Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, innovation speaker, and member of the World Future Society. She's an internationally known thought leader on the topic of innovation, and CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group. She's been a keynote innovation speaker for corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Northrop Grumman, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. She's also been featured in the books “Patently Female” and “Girls Think of Everything”.
Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries. Julie and her products have appeared on The Today Show, The Queen Latifa Show, HGTV, Lifetime, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world.
Her new book “The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income” is currently available on Amazon.
Julie comes from a background in the TV & film industry and has had jobs as diverse as commercial actor and TV host to TV/film distributor/writer, so she knows the creative, as well as the business side, and customizes her speeches for the audience she's speaking to.
Girls Scouts of America
“Julie's creativity workshop was a huge success. Participants learned exact techniques on how to come up with their own inventions and how to use innovation in their daily lives to solve problems. Oh, yeah and it was fun!”
“Julie Austin's speech, 'Reinvent Your Marketing' was well received by our Daekyo franchise owners at our recent conference. As an inventor and business owner with distributors around the world, Julie's topic of using innovation and creativity to add value to your business was inspiring. Franchisees left with unique, hands-on tools to improve their own marketing, and ways to generate more ideas of their own.”
Julie spoke at the Working World Job Fair and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her seminar to an audience of job-seekers was both informative and inspiring. We loved her sassy slideshow, which was both entertaining and instructive. Truly, it was a delight to work with Julie and I would highly recommend her as a speaker for any event.
It was a pleasure having Julie speak at our ASD International Retail Conference in Las Vegas. The retail and wholesale small business owners appreciated her topic “Using Innovation for Competitive Advantage”. The interactive creativity exercises helped get the audience involved, and demonstrated that creativity in business is definitely the way to beat the competition at their own game. I would highly recommend her speaking services.
ASD International Retail Conference
“Julie's presentation about Storytelling at our recent conference gave attendees a unique perspective on how to change a typical press release into something more captivating. Some comments we received from the session included: “Great speaker” “This presentation was unique, fun and full of good information” and “It is rare in our profession to get to spend time talking about creativity and storytelling – wonderful.”
“Julie's speech on creativity and innovation was right on target for our scientists, who constantly need to generate new ideas in the lab. The creativity exercises for left and right brain thinking showed how important it is to get ideas from all sources and be able to connect those ideas to come up with a new and unique innovation. It was fun, entertaining and educational.”
The Scripps Research Institute