Jim Carroll
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Jim Carroll
Key Topics:
  • Motivation
  • Business
  • Future Trends
  • Change
  • Management
  • Innovation
  • Bio Info:

    Jim Carroll helps organizations such as Disney adapt to high velocity change and become more innovative, helping them to compete in today's dynamic business world.

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    Jim was recently named as one of four leading sources for insight on innovation and creativity by Business Week, and a featured expert on the prime time CNBC series, "The Business of Innovation ," hosted by Maria Bartiromo.

    There's no wonder that such global companies and publications are picking up on Jim's key message: rapid times require bold change and new levels of creativity and innovation within every organization ... and Jim is known for effecting compelling change with lasting results. That's why Jim's recent clients include global organizations such as Disney, DaimlerChrysler, Caterpillar, Nestle, Motorola, Towers Perrin, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Waters Corporation, the Swiss Innovation Forum, Verizon, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, SAP, and the American Nursery and Landscape Association, to name but a sprinkling of organizations in his blue chip client list.

    Jim has delivered his insight to audiences in Zurich, New York, Vancouver, Palm Springs, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Costa Rica, Nassau and Stockholm ... and is recognized worldwide for presentations, that involve his signature humor, high-level energy, deep insight and challenging observations, all of which are based on extensive research and customization.

    Jim is completely focused on creativity and innovation – insight that is found in his latest book, Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast. Jim is also the author of What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.  

    What's Jim talking about? Global economic trends; hyper-innovation; rapid time to market; the latest consumer trends; collapse of product lifecycles and high-velocity marketing; the skills crisis, managing Gen-connect and the new workplace; creating high performance, change oriented teams.  You name it – this global thought leader is talking about it.

    Jim's experience and ability to customize each engagement allows him to be able to address almost any industry. He has undertaken detailed research into a wide variety of industry trends, including agriculture, health care, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, retail, consumer products, economic development, financial services, insurance, education, and many others.

    Jim is a prolific author, media commentator and award winning columnist. He has provided his insight in over 3,000 interviews on radio, television and in print, with organizations such as ABC News, CNN , the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), INC, CEO Magazine Hungary, Texas Meetings & Events, American Way Magazine, Meeting News, Association LEADERSHIP, the National Post and PROFIT. As a columnist, he has written over 600 articles for a wide variety of national and international publications. He is an award winning columnist, has been listed as "One of 50 International Names to Know" by the Online Journalism Review published by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by a major national new media organization.

    Customized Topics

    Global clients such as Disney, DaimlerChrysler, Caterpillar, Nestle and Motorola didn't choose Jim for a canned speech – they chose Jim because of his worldwide reputation for providing a highly customized, energizing and unique presentation into the future, innovation, and issues of creativity that directly relates to their issues, challenges, opportunities and concerns. Of course, every presentation needs a title, and consider a few of the recent ones that his clients have used to promote their event or meeting:

    • What Do Innovative Companies Do? How to Unlock Your Potential in the High Velocity Economy
    • What Comes Next? Leadership Insight for the High-Velocity Economy
    • Hyper-boomers, Gen-Connect and Manure Managers: How the Heck Do We Manage the Workplace Challenges of the Future?
    • Agility, Insight and Execution: Establishing High Performance Teams in the Global Economy
    • What's Your Tin Can? Leadership and Innovation in the 21st Century!
    Jim works with you and undertakes detailed research to prepare a customized presentation that meets your needs. He does what you need him to do: he addresses your issues, goals and opportunities, in the framework of his expertise as a global trends, innovation and change expert. In doing so, he comes up with some wonderfully customized, serious or quirky title presentations for your keynote that will be sure to engage your audience right off the bat. .

    Client comments

    "I knew from the moment you used a ketchup bottle to effectively illustrate how change impacts all of us that your presentation would be anything but typical. You were spectacular! ..... Feedback on you and your presentation were phenomenally positive. Our attendees were particuarly impressed with how you demonstrated ways in which they could immediately apply what they had learned. "
    American Payroll Association

    "Everyone thought that you completely underscored the importance of creativity and innovation with a presentation full of energy and compelling information. " CBS/Infinity Broadcasting

    "Most of the crowd and management agreed that you were the best keynote speaker we've had in the last few years." National Rural Telephone Association / National Rural Electrical Cooperative Association

    "Your presentation was up-to-the-minute timely, possible only because of your ability to work with conference organizers in advance to determine our needs. This is a rare gift among keynote speakers, and greatly appreciated! " International Newspaper Marketing Association

    "Energetic, refreshing, meaningful ... you definitively set the stage for the next day. " Roche Diagnostics .
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    • Game Changers: The 7 Big Trends That Will Rock Your World
    • What Do Innovative Companies Do? How to Unlock Your Potential in the High Velocity Economy
    • What Comes Next? Leadership Insight for the High-Velocity Economy
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