Cultivate an entrepreneur mindset and future proof your career
With Essential Shift and Fishburners
- Do you want to have more engaged staff and teams
- Are you under pressure to build new business models or process improvements
- Are you in a rut at work?
- Do you have ideas and don’t know how to execute them, sell them to your team, your boss or your clients?
- Do you want to boost your motivation and capacity for innovative thinking?
- Do you want to learn the first steps to building a new venture?
- Are you a change maker?
IDEATE UP, is a best practice ideation program I designed for leaders and teams wanting to embed Intrapreneurial mindsets in their organisation to drive innovation and change from within and to future proof their jobs their career.
What you can expect
Over 1 day per week for 4 weeks this hands-on ideation program will show you how to bring an idea to life, giving you a clear process and framework to prove, test and sell an idea – whether it’s a new revenue generating idea, operational innovation or process improvement.
IDEATE UP is an action-oriented and experiential learning that helps you uncover your very own business or project idea using proven business techniques and methods in a unique immersive program.
Ideal for those starting out on their entrepreneur/intrapreneurs journey: whether you are still defining your business idea, have a great idea but not sure how to turn it into a viable business model, or want to take your idea to the next level, this program is for you.
Following a set of specially crafted immersive activities, you’ll be lead on a journey discovering what is unique to you, uncovering your passion, defining your problem and niche, to creating your first prototype, and perfecting your pitch.
IDEATE UP combines the best of well-known strategy frameworks and theories including Theory U, Doblin’s innovation framework and Lean Start-up with self development and mindfulness, in a unique multidisciplinary and holistic approach. It is designed to help you discover and combine your passion with proven business strategy frameworks to create a viable business model for your idea, in just four days.
The program will help you dive within, make the shift that allows you to emerge with the right mindset and productive actions, to bring your project to life with clarity and impact.
Your course facilitator
With a Master of Sciences in Entrepreneurship, Consulting and Management, Laetitia Andrac – founder of Essential Shift – is a strategist, a consultant and an accredited coach in Business Strategy and Transformation. She works with individuals as well as larger groups to kickstart innovative thinking for the development of new ideas and Entrepreneurial mindsets.
Curious by nature, she uses a holistic and alternative approach in her coaching: she is an NLP practitioner, Theory U advocate, Doblin methodology facilitator, neuroscience and mindfulness enthusiast. She is passionate about inspiring people to be their best by unleashing their own potential. An avid supporter of the start-up community, Laetitia loves coaching and mentoring programs for innovators, intrapreneurs and start-ups founders.
Laetitia has worked as a Business Strategy Consultant for Monitor-Deloitte and Capgemini. She is highly experienced in leading transformational projects for multinational organisations, NGOs and local governments in Australia and overseas. More recently, she led the incubation of an Artificial Intelligence Business for one of Australia’s leading brands, taking the project from ideation to revenue across the various stages of a business life-cycle. She has built and managed high-functioning teams ranging from 3 to 30 people from multidisciplinary backgrounds.
Create a business aligned with your passion / purpose / values – Charbel Zeaiter
Charbel Zeaiter, Founder of the Faster Zebra family of brands (Velvet Onion & Friends, Saint Frankie & The Alt Saints and Wogfood:au) & Co-founder of Academy Xi
With over 22 years in UX, design and technology, 15 years in food and hospitality and 5 years in digital education (successfully exited from my startup Academy Xi in October 2019), I’m lucky to work with aligned people and organisations to improve all life. I’m passionate about creating experiences that solve real problems for humans (and all life) in real contexts, whether they’re commercial, social or environmental.
My career has taken me from Australia, USA, UK and Asia.
I’m interested in creating a better future, through thoughtful, collaborative and intentional design. Improving all Life and Elevating the Human Experience is my personal mission. We’re connected by one thing: our humanity; the problems we solve, whether digital or analogue, are designed to touch the lives of many people and the planet.
With this in mind, my purpose through work and life is clear and I’ve created Faster Zebra.
