Keith Wilmot Speaker Bio
Mr. Wilmot has extensive experience in global, publicly traded organizations, as well as leading small, privately held firms. He is described by his team as a student of leadership and disciplined operator with a unique skillset of money and magic.
As the Chief Executive Officer of two companies, he led the financial turnaround to profit of both through design thinking, creativity, and innovation including building and launching two successful SaaS platforms. As Board Member of Tech Wood Digital, he assisted the Chief Executive position the organization for a successful merger and building financial budgeting and forecasting processes.
As Global Vice President of Innovation and Creativity at Coca-Cola, he launched the first ever internal agency responsible for solving complex business opportunities, the success of which led to the concept being trademarked by Coca-Cola.
And he once brought a live tiger to an innovation meeting. This is one of the tamer stories in Keith’s successful career, spanning two decades of leading innovation and creativity for global brands such as Coca-Cola, Listerine, Neosporin, Brach’s Candy, and many more.
Innovation Behaviors and Impact.
High energy and collaborative talk on eight key behaviors proven to accelerate team agility, collaboration, and innovation in organizations. Leaders who live these behaviors influence a high engagement, innovation culture. These behaviors were developed over two decades leading innovation and marketing at organizations like Pfizer and Coca-Cola.
Innovation Mindsets and Legacy.
High energy and collaborative talk on six human centered innovation mindsets and an approach to finding breakthrough insight and creating solutions with function, utility, and aesthetics. Ignitors are proficient in tackling creative challenges using a process that looks at problems from a completely different perspective. The process of design thinking allows them to leverage creativity to solve sticky challenges.
The Power of Personal Brand
High energy and collaborative talk on how to develop a clear understanding of your personal brand and its influence on others. Like it or not, you have a significant impact on the energy around you at work. You’re either generating passion, enthusiasm, and life in people, or you’re sucking it out of them. Ignitors know their greatest secret is that, by uplifting others through authentic, values-based leadership, they end up lifting-up both themselves and their organizations.
Building A Decentralized Innovation Strategy.
High energy and collaborative talk on the mechanisms, strategy, and structure needed to build an organization where every single employee believes it is their responsibility and role to innovate.