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Peter Sheahan

Entrepreneur & CEO Inspiring innovative business Thinking

As founder and CEO of ChangeLabs™, a global consultancy delivering large-scale behavioral change projects for clients such as Apple and IBM, Peter Sheahan has worked with some of the world’s leading brands in the area of innovation and change. With operations in 3 countries and 9 cities, Peter knows first-hand the pressures of growing and leading a business in the rapidly changing world.

New York, New York, USA


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.

FL!P: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity, and Change into Competitive Advantage
Based on the research for international bestseller FL!P, this presentation will challenge assumptions about your industry and ‘business as usual’, revealing how the world’s most effective organizations and individuals distinguish themselves from the competition instead of running with the pack.

Talent Revolution
Peter draws on his experience as a former General Manager of a $10 million hotel business to becoming the CEO of a global company with staff in 9 cities across three countries. There is no question that the demands of the talent market are changing, and in order to stay ahead of the curve and innovate, leaders must build a powerful employment brand while cultivating the kind of interdisciplinary thought that allows for the flexibility required in today’s small-world economy.

Moving the Market: Accelerate your impact by influencing how and why buyers make decisions
Peter draws on case studies from more than 20 industries to streamline the thought process around creating a compelling offer that establishes credibility in the mind of the buyer, builds opportunities for leverage and best serves the needs of your market.

Making Money in the Cracks: Counter- Intuitive Strategies for Finding and Exploiting New Market Opportunities
Peter will help you to identify areas of untapped potential within your organization, develop the unique thought processes needed to profit from them and how to catalyze key individuals to make it a reality – unpacking dozens of strategies for finding new sources of competitive advantage and making money in tough economic times.


  • "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
  • "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
  • “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

Summary Profile

Inspiring Innovation and Behavior Change

As the founder and CEO of ChangeLabs(tm), Peter Sheahan is known internationally for inspiring innovative business thinking and creating lasting behavior change. He has established himself as a highly successful entrepreneur with his international thought leadership practice and as the CEO of ChangeLabs(tm), a global consultancy building and delivering large-scale behavioral change projects for clients such as Apple and IBM. Peter has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Google, News Corporation, Harley Davidson and GlaxoSmithKline.

In July 2012, Sheahan was inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame, receiving the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) lifetime achievement award for speaking excellence.

Peter has delivered more than 2000 presentations to over 300,000 people in 15 different countries. In 2006, Peter was voted the National Speakers Association’s Keynote Speaker of the Year and has since been named one of the 25 Hottest New Speakers in America, and one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the industry.

He is the author of six books, including international bestsellers Fl!p and Generation Y. As a global thought leader, Peter’s insights into business trends and the changing needs of customers and staff have made him a regular presenter on Fox Business, with appearances on ABC and BBC as well. In 2008 Peter was a featured expert in a five-part global series on Innovation on CNBC, and he has been written up in the Washington Post and Fast Company magazine. His newest book Making It Happen unpacks his insights on the execution of ideas through focused business growth, understanding buying behavior and compelling market positioning.

– Entrepreneur and CEO in the trenches, with operations in 9 cities and 3 countries
– Internationally recognized thought leader
– Author of 6 books, including international bestsellers FL!P and Generation Y
– Named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers by National Speakers Association
– Recipient of the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame(r) lifetime award for speaking excellence.
– 2,000 presentations to over 300,000 people in 15 different countries


ChangeLabs(tm) partners with leading brands to create innovative change programs that transform communities, build brand equity and create sustainable competitive advantage. Through partnerships with leading companies such as Apple and IBM, ChangeLabs(tm) has created and executed on some of the largest change initiatives on earth. These include; the multi-award winning StartSmart program which has taught invaluable financial literacy skills to over a million young people since its inception; the groundbreaking BeyondChalk program which has transformed the way more than 50,000 teachers use technology in the classroom, helping to create thousands of 21st century learning environments; and The Productivity Project which has unleashed the power of collaborative technology to create new market value in hundreds of the world leading companies.

All ChangeLabs(tm) projects benefit both the brands that support them and the communities which those brands serve. In short, ChangeLabs(tm) changes the world in partnership with visionary brands, in a way that drives better business results.


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