Compared to the intangible, often painful and impossibly esteemed startup Unicorn, the Zebra is real, she’s tangible, she’s relatable and beautifully captures our Brand family’s objectives to solve:
- Velvet Onion & Friends — solving business problems
- Saint Frankie & The Alt Saints — solving ecological problems and
- Shoukran (formerly Wogfood) — solving social problems
Focus on problem to solve – Joel Robbie
Joel Robbie is the founder and CEO of Nod, the award-winning document automation and compliance platform saving companies up to 75% on document creation time. Joel has a Bachelor of Psychology and over 8 years experience in product development and enterprise sales at one of Australia’s largest telecommunications companies prior to founding Nod
Gen George, Executive Director of Genry Capital, Executive Chair of The Daily Skin Co., Co-Founder of Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMBDW)
Gen is a serious entrepreneur as Executive Director of Genry Capital and Executive Chair of The Daily Skin Co.
Gen also co-founded 4 years ago the global group Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMBDW), a group for entrepreneurial women which has now 116k members and holds monthly events in every major city in Australia as well as in 20+ cities around the world: SF, NYC, London, Dublin, LA, Hong Kong.
She is also the founder and ex-Managing Director of Skilld and OneShift as well as co-founder of Tamme that she successfully exited.
She has received a lot of awards including Forbes 30 Under 30, AFR Top 100 women of influence and Telstra Young Entrepreneur of The Year (NSW).
Tell a good story – Betty Andrews
Betty Andrews is the founder of social enterprise Hstl&Hrt, with a mission to change the world one woman at a time. Hstl&Hrt connects women with the coaches they need to thrive in business and life, whilst donating some profits to rescuing women out of poverty and abuse.
A trained journalist, Betty is also a content strategist and copywriter, who brings her 14 years in marketing and business, to bring a creative, entrepreneurial approach to corporate environments.
Having worked with some of the biggest businesses in the world including, L’Oréal, LVMH, Weight Watchers, Merck, Cisco, ASUS, DNSW, Logitech and more, Betty uses data to create brand stories to drive content and commerce.
Fishburners is a Not for profit dedicated to fostering and building successful startups. We know that a key ingredient for generating the jobs of today and tomorrow and for creating innovative products and services needed to sustain healthy organisations is learning and development that increases people’s entrepreneurial capacity and inspires and catalyzes new ideas.
We are incredibly excited to be working with Essential Shift to bring this program to our aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, we know that staying relevant, engaged and productive are essential to future proofing your job and your career.
We love Fishburners for our event not only because of its central location and friendly staff, but also because it’s an inspiring space and we want to introduce women interested in technology to innovating spaces to empower them to think differently about their career.
Laetitia was my incredibly talented manager during most of my time at Telstra. She has an ‘out of the box’ entrepreneurship mindset and it’s backed by a resilient and pragmatic approach to everything she touches. I was fortunate enough to help her as she kick started Telstra Location Insights from scratch and built it into a physical, valuable service for Telstra’s clients, with positive innovation ripples across the entire organisation. Given the responsibility and freedom to execute, Laetitia will always exceed expectations. I hope the opportunity to work together arises down the track!
Telstra & Start-up Founder
Laetitia is one of, if not the most, driven and ambitious professionals’ I have had the pleasure of working for. She is perpetually inspired, always looking for her next innovative idea to test and build. Strategy, execution, tenacity, and coaching are a few of the many characteristics that would motivate me to work with, or for, Laetitia again. During her time at Telstra her entrepreneurial mindset allowed her to develop an idea, now called Telstra Location Insights, which required her to source internal funding, hand select her highly-technical team, and prove product market fit within the robust and complex politics that exist in all large corporations. Simply put, she is a brilliant, resilient and fantastic person to work with.
Telstra & Start-up Founder
I led and prepared the winning proposal of the 2014 Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, an ideas competition among 155 European cities. With the Vincles BCN initiative, the Barcelona City Council sought to combat the isolation of at-risk seniors through trust networks and digital technology. Barcelona received the Mayors Challenge Grand Prize for Innovation and €5 million to implement its proposal.
Laetitia was a consultant to this initiative, and of all the coaches I had, she was the most determining one. Her mastery of the Doblin’s 10 types of innovation really made a difference!
Barcelona City Council
Sydney Dates + Pricing