Founder and CEO of Ingenious Oz Project
Profitable Growth through Better Business Process.
In April 2013 armed with a video camera, Nigel Collin set off on the first of a series of solo motorbike trips throughout regional and remote Australia to discover and interview everyday Australians who have had ingenious ideas and made them happen. His hope was that by sharing their stories other people would also be inspired to pursue their ideas. He wasn’t mistaken.
As Founder and CEO of Ingenious Oz Project, a not-for-profit movement to inspire the ideas of a Nation by discovering and documenting stories of ingenious people, Nigel knows first hand what it takes to be ingenious. With original research and case studies gained by traveling throughout Australia, as well as his own experience working in the creative sector, he has unique insight into what it really takes to be innovative and drive growth through ingenious ideas. He believes innovation belongs to everyone, not just the leviathans of business, and has a passion for seeing people fulfill their ideas.
Having spoken at countless conferences, he has advised Ministers of Parliament, C-Suite executives, sat on the roundtable for the Queensland Government’s ‘Year of Creativity’ and organisations in a myriad of industries including IT, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications have benefited from his experience and expertise.
With over two decades of experience in the world of events, Nigel is also able to draw upon a wealth of practical hands-on experience when it comes to capitalising on ingenuity. In his creative life he holds the accolade of being Show Director of Australia’s largest-ever corporate event and has worked on a multitude of corporate and public events including the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics.
An ambassador for ‘Start-Up Australia’ Nigel is also author of two books, a TED-Xer, an Alumnus of the Disney Institute and is a CSP, (Certified Speaking Professional) the highest designation offered by the National Speakers Association.
‘I could spend hours with this man, ideas just spout from him. A lovely communicator, funny and oh so smart. Meet him and learn’ – Richard Foulkes, Business Visits and Events Partnership
‘The opening session couldn’t have been better’ – Bryan Holiday MD, ICMS
‘I was invigorated and energised by our discussion and it reaffirmed for me my personal view on the important of developing creativity in our young people’ Rod Welford MP, Minister for Education and Training, Minister of Arts, Queensland Government
‘I imagine you’re quite accustomed to your session being a popular favourite amongst conference or workshop participants, but in addition to it being popular it was also extremely valuable for our daily leadership work’ Anna Eves, Mater Health Service
Profitable Growth through Better Business Process
In a complex and competitive business environment, growth comes through ingenious solutions and disruptive ideas. The challenge for many businesses is putting in place the right processes and cultural mechanisms so that innovation and ideas not only thrive, but are fit-for-purpose.
This session will look at a range of solution-based frameworks, through a range of relevant case-studies, which can be implemented into your business to help drive profitable growth through better, more ingenious ideas.Â
- Learn 5 key cultural mechanisms to become a more ingenious organisation
- Discover the right process to keep ideas fit-for-purpose and direct them towards viable outcomes
- Learn to make innovation accessible to your people and tap into the gold vein of their ideas
Profitable Growth through Better Business Conversations
One conversation can spark an ingenious idea or new business opportunity. It is when we are open to new genuine conversations and new avenues of discussion that we discover new possibilities. The challenge though is having real conversations that cut through the surface clutter, go beyond the sales pitch and let go of fixed agendas.
Drawing upon conversations and stories discovered through the ‘Ingenious Oz Project’, this session will challenge you to have real conversations that lead to unique opportunities, ingenious ideas and profitable growth.
- Understand the importance of having real conversations
- Discover how to ignite real conversation within your teams and organisation
- Learn from first hand examples of Ingenious Australians
Profitable Growth through Better Business Ideas
Most people think ingenious ideas belong the creative few or innovative leviathans of industry. Many people don’t think they are very creative and don’t believe their ideas are of any value. Truth is, innovation belongs to everyone and brilliant ideas can be found on all levels of your organisation.
This session focuses on giving your people the tools, skills and confidence needed to consistently generate viable ideas that will make a difference to your customers and your business.
- Understand the value of everyday innovation
- Discover the blocks to innovative ideas and what to do about them
- Discover what it takes to bring viable ideas to life in your organisation
‘What can I say! both of your sessions were ABSOLUTE HITS at our Sales Conference! Your feedback and scores have been the highest we have EVER SEEN!!’ Ralph Parkhurst, Macquarie Telecom
‘His keynote address was excellent and showed a good depth of knowledge of the topic. It was clear that it was well researched and professionally presented compared to other speakers.’Graham Horton, RMIA
‘Watching Nigel work is inspirational in itself. He can certainly make a difference to one’s business and certainly to the people attending any session that he is involved in.’ Ruth Lilian, L&R Contract Business Services