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Dominic Thurbon

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After Dinner - Business - CEO/Chairman - Change Management - Communications - Demographic Trends - Education - Entrepreneurs - Excellence - Forecasting - Future - Generation X - Generational Change - Global Trends - Goal Setting - Health - IT - Innovation - Inspiration - Inspirational - Keynote Speakers - Leadership - Social Trends - Strategy - Teamwork - Trends - Y & Z

CEO & Founder ChangeLabs

Dominic Thurbon is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of international behaviour change organisation ChangeLabs, a world top-10 speaker, and for some years was Head of Research for global generational trends and business strategy consultancy Peter Sheahan Pty Ltd.

Dominic speaks on subjects such as generation change and new business strategy internationally at business conferences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He works with partner organisations to address important social issues in areas such as health, education and skills shortages. Dominic is currently focusing on projects to do with helping companies embrace the potential of Web 2.0 and adopt to new technologies.

Dominic Thurbon is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of international behaviour change organisation ChangeLabs, a world top-10 speaker, and for some years was Head of Research for global generational trends and business strategy consultancy Peter Sheahan Pty Ltd.

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Dominic joined Peter Sheahan while continuing his honours thesis in political science. In this role, Dominic led the research on Peter’s new business book Flip: How Counterintuitive Thinking Is Changing Everything, which has now been published in the US, UK and throughout Asia and examines the forces of change currently reshaping the business environment. With Peter, Dominic worked through this material with clients around the world including News Corporation, Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In his role as Chief Creative Officer of ChangeLabs, Dominic works with partner organisations to address important social issues in areas such as health, education and skills shortages. He is currently focusing on projects to do with helping companies embrace the potential of Web 2.0 and adopt to new technologies.

Dominic is also a recognized speaker with a proven track record of performance at the highest level. In 2006 at the World Debating Championships in Dublin, Dominic was ranked the 7th best speaker in the world, and this year was a Grand Finalist at the World Championships in Thailand. He speaks on subjects such as generation change and new business strategy internationally at business conferences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Topics Include

Making innovation happen 

There has never been a more important time to drive innovation in our businesses. As markets tighten and get more competitive, we are all under pressure to do more, with less, faster. But for too many companies, innovation is just a ‘value’ or a ‘buzzword’, not a practice that we all engage in every day. We can change that! Based on first-hand experience around the world and deep global research, in this dynamic and empowering session Dominic will: 

• Identify the five drivers of innovation in your business and how to leverage them
• Unpack compelling strategies to get every individual in your team to approach work with an innovation-mindset
• Outline practical, real strategies for creating an environment that drives innovation

Changenomics: Insights into the secret science of behaviour change 

Have you ever needed to change the way staff, leaders or even customers think, act and buy? Have you ever wished there were a formula that worked every time? We need to stop 'managing' change ¬ and start driving it. Changenomics is the ultimate equation for driving change in your organisation and really making it stick! Dominic Thurbon developed Changenomics through years of research and first-hand experience in deploying award-winning change programs to over 300,000 people a year. In this eye-opening and dynamic presentation, Dominic will leave your audience the tools to: 

• Make change happen in their terms (and for themselves!)
• Drive more innovation and collaboration in your team or business
• Attract, engage and retain the next generation of workers
• Thrive in the workplace of the future 

Unleashing the Power of Collaboration: If only we all knew what we all knew 

To get ahead in the knowledge economy, companies must capture the expertise already floating around inside their four walls. Using everything from better technology to better meeting discipline, unleashing collaboration is a sure-fire way to drive innovation, productivity and engagement. In a competitive market, we cannot afford to let collaboration be a buzzword – we need to implement real strategies for making it happen. In this insightful and empowering presentation, Dominic will: 

• Give you the 5 behaviours to unleash collaboration, both personally and organisationally
• Identify the common barriers to making it happen and show how they can overcome
• Demonstrate the link between collaboration and innovation, productivity and engagement

Winning the War for Talent: Understanding and engaging Generation Y 

In the current economy, it has never been more important to win the war for talent. To do that, we have to find ways to attract, engage and retain the next generation of workers. The 4.5 million Aussies that make up Gen Y have different approaches to work, life, learning and careers – and we need to equip ourselves with the tools to inspire them as leaders. Based on his companies face-to-face, first hand word with over 250,000 members of Gen Y every year, in this dynamic and provocative session Dominic will: 

• Unpack the mindsets of Gen Y, and factors that have combined to create them
• Look at clear and practical strategies for successful intergenerational management
• Help you drive change in the way managers work with and engage their team
• Show how creating a Gen-Y friendly team actually creates a talent friendly team

Testimonials

 "Dominic gave a series of dynamic and engaging presentations to our staff in Darwin and Alice Springs. His impressive knowledge, sense of humour and style inspired our staff around the potential to unleash collaboration and innovation in our organisation. He crafted a presentation that was right on brief and extremely relevant given the present climate of rapid change in the education and training industry. I would highly recommend Dominic for your next event; his passion is contagious and he speaks the right language to affect real behaviour change."
Charles Darwin University

"WOW! What a truly terrific, inspiring and informative session you ran yesterday for the International HRD Forum. The room was just buzzing after you finished and so many of our members told me how much they had enjoyed your session. It was a highly entertaining, thoughtful, informative, fun and very relevant session to our group of HR Directors, few of whom would be immune to the challenges you described around building a collaborative technology culture, regardless of the size of their organisation or the industry in which they operate" 
CEO Forum Group

“Dominic is a fantastic, dynamic presenter who really demystified the whole ‘technology’ thing for us. His presentation was engaging, entertaining and – best of all – really valuable to us in the way we work.”
Glaxo SmithKilne

“Dom Thurbon made us think very differently and we were all buzzing with new ideas at the end of the session. I would highly recommend Dom to work with your team – you will certainly be engaged, challenged and very creative with your approach.”
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

“Dominic delivered a series of presentations for our senior client audience. His presentations were right on brief and really inspired people about the potential to unleash collaboration and innovation in their organisations. He speaks the language of business, understands business models and tailors his message to suit the audience. His dynamic and engaging style affects real behavioural and attitudinal change and his entertaining and energetic style made him a real hit with the audience.”
IBM

"Dominic gave a series of dynamic and engaging presentations to our staff in Darwin and Alice Springs. His impressive knowledge, sense of humour and style inspired our staff around the potential to unleash collaboration and innovation in our organisation. He crafted a presentation that was right on brief and extremely relevant given the present climate of rapid change in the education and training industry. I would highly recommend Dominic for your next event; his passion is contagious and he speaks the right language to affect real behaviour change."
Charles Darwin University

"Dominic is an engaging and enthusiastic presenter whose infectious energy really got the audience involved. His message was perfectly tailored to our audience and through his style and content he is able to make a real impact. He entertains and informs in equal measure and is a dynamic presenter who I would not hesitate to recommend for your next event."
Commonwealth Bank Foundation

“Dominic is a fantastic, dynamic presenter who really demystified the whole thing for us. His presentation was engaging, entertaining and – best of all – really valuable to us in the way we work. I know a lot of people came away from his session with many ideas about how their teams could embrace these tools and improve how they work!”
Learning & Development Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

“We had the pleasure of Dom Thurbon presenting to the team. It made us think very differently and we were all buzzing with new ideas at the end of the session. We would highly recommend Dom to work with your team – you will be certainly be engaged, challenged and very creative with your approach.”
Head of Corporate Marketing, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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