Tell us about yourself/your team.
Dominic Thurbon is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at ChangeLabs, A business leader 'in the trenches', he directs over 70 full-time researchers and facilitators (across three countries) in the design and delivery of multi-award winning behaviour change programs that touch over 500,000 people each year.
He has directed research on international best‐sellers published in more than 15 countries, and is author of white papers on subjects as diverse as talent attraction and the impact of video games on industry and education.
Moreover he is a world top-10 debater and internationally sought-after keynote speaker who regularly consults for top brands, promoting the ethos that it really is possible for brands to do well by doing good.
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
Innovation: I drive a strong agenda of innovation, often reconciling complex conflicting opinions. Scope of innovation has included creation of new technology platforms (CRM, social media, apps), new revenue streams (new products/services) and new HR practices (recruitment and training).
Communication: An idea is only as good as your ability to sell it, and both inside and outside the business I have developed a reputation as a recognized thought leader and frequently engaged keynote speaker with a dynamic and provocative style, and the ability to sell my ideas.
Risk taking: Having been with ChangeLabs since its inception, I am accustomed to working in small-business environments where most bold decisions are accompanied with near game-breaking degrees of risk.