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Peter Sheahan

Leader on Innovation & Behavior Change

Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.

New York, New York, USA


Matter: Create more value, move beyond the competition, and become the obvious choice! How do you become the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of your customers, employees, and community? The answer is value. You either create more value than your competitors or you don’t. The more important question is how? If you want to turn challenge into opportunity, and change into competitive advantage then join Peter for an inspiring, evidence-based approach to creating more value in your market place.

FL!P: Proven Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity, and Change into Competitive Advantage
The fact that the world is changing is not new to anyone. The more important question is; what do we need to do in the face of this change? With deep experience accelerating transformation in some of the world’s most innovative companies, and as founder and CEO of Karrikins Group a growth-focused consulting firm with operations in more than 20 cities around the world, Peter knows first-hand how to take disruption, and turn it to our advantage?

In this case-study rich session, Peter will explore best-practices from multiple industries that have experience transformative change, and unpack the key insights from those who profited from the change compared to those that became victims to it.

Talent (R)evolution
Are your leaders getting the most from their people? Are you attracting and retaining the best possible talent? In Talent Revolution, best-selling author, and architect of dozens of powerful human capital strategies for organizations around the world, Peter Sheahan’s case-study rich session will help you understand the changing expectations of talent so you can transform organization into a magnet for smart and engaged people. Explore the changing nature of leadership and outline new models for developing capability in your organization, and driving the alignment of people and strategy. In today’s hyper competitive world, talent is your competitive advantage. This session will put you on the cutting-edge of this critical strategic issue.

Moving the Market: Accelerate your impact by influencing how and why buyers make decisions
Ensure that your sales process is sophisticated enough for today’s buyer by capitalizing on the science behind the way people think, act and buy.    Learn how the world’s most profitable companies avoid competing on price, and how you can too.

Making It Happen: Unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit and turning your good ideas into great results
There is no shortage of ideas in the world. There is a shortage of people with the ability to transform those ideas into reality. Combining the need for imagination and action, ‘Making it Happen’ will go deep into the secrets of positioning ideas, products and services in a way that makes people not only pay attention, but to part with their time, money and energy.  There is no point having a new idea, developing your new strategy or embarking on a journey of transformation if your people can’t make it happen in the real world.


CPAE | Lifetime Achievement Award for Speaking Excellence
Inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame

Smart Company Magazine | Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30
Thought Leaders International | Thought Leader of the Year

  • Peter Sheahan could light a small town with energy, enthusiasm and insight. He combines deep practical knowledge with unending passion for both his subject matter and his audience. In my 10+ years of speaking with executive-level audiences, I find Peter to be unsurpassed in his ability to engage senior executives. Peter can draw out of your people answers to questions they did not know they had. That, and even more powerfully, he will have them question the very answers they come up with in a way that reveals an even deeper level of insight and understanding. Whether he is presenting or facilitating, Peter is clearly world class educator.

    - Managing Director, - Corporate Executive Board
  • Peter Sheahan’s presentation is packed full of energy, enthusiasm, and insight. He combines deep practical knowledge with unending passion for both his subject matter and his audience. In my 10+ years of speaking with executive-level audiences, I find Peter to be unsurpassed in his ability to engage senior executives. And his topic is one no organization can afford to ignore.

    - Managing Director, Corporate Leadership Council
  • Peter Sheahan has empowered many of us at News Corporation to do more with less faster. His presentation and unique style are both engaging and inspiring – he has made a significant impact on many of our business leaders.

    - EVP Human Resources, News Corporation
  • Thank you for your though provoking presentation at Google’s HQ in Mountain View in December. You bring terrific energy to the Gen Y topic. A number of Google staffers reached out to say how much they enjoyed your thought/discussion provoking presentation.

    - Engineering and Operations Staffing Manager, Google
  • I cannot thank you enough for your outstanding presentation. Presenting to an audience of leading CEO's is always a challenge. But once again you exceeded their and my expectations. Your incredible global insights and thought provoking presentation engaged all in attendance. You related to each and every person in that room and all walked away with a "pearl". Always a pleasure working with you.

    - Managing Director, CEO Circle

Summary Profile

Peter has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. He is the author of various books, including Flip, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and Matter.

Peter has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to over 500,000 people in 20 different countries, and he has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association, and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.

As a global thought leader, Peter has watched in frustration as companies failed to invest in solutions to problems that affect their future – problems such as health, education and skills shortages. Karrikins Group grew out of his desire to answer these challenges by offering practical, workable solutions that also drive business results and sustainable competitive advantage for the brands that create them.

The primary focus of Peters work as the Group CEO of Karrikins Group is to identify current trends and marketplace changes impacting our client industries today, and then create the thinking and innovative programs to exploit them.