Consulting


Whether you are an experienced innovator looking to build innovation momentum in your organization, or a group seeking to build an innovation platform for the first time, Sarah's proprietary approach delivers frameworks that blend the signature strengths of your culture with dynamic approaches for creating new revenue streams and new ways of doing business. 

Sarah's work builds upon Thomas Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation™ and his Four Phases of True Collaboration™.  Sarah also leads 5-hour Midnight Lunch sessions which jump start collaboration at any stage of an innovation endeavor.  Sarah offers short- and long-term approaches to help you transform your organization into an innovation-driven enterprise.

Variations of the following process are engaged in Sarah's consulting work:

Phase 1: Assess & Aspire

    • Assess current innovation capabilities and their role in delivering strategic goals
    • Identify individual, team, and cultural strengths as well as opportunity areas 
    • Define the role of innovation within the enterprise

Phase 2: Align

    • Identify innovation champions to drive short- and long-term momentum
    • Apply our proprietary Innovation Blueprint(tm) process to identify new revenue streams and growth platforms
    • Develop an innovation roadmap that links needs, trends and data germain to your competitive domains

Phase 3: Activate

    • Identify multiple growth platforms and frame out a business case for each growth platform
    • Identify innovation champions to spearhead project initiatives and secure resources 
    • Design project teams in smart layers to accelerate action and deliver results

      Call Sarah at (708) 445-9335 to explore the benefits you'll enjoy by engaging her experienced team of consultants to work with your organization. 


 

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Check out reviews of Midnight Lunch from these respected bloggers:

Kaihan Krippendorff of Fast Company

Verne Harnish of Fortune.com

Jack Covert of 800CEOread

Julie Anixter, co-founder of the Innovation Excellence comm'y

The Brightidea innovation community

Forbes blogger John Nosta

Culture scout Patricia Martin

 

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.