The ability to think creatively is what gives people and organisations a competitive advantage in today’s world. Now more than ever, we need to strengthen...

Ideas to Innovation - How to Generate Game-changing Ideas in the Workplace

Location:

140 George St
2000 NSW
Australia

Ideas to Innovation - How to Generate Game-Changing Ideas in the Workplace

Speakers

Nicole Velik, The Ideas Bodega

Nicole Velik

Founder and Director

Nicole Velik is a creativity and innovation speaker, trainer and consultant. She is the founder of an innovation company, The Ideas Bodega. Nicole believes we are all creative and with simple and practical tools and techniques she helps her clients to innovate and solve business challenges creatively.

Nicole has facilitated and trained organizations across The United States, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. Her clients include The United Nations, Nike, AMP, Westpac, Nestle, BBDO, TBWA, Coca-Cola, Caltex, Pepsi, JWT, One Green Bean, Woolworths, Edelman PR, eBay, Havas Worldwide, NSW Government, STW Group, Lion, Johnson & Johnson, Hill + Knowlton, Foxtel, Seven Network, BBC and Google.

She is also the host of CreativeMornings Sydney, part of a global, monthly talk series for creative industries. 

Nicole spent many years working in New York City where she helped her clients keep a competitive edge by thinking creatively and creating cultures where innovation would flourish. While in New York she was asked to work with her dream client, The United Nations. Her task was to arm them with creative thinking skills and generate big ideas for a UN global initiative, World Humanitarian Day.

Nicole is a regular speaker on creativity and innovation and has educated, entertained and inspired audiences at global conferences such as Vivid Ideas, Ad:Tech, Promax BDA, Creative Innovation 2015, CREA and Emergence Creative.

A recognised thought leader on creativity and innovation, Nicole is regularly interviewed and has been part of round table discussions for the Australian Financial Review, The ABC, CMO Magazine and the Collective Magazine.

When she’s not overhauling brands and nurturing ideas, Nicole can be found pursuing her other passion, music. Her song ‘Tonight’ was used on a national Channel Ten promo for the American TV drama, Medium.

Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Sensory friendly - Relaxed performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for children on the autism spectrum or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities, along with their friends, carers and families.

Event Details

The ability to think creatively is what gives people and organisations a competitive advantage in today’s world. Now more than ever, we need to strengthen our creative thinking ability in order to successfully solve challenges big and small.

In this interactive workshop, Nicole Velik, from the Ideas Bodega will draw out your natural creative talent. You will learn, powerful innovation and creativity techniques can be applied to any business challenge.

Nicole shows you how easy it is to come up with game-changing creative ideas by sharing techniques that she has used to inspire creativity at The United Nations, Woolworths, Google, Nike, eBay, Ogilvy, BBDO, One Green Bean, Coca-Cola, Nestle, the BBC, News Corp, Fairfax, Foxtel, AMP and Caltex

Nicole has worked in global advertising agencies in Sydney and New York, across many brands in all sectors and has a wealth of experience and anecdotes that will inspire, entertain and leave you wanting to apply what you’ve learnt right away.

IN THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN;

  • Practical techniques to generate game changing creative ideas that you can apply to any business or innovation challenge
  • Techniques to help you get ideas from other industries in order to innovate and think differently to the competition
  • A process to help you design and facilitate powerful and effective brainstorm sessions
  • Tools that will help you break out of old thinking habits in order to identify new and exciting opportunities
  • Tips to help you switch on your creativity on a daily basis

Expect this session to be stimulating, fun and highly interactive with a good dose of audience participation. Get ready to challenge and stretch your creative thinking abilities to a new level

Bring a notepad and pen!

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Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Sensory friendly - Relaxed performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for children on the autism spectrum or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities, along with their friends, carers and families.