Have you ever wished you had a game changing idea? One of those Google, Facebook, or iPhone ideas that would change your life and the world around you?
Have you ever wondered why some people have amazing problem solving skills and are respected for their analytical and critical thinking?
Have you ever dreamed of working in an organization that has an innovation culture where psychological safety is guaranteed and people are prompted to take initiative, take action and to continually broaden their horizons and learning?
Generating innovative ideas requires a process, a skillset and the right culture and mindset. Turning them into a reality requires much more.
Business leaders want to accelerate and future proof their business. In order to disrupt your market and achieve continuous growth your team needs to develop the right mindset and equip the necessary skills that will enable them to build such high performing innovative cultures.
What You Think About
When it comes to transformation and creating positive future-focused cultures it all comes down to one thing. The way we think.
Our thoughts create choices. Our choices shape our behavior. This is what leads us to having new experiences. Each experience we gain is associated to an emotion. And our emotions track back to new thoughts. It’s an ever-ending cycle.
Where does your innovative thinking come from?
We have not been taught to think about what we think about. We base our decisions based on our past experiences when what we really need is a map for the future.
Wade challenges the way you think so as to broaden your perspective and develop your innovative thinking by providing you with a practical framework and an inspiring approach that will alter the way you currently think.
The Fuel of the Future is Grit
What is it about people that have willpower? What’s the fuel you can’t see?
The fuel is grit and it’s the fuel of the future.
What makes us high achievers and successful individuals isn’t defined by one single characteristic, however grit has been proven to be one of the most important ones.
Grit has been described as a facet of conscientiousness defined as passion and perseverance for long-term goals.
Grit is not based on IQ and is a quality that can be learned. It involves other qualities such as courage, achievement orientation, endurance, resilience and excellence in place of perfection.
Wade describes grit as an intangible ability to overcoming your mind. Some have it innately, some need to develop it. But it always starts with a thought.
Embark on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and transformation that will enable you to not only empower yourself, but to develop your own unlimited fuel of your future success.
Technology Trends, Implications and Futureproofing your Business
Blockchain, IoT, AI, VR, the metaverse, the sustainability revolution, the shift to new forms of capitalism…what’s next?
Wade Younger talks about the latest technological trends, their impact on organizations, society and human behavior, and provides a framework to stay sane in an insane, but very exciting world.
How can organizations make the most of recent technological advancements while being ready for the future ones that will be deployed, at what seems to be a blink of an eye?
Staying ahead of the curve and leading disruption requires an eye to the future. It requires ongoing knowledge, preparedness and a process that will allow your organization to adapt and thrive in our constantly changing world.
Change is a fact. Our willingness to transform and adapt will define if our game is up or if we’ll thrive.
The Art of Problem Solving, Risk Taking and Change
The word risk is like a red siren that warns about danger, loss, disgrace, or even death. It’s fearsome because there’s a level of uncertainty in it, where we might face bad consequences if things don’t go smoothly.
Change projects are more likely to meet their objectives when those affected by the change have a clear understanding of what to expect in terms of the project’s goals, logistics, and rewards. It is equally important, however, to prepare the participants for any emotional shifts that might occur in themselves or others as a result of the project.
Change requires time and is perpetual. If rushed, the infrastructure will most likely collapse or best case scenario the organization will lose its focus and waste valuable time and resources to an unsuccessful endeavor.
This keynote provides a tested and proven practical framework of dealing with change while taking into account the emotional cycle of change that most organizations tend to neglect.
Nurturing a Culture of Innovation
Innovation derives from a need or desire to do something better, different and first. Most organizations are striving to find ways to increase their efficiency, make things easier and faster and deliver to their clients making them feel delight, certainty and trust.
Without nurturing a culture of innovation one can achieve some of the above elements, but not all.
A culture of innovation requires psychological safety, clear processes and an environment where people are accountable and encouraged to take initiatives. At the individual level, you need people who thrive in such environments and can develop their mindset of growth and innovation.
Have a look at some of the most successful organizations. They all have one thing in common. They’ve managed to nurture a culture of innovation.
I wanted to thank you again for your workshop today! It was hard to delve that deep into my own emotions…..I feel like it will help me to be a better people manager in the long run.
Wade, thank you for preparing such an engaging and relatable presentation. You’re very comfortable in front of an audience, and knowledgeable on leadership. Your talents really shined! I’m sure that the audience was wowed and that new clients will roll in.
Wade “Coach” speaks with honesty, wit, compassion, and grit. He is too funny! On two separate occasions, I’ve seen him dig deep and share himself in order to guide the audience to their own stillness to hear what was in the message. In walking his talk, Wade offers a fresh approach to managing the difficult phases in life.
Wade, you killed it! What I really appreciated is that it was all useful, amazing, tangible, and inspiring. I feel honored to be there with you stage. Please use me as a reference!
Wade continually reminded attendees that they were at the conference for a reason: their leaders saw value in them, and they should recognize that value. He conveyed the importance of getting rid of unproductive habits that do not support personal needs and goals as well as identifying what needed to be learned to move forward. Wade even scheduled a post-conference check-in call to follow up with attendees on how they’d used some of the skills discussed during the conference….PRICELESS!
Wade speaks from the heart to the heart. I’m a better person and leader because of him.
Wade, you are a very personal and energetic speaker. As I sat in the audience, you made us feel as though we were all longtime friends! Your “Running with Horses” presentation was fun and interactive and left a long lasting impression upon all of us. I heard audience members discussing how they were going to implement the tips and techniques they received from your informative session as they left the banquet hall. We look forward to having you as a continued resource for our events.
Wade, I really enjoyed your talk at the All for One conference. I found myself nodding in agreement with everything you said. It was a fun event and meeting new people and hearing their stories is always deeply interesting to me.
Wade has an uncanny ability to connect with his audience due to his high level of self-awareness, perception, and eloquence. I have never experienced any other speaker prepare for his audience as much as Wade did.
Thank you so much for speaking to our group! I had a feeling from meeting you and talking with you, that the presentation would be excellent, but it was even better than expected! You have a real gift for connecting with an audience and getting your message across. I’ve had employees comment to me before about various programs I’ve brought to the company, but this time must have been a record for the number of folks who told me how valuable your talk was and how they might utilize the points you made about innovation the next time they were called upon to make a presentation.
Wade’s insight into his client’s needs, coupled with his strong desire to help people advance in all facets of their lives, shines through when he speaks to an audience. He is an excellent communicator and a strong speaker.
Today, we have a very high-performing team. We enjoy high morale and little turnover. I don’t believe that would be the case without Wade’s influence and insight. When working with him, you will find Wade to be authentic, knowledgeable, professional, a good listener and personable. His ability to grasp a situation and rapidly assess team dynamics make each of his sessions very effective and often a lot of fun for the participants.