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Harness the true power of innovation to create incredible customer experiences that increase your market share, drive bottom line growth, and increase your ROI

Hi, I'm Stephen Shapiro. For over the past 20 years, I’ve have helped hundreds of organizations drive tenfold improvements in their innovation returns.

And I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new Innovation Intervention, an 8-week intensive program for producing transformational results. It is for organizations that previously worked with me and want to take their teams deeper, or companies that want the results of a consulting project without the high cost.

Drive Tenfold Improvements in your Innovation ROI

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Innovation isn’t just for innovators and it isn’t about creativity, ideas, or brainstorming.

True innovation results in the best customer experience possible. With increased market share and ROI. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

To learn how to do this more effectively, register to watch my 40-minute masterclass entitled: Kill Your Ideas: Why creativity is killing innovation...and what you can do about it.

In this video I share the simple game plan my clients use to go from incremental innovation with a low ROI to massive profits…with less time, money or resources than thought possible. 

You will discover...

  • Why asking for ideas, is a bad idea...and a better alternative
  • How to laser focus your innovation investments
  • Why your past experience and expertise might limit the ability of your business to grow…and what you can do about it. 
  • AND…how to do all of this while running a thriving day-to-day business 

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Innovation Intervention Results

High ROI

A tenfold improvement in their innovation ROI by focusing energies on the most valuable investments.

Speed of Implementation

Significantly faster time to results by speeding the process of breakthrough development and implementation.

Reduced Risk

Reduce the risk, cost, and resources necessary to create an innovation engine. Double your innovation investment... without spending extra money

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The Three Common Innovation Challenges

Right Now, You're Probably Stuck on One of These 3 Things...

Your business is becoming a commodity, forcing you to compete on price rather than value.

You are hitting your sales goals today but are concerned about the future due to market shifts and new technologies.

You believe in innovation. You've tried idea management systems and other techniques but aren’t getting the desired results.

Introducing Innovation Intervention

This transformational 8-week program is designed to help you deliver results. Real results. Not just concepts or ideas.  

If you are like most of my clients, you’ve found that training sessions, eLearning, expensive consulting projects, and coaching programs rarely produce sustainable, long-term results.  

Unlike these traditional methods, with Innovation Intervention, you tackle real challenges and opportunities specific to your business, creating immediate results.

This is not extra work; this is the work you should already be doing. 

This is not education; it's transformation!  

Here's What You Get...

Actionable Content  

New content each week focused on one topic.

Results-Focused Approach

Each week you will complete a deliverable that will immediately impact your business. 

Email Access to Me 

You get email access to me for your most difficult questions. Corporate clients pay $20,000 for just one hour of my time. 

Live Weekly Group Calls 

Once a week, you can submit a question to be answered by me over video conference.

One-on-One Consulting Calls 

Three 30-minute calls at critical points of the process.

Online Community

Interact with others in your cohort. Ask questions. Provide solutions.

What Results Will You Produce?

Each company has a different set of challenges, so the results you achieve will be unique to your situation. However, many common results include...

  • Clarity around your differentiator, helping you stand out in a crowded market and avoiding commoditization.
  • Mastery at prioritizing your innovation investments to ensure you spend time on the most critical opportunities. 
  • Developing diverse and high-performing innovation teams that work together effortlessly towards a common goal. 
  • The ability to leverage (rather than fall prey to) disruptive technologies and industry shifts that could make your business irrelevant. 
  • Unlock the power of Challenge-Centered Innovation™ - a proven approach for increasing innovation ROI tenfold over idea-based innovation programs. 
  • The tools necessary to drive innovation into every corner of your organization through measures, motivation strategies, enhanced organization structures, and supporting technologies. 

…and much more.  

"Stephen’s passion for innovation is infectious. His mandate to focus innovation relentlessly on well-articulated problems has caused an internal shift in mindset and approach for our innovators. Stephen delivers both in a way that is truly inspirational and actionable."

Laurie Heltsley, Director of Innovation and Strategic Projects, Procter & Gamble

"Stephen exemplifies innovation in his personality and how he approaches life, work and others. I would strongly recommend him to any person or organization looking to instill these attributes in their life or work."

Julie Meringer, Vice President, Forrester Research

The Four Content Pillars of Innovation Intervention

1. Differentiate and Prioritize Investments 

Identify your differentiator and use it as a tool to prioritize your innovation investments and drive sales. You don’t want to innovate everywhere; you want to “innovate where you differentiate.” And you want to sell where you differentiate.

2. Create an Efficient Innovation Engine

Suggestion boxes and idea management systems produce notoriously low innovation returns. Instead you want to use an efficient question-oriented approach I call Challenge-Centered Innovation™. 

3. Develop Breakthrough Solutions

Expertise is the enemy of innovation. The more you know about a problem, the more difficult it is for you to think differently about it. The key is to build an organization with divergent personalities and experiences.

4. Reduce Failure Rates and Risk

Failure is inevitable, but it should not be a goal of your innovation efforts. My approach to experimentation limits risk, reduces investment, and minimizes failure rates.

Innovation Intervention provides you with the content, advisory support, mentoring, and community to help you… 

  • Produce Real Results - Now. This is not a knowledge building exercise. This is about producing results that impact the bottom line of your business today. 
  • Scale and Grow. Whether you have one person in the program or 50, the goal is for you to scale innovation throughout your organization. This is about instilling a pervasive mindset of innovation.*
  • Repeatable and Predictable Process. You won’t produce only one-time results; you’ll produce results over and over within your business. 

* If you have multiple people from your company who want to participate, we can set-up calls that are dedicated to your company.

"Stephen brought incredible energy and highly relevant messages that made it possible for us to rethink our innovation principles and extend them to our customer-facing functions … Stephen has a fun and highly infectious style and could be an asset to any organization trying to make innovation a reality."

Robin Torgerson, Vice President of U.S. Sales Excellence, 3M

“Enjoyed working with Stephen and found his knowledge of innovation, conversational style, and delivery smooth and effective. He’s a great evangelist for innovation gifted at simplifying complex principles so they are easily assimilated and put into practice.”  

Matthew Von Ertfelda, Innovation Lead, Marriott, Insight, Strategy and Innovation Team

About Me

For over 20 years, I've delivered my innovation approach to companies in 50 countries. During my 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, I led a 20,000-person innovation practice. 

I am the author of five books on innovation. My latest, “Best Practices Are Stupid," was named the best innovation book of the year. My sixth book, INVISIBLE SOLUTIONS, will be available early 2020.

I am also the creator of the Personality Poker®. This system has been used around the world to create high-performing innovation teams.

In 2015 I was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

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