Grow Your Business in Ways

You Never Thought Possible

Harness the true power of innovation to create incredible customer experiences that increase your market share, drive bottom line growth, and increase your ROI

Hi, I'm Stephen Shapiro. For over the past 20 years, I’ve have

helped hundreds of organizations drive tenfold

improvements in their innovation returns.

And I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new

Innovation Intervention, an 8-week intensive program for

producing transformational results. It is for organizations

that previously worked with me and want to take their teams

deeper, or companies that want the results of a consulting

project without the high cost.

Drive Tenfold Improvements in your Innovation ROI

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Innovation isn’t just for innovators and it isn’t about creativity, ideas, or brainstorming.

True innovation results in the best customer experience possible. With increased market share and ROI. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

To learn how to do this more effectively, register to watch my 40-minute master class entitled:

Kill Your Ideas: Why creativity is killing innovation...and what you can do about it.

In this video I share the simple game plan my clients use to go from incremental innovation with a low ROI to massive profits…with less time, money or resources than thought possible. 

You will discover...

  • Why asking for ideas, is a bad idea...and a better alternative
  • How to laser focus your innovation investments
  • Why your past experience and expertise might limit the ability of your business to grow…and what you can do about it. 
  • AND…how to do all of this while running a thriving day-to-day business 

    (when you register to watch the master class, you will be sent an email asking you to confirm your subscription. After confirming you will

    receive the link to the video)

    Innovation Intervention Results

    High ROI

    A tenfold improvement in their

    innovation ROI by focusing

    energies on the most valuable


    Speed of Implementation

    Significantly faster time to results

    by speeding the process of

    breakthrough development and


    Reduced Risk

    Reduce the risk, cost, and

    resources necessary to create an

    innovation engine. Double your innovation investment... without spending extra money

    Want to grow your business, improve ROI, and increase market

    share while avoiding disruption?

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    The Three Common Innovation Challenges

    Right Now, You're Probably Stuck on One of These 3 Things...


    Your business is becoming a

    commodity, forcing you to

    compete on price rather than



    You are hitting your sales

    goals today but are concerned

    about the future due to market

    shifts and new technologies.


    You believe in innovation.

    You've tried idea management

    systems and other techniques

    but aren’t getting the desired


    Introducing Innovation Intervention

    This transformational 8-week program is designed to help you deliver results. Real results. Not just concepts or ideas.

    If you are like most of my clients, you’ve found that training sessions, eLearning, expensive consulting projects, and coaching

    programs rarely produce sustainable, long-term results.

    Unlike these traditional methods, with Innovation Intervention, you tackle real challenges and opportunities specific to

    your business, creating immediate results.

    This is not extra work; this is the work you should already be doing.

    This is not education; it's transformation!  

    Here's What You Get...

    Actionable Content 

    New content each

    week focused on one topic.

    Result-Focused Approach

    Each week you will complete a deliverable that will immediately impact your business. 

    Email Access to Me 

    You get email access to me for your most difficult questions. Corporate clients pay $20,000 for just one hour of my time.

    Live Weekly Group Calls 

    Once a week, you can submit a question to be answered by me over video conference.

    One-on-One Consulting Calls

    Three 30-minute calls at critical points of the process.

    Online Community

    Interact with others in your cohort. Ask questions. Provide solutions.

    What Results Will You Produce?

    Each company has a different set of challenges, so the results you achieve will be unique to your situation. However, many common results include...

    • Clarity around your differentiator, helping you stand out in a crowded market and avoiding commoditization.
    • Mastery at prioritizing your innovation investments to ensure you spend time on the most critical opportunities. 
    • Developing diverse and high-performing innovation teams that work together effortlessly towards a common goal. 
    • The ability to leverage (rather than fall prey to) disruptive technologies and industry shifts that could make your business irrelevant. 
    • Unlock the power of Challenge-Centered Innovation™ - a proven approach for increasing innovation ROI tenfold over idea-based innovation programs. 
    • The tools necessary to drive innovation into every corner of your organization through measures, motivation strategies, enhanced organization structures, and supporting technologies.

        …and much more.

    Laurie Heltsley, Director of Innovation and Strategic Projects, Procter & Gamble

    "Stephen’s passion for innovation is infectious. His mandate to focus innovation relentlessly on well-articulated problems has caused an internal shift in mindset and approach for our innovators. Stephen delivers both in a way that is truly inspirational and actionable."

    "Stephen exemplifies innovation in his personality and how he approaches life, work and others. I would strongly recommend him to any person or organization looking to instill these attributes in their life or work."

    Julie Meringer, Vice President, Forrester Research

    The Four Content Pillars of Innovation Intervention

    1. Differentiate and Prioritize Investments

    Identify your differentiator and

    use it as a tool to prioritize your innovation investments and

    drive sales. You don’t want to

    innovate everywhere; you want

    to “innovate where you

    differentiate.” And you want to

    sell where you differentiate.

    2. Create an Efficient Innovation Engine

    Suggestion boxes and idea management systems produce notoriously low innovation

    returns. Instead you want to use

    an efficient question-oriented approach I call Challenge-

    Centered Innovation™. 

    3. Develop Breakthrough Solutions

    Expertise is the enemy of

    innovation. The more you know

    about a problem, the more

    difficult it is for you to think

    differently about it. The key is to

    build an organization with

    divergent personalities and experiences.

    4. Reduce Failure Rates and Risk

    Failure is inevitable, but it should

    not be a goal of your innovation

    efforts. My approach to experimentation limits risk,

    reduces investment, and

    minimizes failure rates.

    Innovation Intervention provides you with the content, advisory support, mentoring, 

    and community to help you…

    • Produce Real Results - Now. This is not a knowledge building exercise. This is about producing results that impact the bottom line of your business today. 
    • Scale and Grow. Whether you have one person in the program or 50, the goal is for you to scale innovation throughout your organization. This is about instilling a pervasive mindset of innovation.*
    • Repeatable and Predictable Process. You won’t produce only one-time results; you’ll produce results over and over within your business.

    * If you have multiple people from your company who want to participate, we can set-up calls that are dedicated to your company.

    Robin Torgerson, Vice President of U.S. Sales Excellence, 3M

    "Stephen brought incredible energy and highly relevant messages that made it possible for us to rethink our innovation principles and extend them to our customer-facing functions …Stephen has a fun and highly infectious style and could be an asset to any organization trying to make innovation a reality."

    “Enjoyed working with Stephen and found his knowledge of innovation, conversational style, and delivery smooth and effective. He’s a great evangelist for innovation gifted at simplifying complex principles so they are easily assimilated and put into practice.”   

    Matthew Von Ertfelda, Innovation Lead, Marriott, Insight, Strategy and Innovation Team

                                    About Me

    For over 20 years, I've delivered my innovation approach to companies in

    50 countries. During my 15-year tenure with the consulting firm

    Accenture, I led a 20,000-person innovation practice.

    I am the author of five books on innovation. My latest, “Best Practices Are

    Stupid," was named the best innovation book of the year. My sixth book,

    INVISIBLE SOLUTIONS, will be available early 2020.

    I am also the creator of the Personality Poker®. This system has been used

    around the world to create high-performing innovation teams.

    In 2015 I was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

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