Peter Sheahan

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Peter Sheahan

Business Trends Expert; Best-Selling Author; and Founder, Karrikins Group

After decades of standing in the fire with leaders of high-performing organizations, Peter Sheahan has come to believe that an organization will only go commercially where its leaders first go personally.

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Having grown his own companies by accelerating the growth and transformation for clients that include: Apple; Chick-fil-A; DeBeers; and AT&T — Peter will provoke you to get bigger, by getting better! When leaders are true to their purpose, they gravitate towards doing work that matters and solving higher-order problems. The journey to get there requires that they have the courage to tell themselves the truth, take intelligent risks, and assume ownership for driving the alignment necessary to build an organization which behaves in ways worthy of its leadership position.

In being true to his own ambitions and relentless pursuit of growth, Peter has published seven books, built three global companies, and delivered more than 2,500 presentations in 40+ countries. Today he and his team at Karrikins Group are focused exclusively on inspiring leaders to do the hard work required to accelerate growth and transformation.

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Peter Sheahan’s Speech Topics

  • Virtual Speech Topics

    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 behavior 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 standards: Move your team from agreement to alignment.
    2. Go first: As goes your behavior, so goes the behavior 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 reexamine 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.

  • MATTER: Create More Value, Move Beyond the Competition and Become the Obvious Choice!

    How do you become the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of your customers, employees and community? The answer is value. You either create more value than your competitors or you don’t. The more important question is how? In this case-study-rich and highly insightful presentation, Peter Sheahan will:

    • Show you how to escape commoditization and compete beyond price
    • Help you identify your most valuable edge of disruption
    • Offer road map for becoming a thought leader in your marketplace and influence more senior buyers as a result
    • Inspire you to lean into complexity, solve higher-order problems and become the disruptor

    If you want to turn challenge into opportunity and change into competitive advantage, then join Peter for an inspiring, evidence-based approach to creating more value in your marketplace.

  • FLIP: Proven Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity and Change into Competitive Advantage

    The fact that the world is changing is not new to anyone. The more important question is: what do we need to do in the face of this change? With deep experience accelerating transformation in some of the world’s most innovative companies, and as founder and CEO of Karrikins Group, a growth-focused consulting firm with operations in more than 23 cities around the world, Peter Sheahan knows firsthand how to take disruption and turn it to our advantage.

    In this case-study-rich session, Peter will explore best practices from multiple industries that have experienced transformative change, and unpack the key insights from those who profited from the change compared to those that became victims to it. Specifically, he will discuss:

    • The role assumptions play in blinding us to new opportunities
    • The importance of clarity and alignment in our strategic response to change
    • The need to take manageable risks to drive innovation
    • Collaborating across the value chain to exploit new opportunities


    Are your leaders getting the most from their people? Are you attracting and retaining the best possible talent? In Talent Revolution, best-selling author, and architect of dozens of powerful human capital strategies for organizations around the world, Peter Sheahan’s case-study-rich session will:

    • Help you understand the changing expectations of talent so you can transform your organization into a magnet for smart and engaged people
    • Explore the changing nature of leadership and outline new models for developing capability in your organization and driving the alignment of people and strategy
    • Share proven approaches to driving collaboration inside and outside your four walls and harness the discretionary efforts of people on and off your payroll
    • Give you direct insight into what some of the world’s best companies are doing to win the war for talent

    In today’s hypercompetitive world, talent is your source of competitive advantage. This session will put you on the cutting edge of this critical strategic issue.

What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

Peter, I cannot thank you enough for your outstanding presentation. Presenting to an audience of leading CEO’s is always a challenge. But once again you exceeded their and my expectations. Your incredible global insights and thought provoking presentation engaged all in attendance. You related to each and every person in that room and all walked away with a “pearl”. Always a pleasure working with you and look forward to a long association with you and Karrikins Group.

Executive Development/Coaching

What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

Peter Sheahan could light a small town with 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. Peter can draw out of your people answers to questions they did not know they had. That, and even more powerfully, he will have them question the very answers they come up with in a way that reveals an even deeper level of insight and understanding. Whether he is presenting or facilitating, Peter is clearly world class educator.

Executive Development/Coaching

What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

First off, thank YOU for rocking our group in Pebble. They LOVED YOU! You are awesome— personally, a delight and a gentleman, and professionally, the real deal. Your content, delivery, and engaging manner was just what the doctor ordered.

Executive Development/Coaching

What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

You know I’m a tough audience and not easily impressed. Peter was wonderful. He ranks as one of my favorite Success Forum speakers of all time. His remarks were brilliant, relevant and timely. He invested himself in the day and wove content from the day’s programming and other speakers into his keynote. We all had fun and learned a lot.

Women’s Groups

What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

Thank you for your thought 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. The College team in particular will surely find real world applications for the Gen Y data you provided. You gave us great insight into the minds of literally hundreds of potential Googlers. For us to better understand how to motivate and develop that talent will certainly be key to our continued success.


What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

Thank you so much for a great session – all the reactions were ‘awesome, amazing, and inspirational’. The only thing we’d do differently next time would be to book you further in advance so we have you present on the first day of our event – you set a great tone and really energize and inspire. Brilliant. We will have you working with BP again soon.

Oil & Gas

What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

Peter Sheahan is a sharp business mind. He understands the business model itself, and the role talent plays in driving its success. A long-way from the group hug style approach to talent that plagues many advisers in this space, Peter will cut to the heart of what makes you a great place to work, and outline the best strategies for telling the world. He has a clear understanding of what drives human behavior, and always offers a thoroughly researched perspective on your main competitors, and where you are positioned in the mind of the people you want to attract and retain. Whether it is strategic guidance, or creative stimulation, Peter Sheahan is a powerful partner on your journey to building a powerful employer brand.


What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

Peter – I really enjoyed your session yesterday in Shanghai! Totally on point for what we are dealing with now, and especially relevant for China. I now have the tools to build a business case for employer branding thanks to your unique and powerful model for building our brand and attracting top talent.


What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

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.


What other organizations say about Peter Sheahan

Peter’s vibrant energetic style engaged the Ericsson team to think about thriving and surviving with Generation Y. He is living proof of Generation Y and turns it on!



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