“Dr. Bruton spoke at our conference and he was FABULOUS. He consulted and prepared well ahead of time to make sure he would be creating value for the audience. At the event he delivered a keynote and ran an interactive workshop that is part of a brand new certification program we are offering through the Unites States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Participants were raving about it and he received the highest ratings for his presentation. We are grateful for his contribution and look forward to his continued engagement in future events.”
Dr. Alex Bruton
Innovation Speaker | Entrepreneurship Speaker | Education Speaker
You can innovate. And your organization does great stuff every day – the stuff of deep experience, great work delivered on time, and consistency in meeting goals. But that’s not enough. Alex Bruton knows that for individuals and organizations to truly flourish, they need to achieve a different kind of innovation called Really Big Value Innovation. Great leaders do this by deliberately designing and leading the kind of opportunities that can’t help change the world around us because they are at the same time eminently feasible, deeply personally inspiring, and highly impactful.
From Waterloo, to Moscow, to Mexico, to Mason City, Alex and his business, The Innographer, have worked with entrepreneurial organizations and educational institutions around the world to help them (learn to) innovate for Really Big Value. His talks are practical, visually engaging, and inspiring calls to action that arm individuals and their teams to design ideas that have deep impact, be dramatically more productive, and lead success for themselves and others. Participants leave inspired by new ways of thinking and with the tools they need to start right away.
His internationally award-winning programs and workshops have guided leaders of teams and organizations from around the world. Through these and his extended/embedded engagements, he has helped managers, technical experts, creative geniuses, educators, students, and entrepreneurs to become leaders of their own Really Big Value change-making initiatives and cultures.
Alex has been an inventor (of some exciting stuff); the co-founder and VP of startups (both for profit and social businesses); co-founder of an innovation department (that failed spectacularly); a project and product manager (amazingly fun); and, quite by accident, a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship (a role in which he was named the Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year in Canada). He earned a PhD in engineering in his mid twenties, and over his career since that time has since earned a degree in innovation and led the design of award winning learning and development experiences for boosting creativity, developing innovators, and unlocking the power of ideation.
Over the decades, his favorite work, speaking and facilitation gigs have taken him to exciting places such as the research labs of advanced technology groups; the ice floes of Greenland; and the offices of some pretty amazing organizations, including Google.