ANDREW GRANT is the CEO of Tirian international consultancy and co-author of the breakthrough new book Who Killed Creativity?… And How Can We Get It Back? In his roles as a facilitator and keynote speaker, Andrew has been engaged by market innovation leaders to help create a culture of innovation including: Nestle – facilitating a workshop on sustainable solutions for emerging markets at HQ in Switzerland; Four Seasons Hotels – preparing the exec team and all GMs to embrace the potential future of the hospitality industry in Canada; Disney – creating compelling ideas to use for marketing in Asia; Mercedes Benz with innovative brand positioning in China; and a number of large financial institutions around the world – assisting them with dealing with changes to the regulations etc. Andrew has authored over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs that are used by Fortune 500 companies and are sold under license worldwide. He has been a key speaker at some of the world’s largest events, including: the YPO/WPO Global Edge CEO Conference (Australia), The World Innovation Conference (France), HR Summit and Contingent Workforce Summit & WorkTech (Singapore), & the Leadership Bootcamp (Middle East – with Stephen Covey). He has also featured in a number of international media including: Harvard Business Review, BBC, Reuters and ABC TV, Fast Company and the Wall St Journal. Andrew’s significant success comes from the fact that he is not only able to talk intelligently and engagingly about the important elements of creative thinking and innovation, but it is easy to see it in everything he does.
Originally from Sydney, Andrew has lived and worked in a wide range of cultures. As a result he brings a wealth of cross cultural knowledge and experience to his facilitation and keynote speaking engagements.
Andrew can team up with his partner Gaia Grant for a dynamic husband and wife team combination. Gaia is a co-founder and Director of Tirian, the co-author of Who Killed Creativity? and a number of other books and resources. Gaia has completed an MSc in Creativity & Innovation and is now working towards a PhD in the area, and she is a guest lecturer at Sydney University in International Business and Innovation. Both Andrew and Gaia have additional degrees in a number of areas including education.
Outside of their corporate work, Andrew & Gaia have also worked on breakthrough pro bono education projects across Asia, India and Latin America including designing an educational health curriculum that has reached over 25 million people worldwide. They have lectured in education as part of a development program at the Central Philippines University.
KEYNOTE: See the latest showreel and keynote talks showing Andrew in Action: Includes, Harvard Business Review TV, Intercon Hotels Group (IHG) Financial Controllers: The new branding paradigm. Worktech Unwired: speaking to designers on how stress strangles creative thinking. IBM Leaders: Creativity from the classroom to the boardroom. AMP on Disruptive Innovation… plus more
Tremendous program. You brought learning to life.
- Regional CEO & President AT&T
Transferred to the workplace, the skills discussed will improve the speed in which our teams get started and increase the quality of their results
- International Director, Training & Development Newmont Mining.
You opened up important sources of talent and energy. Your input still has an impact on how we solve problems.
- Regional Manager, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
Extremely well received, thoroughly enjoyable, very professionally put together...with some great takeaways.
- Vice President, CITIGROUP
I was extremely impressed with how everyone responded.
- National Sales Manager, Glaxosmithkline