"I was the best 'worst salesperson' ever. I hated asking for the sale. So I avoided this dreaded task by innovating clever, creative ways to share our value, sell more and keep in touch. Prospects couldn't resist and they didn't want to."
A Perfect Blend of Experience and Expertise
20+ Years of Corporate Innovation, Sales, Marketing, and Professional Services.
Humor and Enthusiasm Make the World Go Round
Crack a joke, get creative, be involved. Interactive talks keep me (and the audience) on our toes.
Innovating All the Time
Did you know that trick dog training is full of INCREMENTAL INNOVATION? Please ask me about it...seriously...I have videos!
You know that THING that frustrates you? Maybe it's a process that takes too long and costs your business money. Or a sales team that's doing the same old thing and, unfortunately, getting the same mediocre results. Perhaps it's a market full of competition that’s moving so fast you’re struggling to keep up let alone get ahead.
From that frustration stems the most amazing opportunities. That’s where I come in.
My name is Julie Holmes and I’m an INNOVENTREPRENEUR. A creator. An opportunity finder. A problem solver.
My favorite question is “What if?” What if you could transform that frustration into time savings and money making? It might sound crazy but that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for organizations over the last 25 years.
From million-dollar software solutions to higher levels of customer engagement; if there is a frustration you are dealing with - there is an innovative solution to be found.
While some companies spent millions on Sarbanes Oxley software development, we solved the problem for 1000s of clients without a single new line of code
When I was frustrated that something I needed didn’t exist, I invented it. A new product that went from prototype to delivered product in 90 days and is now being used in over 25 countries worldwide
In the wake of a quality candidate crisis, some organizations scramble to find resumes. One global powerhouse brought me in to identify and implement leadership innovations that developed their existing talent – thereby retaining valuable people in the business and attracting top quality candidates
It’s no wonder that innovation is the #1 concern for CEOs but how do you make it happen without the trauma, the expense, and the delays?
The answer is INNOVATION FOR THE REST OF US. Every organization, including yours, has an army of innovators that are just waiting to be unleashed. There is a horde of people waiting to become profitable problem solvers and opportunity spotters. All they need now are the skills and vision to deliver.
And the innovations they identify don’t have to be big. Let’s face it, radical innovation is ... well, radical. It takes lots of time, lots of money, and sometimes a loss of customers but, it’s necessary to compete. But, what if you could keep your waiting customers happy with micro innovations? What if you could drive higher levels of engagement with incremental change? What if you could eradicate your frustrations while delivering a new little idea that boosts the bottom line? Those are innovations that can deliver dynamite results without all the collateral damage.
You can capture the dynamite of innovation when I deliver keynotes and programs from the stage like INNOVATION EXPOSED, LITTLE BIG BANGS and NOW THAT’S A BRIGHT IDEA at conferences around the world. Or maybe you would prefer me to work with your team empowering them to innovate or facilitating Little Big Bang-a-thon innovation days.
So, what if you hired me for your event or to work with your teams? What if your next great idea or improvement is just waiting to be discovered? There’s only one way to find out!