Can-Opener for Corporate Culture & Innovation
Innovation Coach | Speaker & Strategist | Marketing Director | Non-Profit Executive | Entrepreneur | Facilitator | Trend Hunter | Market Researcher | Innovation Specialist | Event Organizer | Business Strategist | Branding & Marketing Strategy | Event Planning | Conferences & Tradeshows | Corporate Retreats | Branding | Business Development
Companies hire me when they need help establishing a culture of innovation within their organization or when they need to think differently about their business.
Let me help drive purposeful innovation within your organization by systematically and regularly connecting your people to people and your people to new ideas.
12 Month "Corporate Culture Reset" Program*
6 Month "Corporate Culture Reset" Program
3 Month "Corporate Culture Reset" Program
1-Time "JAWstorm" Assessment (an innovation roadmap for your business)
*Bonus custom company culture deck for companies who commit to 12 months.
Simply want to spark some innovative thinking within your corporate team or looking for new ways to grow/start your small business? I also offer the following:
30 Minute Conversation with an Innovation Expert
60 Minute Conversation with an Innovation Expert
60 Minute Conversation with an Event Planning Expert (ideas and resources for your next conference, meeting or corporate retreat)
Companies who are serious about doing business differently and know that establishing an internal culture of innovation is necessary.
Founders and entrepreneurs that need a fresh look at their marketing, innovation and growth strategies.
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✔ I have spent years organizing programs, initiatives and popular solutions within corporate innovation
✔ I have planned and hosted 100+ innovation-focused workshops and training sessions
✔ I have organized 20+ large corporate conferences and trade show exhibitions
✔ I have had a front row seat to the common challenges and popular solutions shared by leaders and organizations across many different industries and sectors
✔ I have been called a can opener that taps into innovation for others
Innovation doesn't happen when we withdraw from the world, but rather when we engage with it. Let me be your compass and your guide to explore new opportunities for your business, organization or corporate team.
Innovator. Marketer. Connector. I am a curious explorer whose purpose is to drive purposeful innovation by connecting people to people and people to ideas. I've spent years organizing programs and initiatives that provided me a front row seat to some of the most common challenges and popular solutions in corporate innovation. Even the most traditional industries - from insurance, to government, to nonprofits - are beginning to evolve their mindsets and focus when it comes to where, how and why they innovate.
I am the founder of two companies (JAWBRAIN and SpyComps) and a partner at InnoPower, an organization building inclusive innovation ecosystems in Indiana and beyond. I am also Assistant Director of The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest that serves the innovation communities in Northwest Indiana and Greater Chicagoland region. Prior to these roles, I was Executive Director of Centric from 2016-2019 where I led the organization's efforts to connect, educate and celebrate Indiana's problem solvers. Before Centric, I spent more than a decade as the US Marketing Director for Israel-based Keter Plastic, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of resin-based household and garden consumer products, working directly with some of the largest retailers in the world.
A graduate of Butler University, I am extremely active in Indiana’s innovation and entrepreneurship communities and am a member of the Hive Global Leaders network.
Innovation doesn’t happen when we withdraw from the world, but rather when we engage with it. And the world is a laboratory of ideas waiting to be explored. Events and organizations where I have spoken include Cincinnati Startup Week, Purdue University, Retail Technology & Innovation Conference, Hive Global Leaders Summit, Day of Innovation, IU School of Medicine and more.
I've helped plan, organize, host and lead over 100 different innovation-related workshops and training sessions. Events have included public workshops and private engagements for companies such as OneAmerica, the U.S. Navy, Fusion Alliance and more.
I drive purposeful innovation by connecting people to people and people to ideas. How can I help you tap into the opportunities that drive future impact, growth and success? Learn more at jawbrain.com.
Jason provided world class feedback and a strategic plan that was tailored to our foundations next steps. He listened and provided helpful resources that we look forward to exploring. It's great to get out of your head for fresh perspective. Jason provided so much valuable feedback. I highly recommend you schedule a call with him, today.
Jason has a background and significant depth of experience in innovation applied to corporate settings. With a core emphasis on working with the people involved in innovation, his primary objective is to focus on the individuals and teams that actually _do_ innovation. Expanded my thinking on innovation in corporate contexts to remind and reinforce that it isn't just following the steps of a framework but actually engage the people involved.
Connecting with Jason was nothing short of an A+ experience.
An A+ experience for me equals = fun, creative, warm, effective, efficient, impactful and memorable. Jason comes with all of these qualities and more. From beginning to end, he adds value, joy and trust to the process.
Packaging and pricing his brain was easy thanks to his professional and personal life experiences and connections. Looking forward to connecting and partnering with Jason again and again in the future. He's just one of those kinds of guys / brains.