Braden Kelley

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Braden Kelley is an experienced innovation speaker, trainer, and change management specialist. He is the author of Charting Change and of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire and has been advising companies on how to increase their revenue and cut their costs since 1996.

Braden writes frequently on the topic of continuous innovation and works with clients to create innovative strategies, effective customer marketing, organizational change, and improved organizational performance. He has maximized profits for companies while living and working in England, Germany and the U.S.

Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School.

But he hasn’t always been an author and a business consultant. Braden served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and traveled all around the Western Pacific. In his pre-MBA life he created Symantec’s first web-based interactive technical support and customer service, along with an electronic suggestion box to power 360-degree customer feedback. He then left to pursue a career as a knowledge management and collaboration consultant in Silicon Valley.

Braden is passionate about innovation and has published more than 500 articles for online publications – including articles translated into multiple languages. In addition, he has written white papers on “Harnessing the Global Talent Pool to Accelerate Innovation” for Innocentive and “Winning the War for Innovation” for Imaginatik and “Five Ways to Make Your Innovation Culture Smell Better” for Planview.

In his spare time, Braden is a co-founder of the popular global innovation community InnovationExcellence.com, home to 7,000+ innovation articles and also video interviews with luminaries like Dean Kamen, Seth Godin, Scott Cook, Kevin Roberts, John Hagel III, Judy Estrin, Roger Martin, Dan Pink and more. And last but not least, he is an innovation leader on Twitter (@innovate) with 19,500+ hard-earned followers.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Braden Kelley and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.