Jim Carroll is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He helps transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes.
Jim Carroll is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. He has a 20-year track record in providing direct, independent guidance to a huge, diverse global client base, combined with a previous professional financial background, including 12 years with the world’s largest professional services firm. Jim provides high energy keynotes for audiences of 5,000, or intimate, detailed customized strategic planning sessions for CEO / board / senior management meetings. He has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of associations, professions, companies, individuals, and industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, education, government, consumer products, retail, banking and countless others.
His insight has been recently covered in the UK Telegraph, Dubai’s Capital Magazine and South Africa’s The Star newspaper. BusinessWeek named Jim as one of four leading sources for insight on innovation and creativity; he was a feature expert on the prime time CNBC series, The Business of Innovation, hosted by Maria Bartiromo. Credit Suisse profiled Jim in their global customer publication Bulletin, noting that he provides “unique insight on growth.”
Jim has written or been featured in more than 600 articles as well as authoring dozens of books including Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation. He has participated in over 3,000 interviews on radio, television and in print, including media exposure and interviews with ABC News, BusinessWeek, INC, Fast Company, CNBC, Texas Meetings and Events, The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), American Way, The Age (Sydney, Australia), CAPITAL magazine (Dubai/United Arab Emirates) CEO Magazine Hungary, Association LEADERSHIP, The National Post and PROFIT, to name but a few.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Toronto – Rotman Business School Directors Education Program, as his career path increasingly comes to include strategic guidance at the corporate Board level.
Clients such as the National Australian Bank; Diners Club; HJ Heinz, General Dynamics / Northrop Grumman; the Missouri Governor Economic Development Congress; Signature Travel; Microsoft; the US National Recreation and Parks Association; Yum! Brands; Burger King; US Department of Defense – Commissary Agency; Rockwell Collins; Oracle; the International Association of Conference Centers; Illinois Governors Tourism Conference; International Asset Management Council; Nestle….all of these organizations have engaged Jim Carroll for a keynote or leadership meeting which focused on future trends, innovation and growth!
Jim has been providing his services since October 1990 as an entrepreneur. He builds his presentation according to your specific industry challenges. He gives a unique, detailed, customized insight into workplace, business, economic, current events, social and cultural trends, as well as into demographic, lifestyle and technology issues, based on highly original research. A dynamic and motivational speaker whose presentations involve his signature humor, high-level energy, deep insight and challenging observations.
- The Innovation Killers
- 10 Great Words for Innovation
- 10 Ideas for Instilling an Innovation Culture
- The Masters of Business Imagination Manifesto
- 10 Surefire Ways to Destroy Innovative Thinking
- Innovative Thinking: Thing Big, Start Small, Scale Fast
- What Do World Class Innovators Do That Others Don’t Do?
- Innovators Aren’t Afraid to Ask Tough Questions
“Bringing Jim into our MLC Sales Conference in Sydney through a fibre optic line was truly incredible. The key note session Jim delivered was on the money, he exceeded my expectations”
MLC National Australia Bank
“After seeing Jim speak at another conference, I was so motivated by his presentation, I invited Jim to speak at a conference for my organization. Another home run! Powerful, articulate, thought provoking and energetic! Jim’s delivery on the importance of staying abreast of rapidly changing trends truly can assist in changing the way we do business!”
US Navy, Air Force, Marine Child Youth Program Conference
“I have been working with Jim for the past four years, and, without question, he is one of the most dynamic speakers and professional partners I’ve ever come across. Our audiences (internal and external) love him, and he works wonderfully with our customers. ….I’m willing to bet your first experience will lead to many, many more, as it has with SAP. I wish you the best with him….book him before someone else does!”
“Evaluations consistently rated your presentation 5 out of 5!”
“I just wanted to pass on again my personal thanks for the excellent talk….there’s no doubt your talk will provoke on going discussions at all levels in the BBC for months to come.”