SolutionPeople and Connects Innovation Bring Innovation Training to the Pacific Northwest
Langley, WA, February 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- SolutionPeople, a leading management training and skills development company and founder of Chicago’s award-winning creative meeting facility the Thinkubator™, and Washington-based Connects Innovation today announced the launch of new innovation performance improvement services and training opportunities for organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
The trainings will focus on proven innovation processes, tools and techniques that can be applied to real-world goals, challenges and opportunities. SolutionPeople trained several leaders at Connects Innovation to become Certified Innovation Trainers. The team will provide Accelerating Innovation Training (AIT) featuring the award-winning KnowBrainer™ innovation tools. AIT helps organizations from Fortune 500 enterprises to non-profits and serial entrepreneurs develop proven management skills, techniques and processes to transform creativity and innovation into business growth.
“As home to some of the world’s leading software, e-commerce, coffee, manufacturing, healthcare and educational organizations, Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest region are a hotbed for business creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and an imaginative and growing workforce with an aptitude for success,” said Gerald Haman, president and founder of SolutionPeople. “We’re proud to add Connects Innovation as our partner to help business leaders in the Northwest harness the power of these attributes to accelerate innovation for their businesses and for the region.”
The new services will be led by Tim Callison, Robin Black and Christine Mulcahy, co-founders of Connects Innovation, – a veteran team of business consultants with executive leadership, marketing and sales expertise. Tim Callison has over 36 years of global manufacturing experience with a specialization in policy deployment, growth initiatives and talent management. He implemented SolutionPeople’s AIT with tremendous success while in his former position as president, marketing Americas at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. Robin Black brings over 25 years of expertise in customer creation, expansion and retention for accounts ranging from small start-ups to some of the largest organizations in the United States. Christine Mulcahy contributes over 13 years of experience providing marketing and sales readiness training, including consulting with a leading global software enterprise.
“The old saying, ‘Build it and they will come’ means nothing in the real world. Business innovation doesn’t just happen. It has to be empowered and cultivated,” says Callison. “Connects Innovation delivers innovation training, processes, tools and techniques to help organizations prime the pump with creative ideas and put in place rigorous processes to turn those ideas into dollars.”
Registration is now open for the first in a series of seminars and workshops from Connects Innovation.
· Escape to beautiful Whidbey Island for the inaugural Public Workshop on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
· Meet Tim Callison during the Very Innovative Person (VIP) webinar on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM Pacific.
· Join Gerald “Solutionman” Haman at the Pacific Northwest Kick-off Event April 17-18, 2013 at the iconic Seattle Space Needle.
For more information and to register, please visit www.connectsgroup.com/innovation-acceleration.
Since 1989, SolutionPeople, led by Gerald “Solutionman” Haman, has helped over 100,000 people from 200 of the Fortune 500 companies in more than 60 countries. Over 50 percent of Business Week’s Top 50 of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” have used SolutionPeople’s innovation products and services. SolutionPeople has been recognized by the Chicago Innovation Awards, and the American Society for Training & Development awarded SolutionPeople a “Learning Excellence Citation” for their innovation training results.
To learn more, visit www.solutionpeople.com
About Connects Innovation
Connects Innovation provides Accelerating Innovation Training based on the SolutionPeople Innovation Acceleration tools and methodology to help organizations from Fortune 500 enterprises to non-profits and serial entrepreneurs develop proven management skills, techniques and processes to transform creativity and innovation into business growth.
For more information, visit www.connectsinnovation.com
Connects Marketing Group