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The Impossible Institute @TheImpossibleIn


The Impossible Institute™ is a strategic think-tank that was founded by Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan to help leaders, teams and organisations navigate the future and make change positive

Together, Kieran and Dan are the strategic and creative team behind the most successful new product launch in Australian history and have applied their considerable experience to social change programs for the United Nations in Singapore, to category re-inventions and innovation initiatives for the likes of Coca-Cola, Unilever, Bayer and News Corp. and to leadership development programs across Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA for organisations in categories as diverse as Banking & Finance, Education, Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate & Retail.

Dan and Kieran are the co-authors of three books:

• Forever Skills - The 12 skills to future proof yourself, your team and your kids

• Selfish Scared & Stupid - A treatise on Human Behaviour asserting that Behaviour Change should align with human nature rather than fighting it

• Shift - An analysis of future trends in Business, Society, Communications & Technology

They also write for Success Magazine & CEO Magazine in the USA and are regulars on ABC TV’s Gruen Series, Sunrise on Channel 7 and Sky Business News.

Voted by Meetings & Conventions USA as two of the “Top 25 C-Suite speakers to watch”, both Kieran and Dan wow their audiences with a mixture of commercial acumen, creative insight and the kind of comedic wit you’d expect with backgrounds in on air media and stand up comedy.

The Impossible Institute delivers Keynote Speeches, Training Workshops in Forever Skills (Change, Creativity, Communication & Control) and Leadership Programs as well as facilitating innovative solutions to a huge range of complicated, and often political, problems including:

   •  Social Change Strategies for The United Nations in Singapore & White Ribbon Australia

   •  Guided Innovation off-sites for The Australian Public Service & Pharmaceutical Industries in the UK

   •  Business Model workshops for Entrepreneurs in the USA, Asia & Australia

   •  Process & Experience Design Sessions for Retailers in Asia & Australia

   •  Education & Engagement Programs for Banking Corporations

   •  Leadership Development for Multinational Technology giants

   •  Business Strategy & Leadership Mentoring for Professional Service firms

Conference Speaking

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Kieran Flanagan

Kieran has captivated audiences around the world with her extraordinary capacity to combine business acumen with incisive humour and a deep sense of empathy for those she works with. 

Her audiences regularly tweet their enthusiasm for her electric presentations with clients feeding back reviews such as, “In the 12 years of running our conference, Kieran Flanagan is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!"

Kieran speaks on how to make positive change by making change positive :

  • Change : Change how you do change and develop the Forever Skills - The 12 Skills to future proof yourself, your team and your kids

  • Creativity : Change how you think and explore creative problem solving skills (What The World Economic Forum, EY and IBM are calling the critical capability for the 21st Century)

  • Communication : Change how you engage your team and learn communication and collaboration skills that increase collective intelligence and generate buy in

  • Control : Change how you drive results by learning to hack human nature

Dan Gregory

Dan speaks on Trends & Insights and Leadership Strategy. He helps leaders, teams and organisations to READ and LEAD change and create Cultures of the Willing.

  • Change : Insights into Change - Understanding Background Conditions & Context. Explore the trends and patterns presenting your industry with opportunities, challenges and threats.

  • Creativity : Insights into Purpose. Understanding your Big Why & Big “I”. How we create cultural change… on purpose.

  • Communication : Insights into Persuasion - Understanding Belief. How to build trust and increase influence.

  • Control : Insights into Performance - Understanding Behaviour. Why we need to rethink our strengths, weaknesses, biases & blindspots when it comes to performance and experience design.

On stage “Hypotheticals” - Make expert panels more interesting as Dan plays Devil’s advocate with probing questions and insightful humour.

Great Debates - Expand your thinking and test the limits of an issue with Dan as team captain and great debate coach.


Dan & Kieran help leaders, teams and organisations develop Forever Skills (as identified in their research for the new book of the same name) so they can make change positive:

Creative Skills

  • Change & Insight Mapping

  • Commercial Creativity

Communication Skills

  • Presentation & Communication Mastery

  • Team Dynamics

Control Skills

  • Behaviour Design (Customer Experience)

  • Behaviour Design (Performance & Self Leadership)


Leadership Programs

Champions of Change Leadership Program - A six to twelve month program that helps your leadership team become industry thought leaders, fills your pipeline with quality candidates, gives your ELT and board a line of sight to your emerging leaders and helps your team do more than just lead your organisation as they develop skills and initiatives to lead your entire industry.

Comedy relief from down under with a huge helping of #knowledge.
An extraordinary ability to solve highly complicated and political problems.
I have the opportunity to work with many speakers and presenters throughout the year, and I can say without bias that this presentation was the best I have seen in a very long time.
Possibly the smartest human being I have ever met.
Kieran’s opening keynote established the spirit of the conferece from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice.
@DanGregoryCo takes #leadership to the next level. Scarily awesome!
The feedback is all positive. It’s been described as ‘the best post lunch presentation ever.’

Get in touch:

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For speaking contact enquiries Nicola
+61 (0)437 820 989

All other enquiries contact Kerryanne
+61 (0)2 9651 5384


PO Box 266
Broadway, NSW, 2007

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