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Julie Austin

Julie Austin is an innovation speaker, award winning inventor, manufacturer, and futurist. She’s an internationally known thought leader on innovation, and CEO of Creative Innovation Group.

Travels from: California

Fee Range: $ $7,500 - $10,000

Virtual Fee Range: $ $5,000 - $7,500

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What does it take to become #1? Fearless innovation!  There are very few women innovation speakers and even fewer who have actually innovated. Julie Austin is both.

Julie is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, and innovation keynote speaker. She is an internationally known thought leader on the topic of innovation. She has been a keynote speaker for clients such as Procter & GambleNovartis PharmaceuticalsNorthrop Grumman, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. Julie will teach you how to generate ideas on a consistent basis, ideas to cut costs, improve sales, and create new products, services, business models, ad campaigns, marketing & PR angles, and unique promotions. Julie Austin is an innovation keynote speaker, NASDAQ award-winning inventor, manufacturer, and futurist. She’s an internationally known thought leader on the topic of innovation and CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group. She’s been an innovation keynote 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 by distributors 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 book “The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income” is currently available on Amazon, along with her new book “From the King’s Court to Kickstarter: Patronage in the Modern Era”.

Why should you hire Julie as your Innovation Keynote Speaker?

First of all, if you don’t, your competition will, and they will get all the insider tips and secrets they need to become #1 in your industry. And what does it take to become #1? Fearless innovation!

There are very few women innovation speakers and even fewer who have actually innovated. Julie is both. You could hire an innovation keynote speaker who has read about innovation in a book OR you could hire a true innovator and inventor who’s been in the trenches and bootstrapped a unique invention from scratch, manufactured it, and turned it into a global success with no venture capital, no bank loans, and no mentors.

All keynotes are completely customized for your needs. Call today to find out if Julie is a good fit for your audience.



Julie Austin's Programs

Speaker’s Topics Include:

  • Creative Innovation
  • Branding/Business Storytelling
  • New Marketing Ideas
  • Creative New Service Lines
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Grow Your Business
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Revenue Improvement


  • Sparking Innovation: How to Turn Great Ideas Into Great Value
  • Creative Ways to Recruit and Retain Employees Like Royalty…When You Have a Commoner’s Budget
  • Innovating Within Your Competitive Advantage
  • Diversity for the Bottom Line: Turning Differences Into Dollars
  • The Art of Customer Experience
  • Necessity is the Mother of Invention: The New Breed of Women Inventors
  • The Curious Mind: How Creativity Gives You a Bigger Sense of Purpose
  • If They Care About Your Story, They’ll Care About Your Brand: How to Use Storytelling to Brand Your Business
  • What Great Leaders Know About Storytelling: How to Draw People in With Your Message

“Sparking Innovation”

How to Turn Great Ideas Into Great Value

Intellectual property is a valuable asset that is often overlooked by companies and organizations, but could be a steady income stream that brings in money for years to come. Inventor and innovator Julie Austin shows you how to turn your employees into problem solvers, and how to profit from the great ideas they come up with. She gives examples of hospitals, credit unions, corporations, and non-profits who have tapped into their collective intellectual resources to generate a constant flow of income.

All innovation starts with great ideas. Some of the most important innovations in history were discovered by accident, such as penicillin. But there is a deliberate way to discover innovative ideas, whether it’s a new drug, a new product, new delivery systems, or new ways of doing business. 

These are simple ideas and ways of thinking that will turn your whole staff into problem solvers. It doesn’t take any extra time away from their jobs, but instead is a problem solving mindset that will greatly improve your bottom line and employee morale. Your payroll is your biggest expense. Why not utilize the collective brain power you’re already paying for, and let your employees have some fun at the same time.

Your attendees will learn:

* How a janitor at Frito Lay accidentally invented one of their most popular products

* How 3 employees at the Rocket Chemical Company invented WD-40 and turned it into a multi-billion dollar business

* The story of how 3M kept all of their employees during the Great Depression, when most companies were laying people off, thanks to the invention of Scotch Tape

* How to build an innovation culture into your company

* Where to look outside of your industry for new ideas your competition will never think of

Julie Austin has trained scientists, engineers, and executives from around the world. As an inventor,  patent owner, and international manufacturer, she knows how to instill the innovation mindset that will have your employees generating new ideas quickly. 

Attendees will be excited about innovation, and will come back with hands-on knowledge they can use to solve problems, create new products & services, and learn new ways of doing business that will boost your company’s bottom line.

Innovating Within Your Competitive Advantage

All industries face it at some point…disruption. You may think your industry or your company is safe, but when you don’t look into the future and see what’s coming, and when you don’t constantly innovate, you risk the chance of being blind-sided by your competition, the economy, technology, the weather, government regulations, or customer tastes.

Innovation has become a vague buzz word these days. But if you start by innovating within what you do best, or your competitive advantage, you’ll be ready to change when you’re hit with disruption.

Innovation not only helps you avoid disruption, but also helps you to grow your business and stand out from the competition.

Inventor and innovator Julie Austin’s speech is based on 6 unique, innovative strategies you can use for marketing and branding to distinguish yourself and stay ahead of the curve.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Most important things you will need to compete in today’s hyper-competitive world
  • How to leverage and monetize your assets through innovation
  • How to work with your competition for a win-win
  • How to infuse innovation into your company’s culture

Julie Austin's Books