- She will help you/your company capture the dynamite of innovation
- She is a INNOVENTREPRENEUR. A creator. An opportunity finder. A problem solver.
You know that THING that frustrates you?
The process that takes too long and costs your business money. A sales team that is doing the same old thing and, unfortunately, getting the same mediocre results. A market full of competition that’s moving so fast you’re struggling to keep up let alone get ahead.
From that frustration stems the most amazing opportunities. That’s where I come in.
My name is Julie Holmes, and I’m an INNOVENTREPRENEUR. A creator. An opportunity finder. A problem solver.
My favorite question is “What if?” What if you could transform that frustration into time savings and money making? It might sound crazy, but that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for organizations over the last 25 years.
From million-dollar software solutions to higher levels of customer engagement; if there is a frustration you are dealing with – there is an innovative solution to be found. For example:
•While some companies spent millions on Sarbanes Oxley software development, we solved the problem for 1000s of clients without a single new line of code
•When I was frustrated that something I needed didn’t exist, I invented it. A new product that went from prototype to delivered product in 90 days and is now used in over 25 countries worldwide
•In the wake of a quality candidate crisis, some organizations scramble to find resumes. One global powerhouse brought me in to identify and implement leadership innovations that developed their existing talent – thereby retaining valuable people in the business and attracting top quality candidates
It’s no wonder that innovation is the #1 concern for CEOs but how do you make it happen without the trauma, the expense, and the delays?
The answer is INNOVATION FOR THE REST OF US. Every organization, including yours, has an army of innovators that are just waiting to be unleashed. There is a horde of people waiting to become profitable problem solvers and opportunity spotters. All they need now are the skills and vision to deliver.
And the innovations they identify don’t have to be big. Let’s face it, radical innovation is … well, radical. It takes lots of time, lots of money, and sometimes a loss of customers but, it’s necessary to compete. But, what if you could keep your waiting customers happy with micro innovations? What if you could drive higher levels of engagement with incremental change? What if you could eradicate your frustrations while delivering a new little idea that boosts the bottom line? Those are innovations that can deliver dynamite results without all the collateral damage.
You can capture the dynamite of innovation when I deliver keynotes and programs from the stage like INNOVATION EXPOSED, LITTLE BIG BANGS and NOW THAT’S A BRIGHT IDEA at conferences around the world. Or maybe you would prefer me to work with your team empowering them to innovate or facilitating Little Big Bang-a-thon innovation days.
So, what if you hired me for your event or to work with your teams? What if your next great idea or improvement is just waiting to be discovered? There’s only one way to find out!
The Mindset & Motivation to Spot Opportunities, Take Initiative & Embrace Change
“It’s not my problem.”
“It’s not my job.”
“I wouldn’t know where to start.”
Imagine inventors saying these kinds of phrases. What if those inventors STOPPED thinking, creating and solving? Terrifying, right?! But this is exactly what’s happening in YOUR teams, organization and maybe even in your own mind every single day.
The Six Strategies Companies Use to Get Ahead and Stay that Way
Your competition is moving FAST. And you have new competitors entering the market all the time. In fact, your customers have more choices every single day. So what are you doing to keep up, stand out and get ahead?
How Great Leaders Can Innovate with (Almost) No Effort
Have you lost an employee that was really valuable to your business (and to you)? What if you could have prevented that by thinking outside the box? What if you could become the leader that everyone wants to work for because you think differently, connect better and inspire them?
How Great Sales Pros Can Use Innovation to Sell More and Sell Smarter
From prospecting to qualifying, contracting to closing – all eyes are on you to deliver the revenue. But how much money are you leaving on the table by doing the same things you’ve always done? It’s time to get creative and apply the principles of innovation to sales.
Increase Customer Retention, Lower Support Costs, Innovate Your Service
How many of your customers are considering switching to your competition right now?
You know it’s expensive to replace a lost customer and that it damages your team’s moral every time it happens. Empower your people to become creative service superstars.
We’ve gone remote and the need for video communication has never been higher. From calming our clients with web meetings to creating partnerships through video voicemail, your face – and the trust it builds – can be your most valuable asset. But it’s easy to be camera shy even when we know it’s important.
Should you always be on video? What about the background? Is your audio ok? Knowing the answers to questions like these (and many more) will give you the skills and confidence to show up and shout, “lights, camera, action!” You’ll leave this session with immediate tips, best practices and some useful tools so that you can Tech to Connect with Video.
Join Julie Holmes (tech and innovation expert, inventor, virtual/live speaker) as she shares with you how to effectively use video technology to build relationships. Calling on her 25-year technology background and master’s in Communication, Julie will share not only why video matters, but how you can use it to help your clients and organization get connected and stay that way.
Faster than we thought possible, everything you’d planned and forecasted has gone out the window. Cancellations, postponements, new policies and dose of panic are leaving your organization reeling and overwhelmed. Business as usual isn’t an option so it’s time to get creative. With a focus on quick wins and immediate impact, you can use tried and tested innovation strategies to go from reactive to proactive.
This crisis innovation program will walk through the 5-step “NOW-NOW-NEW-NEW” process. You’ll analyze and rethink your organization, assets, relationships, and opportunities. By the end of this session, you’ll have a list of clever ideas, next steps and new hope as well as a valuable set of resources to use during these challenging times and in your much brighter future.
Julie Holmes, inventor and innovation expert, will be your guide. She’s spent decades helping organizations regroup and pivot in good times and bad. With straight talk and clear strategies, she specializes in rethinking and revitalizing products, services and organizations.