Head Inventiologist, innovation dynamo
Dr Amantha Imber is an innovation psychologist and best-selling author who has helped literally thousands of people solve problems more creatively and as a result, bring better innovations to market.
She is the founder of innovation consultancy Inventium which, in 2013, was awarded the BRW Client Choice Award for Best Management Consultancy in Australia.
Amantha has a PhD in organisational psychology and has helped companies including Coca-Cola, LEGO, Red Bull, Deloitte, McDonalds, Qantas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and many others innovate more successfully.
A creative, dynamic, energetic and highly engaging speaker, Amantha will take you through the latest scientific findings in relation to what really drives highly inventive and intelligent thinking so you can learn how to outthink, outsmart and outlast your competitors.
Amantha has spoken in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the United States, Africa and Europe helping turn people into innovation dynamos.
She is the co-creator of the BRW Most Innovative Companies list, an annual list that her company puts together ranking Australia's top innovators.
Amantha is also a regular media commentator on innovation, and has appeared on Today, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, BRW, Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and ABC Radio. She writes regular columns on science-based innovation for Australian Business Solutions and Leading Company and is the author of The Creativity Formula: 50 scientifically proven creativity boosters for work and for life.
Amantha Imber is a provocative and insightful presenter who will inspire and educate your audience on practical, science-based innovation techniques, leaving them with a range of practical techniques that they can start to apply as soon as they leave your event.
Amantha blew me away. She was quirky, engaging, energetic, energising and incredibly insightful. Amantha is one of those great educators who does not teach things, she helps people to discover things.
Amantha is a person who makes a lasting impression and changes people's lives. She combines her deep expertise with an exceptional gift to teach and inspire. She teaches the most complex science in a way that makes it seem simple, easy and very do-able.
Amantha provides her audience with strategies that are directly translatable into practice – no small feat given the phobias and anxieties that a large number of people experience when reflecting upon their own personal levels of creativity … Amantha’s keynote was exceptional and profoundly moving for me as a person and as an educator. The conference has since proven to be something of a hit. The ‘secret weapon’, in my opinion, was Amantha Imber!
Vocational and Applied Learning
Amantha is not only a wonderful person to deal with, she is creative, organised and so clearly in her element when presenting on stage. Amantha spoke at our Businesswomen's Breakfast Series event in Sydney and the entire audience were both engaged and enthralled during her talk. We all came away with useful and valuable information that was immediately applicable to our careers. I am looking forward to the Melbourne presentation and recommend Amantha to others seeking a dynamic speaker or innovation consultant without hesitation.
One of the best training programs I have ever attended where I can utilise everything learnt - immediately - back on the job and see instant results.
I can't believe how much of an impact 40 minutes can make! Amantha provided tools to inspire, create, motivate and change the way we go about our day to day business, and continue to evolve our point of difference from our competitors. Great job!
Amantha is a peerless facilitator of any creativity, innovation, thinking-related workshop, conference and gathering. Her seemingly light delivery and interaction with the audiences is the tip of an iceberg of the depth of her science knowledge and understanding of human mind at work. I am a shameless fan of Amantha's work.
Like most people, I’m only half listening to the presentations towards the end of conferences. That’s because my attention is focussed on the long list of emails on the BlackBerry I’m hiding under the table. Amantha Imber’s presentation was different. It was compelling, intrusive, provocative and insightful. I powered off my BlackBerry and listened.