The world is not short of ideas, just short of people who know how to carry them out. That’s what author and leadership consultant Peter Sheahan believes and is the basis of his latest book, Making It Happen. Sheahan will provide the first of two Keynote Presentations at NAFA’s 2014 Institute & Expo. The I&E attracts thousands of fleet professionals from throughout the world for four days of education, networking, and motivation to bring back to the office. This year’s conference takes place April 8–11 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.
As founder and CEO of ChangeLabs ™, a global consultancy firm delivering large-scale behavioral change projects for clients such as Apple and IBM, Sheahan has worked with some of the world’s leading brands in the area of innovation and change. With operations in three countries and nine cities, he knows first-hand the pressures of growing and leading a business in the rapidly changing world. In his presentation, he’ll give his insights on how the best leaders and entrepreneurs execute on their good ideas and turn them into profitable results.
“Regardless of whether one is looking to start a business, get promoted, or launch a social movement, the key is learning how to streamline one’s thinking to turn good ideas into great results,” said NAFA’s Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Sheahan focuses on teaching leaders and companies how to flip their thinking to make money in the cracks and find opportunities where others cannot. NAFA is very excited to have him speak in front of our attendees!”
Sheahan is the author of 6 books, including the international bestsellers Fl!p and Generation Y. As a global thought leader, Peter’s insights into business trends and the changing needs of customers and staff have made him a regular presenter on Fox Business, with appearances on ABC and BBC aswell. In 2008 Peter was a featured expert in a five-part global series on Innovation on CNBC, and he has been written up in the Washington Post and Fast Company magazine. His newest book Making It Happen unpacks his insights on the execution of ideas through focused business growth, understanding buying behavior, and compelling market positioning.
“Peter has delivered more than 2,000 presentations to over 300,000 people in 15 different countries,” said Russo. “He’s been voted the National Speakers Association’s Keynote Speaker of the Year and named one of the 25 Hottest New Speakers inAmerica as well as one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the industry. He’s going to give the perfect start to this year’s conference!”
NAFA’s annual conference will take place April 8–11, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. The four-day conference is the fleet management event of the year with more than 60 hours of educational sessions, an expo floor featuring over 250 exhibitors with the latest products and services, the presentation of the Fleet Excellence Awards, and Keynote presentations from Peter Sheahan and Simon Sinek, two internationally bestselling authors and leadership experts. The annual conference attracts several thousand fleet management professionals from throughout the world. For more information on the I&E visit http://www.nafainstitute.org.