Peter Sheahan

Innovative Business Thinking & Global Behavior Change Expert

After decades of standing in the fire with leaders of high-performing  organizations, Peter Sheahan has come to believe that an organization will only  go commercially where its leaders first go personally.


Having grown his own companies by accelerating the growth and transformation  for clients that include: Apple; Chick-fil-A; DeBeers; and AT&T — Peter will  provoke you to get bigger, by getting better! When leaders are true to their  purpose, they gravitate towards doing work that matters and solving higher order problems. The journey to get there requires that they have the courage to  tell themselves the truth, take intelligent risks, and assume ownership for  driving the alignment necessary to build an organization which behaves in ways  worthy of its leadership position.


In being true to his own ambitions and relentless pursuit of growth, Peter has  published seven books, built three global companies and delivered more than  2,500 presentations in 40+ countries. Today he and his team are focused exclusively on inspiring leaders to do the hard work required to accelerate growth and transformation.

In unrelated news… though living in the USA, Peter is a passionate and proud Aussie.


Turn Challenge Into Opportunity And Change Into Competitive Advantage

As we continue to navigate supply chain constraints, talent and labor shortages,  and the onslaught of technological disruption, now, more than ever, we need to build resilient leaders, agile organizations, and high performing teams – no  matter the uncertainty.


In this hard-hitting and highly directive keynote, your leaders will learn to:


  1. Increase agility by telling themselves the truth and take ownership in the  new reality. There is no going back and there will be no more certainty.
    2. Differentiate between temporary and permanent change and respond  accordingly. 
  2. Turn a burning platform into a burning ambition that inspires people to  continue to give their discretionary effort. 
  3. Accelerate change without burning their teams out by eliminating friction and increasing alignment. 
  4. Embrace progress over perfection to avoid paralysis as they do their best to  manage ambiguity.
Accelerating Growth Through Transformation

To meet growth expectations, we must transform ourselves and our teams at a  faster rate than the external environment is changing or else we risk a slow  decline into irrelevancy. Given change isn’t slowing down, this is harder to do  today than ever before. The path forward is to build organizations and teams  capable of risk-taking, letting go of past successes in pursuit of a new, more  vibrant future, and successfully navigating the business from one competitive  advantage to the next.


In this engaging, case-study rich session, we will unlock the keys to accelerated  transformation and growth by helping your leaders understand that:


  1. Increasing agility is not about force or more communication, but about  compressing the time between awareness of change and acceptance of  change. 
  2. Creating a burning ambition over a burning platform is the key to sustained  investment of their teams’ discretionary effort. 
  3. Successful transformation is not a byp roduct of ambition and strategy, but  of alignment. Leaders must change first because as goes their behavior so  goes the rest of the organization. 
  4. Culture is a science, not an art and that they must intentionally pull the  levers that create a growth-enabled culture defined by innovation,  excellence, and accountability. 
  5. They must create the psychological safety that encourages risk-taking and  helps their teams embrace progress over perfection.
Winning On Value Not Price

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, move beyond the  competition, and become the obvious choice for your customers.

This journey will require that you: 

  1. Move from a mindset of value extraction to one of value creation.
    2. Learn at the edge of disruption and embrace the opportunities for  differentiation that exist there. 
  2. Frontrun your customers by beating them to the future in the Five Critical  Dimensions that they value most during times of rapid change.
    4. Elevate your reputation by competing on expertise and positioning yourself as a trusted adviser for your clients. 
  3. Act in a way worthy of your desired leadership position rather than race  your competitors to the bottom.
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