Simone Ahuja

Simone Ahuja | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Simone Ahuja | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Innovation Expert, Author, Business School Advisor
Achieve sustainable innovation by embracing the principles of fast and frugal startups with Dr. Simone Ahuja, speaker, author, and expert in intrapreneurship.

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Accelerating Sales Transformation: Unleashing Customer-Centric Innovation For An Effortless Yes

Unlock the transformative power of customer-centric innovation in driving sales excellence. This session is specially crafted for sales teams so you can revolutionize your approach and energize teams to achieve unparalleled growth. Discover vital strategies to consistently elevate sales potential with a simple, yet profound customer-centric framework. With it, you’ll learn how to shift focus from assumptions to genuine understanding of your customer’s needs and communicate those in a language that resonates with them. It doesn’t have to be hard, and it’s a lot more fun when it’s almost effortless for your customers to say ‘yes’ to your offerings. — Customer Understanding Redefined: Gain a simple framework to consistently address customer needs, so your customer feels understood and can easily say ‘yes’ — Language Alignment: Learn to speak in your customer’s language, crafting messages that resonate with their needs and desires — Actionable Strategies for Sales Teams: Feel confident to apply these customer-centric principles immediately, and guide your customers towards ‘yes’

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Cracking The Intrapreneur's Code: How To Think And Act Like A Startup In Large Organizations

Innovation isn’t just for R & D and the organizational elite. Some of the most impactful innovations come from passion and purpose-driven intrapreneurs – entrepreneurs in your organization without a formal mandate to innovate. Cracking the Intrapreneur’s Code empowers and inspires your intrapreneurs to take action through memorable stories, a clear process, and a whole lot of fun. Based on research from her book Disrupt It Yourself, Simone presents a proven approach to guide your intrapreneurs from ideas to innovation impact. — Address disruption by out-innovating from within their organization — Build a culture where everyone feels empowered to innovate – and knows how to do it — Drive more innovation every day – without upending their entire organization

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Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion As A Catalyst For Innovation: A Roadmap For Creating Opportunities To Uncover Bias And Drive Innovation

Innovation is the most powerful way for organizations to stay relevant and grow in our rapidly evolving world. By increasing the diversity of their teams and creating space for diverse voices to be heard, business leaders can dramatically increase their innovation output. In this energizing and optimistic keynote, Dr. Ahuja shares engaging stories demonstrating why diverse teams create more “out of the box” ideas and drive nearly 20% higher revenue. She provides a fun and often surprising experience that uncovers your own biases in real-time and shares practical tools for building the psychological safety fundamental to successful innovation and business growth. — Want to reduce bias and build a more inclusive and curious culture — Want to build a healthy culture of psychological safety to support diverse voices and ideas — Want to harness curiosity to drive more inclusion and innovation

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Revolution Is An Inside Job: How To Think And Act Like An Internal Entrepreneur

Do you have ideas about changes needed in your organization but don’t have a clear pathway to bring them to life? Is problem-solving in your blood, but maybe not in your job description? Each of us can be a leader and changemaker – but what happens when we question the status quo within our division or industry? — Build a consistent pipeline for innovation and innovation talent — Build a culture where everyone feels empowered to innovate — Create a more inclusive culture that catalyzes innovation

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Fast And Frugal Intrapreneurship: Solving Problems Now With The Resources You Already Have

Thinking like an entrepreneur isn’t just for startups. Solving even the biggest problems starts with you and the resources you already have. What you need is the right mindset and a simple toolkit to get you there. — Want to create more business value with fewer resources consistently — Want to democratize innovation, so it’s the domain of all employees — Feel challenged and stressed by having to grow the business with less time and fewer resources.

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Simone Ahuja | Speaker Biography

Dr. Simone Ahuja, an expert in "intrapreneurship," helps organizations drive sustainable innovation through fast and frugal startup principles. As the founder of Blood Orange, a global innovation firm in Minneapolis, Simone is a pioneer in the field. Simone, an accomplished author, co-wrote the bestseller Jugaad Innovation, praised for its exploration of frugal innovation. Her latest book, Disrupt-It-Yourself, provides practical tools for fostering intrapreneurship in organizations. Her expertise is valued by institutions like MIT and the University of Cambridge, and she has worked with top companies such as United HealthGroup and Procter & Gamble. Simone also contributes to the Harvard Business Review and serves on the Board of Trustees at the Walker Art Center. In addition to her professional achievements, Simone enjoys improvisational comedy, showcasing her creativity and versatility in all aspects of her life.

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