Keynote Speeches and Programs

An award-winning speaker and author, Sarah inspires audiences worldwide with her unique combination of substantive content and passionate delivery.  Clients consistently rate Sarah's programs at the highest levels for engagement and takeaway value. Custom innovation keynotes are available in formats ranging from 30 to 90 minutes. She also offers workshops ranging from half-day to multi-day events.

Sarah specializes in innovation capability-building for teams and organizations. Her programs combine business insights drawn from her research on Thomas Edison as well as her deep experience launching new brands as a Global 500 executive. Sarah brings innovation to life through her translation of Edison's own extraordinary processes.  She also draws upon trends and global business headlines to give every program deep context and relevance.

Sarah's depth of knowledge about innovation and collaboration make her an ideal choice for audiences with either technical or non-technical backgrounds. Your audience will be inspired to innovate!

Some of Sarah’s most popular programs include:
Innovate Like Edison: How To Build Competitive Advantage In The Age Of Disruption

Innovate Like Edison: From Imagination to Innovation Through Human-Centered Design

Midnight Lunch: Unleashing the Innovation Power of Collaboration

Midnight Lunch: 4 Ways To Design Winning Collaboration Teams

Reskilling Your Workforce for Innovation Success in the Digital Age

A Day In Edison’s Laboratory: Exploring the Five Competencies of Innovation

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Build Competitive Advantage Through Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation™

I work with organizations that want to bring innovation to their center of their business practices so they can drive growth and create relevance. Drawing upon the timeless innovation methods that propelled Edison's success, I offer innovation training programs, workshops, keynote speeches, and live collaboration experiences that:

  • Inspire you to think like an innovator
  • Create a common language for innovation
  • Identify growth platforms for profitable new products and services
  • Create true collaboration
  • Develop creative problem-solving skills

What processes for innovation do you have in place? Contact me to learn how you can begin to Innovate Like Edison starting now.