Robert is a business leader with a passion for innovation that he projects into businesses. He has achieved significant global growth by developing clear business strategies and ensuring the focus remains on delivering the mile-stone goals year on year. As a thought leader in innovation, his strategies focus on creating the cultures and systems that generate a competitive advantage that cannot be imitated or copied.
Nic Hunt, Senior Director of Marketing & Business Development
We hired Robert to conduct a 2-part innovation workshop at our annual company event. He was exceptionally knowledgeable about the topic and did a great job of keeping attendees engaged. I left the workshop with lots of notes and valuable ideation techniques that I plan to use with my team as we begin planning for 2014.
Amanda Kiely, Senior Marketing Manager
We have been organizing Innovation workshops with Robert for over 4 years, always with very good success. Excellent speaker and with strong operational experience. Robert transfers his strategic vision with passion and charisma.
Davide Dardanello, Deputy HR Director
Robert is a true thought leader in the field of innovation. He brings extensive experience managing teams and building environments that foster innovation. He is always methodical and extremely well organized. Robert has helped many companies reshape their approach by making innovation a part of their core efforts.
Samuel Cabral, Software Engineer
“We hired Robert to conduct a 2-part innovation workshop at our annual company event. He was exceptionally knowledgeable about the topic and did a great job of keeping attendees engaged. I left the workshop with lots of notes and valuable ideation techniques that I plan to use with my team as we begin planning for 2014.”
Amanda Kiely, Strategic Marketing & Communications Professional
With Digital Technology Expertiser
“We have been organizing Innovation workshops with Robert for over 4 years, always with very good success. Excellent speaker and with strong operational experience. Robert transfers his strategic vision with passion and charisma.”
Davide Dardanello, Director, Specialist Programs,
Training Management and Administration
“Your participation as one of our Featured Speakers at our 24th Indian Wells Valley Economic Outlook Conference held on February 10, 2011 was highly received by our Chamber members, the City of Ridgecrest Council and City staff, and the community members that attended. Your presentation on “Innovate to Thrive” was timely, upbeat, and gave the audience a necessary awareness of how they can apply your “Robert’s Rules of Innovation” as a strategy to develop an innovative business culture to meet their individual business goals in providing products and services to the Ridgecrest, China Lake and surrounding communities.
I strongly recommend “Innovate to Thrive” to all Chamber of Commerce’s of both small and large cities. Both small and large business members of a Chamber will take away pertinent ideas to help them innovate through local and global economic changes that are occurring and will continue to occur in the short and long terms.”
Jay Chun, President of the Board of Directors,
Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce
“Robert Brands was a speaker for our global conference general session and led a separate workshop for our team leaders. We were very pleased with the results. His General Session presentation detailed the competitive need and urgency to innovate. He inspired our team to think big and innovatively. The workshop was very positive with great energy – it defined innovation and included concrete exercises that resulted in new ideas, collaboration and innovative thought. He helped break down barriers to stimulate ideas for new relevant products. Even the skeptics were swayed into enthusiasm.”
Stanton Green, Director, CEO
“Robert’s message was timely, inspiring and right on target. Our industry faces unprecedented competition and increased pressure to generate profits. “Robert’s Rules of Innovation” will provide valuable direction. Although only a few days have passed since Robert’s message was heard, I’ve already received comments from members about ideas for new products. PFA members had good things to say about Robert’s presentation, including, “Where did you find such a great speaker?” I thank Robert for making our trade association management team look very good. I especially appreciate the time spent to learn about our industry and the way Robert fine tuned his message for the members of our trade association.”
Robert J. Luedeka, Executive Director
Polyurethane Foam Association
“As a keynote speaker, Robert delivered an amazing performance that both engaged and encouraged the audience to take action to use his ‘Rules of Innovation’ to create long-term, sustainable competitive advantages for their employers and clients. He flawlessly handled every question and took the time even after his presentation to further elucidate his ideas and concepts. Robert is truly committed to learning and applying innovation principles to today’s business world to ensure success in the future. I highly recommend Robert and we would be delighted to have him speak at our next Innovation Summit.”
Jameel Lalji, President Queen’s MBA
First Annual Innovation Conference Queen’s School of Business
“Robert’s presentation to my BIG Breakfast group scores a 10 out of 10. This group of entrepreneurs is tough to impress but he sure did. The collective attention span of this group is normally about 1 minute. He kept them engaged for the full hour. I think the difference is that he has walked in their shoes. They love learning from someone with a record of proven business results. Very very happy. Thank you again”
Chris Roehm, Focus Planning GroupProfessional
BIG Breakfast Series
“Robert was a presenter at the recent Open Innovation Conference which took place in Orlando. Prior to the event, He was instrumental in the development of the overall conference content which touted as outstanding by most of it’s 100+ executive attendees. Robert played a crucial role in presenting at the event when one of our original presenters fell very ill and could not attend at the last minute. In addition to being tremendous well prepared, professional and supportive in coming to plate with almost no notice, Robert delivered content that was timely and of high value to the entire delegation. His presentation received excellent feedback and I would recommend him as a presenter and as business partner to anyone who asked…”
Melissa Morrissey, Conference Director
Open Innovation Summit
World Research Group
“Robert Brands was a leading speaker on Innovation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the South Florida Manufacturers Association. Robert’s knowledge and ideas were well received by the membership. In uncertain times Innovation is the key to a company’s success! Thank you Robert!”
June Wolfe, SFMA President
- Very interesting and useful. Clear, easy to understand with lots of examples and real references. Fantastic, on the top
- Gave me a whole new perspective on innovation.
- Very interesting technics and tools which directly can be used. Very pragmatic for all type of functions, from HR up to Production and Sales & MKT
- Very good exchange about the 10 types of innovation as well about the 10 Robert´s rules of innovation
- Excellent learning tool to distinguish between product and general innovation within the business.
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