innovation strategy leadership keynote speaker

Do you want to build strategic thinking, innovation, and growth strategy capabilities into your high-potential managers and executive leadership?

Most leaders want business breakthroughs, but many struggle with the elusive and “messy” process required for creating them. Why? Because strategy and innovation in today’s world isn’t formulaic. It requires an agile mindset coupled with rapid learning and iteration. It mandates leaders create a “culture of innovation” that fosters risk-taking and experimentation. That’s how you get breakthrough new strategies, products, services, processes, and business models. And often some of the most important leadership success factors involve how we approach uncertainty, manage ambiguity, and respond to the inevitable positive and negative surprises we experience during the process.

Soren Kaplan founded one of the first strategic innovation consulting firms in the early 2000s. For 20+ years, he has delivered strategic growth, leadership development, and innovation culture change initiatives to some of the world’s most innovative organizations – including Disney, NBCUniversal, Cisco, Colgate-Palmolive, Red Bull, PepsiCo, Hershey’s, AAA Insurance Group, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Visa, Kaiser Permanente, Ascension Health, Medtronic, Philips, American Nurses Association, AARP, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and dozens of others.

Through extensive research and practical application, Soren guides leaders through the steps to go through when leapfrogging to the next big thing. Whether going after new markets or transforming existing ones, Soren delivers the path to effectively leading disruptive innovation and change.