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Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Irena Yashin-Shaw


  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Education
  • Facilitator
  • Female Speaker
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Work Environments
  • Workshops

Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw is an educator, author, academic, international speaker and entrepreneur, a leading authority on creativity, intrapreneurialism and leadership. The unifying driving force underpinning her work is the liberation of human potential that too often languishes within businesses and organisations of all sizes.

She has a PhD in the development of expertise in creative problem-solving. That, combined with a Masters in Adult Education drives her mission to empower people to use their creativity and intrapreneurial talent to solve complex problems.

She is highly skilled in demystifying and facilitating creativity and creative outcomes so that people become confident in using simple but powerful tools to augment their creative problem-solving abilities. These tools have been developed from her doctoral research into the development of expertise in creative problem-solving and as such are unique and unavailable anywhere else. She has shared her thought leadership with thousands of people around the globe.

Her current roles include Visiting Global Professor at The Ohio State University; postgraduate lecturer in Corporate Entrepreneurship and Change at Griffith University; lecturer in Agile Leadership TIBAI; Founder and Board Chairman of the Global Intrapreneurs Institute; Editor–in-Chief of Intrapreneur Magazine, Advisory Board Member for Business Strategy and Innovation at Griffith University and regularly speaks about intrapreneurialism, creativity and innovative leadership in various corporate contexts as well as graduate and undergraduate programs in Australia and internationally.

With numerous publications to her name, her most recent books are INTRAPRENEUR: How leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change and Leading in the Innovation Age: Unleash knowledge, talent and experience to create an innovative workplace. They both draw on her vast experience of working with people in many different environments who are tasked with leading change and innovation in our current disrupted times.

Keynote Titles

  • Leading for Creativity and Innovation
  • From Wow to Kapow: How to turbo charge your thinking!
  • Thinking Strategically in a World of Change
  • The Power of Perspective Shifting
  • Three Keys for Confident Communication


Irena's sessions on Change Management and Innovation for both our Operational Leadership and the Area Leadership Groups were excellent. We found Irena to be an extremely dynamic presenter who was able to customise her style to meet different needs. The presentations were very effective and relevant and achieved our objectives.


Very thought provoking and inspiring. I am looking forward to encouraging managers and team leaders to help staff develop a mindset of innovation and create a climate where we will see true innovation at work. Thanks Irena.

Family Court Of Australia

Irena adapted her presentations effectively to meet the different requirements of the events for which we engaged her. She has a lively presentation style that blends conceptual information with audience participation and humour. She consulted with us to establish the objectives for each event and tailored her content accordingly. From the Tribunal's perspective, Irena met our aims of engaging our organisation in more innovative thinking.

Mental Health Review Tribunal


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