Founder and group CEO of Karrikins Group
Peter Sheahan: Biography highlights
Peter is known internationally as a top-rated keynote speaker, innovative business thinker and thought leader. With staff in more than 23 cities across seven countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.
After decades of standing in the fire with leaders of high-performing organizations, Peter has come to believe that an organization will only go commercially where its leaders first go personally. He has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo and Cardinal Health.
He has published seven books, built three global companies and delivered more than 2,500 presentations in 40+ countries. Peter has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.
Today, Peter and his team at Karrikins Group are focused exclusively on inspiring leaders to do the hard work required to accelerate growth and transformation.
Watch Peter in action
Thank you so much for a great session - all the reactions were 'awesome, amazing, and inspirational'. The only thing we'd do differently next time would be to book you further in advance so we have you present on the first day of our event - you set a great tone and really energize and inspire. Brilliant. We will have you working with BP again soon.'
'First off, thank YOU for rocking our group in Pebble. They LOVED YOU! You are awesome-personally, a delight and a gentleman, and professionally, the real deal. Your content, delivery, and engaging manner was just what the doctor ordered.'
Memorial Blood Centers
'I have been a senior hospital, health system and healthcare industry exec for three decades. Every once in a while I come across an author or speaker who seems to provide transferable business concepts that are fresh and applicable to my role as a leader. Mr. Sheahan's writings fit that description. I have used his concepts in my organization and I highly recommend him. I have been distributing his book to my friends. His presentation received very positive reviews. His personal energy, content and thought provoking style were all very attractive. I highly recommend Peter Sheahan. I am impressed with his grasp of key business issues and the freshness of his thinking on embracing change.'
'Peter, I cannot thank you enough for your outstanding presentation. Presenting to an audience of leading CEO's is always a challenge. But once again you exceeded their and my expectations. Your incredible global insights and thought provoking presentation engaged all in attendance. You related to each and every person in that room and all walked away with a 'pearl'. Always a pleasure working with you and look forward to a long association with you and Karrikins Group.'
'Thank you for your thought provoking presentation at Google's HQ in Mountain View in December. You bring terrific energy to the Gen Y topic. A number of Google staffers reached out to say how much they enjoyed your thought/discussion provoking presentation. The College team in particular will surely find real world applications for the Gen Y data you provided. You gave us great insight into the minds of literally hundreds of potential Googlers. For us to better understand how to motivate and develop that talent will certainly be key to our continued success.'
Women's Vision Foundation
'You know I'm a tough audience and not easily impressed. Peter was wonderful. He ranks as one of my favorite Success Forum speakers of all time. His remarks were brilliant, relevant and timely. He invested himself in the day and wove content from the day's programming and other speakers into his keynote. We all had fun and learned a lot.'
Peter's speaking topics
Create more value, move beyond the competition and become the obvious choice!
As the pace of commoditization accelerates and the emergence of technological disruption threatens our existing business models, we must find ways to remain relevant and differentiated in the hearts and minds of our customers!
This inspiring, case-study rich session will show you how to find opportunity in disruption to reverse the downward spiral of commoditization and matter more to your customers than your competition.
Proven strategies for turning challenge into opportunity, and change into competitive advantage!
The fact that the world is changing is not new to anyone. The more important question is, what do we need to do in the face of change? Whether you are dealing with disruptive technology, shifts in customer expectations, or changes in regulation, as a leader you must apply an innovative approach to effectively navigate disruptive forces.
With deep experience accelerating transformation in some of the world’s most innovative companies, Peter knows first-hand how to take disruption and turn it into competitive advantage.
Peter will explore best-practices from multiple industries that have experienced transformative change, and unpack the key insights from those who profited from the change compared to those that became victims to it.
Building organizations and teams capable of sustaining growth through a culture of innovation, courageous leadership, and aligned individuals!
As the cliché suggests, you are either growing or you are dying. But in today’s marketplace, it’s no longer about growing or not. It is about growing faster today than we did yesterday and doing so in spite of the larger base we now operate.