Knowledge Pods

DATE: November 9, 2020

TIME: 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm ET | 12:00 - 12:55 pm PT

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. ~ Jim Rohn

Join us at these interactive sessions designed to foster shared learning. Improve yourself, your company and make a meaningful impact through your work.

  • Knowledge Pod #1: Customer Centric Innovation - Creating Innovation Superheroes in Your Organization
  • Knowledge Pod #2: How Women Entrepreneurs Lead and Grow with Attitude, Capabilities and Competencies
  • Knowledge Pod #3: To be announced

Knowledge Pod #1:

Customer Centric Innovation - Creating Innovation Superheroes in Your Organization

by Shelli Baltman & Fiona Stevenson, The Idea Suite

Innovation mindset, skills and behaviours that unlock the creative potential of your people and teams. A practical guide to customer centric innovation that step-changes innovation in your organization alongside useful tips and tools to unlock creativity and innovation. The presentation will cover:

  • Creativity & innovation
  • Innovation energy and behaviours
  • The 6 i’s of the customer centred innovation process

You will learn:

  • How to get everyone in their organization focused on customer needs and creativity
  • The mindsets, behaviours and skills that greatly increase the odds of generating successful innovation
  • A tried and tested 6-step process to deliver high potential innovation to market
Sponsored by:

Shelli Baltman and Fiona Stevenson

Shelli Baltman and Fiona Stevenson are the Presidents and Founding Partners of The Idea Suite, a Toronto-based Innovation Agency that unlocks the creative potential of people and businesses through innovation, and currently one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Veterans of over 500 innovation projects, they have helped to launch products for Starbucks, PepsiCo, Mondelez, Verizon, and Molson Coors and are passionate about helping others learn about innovation, creativity and how to become their best selves at work and in life.


Knowledge Pod #2:

How Women Entrepreneurs Lead and Grow with Attitude, Capabilities and Competencies

By Lisa Haydon, Pivotal Coaching

To realize results and grow your business there are core leadership skills that every entrepreneur needs. This session with Lisa Haydon uniquely combines leadership and data insights to understand what makes a great leader of a growth company and their top leadership competencies. We will use data and insights that show WBE business owner’s potential for more results.

In this session, we will discuss how you can stand confidently in your work and the changes you can make to realize your desired results. We will share the WBE owner leader persona.

You will walk away with insights and focus around:

  • A leader persona that can realize results
  • What strengths can be leveraged to do your best work; and
  • What Investments you can make in your personal and professional development

To enhance your value from this session and conference, we ask all WBE business owners respond to a 20-minute Pivotal Growth Diagnostic. This online pre-work through a diagnostic tool provides Lisa with a comprehensive view of strengths and development opportunities in the areas of sales and leadership.

Sponsored by:

Lisa Haydon

Lisa Haydon

Lisa W. Haydon is a high business acumen leader, credentialed sales professional, and executive coach. Lisa has led growth-oriented teams and clients in industries such as banking, commercial lending, capital markets, technology, consulting, and professional services. Her hands-on experience executing change and growth mandates enhances client results. Lisa’s work has seen her build markets, client relationships, sales teams, account teams, pipelines, and sales.

She honed coaching for growth in prestigious corporations as an in-house coach and now works as an external coach consultant. She is an early adopter of coaching trends through her use of strategic coaching programs, data enabled insights, diagnostics, and technology. Lisa specializes in cohort style programs in sales and leadership effectiveness.

Lisa is known for augmenting transformational coaching results and powerful coaching conversations with a comprehensive set of tools and resources.