how far will innovation take you?
Hello, I am Magda Ropotan. Romanian. Mother. Wife. Daughter. Friend. World traveler. Robotics engineer. Former corporate leader. Now entrepreneur. Consultant. Teacher.
I KNOW NOW WHAT INNOVATION CAN DO.
It can bring people together and make them know each other on a deeper level, so they get the courage to venture into the unknown.
It can take learning to a completely different level if you dare to learn not only from your past experience but also from the future that is about to emerge.
It can transform lives, businesses, and societies.
... you feel overwhelmed by the speed of change
... the needs of your employees, and of your customers seem so sophisticated to meet
... you are trapped in solving the same old problems
... the few good ideas you have receive little or no support. Or they are impossible to put on management's agenda
... you ticked off all the conferences on your list, all the training you heard off and read all the books.
And still have no clue how to do this thing, called innovation.
BUT I ALSO KNOW this place...
Since then, I made a long and beautiful journey!
Left the corporate world. Enrolled in an Executive MBA. Traveled the world to meet and interview successful innovation leaders. Studied with reputable experts. Went deep into understanding cultural specificities and neuroscience of innovation, foresight, consumer trends, social technologies, leadership practices, innovation processes, tools. I facilitated tens of groups searching for new products, services or solutions. And learned from every one of them. Not one project is similar to others.
Still learning. Ready to share what I know by now.
why DO we struggle with innovation?
Facilitation and project management of strategic initiatives where innovative, breakthrough solutions are needed
Coaching leaders on how to unleash the creativity of themselves, their teams, and their organizations
Board Member in several organisations
Lecturer on Innovation Leadership, Innovation Processes, Design Thinking, Foresight
Consultancy in setting up innovation teams