Dr Amantha Imber

Innovation Dynamo, Workshop Facilitator & Keynote Speaker

Dr Amantha Imber is an organisational psychologist and founder of behavioural science consultancy Inventium. Amantha is also the co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list and the AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list and has worked with companies such as Google, Apple, Disney, LEGO, and Atlassian.

Amantha is also the host of the number one ranking business podcast How I Work, which has had over 3.5 million downloads. Amantha’s thoughts have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fast Company and her latest book Time Wise is coming out on July 5.

In 2019, Amantha was named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.

In 2021, she won the Thinkers50 Innovation Award (described by the Financial Times as the ‘Oscars for Management Thinking’).

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The work of Dr Amantha Imber and her company Inventium have been recognised in Australia and internationally. Amantha, who has a PhD in organisational psychology, has been finalist in the Telstra Business Women of the Year awards.

Inventium has been recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies in the BRW Fast 100 list, and was also awarded the BRW Client Choice Award for Best Management Consultancy in Australia. In 2016, Amantha was inducted into the Australian Business Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2018, Inventium earned a place on BCorp’s Best for the World list, which recognises companies for their outstanding positive impact.

Amantha is the host of the number one ranking business podcast How I Work, where she interviews some of the world’s leading innovators about their habits, rituals and strategies for structuring their day.

Amantha is the co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list, an annual list that Inventium compiles, ranking Australia and New Zealand’s top innovators. Her thoughts have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Fast Company and she is the author of two best-selling books: The Creativity Formula and The Innovation Formula.

Dr Amantha Imber speaks about:

Dr Amantha Imber’s keynote on innovation can be anywhere in length from 40-60 minutes, and can include Q&A within that time.

Innovation Survivor: Our ability to generate breakthrough solutions to business challenges and opportunities enables us to outthink, outsmart and outlast our competitors. Amantha discusses the latest scientific findings in relation to what really drives highly inventive and disruptive thinking – and how these findings can be applied. Audiences walk away with a set of practical tools they can use in their own role and with others across the organisation to innovate and disrupt competition.

How to create a culture where innovation thrives: Innovation is key to growing a business. As such, creating a culture where innovation thrives is critical. However, when surveyed about what they think creates a culture of innovation, over 95% of business leaders get the answers wrong. They are basing their decisions on intuition rather than science. Dr Amantha Imber shares the 14 key drivers to creating a culture of innovation – according to what has been scientifically proven, along with stories from the world’s most innovative organisations. In a highly interactive keynote, the audience gets to see how closely their intuition matches with science.

Digital Distractions and Tech Temptations: How To Find Your Focus When we need to do focused, impactful, and creative work, protecting that time is precious. Dr. Amantha Imber describes the latest productivity research from psychology and neuroscience. She reveals evidence-based strategies that help transform work habits, turbo charge output, and optimise work hours.

The science of how to design your most effective workday: During this highly interactive and energising presentation, Dr Amantha Imber shares an evidence-based approach to transform people’s work habits to ensure they get high impact, meaningful work achieved every single day.

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