Andrew Grant

Andrew Grant is the CEO of Tirian international consultancy and co-author of the breakthrough new book Who Killed Creativity?... And How Can We Get It Back?  Andrew is a gifted facilitator and stage presenter having spent over 25 years working with clients around the world. He has authored over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs that are used by Fortune 500 companies and are sold under license worldwide. Andrew has been a key speaker at some of the world’s largest events, including: the YPO/WPO Global Edge CEO conference (Australia), The World Innovation Conference (France), HR Summit and Contingent Workforce Summit & WorkTech (Singapore), & the Leadership Bootcamp (Middle East - with Stephen Covey). He has featured in a number of international media including: Harvard Business Review, BBC, Reuters and ABC TV, Fast Company and the Wall St Journal. Andrew’s significant success comes from the fact that he is able to present intelligently about his focus areas and facilitate the process engagingly, using a solid educational approach and humorous and witty style that the ensures the learning lasts and is implementable.
Originally from Sydney Andrew has lived and worked in a wide range of cultures. As a result he brings a wealth of cross cultural knowledge and experience to his facilitation and keynote speaking engagements.
Andrew can team up with his partner Gaia Grant for a dynamic husband and wife team combination. Gaia is a co-founder and Director of Tirian, the co-author of Who Killed Creativity? and a number of other books and resources. Gaia has completed an MSc in Creativity & Innovation and is now working towards a PhD in the area, and she is a guest lecturer at Sydney University in International Business and Innovation. Both Andrew and Gaia have additional degrees in a number of areas including education.
Outside of their corporate work, Andrew & Gaia have also worked on breakthrough pro bono education projects across Asia, India and Latin America including designing an educational health curriculum that has reached over 25 million people worldwide. They have lectured in education as part of a development program at the Central Philippines University.

Andrew has been engaged by market innovation leaders including:

  • Nestle (Switzerland): Designed & facilitated sessions to discover creative ways to use less energy in cooking and bring more nutrition to consumers in emerging markets
  • AMP (CEO level): To deal with the new changes to the finance regulations
  • Four Seasons Hotels (CEO / GM level): Preparing teams to embrace the future of the hospitality industry
  • UBS (London): To ensure that their change management process would be accepted by key stakeholders=
  • Citibank (Asia): To implement key initiatives
  • J&J (R&D teams, Asia): To look at ways to develop more creative processes
  • Disney (HK): To create compelling ideas to use for marketing
  • YPO / WPO: To facilitate the merger
  • Janssen (Europe & USA): Working with change management
  • Mercedes Benz (CEO / Country level): Developing the leadership team and new brand positioning.
  • Allianz (CEO / Country exec team): Developing their new vision mission values
  • Schneider Electric: Designing an international leadership development program for high potentials to accelerate their learnings

Along with his partner they have authored over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs that are used by Fortune 500 companies and are sold under license worldwide.

Andrew's clients include:

Duke University, Genpack, Tech Mahindra, Baker & McKenzie, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Estee Lauder, Cisco Systems, Janssen, Carl Ziess, 3M, Coke, Fuji Xerox, Singtel, Optus. AT&T, Aman Resorts, Accenture, BASF, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Citigroup, Cisco Systems, E&Y, Four Seasons Hotels, GSK, HP, IBM, MTV, PWC, Reuters, Starwood Hotels, TNT & YPO.

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"You brought learning to life"
Joann Patrick Ezzell
CEO AT&T Asia / Pac

"Andrew always presents the positive BUT also strongly encourages individuals to directly address issues in a non conflict way. It is very hard to do this and make it work. Andrew did this brilliantly."
Cisco Systems

"You gave us compelling ideas that are worthwhile for use in our marketing."
General Manager / SenVP Consumer Products Disney Asia/Pac

"Andrew has the capacity to magically captivate your audience, regardless how jet-lagged they are, and transform the meeting place into an open and receptive arena that serves as a great springboard to talk about change towards more innovation."
Frank Wiegand MD PhD
VP Neurosciences Global Medical Affairs, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
(Keynote to the international Global Medical Affairs team / Berlin Germany)

"A totally impressive program. I was amazed at how you got my team to openly discuss issues and address our needs to drive change."
Director of Marketing BPD Asia

"Top marks for helping us to achieve our key strategic initiatives."

"Extremely well received, with some great takeaways."
Hong Kong

Accolades, Awards &
Independent ratings

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Inventing the Future keynote talk
“the highest feedback of the whole program”

ABOUT: Andrew Grant was invited to speak on Leadership in the Middle East, presenting to over 2000 participants and sharing the stage & a panel discussion with Stephen Covey, Jonas Ridderstrale and Bob Nelson.

COMMENTS: "I've spent 12 years on the speaker's circuit working with the biggest name speakers in the world. Andrew's talk today was one of the best I've ever seen, and by far the best at this conference. He left the audience spellbound for more than 90 mins straight." See more on this on Youtube.

YPO Global Leadership Conference: Keynote talk ‘Inventing the Future’: Rating for keynote 9.01 out of 10 (one of the highest achieved)

ABOUT: GLC (Global Leadership Conference for all YPO and WPO members) This conference was especially important as it was the forum for the inaugural merger discussions between YPO and WPO, to help both organisations look at how they can become more streamlined through the merger process. The Regional Officers workshop consisted of the top 80 members (including the incoming and outgoing chairman and regional officers).

COMMENTS: “I am pleased to announce that the ROW in Sydney was a resounding success. We had a rating of 9.01. Special mention must go to our resource Andrew for his superb presentation on the "Inventing the future" sessions, and keeping us through our pace throughout the day. ”
Richard Hoon ROW Chairperson GLC Sydney 2008

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Mass Media Mass Media:
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- Asian Wall Street Journal :
Creativity & A Wealth of Happiness
- XL Magazine:
Global Speakers Summit
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- HR Monthly Australia :
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