Aidan McCullen

Aidan McCullen

Aidan McCullen draws on his own personal career transformation to inspire executives around the themes of Change, Innovation, Mindset, Bias. He hosts a globally renowned innovation podcast and lectures at Ireland’s leading university.

Aidan McCullen is the host and founder of the Innovation Show, broadcast globally and on Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE.  It’s also the only English speaking show on Finland’s Business FM!  It boasts such guests as Seth Godin, Rita McGrath and Charles Handy, and boasts Visa founder, Dee Hock and Bill Gates amongst its listeners.

Aidan is author of the recently published book “Undisruptable: A Mindset of Permanent Reinvention for Individuals, Organisations and Life” with Wiley. Through the books he shares his method for making sense of the external world, providing the reader with ‘an accessible and visual approach to letting go of the past, and welcoming the future with a mindset of permanent reinvention’.

Aidan’s work as a change consultant, speaker, facilitator and workshop leader is based on his direct experience of reinvention in his own life and career.  During his time as a professional rugby player, he won over 100 caps playing for Leinster, Toulouse and London Irish, as well as becoming a full Ireland Rugby International.

In his business life he developed the digital eco-system for Communicorp Radio Group, served as Head of Innovation for RTE (Ireland’s National broadcaster), worked as an innovation consultant for Global company Katawave, and sits on the board of National Broadband Ireland.

He has also created and delivers a module on Emerging Technology Trends in Dublin’s Trinity College Business School, which is ranked 1st in Ireland and in the top 100 globally.

Aidan’s mastery of transformation in his own career from professional athlete to becoming one of Ireland’s most recognized innovators in digital media has lead to him being recognised as a thought leader in business transformation.  Aidan believes that you cannot change business models until you change mental models. You cannot change what people do until you change how people think.

Aidan is passionate about human potential and empowering people and organisations to be the best they might be. To achieve this, he has studied how people learn.  His talks and workshops are always engaging, thought-provoking and memorable.

What people say about Aidan McCullen

“Aidan did a kickoff keynote for Mastercard’s first virtual digital safari to over 10,000 participants. His talk was great. It encapsulated so many messages we are trying to drive with all our business partners around transformation, innovation, constant reinvention and experimentation as was a great segue into the entire three-day event”.

“Blown Away. A mix of analogy, business tools and storytelling”

“While many speakers have trouble transitioning between face to face and virtual formats, Aidan energised the entire global community, kept us all on our toes and brought a much needed mix of depth and pragmatism while sprinkling it with a healthy dose of hope. Highly recommended!”

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