discovery or reinforcement sessions for Systematic Inventive Thinking. They can be 1-3 hours and can cover any SIT application: problem solving, productivity, process enhancement. They include a good blend of theory and application.
We can design programs around your availability and preferences but courses that have been tried and tested are: - 2-day basic innovation training courses where you learn 3-4 SIT thinking tools and discover our powerful problem solving method through to advanced courses for intrapreneurs and coaches. - 2 x 2-day courses where you learn more facilitation skills and practice mini-sessions - Intensive train-the-trainer courses - mentoring of innovation leads. Get in touch for pricing, logistics and testimonials.Find Out More >
Once you have seen the impact of SIT, you are likely to want to build up a community of practice and become self-sufficient in your organisation. We can train up facilitators to get them running mini-sessions and, with practice and mentoring, co-facilitating SIT projects. The 2 x 2-day formula (with 10-day break) is excellent for training internal facilitators and giving them a day of mini-session practice. Don't be fooled, there is an art to getting people past their cognitive bias... This is great for team building too!Find Out More >
I offer a range of online courses ranging from Innovation 'minis' on process, product or service innovation through to a Foundations Course for teams of 6 or more (team or self-paced) that shows you how to apply the principles and tools of Systematic Inventive Thinking and facilitate their use in small groups.Go to Courses >
Harness SIT's 24 years of experience - and Rachel's time as an intrapreneur - to help you co-create the innovation structures, skills and results that you need to foster innovation long-term in your organisation. Rachel is passionate about helping you develop a framework that suits your strategy and culture. We also work with you to make sense of your existing methods.Find Out More >
Get me to run an SIT project with you and your experts to scan for blind spots and get to better ideas more efficiently. A project can be as short as half a day or up to 4-5 days with a kick-off day to identify 'dig sites' , 2 ideation days, a convergence day and then any ongoing support and problem solving for the implementation of ideas. I can flex to suit your needs, pre-existing innovation frameworks and existing teams and practices.Ensure Return on Investment in Innovation >
Imagine if you could take the best of a hackathon (engaging facilitation, intensity, diverse groups, focus, divergence, convergence, testing and prototyping) but add thinking tools that radically shift your thinking – without resorting to brainstorming! I can facilitate this for you.
Invited by the brilliant David Astle for a chat about UNBLINKERED and creativity quirks
Nick Skillicorn's podcast on translating ideas to value.
I was part of the global panel at #ghddigital’s Hello new world event. During our discussion, we explored innovative ways to succeed in this rapidly evolving environment we now call normal.
James Haydon's podcast on unusual experts.
Can bring value on innovation, marketing and leadership topics.
“Tomorrow’s thinking. Today’s people.” is a collection of perspectives, ideas and provocations from 40+ industry, government and academia representatives that seeks to address how might we:
Creating value through alignment across these three mindsets
Essential ingredients for effectively fostering innovation in your organisation
The Innovation Wheel acts as an innovation heatmap for your organisation.
The 5-point scale works in a heatmap where the WARM colours are problematic and the COOLER colours suggest that things are looking good. The scale starts with red where innovation is little more than corporate speak and ends with blue where things are “chilled” and where innovation is integrated across the board.Take the quiz >
No matter where you are on the creative scale, improving your skills will have a positive effect. What if one of the major impediments to your ability to think creatively and innovate were your unconscious biases? Unblinkered is a conversation starter around just a handful of the biases that Rachel has seen at play in her experience as an intrapreneur, driving an innovation community in a corporate and as an innovation trainer and coach . Some of them are well known, others she is calling out and encourages you to recognise them and know when and how to use them and lose them. Also available on Amazon.com.
Unblinkered arrived by mail on a Thursday. As I arrived from work, I opened the book to have a quick look before I put it aside waiting for its slot in my reading list. A couple of hours later I realised I was halfway through. It’s so nice when a book that offers such useful tools is captivating and entertaining. Rachel intertwines rich stories from her professional life with inventive thinking tools and behaviours. The way she opens the reader’s vision for hidden biases is crystal clear, enhancing our perception and our ability to remove barriers. - Astrid Barros - Goodreads
A very practical, insightful, easy to follow & most useful read for anyone looking to pause and consider how biases can impact how we think, our capacity to innovate & make decisions! Rachel's depth of knowledge coupled with her professional experience working with organisations across sectors for many years- makes this book incredibly valuable as she openly shares stories and examples that will bring it all to life. The smart combination of theory, practical application, examples and 'tips and traps' makes this incredibly valuable for any professional looking to up their game in the innovation and transformation space where a systematic approach with clear constraints becomes an asset to embrace rather than a limitation to fear! - Janett Egber - Goodreads
I help organisations unearth ideas that are hiding in plain view. This means elegant, feasible, resourceful solutions using what you have. Get in touch: email@example.com
I work at the intersection of innovation, marketing and people as a facilitator, trainer, coach and mentor. I harness 25 years in marketing internationally and am a certified Systematic Inventive Thinking (S.I.T) Facilitator and Trainer as well as being an accredited facilitator with Time To Think and know how to draw out the best and most robust thinking in your teams.. I am based in Melbourne offering organisations in Australia and New Zealand inventive a proven method for innovating processes, productivity, system design or building an innovation pipeline. Contact me for the SKILLS, RESULTS or STRATEGY you are seeking in your innovation efforts. To go straight to my training platform, click here. You can get a taste of SIT in the Starter Course or dive straight into a self-paced SIT Foundations Course.
I have a passion for busting cognitive fixedness_; a major obstacle to thinking differently & recently wrote _'UNBLINKERED: The quirky biases that get in the way of creative thinking...and how to bust them.' Popular innovation methods do not address unconscious bias and this means we are leaving better ideas on the table. To order through Amazon go here.
I also relish helping clients sharpen their marketing strategy to make it more coherent, decisive and differentiating. Marketing is a big arena. The area I play in is in marketing coms and advertising as well as helping organisations with their strategic settings: value proposition, values, purpose and business models....This is a passion piece and a creative lens and an ability to draw out thinking in teams is vital here...
Passionate about social enterprise, the start up ecosystem and supporting researchers and academics to commercialise their ideas, I am an evaluator and mentor in CSIRO’s ON PRIME Innovation program, and a mentor for Ascend. I am an active member of Professional Speakers Australia and a guest lecturer at the award-winning UTS Bachelor of Creative Intelligence & Innovation (BCII) program.
Speaking or workshop events include: Consult Australia Leaders Conference, Ci2017 & 2019, NLDS 2019, HortConnections 2019 and ELEVATE 2019 (Paris), New Zealand Tunnelling Conference (Auckland), TEC Adelaide. TEC- Sydney, MDSCx 2020, PMA A-NZ TechKnowledge Panel, Society of Construction Law Webinar, Swinburne's Factory of the Future Webinar Series, Nick Skillicorn's podcast 'Idea to Value', ABC Radio interview with David Astle, GhD World Engineering Day Panel, SEBN...
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Organisations in Australia and New Zealand find S.I.T. impactful because it is more than just a process to follow; it shifts our thinking. S.I.T. is