Peter Sheahan

Peter Sheahan

International Expert on Leveraging Business Trends and New Market Opportunities

Peter Sheahan is internationally known for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. A highly successful entrepreneur, he is the founder and CEO of Karrikins Group, a multi-million-dollar consulting practice which attracts clients such as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. With over 120 staff, in 24 cities, across nine countries, Sheahan knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in the rapidly-changing marketplace.

Sheahan’s insights into business trends, and the changing needs of customers and staff, have made him a regular presenter on Fox Business. He has also appeared on ABC and the BBC, and has had profiles in The Washington Post and Fast Company, as well as acting as a featured expert in a five-part CNBC series on innovation.

He is the bestselling author of seven books, including the international bestsellers Fl!p, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and MATTER: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value and Become the Obvious Choice, which shows readers that their edge of disruption is where their opportunity to matter is found.

Sheahan has delivered more than 2500 presentations to more than 500,000 people in 20 different countries, and was named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association. He is also the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.

Leading Transformation

Turning challenges into opportunity and change into competitive advantage.

The journey of transformation we must now all lead to stay relevant and accelerate growth in a disrupted world requires that you:

  1. Tell yourself the truth: Embrace your new reality and take ownership for leading in new ways.
  2. Unleash ambition: Rise above the urgency of a burning platform and unleash a burning ambition worth fighting for.
  3. Drive alignment: Leaders need to be accountable for making new decisions and driving new behaviour as we compete in the new reality.

High Performance in a Hybrid World

Accelerating a culture of accountability and driving effective alignment.

Stimulating a culture of growth amidst uncertainty requires leaders to create a team setting where it’s psychologically safe to take risks, behave in new ways, and pursue progress over perfection. To do so, you must:

  1. Raise your standard: Move your team from agreement to alignment.
  2. Go first: As goes your behaviour, so goes the behaviour of the rest of your team.
  3. Lead Intentionally: Culture is a science, not an art. Focus on individual mindsets, team dynamics, and environment.

Competing on Value, Not Price

Create more value, move beyond the competition, and become the obvious choice.

Crisis creates unique windows of opportunity to innovate, take intelligent risks, and thrive in the face of disruption. To seize these opportunities, you must:

  1. Question assumptions: Disruption forces you to re-examine the value you add, and to find new and innovative ways to add it.
  2. Lead your customers to the future: Behave in ways worthy of the market leading position you seek—lead don’t follow.
  3. Matter more: Escape commoditization by elevating the impact you have on your customers’ lives.