Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro started his innovation work 25 years ago while leading a 20,000-person innovation practice at the consulting firm, Accenture.

Since then he has written six books on innovation, including Best Practices Are Stupid, which was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011 by 800-CEO-READ (now Porchlight) and was an international #1 business best seller.

His latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems was released March 2020. It was named one of the best business books of the year by Foreword Indies Book Awards.

His Personality Poker® card game has been used in 35 countries to create high-performing innovation teams.

Stephen has presented at conferences in over 50 countries and in 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

His clients include Marriott, 3M, Delta Airlines, P&G, Nike, Capital One, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and NASA. His work has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, USA Network, TLC, and ABC News.

When he’s not solving his clients’ biggest innovation challenges, he enjoys dabbling in magic and making the impossible possible.

Stephen is based in Orlando, Florida and loves traveling to meet his clients around the world.


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Your interactive presentation captivated the audience and received great feedback from attendees. - Steve Craft, Deputy Director of Strategic Relations Office, NASA


Stephen knows how to energize a room and get the creative juices flowing. The only other way to describe it is...magic. - Jacob Morris, Manager, Sales Learning & Development, Delta Airlines


Stephen’s passion for innovation is infectious. His mandate to focus innovation relentlessly on well-articulated problems has caused an internal shift in mindset and approach for our innovators. Stephen delivers both in a way that is truly inspirational and actionable. - Laurie Heltsley, Director of Innovation and Strategic Projects, Procter & Gamble


Stephen Shapiro is the best presenter of ideas since Tom Peters. - Michael Johnson, former Writer, Business Week


Bringing you into 3M is one of those career highlights for me. Our leadership team STILL talks about you and references things they learned. - Deb Byers, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, 3M