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Leena's Most Requested Innovation Keynotes

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Disrupt or be Disrupted


Topic: Disruption 

We are amidst an avalanche of ceaseless change that can render even the most seasoned innovators unstable, while enabling the more green to grow mighty. This keynote will help you take your innovation super-power to the next level and help you rise above the noise. Leena will share key insights based on research from her new book "RAISE YOUR INNOVATION IQ" as well as her work with big businesses and fast-growing start ups across 16+ industries.Through great stories, great data, and great practical advice, Leena will give you the low-down on what's new, next, and trending so that you are able to identify strategic growth opportunities for your own brand.

- A dynamic powerful presentation, tailored to your requirements... that moves attendees to action

- Added value bonus content / breakout session that reinforces the key takeaways of the presentation

- An easy to work with presenter with 20+ years experience. (Have a special/unusual request? Just ask.)

Big Ideas From Unexpected Places:
​​​​​​​Innovation Lessons from Celine Dion, Cirque du Soleil, and Gandhi


Topic: Innovation, Leadership, Inspirational

​​​​​​​Attendees discover innovation habits and stories from some of the main business, creative, and spiritual influences in Leena's life. Learn what it takes to enrol people to champion your big idea, create a winning team, and create a value-driven business. These stories and lessons will inspire attendees to be the change, and lead others to enthusiastically bang the drum for a bold new vision.

Break Your Own Rules:

 Changing the Patterns of Thinking That Block the Birth Of New Ideas


Topic: Innovation Mindset

1. What drives and inhibits innovation and change in today's fast-changing world
3. Cultural habits of leading companies 
4. top emerging trends impacting the future of work
5. the Innovation Expansion Framework for future-proofing your business

It's Risky To Play It Safe:
A Roadmap to Leading Change and Driving Innovation


Topic: Change Management 

1. The process of understanding and adapting to change and creating and capitalizing on new profit opportunities 
​​​​2. What drives change and innovation 
3. What inhibits innovation (and how it can take even the most established businesses out of the game)
4. Cultural habits of innovative companies - and how you can adopt this in the utilities industry
5. Inspirational stories of companies that have reinvented themselves and their futures by adopting a new mindset 
6. The top futuristic trends impacting our world - and how you can position yourself and leverage these trends to GROW and WIN

The Art of Innovative Storytelling:

Telling Your Company Brand Story In A Way That Sticks

Topic: Branding, Personal Branding, Storytelling

In this inspiring keynote, Leena Patel’s natural storytelling ability will refuel, recharge and re-energize attendees to approach business growth in a way that separates them from their competitors, builds brand trust, and magnetizes customer and stakeholder buy-in.


  • how to make the switch from selling to “telling"
 through real-life case studies and emerging best practices drawn from a range of industries to shake up the status quo and spark insight, inspiration, and innovation

  • the value of innovative storytelling

  • how to start identifying their own stories to tell in a way that brings heart back into their business

Don't Lean In, Lean BACK:

Debunking the Myths that Prevent Women Rising to the Top


Topic: Leveraging Women's Innovation Capabilties

1. Why leaning in is holding women back from owning their power
2the powerful alternative - and a simple strategy for utilizing it
3. Lessons from sports and entertainment that can be applied to help women in tech succeed
4. How to gain support from women and work with men to double your impact
​​​​​​​5. The missing piece in training women that is preventing them from being hired for executive and board level positions.


The NEW Way to Create Trainings that Increase Employee Engagement

Topic: Work Culture/Engagement/Play At Work

To meet the need of the growing disengagement and retention problem, Leena Patel developed  “Gamulation” - an innovative training technology that combines the fun and play inherent in games with the realism of a simulation. 

This keynote reveals:
1. WHY today's businesses are struggling with employee engagement
2. The limitations of the current training methods and how Gamulation addresses these shortcomings
3. How Gamulation gives Millennials, Gen X's and Baby Boomers a platform to interact with training material in a way that is relevant for each demographic.
4. How attendees can integrate the key principles of Gamulation into their current trainings to motivate their workforce and accelerate leadership readiness​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

How To Drive Innovation Inside Your Organization:

A Framework For CIOs


Topic: Strategic Innovation for IT leaders

Disruptive innovation is occurring across multiple industries and technology has been one of the key drivers. However, the real winners in the future will be the leaders that are embracing innovation in a number of critical -yet often overlooked- areas.

This talk will help you understand what innovation really is in the context of today's business climate as well as how to leverage it and create the conditions for your organization to make a quantum leap in growth. Leena will share a four-part innovation expansion framework for IT leaders, supported by stories, data and insights drawn from her new book "RAISE YOUR INNOVATION IQ". This is a must-attend session that will inspire you to think differently about your role as an IT leader as well as give you actionable strategies and tools to more skillfully deliver on your company's business strategy.

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