Gaia Grant Speaker

Gaia Grant

Bestselling international author, director of Tirian International Consultancy and recognised thought leader

Gaia Grant: Biography highlights

Gaia Grant (PhD) is the creator of the unique ‘Innovator’s Profile’, a researcher on innovation with the University of Sydney Business School, a director of Tirian Consulting, and author of a number of books including: The Innovation Race: How to change a culture to change the game, along with international bestseller ‘Who Killed Creativity?… And How Can We Get it Back?

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Gaia Grant’s background

Gaia is a lecturer on sustainable innovation culture in international business and a doctoral (PhD) researcher at the University of Sydney Business School.

She also has an MSc in Creative Leadership from the University of New York, along with a Grad Dip Change Leadership, BD (Hons) and BA Dip Ed.

Gaia researches how to create a culture that supports sustainable innovation and draws on data she’s collected from multiple survey responses and interviews with global leaders. This has also included a one-year long intensive organisation immersion to share breakthrough insights on innovation leadership and innovation culture.

Dr. Grant has been appointed by The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the peak Australian Superannuation Association Fund to research & report back on the importance of creating cultures in organization that promote accountability & integrity in innovative ways following the outcomes of the Haynes Royal Commission.

She has helped to design sustainable solutions for emerging countries program for Nestle headquarters in Switzerland and she has also worked with Duke Executive Education to help design and run a social responsibility program for Google headquarters in the US.

Gaia’s corporate clients have included: Google (US), JP Morgan (Asia Pacific), Visa (US), Salesforce (Asia Pacific), Boeing (& Partner airlines), Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (Canada), Citibank (Asia Pacific), AMP Bank (Australia), Baker & McKenzie (Asia Pacific), Colgate Palmolive (Innovation Lab America), Deutsche Bank (Asia Pacific) & many other MNCs who can all attest to her insightful approach.

She contributes regularly to a number of major magazines and newspapers and she has also been featured in a number of international media including BBC and ABC TV along with commercial TV, Reuters, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and the Wall St Journal. She has also co-authored over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs in total, which is used by Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Dr. Grant is a recognized thought leader and a highly skilled presenter, facilitator and consultant who has developed a wide range of strategies and tools that can be used to find solutions to the most difficult challenges.

Along with her corporate client work, Gaia has also researched, designed and delivered long-term innovation culture solutions for a number of not-for-profit organisations, including directing a one-year project working on innovation solutions for an Australian government project that supports impoverished farmers with improving agriculture techniques in Indonesia, coordinating strategies for refugee organisations to overcome challenges internationally and producing a health curriculum for more than 25 million teachers and students in India.



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Gaia Grant   The Creative Optimist
Gaia Grant The Creative Optimist
Podcast S4E79: Gaia Grant - the profile of highly effective innovators
Podcast S4E79: Gaia Grant - the profile of highly effective innovators
Gaia Grant, Tirian International : Speaking at Hargraves' innovation2018
Gaia Grant, Tirian International : Speaking at Hargraves' innovation2018
AIM (Australian Institute of Management) Queensland Australia

Superbly presented, scoring a very high evaluation feedback of 6.8 out of 7. Gaia is a knowledgeable and entertaining trainer who presented an excellent session for us, really well facilitated and introduced. Really enjoyed it and liked the creative presentation through the game.'

State University of New York (Buffalo)

'I was delighted with the workshop Who Killed Creativity? which has both quality and depth. The combination of your depth of knowledge, presentation skills, and the delightful game made the experience safe, enlightening, and most important, change-enabling. The experience is both easy and fun. We know that experiential learning has the most likely chance of changing behaviour over the long term, and the extended value is in the likelihood of the experience 'sticking'. Business, education, and government need to engage the new learnings you offer through your program.'

Jon Michael Fox
International Center for Studies in Creativity
SALESFORCE (feature keynote for four city international roadshow)

'Gaia's presentation provided our clients with great tools to help them become a marketing success.'

Optus Sydney (Gaia Grant opening Keynote talk live streamed throughout Aust and simultaneously presented with Andrew Grant at Singtel in Singapore)

'Your contribution in so many ways turned the Optus Learning Fiesta into a smooth event with very interested participants and a great atmosphere for discussion & collaboration.'

AMP Bank

'You did an amazing job to help us translate big ideas into execution, and bridge together the different capabilities of our group'.

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