#Creativity #Collaboration #Change

Kieran Flanagan is a global thought leader on Creative Leadership who helps leaders, professionals and organisations develop creativity, increase collaboration and lead the change they wish to see in the world.

Rated in “the top 25 C-Suite Speakers to watch” by Meetings & Conventions USA and drawing comparisons to "Edward De Bono" and "Melissa McCarthy", she brings light and laughter to leadership whether she's:

Working with professional services firms - training their future leaders

Leading the strategic and creative team behind the most successful new product launch in Australian history

Or engineereing Coca-Cola’s most extraordinary brand turn around.

Kieran Flanagan has worked with the UN in Singapore - developing strategies to fight human trafficking in Asia, has run design thinking & innovation programs for Unilever, Bayer and the NSW and Australian Government Departments as well as facilitating cultural change programs for tech giants across multiple continents.

She believes passionately that our greatest competitive advantage is our capacity to re-think, un-think and out-think our limitations.

Kieran teaches individuals and teams how to develop resilience as a creative process, guides leaders in identifying where their innovation efforts and skills investment should be focused and helps organisations build more innovative cultures whilst developing their next-gen leaders.


"Change the way you think and you change everything!" - KIERAN FLANAGAN

Kieran Flanagan’s focus is changing how we think about thinking, how we think about change and ultimately, how we think about leadership and teamwork so that we can move from simply leading our teams to leading our entire industry with vision and creativity.

If you want your team to take Apple’s advice and learn to “Think Different”, Kieran is the perfect speaker, trainer and facilitator for your team, offsite or conference.

Keynote Speaking - Kieran speaks to organisations around the world about Creativity, Collaboration, Change & Leadership

Workshops - Kieran trains and facilitates workshops that help your team be more creative, more connected and more courageous

Leadership Programs - Kieran works as a trainer and mentor helping leaders change how they lead and lead the change they wish to see in the world

Consulting - As Co-Founder of The Impossible Institute with Dan Gregory, Kieran Flanagan works with large organisations,  SMBs & Entrepreneurs helping them develop strategies that drive engagement and change



Kieran has captivated audiences around the world with her extraordinary capacity to combine business acumen with incisive humour and a deep sense of empathy for her audience.

Her audiences regularly tweet their enthusiasm for her electric presentations with clients feeding back reviews such as, “In the 12 years of running our conference, Kieran Flanagan is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!"



Kieran was formerly the director of Australia's premier school for Creativity, AWARD, and has spoken at Sydney University and lectured at the Miami Adschool.

She has a passion for developing the talent within a team and unlocking the genius within individuals. In her workshops she trains and facilitates leadership groups and larger teams in Creativity, Collaboration and Leading Change, helping them to be more innovative connected and resilient.



Kieran works with leadership teams in professional services firms & the financial industry, in global tech giants and even pharmaceutical firms. She helps boards and the ELT identify their rising talent and helps ensure they live up to their potential.

She delivers leadership development programs in collaboration with her business partner, Dan Gregory, as well as with fellow faculty members of Thought Leaders including Janine Garner & Gabrielle Dolan.


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Why you should forget work life balance and have cocktails instead

By kieranftii | May 21, 2018

by Kieran Flanagan Work life balance makes me vomit in my mouth a little. It’s one of those phrases used constantly but in truth it sets all of us up to fail. I prefer the notion of work life blending. Here’s why. Work life balance is an oppositional concept.  On one side we  have life and…

Reframe Time: You don’t have all year

By kieranftii | April 10, 2017

by Kieran Flanagan I am pretty sure  Xmas just happened and somehow it’s April. Hilarious. IT IS APRIL! Just 263 sleeps until Xmas again. Perhaps it’s time to “reframe time”. Not that I am a Griswald kind of girl who counts down the days in eager anticipation, (although I am partial to a fairylight or two thousand). But…

Future Leadership: How do we lead when they no longer work FOR us?

By kieranftii | July 26, 2016

by Kieran Flanagan Ah the good old days when leadership resembled a tidy, symmetrical pyramid of hierarchical control. Leaders at the top with layers of obedient minions, ready to do your bidding… or suffer the inevitable consequences. But what does future leadership look like? Things were far from equitable but nonetheless the way leadership worked was…

Don’t ignore what is unchanging

By kieranftii | July 26, 2016

by Kieran Flanagan In a world of relentless change, most leaders and organizations understand the importance of keeping up to date, but often forget the importance of looking to what will endure. What is unchanging is just as important a consideration when it comes to inventing our futures as what will. The legendary adman Bill Bernbach (one of New York’s real Madmen) wisely…

Loyalty might just be an old-fashioned ideal

By kieranftii | July 26, 2016

by Kieran Flanagan “Surely not,” you say! Well, hear me out. Staff loyalty was once the ultimate measure of a leader. When a leader was great people stuck around. They progressed through the company. They grew old there. They got a gold watch. Today staff tenure is in decline. The average length of time millennials stay in a…

Resilience is no longer enough

By kieranftii | March 4, 2013

by Kieran Flanagan Resilience has become the word of the moment. How many times have you heard this conversation? We’re facing a lot of change. We really need our people to be more resilient. Resilience is so hot right now. (Best read with a Beyoncé flourish and finger snaps) Yet I wonder if it is…


Kieran is this generation's Edward De Bono.


An extraordinary ability to solve highly complicated and political problems.


Kieran facilitated a highly engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking workshop around entrepreneurship, risk-taking and decision making within a highly regulated environment.


I learned a huge amount and the team feedback has been incredibly positive. 


We've had amazing feedback - Very grateful!


Kieran’s opening Keynote established the spirit of the conferece from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice.


Kieran Flanagan did a phenomenal job.


Kieran’s opening Keynote established the spirit of the conferece from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice.


Delegates were literally buzzing through the hours of workshops that followed and we were able to achieve the directions we required to take us forward.


Kieran’s presentation was a breath of fresh air. She is a ball of energy, totally engaging, brilliant use of humor, super visuals and great delivery, but above all she was totally on message with great content. They loved her.


Kieran delivered riveting speeches that kept a diverse audience engaged and wanting more.


Kieran’s deep insight, cutting humour and ability to convey complex messages to our audience were the stand out features of her keynote. it's great to work with stage professionals who deliver.


Kieran Flanagan’s presentation was so inspiring - thank you.


In 12 years of running SWB, Kieran is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!


Speaking enquires contact Nicola

+61 (0)437 820 989

All other enquiries contact Kerryanne

+61 (0)2 9651 5384

PO Box 226

Broadway NSW 2007


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